Thursday, July 29, 2010

Personalized Pewter Gifts Have Arrived

We are pleased to announce that we are now a Salisbury, Inc. retailer and have a beautiful selection of their reputable gifts in our store. Salisbury, Inc. is a family owned company of proud and dedicated artisans who recognize the importance of preserving our heritage while creating new and exciting products that are sure to become tomorrow’s treasured heirlooms. They have been producing fine, hand-crafted silver and pewter products since 1979. All of their items are made in the USA and their facilities are located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with manufacturing facilities in Salisbury and Easton.

We recognize the value of giving heirloom gifts that the recipient will treasure for a lifetime. We are happy to show you the many personalized items that we have in the store such as baby gifts like dumbbell rattles, baby cups, bent baby spoons, porringers and other gifts such as Jefferson cups, Chippendale trays and much more. Monograms, dates, names or sentiments can be engraved on most items in a wide range of engraving styles. Each item comes ready for giving in their gorgeous signature keepsake blue gift box. Please remember to visit our store for your next heirloom gift purchase.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010 ICON Honors Awards Results

During our recent trip to the Atlanta Gift Market last weekend I had the wonderful honor of being recognized at the first annual ICON Honors Awards event sponsored by AmericasMart, Home Furnishings News and the Gift & Home Trade Association. It was a very exciting night as you can see from the photos below. Read more about the results of the awards ceremony here.

I extend my deepest gratitude to the sponsors of the awards, to AmericasMart and to the judges. I would also like to thank my wonderful staff, customers, family and friends for their support of my business and congratulatory sentiments about our success and recognition.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Scenes from Our Latest Bridal Show

We recently attended our first bridal show of the summer season. We debuted a gorgeous new booth design that attracted lots of attention from brides and wedding industry vendors alike. We are very excited about working with the many brides we met at the show when they come in soon for their wedding invitation consultation appointments. We have many new custom invitation vendors work to showcase. Take a look at some scenes from our new bridal show booth below. Enjoy!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wedology 101 - The Reality of Being a Bride

If you're a bride in the Central Virginia area, you don't want to miss this upcoming event which will be bringing Style, Sanity and Swag to brides. Read more about this one-of-a-kind bridal seminar below.


Wedology 101 is a no-holds-barred, honest look at the reality of being a bride. Presented in a seminar format by top wedding professionals Jennifer McBride and Meghan Ely, Wedology 101 tackles the issues at the top of every bride's to-do list, in a format that is engaging, inspirational and fun.

Wedology 101 will take place Sunday, August 15, 2010. Future 2011 dates will be announced at a later date.

The four diamond Wyndham Virginia Crossings will be home to Wedology 101 in 2010. The full service property offers premier event space in Glen Allen, Virginia. Visit for more information.

The Cordial Cricket is the exclusive wedding invitation and stationery sponsor for Wedology 101. Owner, Elizabeth Howard, is also the featured wedding invitation and stationery expert presenter for the event and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and tips to help brides make the most of their experience when shopping for their wedding invitations and stationery. We look forward to meeting many wonderful brides at this one-of-a-kind event!

Find out more about attending Wedology 101 and purchase your tickets here or read about the event and some of its featured "Been There, Done That" brides on the Wedology 101 Blog here. Leave us a comment here to tell us why you're a "Been There, Done That Bride" and your advice to other brides, or why you're a bride who would like to attend Wedology 101 to bring some sanity to your wedding planning. We look forward to reading all that you have to share!