420 RENO… What is the right kitchen faucet for you?

kitchen faucet

The kitchen faucet is a “work horse”. We use our kitchen faucets so many times of day that it’s hard to keep track. Add more than one person in a household and that number multiplies significantly. So, we expect it to be perfect and when it is not, it is very frustrating!

In doing research, I decided to go with Kallista a higher end product distributed by Ann Sacks. There were a few criteria that I had in mind:

1) Design: I lean toward the simple, clean designs but will also read traditional bungalow.

2) Finish: I wanted brushed nickel so that it would remain subtle. Not all faucets are available in satin nickel.

3) Function: It’s personal but I didn’t want the sprayer attached. I find that they often fail after time and do not retract.

4) Quality: I wanted high quality but did not want something foreign that would make installation difficult for the plumber. The “guts” of Kallista are actually Kohler and both are made in Michigan.

I love the graceful curve of the faucet. What are you looking for in your new faucet? Remember the above criteria.


Accessories for Your Shelves

Martha's Floating Shelves

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to help my Beachy Cottage client put accessories on her shelves! Easy and fun!

The key is to think about the height of items in order to create movement of the eye and interest.

I also subscribe to the concept of “Functional Shelves”. These mixing bowls were purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show this weekend and will be great for serving. The containers hold tea bags and sugar packs.  And who doesn’t love a vases?

Stop by the shop and see what items we have for your shelves.

The Ins & Outs of Creating an Edible & Flowering Garden Pot


This is THE gardening weekend! We have waited a LONG time to be able to add color to our outdoor lives.  And this is the much celebrated weekend that we can take the time and joy to plan our annuals.

We encourage you to join us on Friday, May 22 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for drinks, apps and a lesson in planting garden pots. We have collaborated with an organic gardener from Maine to bring you quality products!

You can purchase our pots, we can make one for you or you can order a custom pot. See you on Friday!

Put Your Green Thumb to Work


We are thrilled to share our Garden Shop with you! But what is a Garden Shop without Plants?

Well, we have collaborated with local growers in Maine to bring in Herbal Essences, Flowers and Vegetables. Even better, we will put some pots together for a cash & carry item or you can attend one of our classes taught by these growers.

We are firm believers in the power of plants as healing both physically and psychologically as well as bringing health to your home. Let us help you in bringing together your space with the color green and expanding your space OUTSIDE!

Join us on Friday, May 22 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for our 4th Friday Forum series titled, “The Ins & Outs of Creating an Edible and Flowering Garden.”

4th Friday Forum ~ “The Ins & Outs of Creating an Edible & Flowering Garden”

4th Friday Forum 5.22

Do you want a FREE sample Edible & Flowering Pot? Please join us on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30pm for an evening of wine & cheese AND learn how to create an edible and flowering garden!

We’ll be out on the back patio setting up our pots that will be for sale. Please join us for instruction, good conversation and spirits.

Want us to plant your own pot? Sure! Why not!

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