Sculptures for Home and Garden by George Carruth have arrived in time for Art on the Avenue. All hand crafted, designs are made to convey a thought or emotion. Among the collection and available now at Contessa’s are St. Francis Birdfeeder, Garden Smiles, Lily, Buttercup, Forget-Me-Not, Henry and Hazel Hedgehog, William Turtle, Frog on Ball, Angus the Toad and the Kitty Cafe Birdfeeder. Special Order and Drop shipping service is available. Ask Contessa for specific information.
Beaded Jewelry and Belts from Tahiti in many colors and styles are new additions at Contessa’s. We introduced them last year and they were a huge hit. They are perfect gifts for friends. Leopard and Zebra prints in bracelets, rings and earrings are fun and gorgeous all at once. Splurge and treat yourself.
Books have arrived at Contessa’s. Among them for children: Walk the Dog, Penguins Everywhere and Stella Is A Star. We also now feature Bibs to go. For our adult readers, Slow Cooker and Casseroles were a hit last year. If you are inclined to cook, these are a must have. And they make a great gift for the newlyweds. Those fall cozy suppers will benefit from these repeat titles. Stonewall Kitchen’s “breakfasts” is also available now.
Blue Crab Bay Co / Bay Beyond, Inc. has arrived at Contessa’s. We sampled this appetizer line at the New York Gift Show in August and decided it’s a great ‘edible’ edition for our gift giving customers. You have to try “Sting Ray” the scrumptious Bloody Mary Mix. It was voted by the New York Times as winning top honors in the blind test taste of eight Bloody Mary Mixers. Included in the line is a Party Pack, a Dip assortment of clam, crab and shrimp kits and a Wild Salmon Spread kit. If you like crunchies, try our Sea Salt Nuts and the Crab House Crunch. Tastings will be scheduled on Sundays in October from 1 to 2 p.m.
We will send out reminders about our tastings.
Emilie Sloan Totes arrive on Friday, October 1st. Added to the collection is her latest fabric pattern called Sagewood: a yummy brown and green combination. All other fabrics and styles are also in our new shipment. Come by and try them on. These oil cloth totes are spacious, comfortable, affordable and there is a fabric design to suit each persons personal taste.
Garden Smiles is a hand-carved stone garden adornment created by George Carruth of Waterville, Ohio. This is Mr. Carruth’s signature piece and is signed on the back. You will have Garden Smiles for many years and the avarage life of one of his stone carvings is over 20 years. The perfect gift for that friend/gardener that is a little hard to buy for. They will love this piece. Contessa’s has a catalog in the shop with the entire Carruth collection. We are happy to place special orders for any of the pieces in the collection and Carruth offers drop-ship service to anywhere in the USA. Please stop by and browse the catalog.