Monday, May 18, 2015

Flowers at Halcyon House

One thing we pride ourselves on is our selection of fresh flowers around the shop throughout the year. Jonathan and Stiles both excel at arranging flowers, and can both do it with virtually no effort!

For this arrangement, in an old salesman’s sample, Jonathan went out and picked some pink and white azaleas and stuck them into the trough. They won’t last long, because there’s no water, but for the few hours, they looked terrific.IMG_1046

Here’s another little arrangement a friend whipped up, using azaleas and lilacs she picked at the shop… with our permission, of course. She used a small double-handled bowl for the arrangement.IMG_1122

Here are some of our other arrangements through the years.IMG_0313IMG_0043IMG_0095IMG_8577IMG_8524IMG_1363IMG_7457

Be sure to check out the flowers at Halcyon House Antiques!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Got Game?

We all worry about the children these days who have their noses stuck into their electronic devices playing games. But we remember those long summer days around the pool or at camp when we played games like dominos, cards or board games. And of course, there were the “bad boys” down the street who taught us all to play poker, a skill that served us well in college!

At Halcyon, we have a selection of these games that are just gorgeous!IMG_1108IMG_1107IMG_1112IMG_1114IMG_1116IMG_1119Let the games begin!

As always, if you see anything that catches your fancy, please call our fancy-man, Eric.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Set the Table, Please.

We were playing around with some table-settings the other day, pulling china pieces out and replacing them with others. Moving napkins, changing silverware and glasses. All for our fun and your entertainment.

We started with the fish course, with two of our fun fish dishes.IMG_1051IMG_1055

Here, we went for slightly fewer than 50 shades of blue, with some classical patterns and some whimsical ones, too.IMG_1038IMG_1042

Now we are starting to layer the plates, with three complimentary dishes. IMG_1060Although we’re mixing a lot of patterns, they all work together because they’re all a similar scale and aesthetic, and they’re all shades of blues.IMG_1073

As always, if you’re interested in anything you see here, please contact Eric.