Ahoy, Matey – Let’s Head for the Beach!

Pick up some cute accessories here for your beach cottage!

We don’t often have “beach” decor – it has to really grab us – so this year we are starting summer with linens, kitchen towels & crocheted scrubbers, coasters and fun pillows.  (What, you don’t have your own cabin at the coast?  Well, create your own “ocean retreat” right at home!)

Oh you BAD BUOY & NAUTI GIRL! Crisp red, white and blue table cloths and kitchen towels for your “galley”. By April Cornell, RAZ and NOW Designs.

Open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5 

Open Memorial Day, Monday May 29th

“Take us to Aurora for Mothers Day Weekend!”

We’re ALL EYES for Aurora’s Mothers Day Weekend celebration. Sat-Sun 11-5

Come on Saturday or Sunday for a whole town’s celebration of Mothers!  Tea tastings, wine tastings. special sales and new collections – we’re ready for groups of moms, daughters and whole extended families.  This is an ideal day of vintage enjoyment OR the perfect ‘after brunch’ stroll.

Free Tea Tasting at Time After Time -“Tower of London” by Harney & Sons-11-5 Saturday and Sunday

Our tea counters are filled with your favorite teas including Harney & Sons and Queen Mary’s Royal Teas.

New shipments of “candy glass” jewelry, soaps and fragances, kitchen towels and aprons, too!

New styles in Millefiori glass by Sweet Romance Jewelry, made in Los Angeles. Meaning “thousand flowers”, each Millefiori bead is a stunning cross section of tiny colored glass rods. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets – dazzling with a simple black sweater or casual with denim, too. $24.95-$65

Lemon-Fresh! Michel Design Works combination with fragrant basil includes a new dish washing soap in addition to an enameled canister set.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5    Open Mothers Day 11-5!


Ideas for Moms (or yourself!)

Delicious aqua and peach! A jolly teapot by London Pottery, linens by April Cornell and candles by Paddywax.

The shop is full of new inventory and great ideas for Moms of all ages!  Stop by this week for the best of Spring!

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5.  Open Mothers Day, May 14th 11-5.

Kitchen towels, potholders and aprons for Moms! Here French lemons and lavender fields from Michel Design Works.

Is this Mom into owls and such? Too cute kitchen items are a HOOT! By NOW Designs.


Here’s Your Chance to Own It!

We’ve just received several great pieces – ones you have always wanted – and storage-minded-downsizers – this means you, too!

Here’s your chance to own a beautiful Pennsylvania c. 1810 TALL highboy dresser like the ones you often see on Antiques Roadshow!

This beautiful cherry bedroom piece is a real heirloom and is ready to hold your socks, undies and sweaters or have a place of distinction in a living room to store linens, paper materials or any modern item you might want out of sight.  $1095.

Note the inlaid work where a key would have locked the drawers. Hardware is placed below center, typical of this early 1800’s East Coast location.

Have you been looking for pieces for your lovely collections?  We also have two beautiful mahogany curio cases, both designed for small spaces.  $1295 each.

This cute corner piece has three glass shelves plus the bottom with plenty of glass on three sides to let in the light.  Inlaid trim sets off these elegant lines.  Don’t let a tiny corner go to waste in your small rooms!





This larger curio cabinet is stately but delicate with mirrored backing, glass shelves and a secret compartment beyond the inlaid patterned lower doors.  Glass on three sides assures maximum display enjoyment!

(This is a rich, darker mahogany than the photo shows.)

Come see us today – these pieces won’t last long!

Scroll down our pages here to see what’s new for the season in the shop – our old dark purple lilac tree is in full bloom this weekend!  And the shop is filled with our White Lilac soap from Paris for the occasion of the lilacs in bloom.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5.  Tulip Festival extended to May 7th!




Lilac Time – Just Once a Year


Our “Blanc Lila” or White Lilac soap has arrived from Paris, just days ahead of our real blooms (which are just waiting for some warm rays!). Lovely, embossed and super fragrant, beautifully packaged. $4.95-$14.95

We really feel like spring has arrived when our annual shipment of White Lilac soap arrives from Paris giving our shop a heady fragrance for its brief visit!

These miniature soaps carry the same detailed embossing as the large ones and are slipped into organza bags to make convenient sachets for drawers, closets and cute gifts!

Beautiful new paisley linens by April Cornell in lavender and green! Enjoy a color-filled Spring INSIDE your home right now! $8 – 39.95.



The shop is filled with new merchandise that arrived on the coat tails of Easter week.

Linens, new fragrances, cards, birdcages and more!

Some gorgeous antique mahogany and cherry furniture includes an early 1800’s high boy chest of drawers made in Pennsylvania, two mahogany inlaid curio cabinets, a handsome oak curved glass china closet and rocking chairs.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest continues daily 9-6 and we invite you to combine the trip with a visit to Aurora.

Open here Tuesday through Sunday 11-5.

Rain or Shine, we always have color and sunshine for you!