What it is: These unique napkin rings from Halcyon House feature a variety of equestrian images. Each set contains four (of the same image), so you can choose your favorite, or collect them all– perfect for your larger dinner gatherings. $85-$165 per set.
Who it’s perfect for:
Horse Lovers: This is kind of a no-brainer, but if you know anyone who loves horses, you know that they also love horse paraphernalia, horse art, horse jewelry– all of it. And while they likely already have some horse paintings, or a horse mousepad or a horse sweater (or three), how often are they likely to come upon horse napkin rings? Plus, they’re so elegant that’s it’s a nice way of helping keep your loved one’s obsession looking classy.
Your Maryland Thanksgiving Hostess: Going to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving? If you’re staying in-state, where horse racing is a point of pride and a piece of our history, you can impress your hosts (and their other guests) with a lovely gift of these gorgeous napkin rings. You can keep it only vaguely equestrian with the fox design, or go super specific with the riding hat or saddle.
“The Hunt” equestrian napkin rings are available at Halcyon House Antiques (11219 Greenspring Avenue in Lutherville). For more information, visit www.halcyonhouseantiques.com.
We wrote about collecting a few weeks ago, and since then, a new book on collecting has been published. The title is Collected: Living with the Things You Love, by Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson, both of whom worked for Martha Stewart–a major collector.
One of the main premises in the book is that there are different types of collectors, and that’s certainly borne out by the people I know who collect!
Are you a Seasonalist? Do you collect items solely by season? Is Christmas where you go crazy?
It’s finally fall here at Halcyon and we’ve already had our first frost. In fact, it was more than two weeks ago! As the season changes, we look at what needs to be done to get ready for when the days draw in and winter comes on with a vengeance. If it’s anything like last winter, we need to be well prepared.
In the gardens. We are lucky enough to have a greenhouse, so we bring all of our huge citrus trees, gardenias and other fragile plants inside where they can over-winter. And we always pull up all of the dead plants – you really don’t want your garden looking like a plant graveyard all winter, do you?
At Halcyon Farm, we are fans of all things Baltimore. From early Baltimore painted furniture by the Finlay Brothers to more modern day Kirk and Stieff silver, we are hometown at heart. Our collections have been assembled over a number of years, found at auctions, small antique shops and estate sales. We still continue to find Baltimore ephemera in the most unlikely places. Read More →
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