Scents of Autumn Reign
Fill your home with the warm, inviting scents of Autumn this October. Allow each room to play a different character with a selection of scents or proudly display your favorite go-to fragrance throughout. Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens has proudly carried the Thymes line of personal care and houseware products for years to suit your continued support of its distinct, romantic fragrances for home and body. Browse our site for a few of our old favorites that we continue to use year after year.
Mandarin Coriander: Truly a customer favorite from day one, the Mandarin Coriander Home Fragrance Mist as well as the beautifully packaged, glass, 3-Wick Candle spreads the crisp, refreshing scent of Autumn throughout your home. Like the first bite into a Macintosh apple — straight from the tree — the Mandarin Coriander houseware products fill the air with the unmistakably tart and refreshing essence of citrus with cold-pressed mandarin oil and coriander. An instant pick-me-up in any room, especially suited for use in the kitchen to neutralize odors and help you to start each day off feeling fresh.
Lotus Santal: If you’re looking for an exotic scent to fill your home with warmth, look no further than the line of Lotus Santal products by Thymes. With notes of patchouli, red lotus and plum wood, the Lotus Santal scent fills your home with airs of sophistication and lush elegance. This fragrance feels reminiscent of sweet, cedar fires and mahogany coffee tables. Beautiful for use in a main living room or seating area as a great complement to plush velvet pillows and throws on a warm, smoky evening spent gathered around with a magnificent bordeaux decanting nearby into the night.
Gingerbread: A favorite around holiday time and long after, the Gingerbread line from Thymes will fill your home with nostalgia. The subtle spice of the gingerbread products reminds one of a mug of hot apple cider on a rainy afternoon — the memory of wet, fallen leaves nearby. Warm up a cold, tile bathroom with a Gingerbread diffuser, candle, or home fragrance aerosol spray or add joy to a lifeless corner office or study. Your guests will instantly feel at home in your space with this holiday staple lingering nearby.
So much of commercial Autumn has been built upon a feeling. For years, manufacturers have struggled to identify what it is about this time of year that ignites such an overwhelming, newfound excitement in the everyday, hope for the new year and what that may bring. We’re in love with the Thymes home fragrance line and the variety of products that they continue to offer as they seem to have done it. These fragrances — either in the form of aerosols, diffusers or single-wick candles — have pocketed Autumn, bottled it up, and delivered it to our shelves for our loyal consumers like you. Welcome the purest form of joy into your homes this season — we present to you, a feeling.
- Tessa Eisenberg
Fill Your Home with Fall!
October is officially here: at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens and outside of your living room window. The leaves are changing and so is our collection of memorable seasonal housewares. Add color and warmth to any living space with our top picks for Fall. Decorate inside and out this year with these high-quality products that perfectly encapsulate the magic of October.
Check out some of these staff favorites:
1.) Nest Fragrance Products: A new addition to the Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens stock this year, this line of fresh personal care products and luxury fragrances — available in single-wick candles, liquid hand soaps and reed diffusers — will brighten up your home with authentic notes of Autumn. Try the Bamboo Classic Candle for a clean, floral scent with a hint of citrus for an every day burn in any season. For the best scents of the season, stick to the Moroccan Amber Classic Candle and Diffuser set with hints of Sweet Patchouli, Amber and Bergamot.
2.) Plush Velvet Pumpkins: For a beautiful addition to any windowsill, front porch or table top, these velvet pumpkins from Plush Pumpkin — in varying colors and sizes — instantly make any space feel like Fall, and ultimately feel like home. Fill a glass vase or apothecary jar with a mixed assortment or scatter them across your table runner for a unique and colorful centerpiece to elevate every meal. In colors ranging from charcoal to silver to forest green and burnt orange, these playful plush gourds will make any corner feel more festive.
3.) Ana Candles: For an elegant spin on the classic, solid-colored tapers, welcome Ana Candles into your home. With a large collection of striped tapered candles in a significant assortment of color combinations from navy and ivory to grey, yellow and white to the classic black and ivory featured onscreen, there are endless possibilities available to suit your specific color preferences and style of decor. For the Fall season, there are endless options available, but we love the classic black and ivory striped tapers for a sophisticated take on the month of spooks and scares. We also recommend the Sienna Scarlet tapers in scarlet and burnt orange or Sienna Black with black and golden orange to reflect the natural hue of the changing leaves.
4.) Chandler Four Corners Wool Hooked Pillows: Add some comfort back into the home for the upcoming season built for evenings gathered around the fireplace with these Vermont-made wool hooked pillows by Chandler Four Corners. Try any of the 18 x 18 selected styles that are made with Fall in mind. Our favorites include Autumn Leaves, Crow Pumpkin Hill, Cinderella Pumpkin and Wheat Sheef, all available in size 18 x 18, made from 100% New Zealand Wool and featuring a velvet backing on the reverse side. All of the above mentioned pillows also come with the option of swapping out the traditional insert with a feather down pillow for added comfort and luxury. Toss one on the front porch swing, indoor window seat or leather arm chair for some added elegance and festive, seasonal joy.
Fall is a season of participation and excitement. The joyous colors of the new season suggest the beginning of a new year, a new you, a new space to fill with your unique ideas and displays of creativity. It is a time to celebrate with your friends and neighbors, to participate in the fun of playful trickery and exciting events. Step confidently into Fall with style with the help of these dynamic products that are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
- Tessa Eisenberg
Pine Cone Hill: Seasonal Bedding Change Up — Meet the Ines
This time of year is all about embracing color, outside and in. Our bedding feature of the month from New England luxury bedding and housewares brand, Pine Cone Hill, offers a colorful option for even the most consistent neutral practitioners amongst you. The Ines duvet and accompanying shams provide an opportunity to update any space for the upcoming season of joy. The Ines feels like a welcome change for Fall instead of an overwhelming one due to its subtle, muted shades of moss, cranberry, plum and evergreen over an ivory backdrop. The versatility of its playful paisley print makes the Ines a suitable pairing for any master bedroom, guest room, day bed, or kid’s room. Bring the Ines collection into your home and celebrate the romance of the season with a modern take on a nostalgic pattern.
The striking Ines collection does not end with the 100% linen duvet cover itself. With such a popular and understated print available, Pine Cone Hill decided — why limit the Ines to the bedroom? Brighten up any living room, sun room or comfortable office space with the 22” x 40” Ines Linen Decorative Pillow with zipper closure and sophisticated piping. The Ines Linen Sham — available in Standard or European sizing — perfectly complements your duvet cover in the Master Bedroom or muted sofa in the den. With an envelope closure complete with linen ties, this romantic addition adds sophistication to any space. Lastly, why stop at cushions? Complete your room with the Ines Micro Hooked Wool Rug from fellow Annie Selke company — Dash & Albert — available in sizes 2 x 3 to 10 x 14. Fill a lifeless hallway or warm up a first-level powder room or dining space with this intricate pattern that your guests will instantly love.
The fastest and simplest way to dramatically change the atmosphere of your bedroom during a seasonal shift is to change up your bedding. Colorful pillows, interesting throws, unexpected textures — Pine Cone Hill is here to make all of your dreams come true this Fall. So now that you have the one of a kind Ines duvet cover in mind, how else can you update your bedding for the fast approaching cooler months? First, change up your base layer. It’s time to swap out your sweat-wicking satin or old cotton sheets for a thicker quality material like Vermont-favorite: flannel, or the 400-thread count Classic Hemstitch Sheet Set available in White, Ivory or Platinum from Pine Cone Hill. Next, add a decorative coverlet like the 100% cotton Savina Zinc Matelasse Coverlet in an accompanying shade — we suggest Semolina or Wheat — to double fold at the end of your bed for added style, complexity and warmth on particularly chilly nights. Finish up with some luxurious additions in favorite cold weather textures, think Velvet or chunky knit pillows, like the coveted velvet Larissa Pillow from Company C in Driftwood or one of the brighter colors for an added pop of vitality. Cold weather is an excellent excuse to update your bedding and splurge on comfortable and interesting textures to bring much-needed coziness back into the home. Pine Cone Hill believes that the very last place that you should have to think about the extreme outdoor temperatures is at home in your bed and no one will keep you warmer than PCH this Winter season.
September is the official start of Fall and what better way to welcome in the season of change than with an updated bedroom scene from Pine Cone Hill? Take in the colors from beneath your beautiful Ines duvet cover this month. Sip and dream, curl up with a special someone and an interesting read, and experience the luxury that you deserve. Come in store to explore the exclusive line of Ines products from Pine Cone Hill today — rest well and fully in your very own Autumn daydream come to life.
- Tessa Eisenberg
New Fall 2016 Rugs by Company C!
Fall is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing time of the year. With new colors waiting around every corner, Fall is the excuse that you have been waiting for to welcome a new pop of color into your home. While it is easy to find the c-word intimidating, New England native specialty furniture, bedding and rug maven — Company C — encourages consumers to “break traditional color rules”, according to their official website. With a new Fall season, comes a new line of statement-making rugs for the home. Here are a few of our favorites:
If You Love Bold Color:
The Galleria Rug starts out the Fall collection for 2016 in a bright way. The Galleria is made from 100% bamboo viscose to provide that incomparably soft, silky feeling underfoot. Available in sizes 2 x 8 all the way up to 9 x 13, there is no space unfit for this spectacular work of art. Hand spun in India, the Galleria is a perfect addition to any primary living space such as a living room or foyer. It provides an opportunity to be social. This rug welcomes conversation and gathering. With its bright spiraling of peacock blue, royal purple and subtle cream to tie it all together, it is a party in one piece. The Galleria makes a dramatic statement that your family will enjoy and — certainly remember — for years to come.
If You Love Interesting Patterns:
The Looking Glass rug is a promise in a name. The intricate and delightfully interesting pattern featured throughout this rug cannot be fully appreciated in just one glance. This rug demands attention and sticks in the mind. Made in India from 100% bamboo viscose, the Looking Glass features a beautiful ombre effect in a series of blue shades. From an aerial view, the rug appears to resemble piles of freshly fallen leaves or collections of sea glass found along the shore. It reminds the onlooker of the act of discovering a beautiful moment in nature as it is, untouched and perfectly untampered with. This rug would be best suited for a dining room or entertaining space such as a living room or front foyer. It would work beautifully as a runner in the front hallway or underneath your treasured dining room chairs. The Looking Glass, like the Galleria before it, is certainly a show piece that deserves a space where it can shine appropriately.
If You Love Nature:
The Reflections Rug has a three-dimensional feel, modeled off of the aerial view over land and sea as seen from an airplane window. Beautifully executed by interior designer, Liz Hause, this rug provides a playful backdrop of color for any living space without overwhelming the senses. Featuring a more subdued color palette than the two previous designs, its pattern looks as if it were brought to life by way of a paintbrush. This piece is also constructed from 100% bamboo viscose, a favorite material amongst Company C rugs. The subtle touch of orange mixed in along the clusters of greens and blues will add an overall warmth to any kitchen or seating area. If you’re a fan of nature, this rug comes highly recommended to liven up any indoor setting.
If You Love Autumn:
The Hickory Rug is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to celebrate Autumn all year round! Made in India from 100% hand-tufted wool, this thicker rug offers a slightly coarser feel underfoot, so consumers should expect some mild to moderate shedding early on. The wool rugs are best suited in areas of lower traffic due to the mild shedding. It would work beautifully in a home office or in a relaxed seating area beneath a neutral sofa, providing the perfect setting to take in an afternoon film. A rug sure to instantly warm the bitterly cold days of Winter, the Hickory features a cheerful, Autumnal themed print with a subdued, neutral palette.
There is something about Autumn that a rug properly celebrates. Autumn serves as an attractive concept to many who are drawn to such positive connotations as cozying up with a new mystery novel or brewing a strong, mulled cider — sipping it slowly in a sturdy pair of socks. A quality rug invites company, invites meaningful conversation and beautiful memories. Stop by the store today to begin the conversation and discover what your home’s potential can be.
*All featured rugs available in sizes 2’6” x 8 to 9 x 13
- Tessa Eisenberg
Your Favorite Frasier Fir Products are Back!
You wait all year for it and it has finally arrived. The iconic balsam fir scented line of Thymes home and personal care products are back at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens! The Frasier Fir line by Thymes is arguably the most popular family of scented products on our shelves. From diffusers to bar soaps to pre-packaged gift sets, your favorite products are back in time to start off your holiday season right.
Here are a few of our favorites:
1.) All-Purpose Cleaner: The All-Purpose Frasier Fir spray cleaner is a terrific addition to any household. Infused with real Siberian Fir needles, this biodegradable product adheres to the hard surfaces of your home and stays there for hours at a time. Spritz some on the countertop in the morning for an all around clean, wipe down the bookshelves with a microfiber cloth, or down the railing of the central staircase. The spray cleaner leaves your home feeling clean, fresh and inviting to your holiday guests.
2.) Frasier Fir Three-Wick Candle: Perfect for a gift come holiday season, the classic Frasier Fir Three-Wick Candle is an annual staple for your house at home. This 17 oz. candle comes in a beautiful green glass cylinder to play up the incomparably realistic fresh forest scent. Add a romantic glow to any night spent relaxing on the sofa with close friends or leaned over the kitchen table for a home-cooked meal on a cozy night indoors. The three-wick candle will last you all holiday season and keep you coming back for more when the next season comes around.
3.) Frasier Fir Ceramic Reed Diffuser: With the Frasier Fir Ceramic Reed Diffuser on hand, your guests will feel six inches deep in the snow in the middle of a beautiful snow-covered Vermont forest. In a new ceramic style, this standard classic fills your home with the scent of a fresh Winter night, candle-free! Tuck it away in a distant corner or proudly display this beautiful piece, — rimmed with 24 Karat gold— on the countertop for an unbeatably fresh scent that is never over-powering.
4.) Frasier Fir Decorative Sachet: Why limit the Frasier Fir experience to the home? Bring this classic seasonal-favorite with you wherever you go with a decorative sachet for your car! Stick one in your dresser drawers for everyday freshness or pop one in the sleeve of your gym bag. Great for offices or small spaces everywhere, the Frasier Fir sachet makes everywhere feel like home at the holidays.
That iconic time of year is fast approaching and Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens is home to all of your seasonal favorites. The Frasier Fir line by Thymes is truly the scent of December, the scent of your holiday, the scent of home. Come in store today and rediscover that first-snow feeling that every Vermonter holds fondly in their hearts. Step inside, take it all in — you are home.
- Tessa Eisenberg
Summer Travel Tips
It's the season of travel: colorful caftans, comfortable yet stylish footwear for easy airport navigating, and natural, effortless beauty. Whether you are on-the-go off the coast of St. Barths or on-your-way to work, We have got you stocked with all of the essentials to just keep going. Vacation with ease with these top picks for the frequent travelers amongst us.
Stay Cool: "Revitalize your skin" with the Essential Face Wipes from local favorite health and skincare company, Ursa Major. Remove excess dirt and oil from sunscreen-clogged pores and let your face take a deep breath in. Add some life back to tired, sun-soaked skin and hydrate for added youth and vitality.
Stay Moisturized: Slip a 2.5 ounce bottle of Lafco hand cream into your purse before your next outing. In original scents ranging from Honeysuckle & Bergamot to Violet & Amberwood and Freesia & Waterlily, these perfect to-go size bottles add a refreshing burst of Summer to your skin with each application.
Stay Organized: Try our new toiletry and make-up bags for men and women by Catseye to stay organized this Summer. Slip one in your carry-all tote for everyday make-up products, keep one in your glove compartment for emergency essentials like safety pins and breath mints, or toss one in your gym bag to freshen up after a workout. Come in store to see our adorable, new, animal and hiker / adventurer themed styles.
Stay Stylish: Roll your cotton dresses and flip-flops in one of our terrific weekender bags by Sloane Ranger. This line is modeled after iconic "British Prep", offering anything from mini satchel bags to cross-body purses, wallets, duffels and slouchy backpacks. This company loves to feature more "preppy" prints, as they say, on their products: Think stripes, anchors, and playful, nostalgic prints like well-known antique cars.
Stay Creative: Don't let airline phone restrictions keep you from sharing your ideas or exercising your unique voice. Throw a mini Leuchtturm notebook in your bag, available in both blank and ruled pages, and let your mind wander whilst gallivanting around in a new setting. Record your new memories in these colorful booklets to keep them forever.
Stay Charged: Don't let your favorite electronic devices lose power while you're en route. Never miss a photo opportunity with the handy Extra Long i5/i6 compatible Cable from Kikkerland nearby. Available in an array of colors, this cord will charge your i-Phone from a shocking six feet away. Keep a coil in your car or plug in at an airport charging station to stay constantly powered up and ready for anything.
Stay Calm: The new big thing in stress relief for working adults will take you back to your childhood. Adult coloring books. Stow a booklet in your travel bag and unwind. Allow yourself to play, to take a break from screens, to see how creative you can be and forget about your usual stressors for a while. We offer a large selection of carry-along books from Giftcraft Inc. Rediscover the joy of pure, uninterrupted play.
Stay Covered: After long, leisurely afternoons at the beach come cooler nights and oftentimes, mosquitoes. Pull on one of our many options of gauzy, linen cover-ups and pull-on sweaters from Chalet. Each piece from this company feels entirely unique from the rest and it will remain a staple in your closet for years to come with unending versatility. While vacationing off the coast of the Cape this Summer, be sure to roll one of these lighter alternatives in your suitcase and stay comfortable in any weather.
We at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens want for you to relax this Summer, to find time for you, to spend time with the family, gathered around a dining table or perched on a lake shore. With our handy tips and tricks, we are confident that you will enjoy your time during the most beautiful season of the year.
How To Outfit A Bed For The Summer Months
An essential way to stay cool and relaxed this Summer is to update your bedding accordingly.
Think light layers, simple colors, soft textures. Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens is your one-stop shop for all things bedding to help you create a cool, relaxed atmosphere for the best possible sleep post-beach.
Number One - Start With A Light Material: Our Ultima Supreme down alternative comforters are a cooler option than traditional down at a fraction of the cost. These light and fluffy inserts from Pacific Coast aim for the "look and feel of down" without all of the heaviness. These bed-starters are hypoallergenic and come with a limited 3-year warranty direct from the company. They will plump up any duvet and leave you feeling cool enough to doze off in total comfort. Think cotton sheets and pillow cases for breathability.
Number Two - Think Light Colors: Busy colors in the bedroom can actually hinder your ability to properly unplug and fully put your mind at rest. With a soft palette, you can focus more effectively on the isolated calls of birds outside your window, lulling the world to sleep. A white palette or similar soft pastels are not too overwhelming to the senses when temperatures rise. Think cool, think simple, think easy. Add a colorful throw or accent pillow on the bed and drift off with no problem.
Number Three: Change It Up: Summer is a time of celebration, a time that is all its own, set apart from the rest of the calendar year. Summer is here and it is something to shop about. This is the time to get creative, to try colors and patterns that you have never had the courage to display in your home. Think nautical print, bright and bold, even contrasting shades. Try it all. Add a pop of color to your light-colored summer bedding. Switch up your duvet for Summer and store your heavier winter bedding for the Fall. Separating Summer bedding from Winter bedding is a simple way to bring joy into your home. A Summer bed represents Summer-thinking and Summer fun to be had.
Stop by Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens today for tips on how to keep your bedroom feeling cool and fresh this July. We are always here to help and chock full of ideas to keep you feeling your Summer finest. Call us for free decorating and design suggestions at 802-253-8050. We are located at 1813 Mountain Rd in Stowe VT
How to Grill with a Himalayan Salt Plate
So, you want to grill with a Himalayan Salt Plate?
Available in three different sizes from the standard 12.5 x 8 block to a set of four 5 x 5 blocks, these natural, multi-use surfaces provide the perfect excuse for a backyard gathering.
Himalayan salt is the healthier alternative to the regular iodized, table salt that you have been using for years to add a little extra flavor to your cooking. Rich with the same 84 minerals and essential vitamins found within the human body, according to the website for the Global Healing Center, the beautiful, pink salt allows you to indulge free of guilt. The natural salt in these blocks comes straight from the Himalayan Mountain Range stretching across the Asian continent where it has been collecting for millions of years, safe from potential exposure to toxins. Aptly referred to as "white gold" in the Himalayas, this gift from nature comes with a long list of health benefits including the regulation of water levels within the body for optimum cell hydration and increased performance, to aiding in vascular health and even reducing the signs of aging. These salt blocks will naturally deteriorate over time with extended use, with no clean up or environmental harm (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/himalayan-crystal-salt-benefits/).
Himalayan salt blocks are as versatile as they are visually stunning.
Throw one on top of the grill or gas range stove for cooking with various meats and vegetables from scallops and steak to asparagus and roasted peppers, or in the fridge to chill your food and preserve freshness for longer. These blocks can also be used as flavorful serving trays, adding an extra kick to any fresh, Summer meal. Serve apples and salted caramel after dinner, grill up some shrimp for a quick, easy appetizer, or slow cook a margherita pizza right on the block! The possibilities are virtually endless! Flip through the Charcoal Companion Salt Plate Recipe Book for great new ideas for fun recipes to share with your family this season like lamb chops and tabbouleh (Pg. 35) or Seared Scallops and Blood Orange and Avocado Salad (Pg. 19). Make this Summer a memorable one with the gift of healthier, natural, Himalayan salt. Available at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens on the Mountain rd in Stowe. Check here for other great grilling companions
Check out this video of a Charcoal Companion Salt Block at work to learn more about how to use this innovative and revolutionary product!