Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

jute string

perfect to wrap holiday packages or just look at...available at the new general store

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving

rosemary olive oil

with a weekend of cooking ahead, i'll be using a lot of the new general store rosemary olive oil and it's a nice hostess gift for the social season starting...
photograph by marili forastieri

Thursday, November 17, 2011


stoneware juicer in limestone color glaze by wedgwood...the perfect way to start the day with a glass of oj or juice a lemon for your favorite salad dressing...$20....available at thenewgeneralstore.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

wood pruners

available at the new general store online shop
photograph by jeff mcnamara

Thursday, October 20, 2011

London shops

ben pentreath signboard, few and far shop window, petersham nurseries chalkboard, albion grocery and restaurant

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

kettle on, feet up

the newest interpretation of keep calm and carry on inspired by hooper and shaw, uk

Sunday, October 2, 2011

milk bottles

wish i lived in Sweden so i could buy this milk every day...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

drop down countertop

designed by Swiss architect Gus Wustemann for his own home...great multi-functional solution for small space kitchens...featured in Remodelista today

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

the new all purpose glass

this new stemless artisanal glass...for wine, water, fruit juice, vodka...each one is handblown and unique...perfect for today's casual entertaining
www.thenewgeneralstore.com photograph by marili forastieri

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

cast iron skillet

one of my kitchen basics...for toasting pine nuts, making frittatas, tarte tatins, carmelizing onions, ratatouille, and all my favorite things... and great for quick reheating of leftovers...I have a collection of 5 sizes and use for everything photograph by tara sgroi

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

summer shells

I use shells all over the house, for doorstops, soap dishes, salt + pepper, paperweights, on the mantel, in tablesettings, for votive candles, bath salts...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

black rubber trugs

useful for so many things besides gardening, these trugs can be used as ice buckets, wine coolers, kitchen organizers, watering buckets, market bag for farmstand, laundry bin, kids toy storage, pet bathing, foot soaking, fruit picking basket,clam digging bucket, handyman kit, barbeque tool hold-all, beach tote, and of course for weeding and raking leaves... I have rows of them in my garden shed with potting soil, garden tools, twine, charcoal, etc. but had to buy more to use for entertaining!
made of recycled material. there are 2 sizes available at www.thenewgeneralstore.com

Monday, July 4, 2011

lighthouse setting

the rose island lighthouse in newport, rhode island, from "Sailing Style" photograph by michael skott

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

summer in a jar

The New General Store has a selection of jellies made from local ingredients on Long Island that are fresh, light, fragrant...featured in Martha Stewart Living in the May issue as one of their favorite finds! rugosa rose, lemon verbena, peach preserves, and strawberry rhubarb, they are "summer in a jar"! www.thenewgeneralstore.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

swan feathers

Matthew Mead shot details all over my house for his new SUMMER issue...one of my favorites is of a few swan feathers that I collected by the river and put on a white platter...http://www.holidaywithmatthewmead.com/

Sunday, May 8, 2011

salad servers

polished stainless overscaled spoon and fork
"tiago" by thomas o'brien/aero studios for reed & barton

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

shoe form

one of my favorite objects
photograph by marili forastieri

Monday, March 21, 2011

bowl of eggs

the perfect color for easter eggs or anytime of year

Monday, March 14, 2011

early morning in ireland

one of my favorite retreats is on the west coast of ireland where i visit friends every year and enjoy long walks along the sea....after being there many times, i brought my family for a reunion and as we researched our roots at a local genealogical society found out that my great-grandparents lived nearby in the early 1900's...no wonder i feel so at home there.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

pale blue wellies

just saw these pale blue wellies from Hunter in the new Martha issue and they are available at Nordstrom ready for spring!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

hot water bottle

my favorite accessory these lingering winter nights...an ivory cashmere sweatered hot water bottle

Friday, March 4, 2011

white wash

using this whites detergent from the laundress is perfect for washing delicate white linens!