Friday, August 22, 2014

Tray Chic

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. IMG_2092

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.


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!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Naked Ladies in Our Driveway!

It’s at about this time each year when we are visited by a group of naked ladies. They stand on the edge of the driveway in front of our shop, trying to be unobtrusive, but really showing off all of their glory.

IMG_2113You need to be quick to see them, as they don’t hang around for long.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Someone’s in the Kitchen!

With all of these cool evenings, it’s beginning to feel a lot like fall will be here before you can turn around again! But there’s still enough of summer left to have a few cook-outs, or dinner on the terrace. Of course, Halcyon House Antiques has just the perfect accessories for your entertaining needs!

We have raved numerous times before about our love for the amazing melamine wares that we carry. They’re perfect for poolside or terrace dining, as they will not shatter if you drop them. And to be totally honest, until you pick them up, they look exactly like the real thing!

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What about some fun cutlery for the table? This is so chic for an elegant evening dinner under the stars!HHA 8-16-14 (8)

If you are doing steaks, or a beef or pork tenderloin on the grille, there’s nothing better than these French-made Laguiole steak knives, and forks, tea spoons and dessert spoons. HHA 8-16-14 (9)

Can’t you just imagine a yummy fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil salad in this gorgeous teak bowl with the pewter insert for a great balsamic vinaigrette? HHA 8-16-14 (4)

What about a huge bowl of mixed melon balls, with a chiffonade of fresh mint?HHA 8-16-14 (10)

And for dessert, some amazing cupcakes, served under this fabulous cake dome? Even if you buy the cupcakes, they will look terrific when they’re served this way!HHA 8-16-14 (6)

As always, if you see anything that interests you, please contact Eric, and if you’re making the dinner I’ve suggested, invite him over!