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Kick Off the Holidays With the 2014 Baltimore Fishbowl Holiday Gift Guide

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10:30am

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to make your list and check it twice and figure out what to get both the naughty and the nice!  Every year we try to solve that problem by with a selection of gifts from local stores.  Who are you shopping for? Mom? Dad?  Your best friend?  Look through our gallery and you’re sure to find something. We have gift ideas for everyone on your list.  We will update every week, so check back for more, and remember to shop local this season! (click on the pic to be taken to the retailer’s site)

Park School Holiday Artisan Market - Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

Park School Holiday Artisan Market – Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

 

 Pictured: Tim McFadden, "Multi-Color Vessel", Handblown Glass, Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 16 in. Price: $1,200.00 Give the gift that resonates throughout the year with a unique piece of art. Tim McFadden is a Maryland based artist who employs intricate blown glass techniques to create his beautiful vessels. Each organically shaped piece is made exclusively by hand, a beautiful one of a kind centerpiece in any home.- Renaissance Fine Arts

Pictured: Tim McFadden, “Multi-Color Vessel”, Handblown Glass, Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 16 in. Price: $1,200.00
Give the gift that resonates throughout the year with a unique piece of art. Tim McFadden is a Maryland based artist who employs intricate blown glass techniques to create his beautiful vessels. Each organically shaped piece is made exclusively by hand, a beautiful one of a kind centerpiece in any home.- Renaissance Fine Arts

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The 2014 Holiday Guide from Pleasure of Your Company – Thanksgiving through New Year’s

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 11:00am

Yes, Christmas is over a month away, but don’t show up at Thanksgiving dinner empty handed!  Bring a hostess gift for the poor souls who have spent the day slaving over the meal (and the table and the flowers).  The Pleasure of Your Company has gifts to let your host and hostess know you appreciate their efforts. While you’re at it, get a jump on your holiday gift shopping.  Check out the Pleasure of Your Company gift guide, below, with fun, affordable gift ideas for everyone on your list! Mud Pie Stuffing Spoon $19.00 "Let the Stuffing Begin"

Mud Pie Stuffing Spoon $19.00
“Let the Stuffing Begin”

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Park School Holiday Artisan Market – An Artisan Craft Show

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 1:30pm

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Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

Baltimore, MD – The 10th annual Holiday Artisan Market will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2014 at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Road, 21208. The show will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature talented artists and craftspeople from the Baltimore area. Read More →

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The Gift: Barbara Eigen Handmade Vases & Cachepots

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 2:00pm

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Halcyon House Antiques has such a delightful assortment of these vases and cachepots from Barbara Eigen that choosing one as a gift couldn’t be easier. From classic to funky to playful, there’s one for every style, suiting a variety of budgets.

Who it’s perfect for:

A solo-living house warming. Whether a friend has just moved into a new apartment, or bought their first home, these lovely vases are so simple that they won’t intrude on anyone’s design sensibility. Yet, they can go with anything and their bright colors do a subtle job of livening up a living space.

The avid gardener. As the weather gets chilly, we like to bring flowers inside for viewing. Our kitchens can use the extra glow, and we don’t spend the same amount of time outdoors. These vases give a gardener the perfect excuse to bring blooms indoors.

These Barbara Eigen Handmade Vases & Cachepots are available at Halcyon House Antiques and range in price from $18-$90 per piece. For more information, visit www.halcyonhouseantiques.com.

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The Gift: His & Hers Pillowcases from Phina’s for the Home

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 2:00pm

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His & Hers Pillowcases from Phina’s for the Home. $52/set

What:

His & Hers Pillowcases from Phina’s for the Home. Made from 100% cotton, 300 thread count and Fair Trade certified.

Cost: $52 per set

Who it’s perfect for:

Newlyweds. While we all love the chance to attend a wedding (at least, when we approve of the match), finding the right gift can be rough. After all, newlyweds don’t always have a ton of space for the appliances, knick-knacks, and heirlooms that friends and relatives rush to load them up with. But they need pillowcases anyway, and these are a perfect blend of romantic and playful.

*Bonus points: Phina’s also offers His/His and Hers/Hers sets. The perfect gift for celebrating Maryland’s embrace of marriage equality!

Anyone celebrating an anniversary. After all these years, grandma and grandpa probably still fight over pillow stealing. This gift puts that all to bed, guaranteeing many more years of marital bliss.

These His/Hers pillowcases are available at Phina’s for the Home, located at 919 South Charles St. in Baltimore.

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Tray Chic!

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 1:15pm

 

There are so many good uses for a nice big tray, and we’ve just received a great selection of trays in the shop. Aside from the obvious use for carrying objects from one place to the other, here are some other uses for trays.IMG_2106

I have a metal tray like some of these, behind my stove. It’s pretty and when I am making a new recipe, I can stick it on the tray with a magnet and see it while I am cooking. I hung it with those amazing Command® strips, so I can pull it off every so often to clean it.

If you find a few trays that have a similar motif, you can hang them on your walls either with some of the Command strips, or with a pretty, heavy satin ribbon threaded through the handles.

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I love using trays to hold candles. You can place the tray and candles on a table, or in front of a fireplace. It’s a great effect.IMG_2098

Do you have a collection? If the pieces are small enough, like perfume bottles, snuff boxes or silver picture frames, you can gather them on a tray and place it on a table top.

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A more “serious” tray like this one might find a place on top of a leather ottoman, with a decanter of port and a few glasses, along with some high quality chocolates.IMG_2096

Our trays are chic and elegant, and we know that one of them will be happy to find a place in your house!

As always, if you see anything that interests you, please contact Eric at the shop!

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Halcyon House is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 11219 Greenspring Avenue in
Lutherville. For more information, call 410.828.8889 or visit www.halcyonhouseantiques.com

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Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Sprezzatura

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 07, 2014 3:45pm

Leave it to the team at Sprezzatura, in Stevenson Village, to find the most gorgeous, feminine gifts that mom is sure to love! Pop in to find what you need to make Mother’s Day special for all the moms in your life.

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Sprezzatura is located in Stevenson Village, in Stevenson, Maryland nestled among the farms and rolling hills of Greenspring Valley, just a short drive north of Baltimore.

Shop 410 415 5311
Cell 410 598 8616

10429 Stevenson Road
Stevenson, MD 21153

 

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Last Minute Gift Ideas From Your Local Shops

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 2:00pm

Oh no!  It’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve been stuck inside, unable to shop.  There’s still time to find that special something for your special someone.  (A romantic gesture is just what you need; you may be stuck indoors after more snow tomorrow!)  Start the weekend right with a sweet gift.

How to Tie a Scarf:  33 Styles by Potter Style.  This is a step-by-step guide on how to tie various scarves of various shapes and sizes.  A small gift-sized book available at the Ivy Bookshop.

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  This is the story of Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, who creates a scientifically based project to find the perfect wife.  Available at the Ivy Bookshop.

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 Longbourn, by Jo Baker.  Jo Baker has based her novel on Pride and Prejudice’s Bennett family.  The story doesn’t focus on the Bennetts, however, but on the servants who work for the family.  In the center is a beautiful romance between two members of the staff.  Available at the Ivy Bookshop.

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 Handcrafted gourmet popcorn from Popsations Popcorn makes unique and delicious gift. Decadent dark chocolate drizzled over a light, buttery, crunchy caramel popcorn is sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day. Mouthwatering milk chocolate or smooth and creamy white chocolate are two other delicious flavors that will make lasting impressions on Valentine’s Day.

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 Beautiful painting by Artist Liza Matthews

‘wheat grass’
10 x 10
Oil, acrylic and charcoal
 $225

 

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Luxury scents for men and women at Sprezzatura

Hand-made frames with natural elements by local artist Cindy Rief at Sprezzatura

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Assorted Milled soaps, luxurious cashmere robe and slippers to match, fine linens and hand crafted collectible glassware and ceramics at Sprezzatura.

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Madame Alexander Doll available at the Pied Piper Children’s Store in the Village of   Cross Keys. She is part of their collectible collection and is Queen of Hearts Retail   $80.00

 

 

Adore Her This Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate to Red Door Spa! Receive Bonus Spa Dollars with every $100 gift certificate or gift card purchase. Promotion ends February 14, 2014. Find out more at www.reddoorspas.com

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Treat your sweetie to a Valentine Dinner for two at Scoozi in The Village of Cross Keys.

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Gorgeous totes in a variety of styles.  A fan favorite at Papers Plus in Stevenson Village.

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A perfect pair of playing cards make a fun  gift for anyone on your list.  Available at Papers Plus.

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Spring will be here (honestly, it will).  Keep your honey dry with this cute ‘Rain Check’ Umbrella, offering complete visibility from Papers Plus.
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A great selection of Lilly Pulitzer gifts, from phone cases to Bluetooth wireless speaker, iPad cover and more at Papers Plus.
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Check out these adorable animal shaped watering cans.  Guaranteed smiles galore.  Available at Papers Plus.RR_2L5IqAWM25NVbJxnsrTqeQwZ77jarls5pgEpy8gE

These are a delight- Vinbrella!  Umbrella that come in a hard plastic shell, shaped like a wine bottle or water bottle.  Great conversation piece and a case that will keep your umbrella from getting crushed.  Available at Papers Plus.Zt5IP_LOTGLmhdS41CG0Eo9Kl0qLlSgIQjgTNEUdrpE.

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Green Spring Station Makes Shopping for Your Valentine Simply Sweet

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 3:00pm

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Stuck on Finding the Perfect Gift? Here Are a Few Ideas

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 2:00pm

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Respite_Vday_300x250The gift that benefits you as much as it does them!  Gift card for an amazing  massage at Respite Wellness in Clipper Mill.  A cozy, intimate studio that  immediately makes you feel welcome. Buy one for you, and one for your  special someone.

 

 

 

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 Handcrafted gourmet popcorn from Popsations Popcorn makes unique and delicious gift. Decadent dark chocolate drizzled over a light, buttery, crunchy caramel popcorn is sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day. Mouthwatering milk chocolate or smooth and creamy white chocolate are two other delicious flavors that will make lasting impressions on Valentine’s Day.

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 Beautiful painting by Artist Liza Matthews

‘wheat grass’
10 x 10
Oil, acrylic and charcoal
 $225

 

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Luxury scents for men and women at Sprezzatura

Hand-made frames with natural elements by local artist Cindy Rief at Sprezzatura

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Assorted Milled soaps, luxurious cashmere robe and slippers to match, fine linens and hand crafted collectible glassware and ceramics at Sprezzatura.

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Madame Alexander Doll available at the Pied Piper Children’s Store in the Village of   Cross Keys. She is part of their collectible collection and is Queen of Hearts Retail   $80.00

 

 

Adore Her This Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate to Red Door Spa! Receive Bonus Spa Dollars with every $100 gift certificate or gift card purchase. Promotion ends February 14, 2014. Find out more at www.reddoorspas.com

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Treat your sweetie to a Valentine Dinner for two at Scoozi in The Village of Cross Keys.

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Gorgeous totes in a variety of styles.  A fan favorite at Papers Plus in Stevenson Village.

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A perfect pair of playing cards make a fun  gift for anyone on your list.  Available at Papers Plus.

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Spring will be here (honestly, it will).  Keep your honey dry with this cute ‘Rain Check’ Umbrella, offering complete visibility from Papers Plus.
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A great selection of Lilly Pulitzer gifts, from phone cases to Bluetooth wireless speaker, iPad cover and more at Papers Plus.
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Check out these adorable animal shaped watering cans.  Guaranteed smiles galore.  Available at Papers Plus.RR_2L5IqAWM25NVbJxnsrTqeQwZ77jarls5pgEpy8gE

These are a delight- Vinbrella!  Umbrella that come in a hard plastic shell, shaped like a wine bottle or water bottle.  Great conversation piece and a case that will keep your umbrella from getting crushed.  Available at Papers Plus.Zt5IP_LOTGLmhdS41CG0Eo9Kl0qLlSgIQjgTNEUdrpE.

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