Scarves New! Pure Luxury! You will love the luxurious feel and drape of our light weight microfiber wool blend scarves. The rich colors and patterns will fill and round out your fall wardrobe with a perfect accent. Our first delivery has arrived and there will be more to come. It’s our second year to showcase this lovely line of scarves from rockflowerpaper in California. $38
Planning on entertaining for the upcoming holidays. Our Blue Crab Bay assortment of munchies makes a great addition to any party. We have in stock, dry roasted Sea Salt Peanuts, Sea Salt Almonds and Blue Crab Bay Crunch mix, ($10 each) dredged in bay seasoning. And, if you are planning on making Bloody Mary’s we have the BM mix ($12.95) with/without clam juice. It is spicy and ready-made for your pleasure.
As a holiday special, we are pleased to be able to offer a 10% discount on “special orders” of a case of munchies (12 cans to a case). They are a great gift giving idea and will disappear in no time at your party or neighborhood gathering. The snacks are a great office gift or for your employees. Guys really love them. $10 – $12 And we stock crab or shrimp dip kits; just add cream cheese and a dash of Tabasco, or Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice for a quick and tasty dip at $12 each.
We have just received a new delivery of Tea Forte. The PUGG (2-cup) teapot is lime green ($26), the Luci loose tea diffuser ($18), and our adorable and very useful Kati Cup ($19.50), a single serving loose tea brewing system that resembles your personal mug. Too cute!!
Our “rug” guy, Darin was here on Saturday at 9 a.m. to bring in a new selection of “rope rugs” from Maine. They are selling fast, so come see our selection. These eco-friendly products are made from recycled lobster trap rope. The Maine lobstermen can no longer use rope to capture lobsters. Our Northern whale population was being tangled in the rope and a law was created to mandate the removal of rope from the process of catching those delicious lobsters. Hundreds of jobs were created pulling the ocean-weathered rope from the sea and more jobs were created for folks who could hand craft this end-use product and help bring a positive change to marine life, the environment, Maine workers and the lobster fishing tradition. All together, two million pounds of rope was salvaged. The average lifespan of these rugs is ten years and they are a 100% recycled product and they will never mildew. You have to see the Rope Rugs of Maine to appreciate them. Contessa’s sells two sizes. $56 -$66
Today we have received a shipment of Nantucket Bike Baskets. The traditional Nantucket basket is called the Classic Lightship. Every Nantucket Bike Basket is a work of art. All the raw materials for the baskets are hand selected for strength and durability and this particular basket is made of a very fine rattan cane. This basket was first produced in the early 1800’s.
If you have been to Nantucket, this particular basket is one you will see everywhere. Folks use them for mail and flower bouquets, as well as their bicycles. The classic lightship shown here retails for $50.
Elly’s watches are made of safety pins. They are so different and come in a variety of colors; gunmetal, black, tangerine, lime green, turquoise, denim, copper, multi, and Java Blue, pink and clear.
Elly is headquartered in Nashville, TN and we found her at the New York Gift Show last year. She has been designing for us ever since.
Each of her collections have names and range from silver and gold threads to leather, to gemstones and crystals. We are proud to be among those who offer her fine jewelry.
It’s Fall at Contessa’s and we have new items arriving daily. This week our best selling Nantucket Bike Basket arrives, as well as, safety pin designer watches, Indoor/Outdoor rugs and a fun assortment of new Fall scarves.
Lunchskins in four new patterns are here; Birds, Soccer Balls, Bike Wheels and Tangerines. We also have new books, note cards, trays, soaps, and pillar and taper candles in lovely Fall colors. All are made in the USA.
Over 60 pillows made by Contessa herself, are available in new bright and beautiful Amy Butler Fabrics.
We always look forward to seeing new and familiar faces. Art on the Avenue is this Saturday, and we will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Be sure to stop by and say Hi! Enjoy our new slideshow!