Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fun Assorted Holiday Gift Bags

Our Holiday Gift Bags are both beautiful and sturdy, embellished with gold foil or fine glitter details and the perfect finishing touch to your special holiday gifts.
$4.00 Each
Dont Worry Santa Gift BagGolden Finch Gift BagGolden Peace Gift BagSnuggle Bunny Gift BagSanta with Pipe Gift Bag

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monogram Necklace "black friday" Sale

SALE TIME! Receive 20% off 
all of our custom Monogram Necklace's!

Styles on sale are pictured below, 
minus 20% off the listed price!

Orders can be emailed to us at

Please include all the specifics (On order form below) in your email. If you forget anything dont worry, we will follow up with you!

If you do not want to include your credit card, that is fine, we will call you to confirm your credit card by Tuesday afternoon 11/29.

All custom Monogram Necklaces take 3 weeks to be made. We will call you as soon as they arrive and you can pick them up at the store, or we can ship them to you.

A confirmation email will be emailed to you with the expected arrival date. All custom orders must be paid for before the order is processed.

Please email us with any questions!

This SALE runs through NOVEMBER 28th!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to tackle the bird, Graciously!

Are you carving your first turkey tomorrow, or need a refresher?  Here are some suggestions on tackling the bird, by my friend Mindy Lockard:

Watch the video from More Good Day Oregon  HERE 


Santa with a pipe gift card

Season's Greeting Santa w/Pipe-X-mas 5x7 Single Card

Season's Greeting Santa w/Pipe-X-mas 5x7 Single Card

  • Color coordinated envelope
  • Fine glittered embellishments
  • Blank inside
  • Printed on recycled paper
  • Sealed in clear plastic sleeve
  • $4.50

Pumpkin Trifle

 This morning while looks through recipes for what I am going to make tomorrow, @KimberlyBelle sent me this wonderful recipe she made, and looks amazing. I had to share! Check out her blog for a fun write up and great pictures on her trifle. Here is a wonderful description and recipe from her blog, in Kimberly's words, check it out:

"As I rummaged through old cookbooks for inspiration and thought back to Thanksgivings passed, I remembered the relatively simple dessert I piled together for my Tribe a few turkeys ago. A pumpkin trifle. Not too fussy, and the type of dish that looks like it took hours to prepare when it secretly only takes about 30 minutes to whip together, this eye candy treat is filled with layers of salty caramel, chocolate ganache, pumpkin custard and whipped cream, topped with pecan brittle and espresso-brushed lady fingers. It is a surefire hit with people of all palettes, and promises to seal the deal for me and Mr. M’s Chicago clan. Anyone looking for a last minute recipe to impress “the fam” without having to stand in front of a stove for hours should take notes."

Pumpkin Trifle (feeds a tribe)

Pumpkin-Marscapone Custard
Whipped Cream
Salted Caramel
Chocolate Ganache
Espresso-brushed Lady Fingers
Pecan Praline

*Follow the links above to get specific directions on compiling each component.
There’s no science to layering a trifle. The trick is to pick the most delicious ingredients you can imagine tasting good together, and layering them in the most attractive way possible. Come summer, I’ve been known to concoct a berry trifle made with dry sherry-infused cream, but for turkey time, pumpkin reigns king.
You can never go wrong with a pumpkin-chocolate-caramel pairing, so gather together the best of what you’ve got laying around or can easily pick up, and layer your trifle in advance. You might even consider doing it today, and letting the flavors heighten and marinate overnight. The trifle will prove a perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, and will last as leftovers all weekend long till you run out of turkey sandwiches or soup. Just keep it refrigerated and covered in plastic wrap until you’re ready for the unveiling. I actually think trifle tends to taste best at room temperature, so feel free to leave it out all day before serving.
In the photographed version, I whipped together organic pumpkin pie filling with mascarpone cheese to make a sort of custard seasoned with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg; I made a simple whipped cream to act as the white layer, and boiled up a batch of my favorite salted caramel. I melted dark chocolate ganache with a bit of butter, brushed espresso over lady fingers (tiramisu style), and candied pecans into a crunchy praline I broke into pieces atop the trifle. You could try this version, or go in any number of directions building your bowl of pumpkiny peace on Earth."

Check out Kimberly's blog for more info on her, and her wonderful recipe. Again, this recipe, and words above are all Kimbery's.

Let us know if you make this wonderful trifle, I love hearing from our readers!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Every Christmas Needs a Fruitcake

Just unpacked:
Fruitcake Christmas Card

Every Christmas Needs a Fruitcake Christmas Card with added festive glitter.
The card is left blank for your own message.
  • card size:  12.7cm x 17.7cm 
  • $4.50

Thanksgiving Soup Recipe: Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Bacon

I just came across this recipe on the blog 5th and State... 
Doesnt it look wonderful!

Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Bacon
serves 4

2 T butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 lb. floury white potatoes
2  1/4c of pumpkin flesh, diced
2  3/4c vegetable soup
1c cream, not low fat
2 t freshly grated ginger
1/2 t lemon juice
1 pinch grated nutmeg
salt and freshly ground pepper
4 sliced bacon, diced
5 fresh sage leaves
1 T extra virgin olive oil

-Heat the butter in a large sauce pan and fry the onion and garlic
-Add the potatoes and pumpkin, cook for a few minutes, stirring
-Stir in the vegetable stock and cook for 25 minutes until the vegetables are soft
-Puree all in a blender, return to pan and add the cream
-Add a bit more stock if desired
-Add the ginger, season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg
-Fry the bacon in  small pan in the butter until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel
-Add the sage to the pan and fry for 30 seconds
-Add the bacon and sage to the soup, drizzle with the olive oil and season with fresh pepper

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse
Henry Van Dyke

YUM!! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Deck your Heels Gift Sets

Just unpacked... 
Deck your Heels this Holiday season with The Sole Mates High Heeler Gift Sets!! 

Wedding Bouquet

This wonderful Holiday Gift Sets is comprised of 3 individually wrapped pairs of SoleMates and a complimentary snowflake ornament. The Collection is wrapped in a festive and reusable aluminum box. 

Three Options available:
All $29.95
Clear – all 3 sizes (1 pair of each of the 3 sizes)
Black – all 3 sizes (1 pair of each of the 3 sizes) 
Glitter – 1 pair of each: Gold, Silver and Clear in the classic size

Call or email us to place your order, or stop in and take a look! 
203 344 1707, 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Serendipity Girls Night Out, this Wednesday night!

Who is coming to Girls Night Out 
this Wednesday Night!?!?!!?

We cant wait! 
We participated last year and it was so much fun! Let us know if you are planning 
on coming as we are doing a 
special discount 
at our table on our jewelry!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Advent Calenders, Garlands and Elves!

With the 1st of December less than a few week away it’s time to start planning your Advent Calendar of 2011!! We have a wonderful selection we just put up in the store, and are very excited to share them with you! Our Advent Calendars carry on a long tradition. Originating in Germany, Advent Calendars are used to mark the days of Advent leading up to Christmas day.

Garland Advent Calendar
This wonderful garland is actually a Advent Calendar!
24 cotton Christmas socks, letters, and baggies, all ready to be filled with small gifts, notes and treats. This charming Scandinavian style Garland Advent Calendar is also the perfect garland to hang your Holiday cards from!

Pixie Elf Advent Calendar
These Gorgeous pixie elves in a red advent dress or grey dungarees are numbered for each day of advent with pockets big enough for small treats, gifts and notes. The pixies have a row of buttons all the way down the front.
Size: 150cm tall.

Traditional German Paper Advent Calenders:
We have a wonderful selection of paper advent calenders this year that just arrived from Germany. They range from Santa in a locomotive, a hot air balloon, the White house and in a variety of small towns... all with 24 little doors to open. Each door has a little picture hidden behind it. A great countdown to Christmas. The tradition (that dates back to 1851 in the Protestant parts of Germany) is to open one door each day from December 1 through December 24. Each Calender comes with an envelope.
We have 10 designs to choose from.

Please stop in the shop and take a look at out wonderful calenders. Please call (203 344 1707) with any questions. We can ship these to arrive at your doorstep by Dec 1!