It's Saskatoon Time! Wow your friends and family with your innovative culinary prowess...Read More
Meet Beth Gross of Farm House Candle Co.Read More
At Home's First Annual Winter Flea and Scratch & Dent SaleRead More
The other day, while I was shoveling the walk, and the huge ice-packed snow berm in front of the store, I started thinking about what I was going to do about our poor Christmas trees, which had been knocked over by the winds and buried in the latest snowfall. As I stood there eyeing the 2x4 bolted Christmas tree bases and wondering if I even had the tools I needed to remove them in the store, I saw a green conversion van pull up across the street. At first, I figured the man inside was headed to the dentist across the street, but as he got out of the van and headed toward me with purpose, I knew he was coming for me. I braced myself for some sort of solicitation, but was incredibly and wonderfully surprised to hear him say instead "would you like me to haul those trees for you? I'll remove the bases and return them to you later." For a second I was speechless -- Just prior to his arrival and even upon it, I was revving myself up with annoyance over tree clean-up and potential unwanted harassment, and in an instant I was disarmed and filled with literal joy. I asked him if the village hired him to remove the trees, and that's when I learned of Sleeping Bear Twig Furniture and met twig furniture builder, Bill Perkins. He told me the trees would become chair legs as he helped me remove the Christmas lights, and was kind enough to pose for this picture and give me permission to share with you. What a nice thing to be turned on your own surly head.
If you want to learn more about Sleeping Bear Twig Furniture and Bill Perkins, please go to his website www.sleepingbeartwigfurniture.com, or check him out on Instagram or Facebook. You'll be glad you did.
We recently began carrying Duke Cannon soaps after discovering them in the Duluth Trading Co. catalog. This Chicago-based company caught our eye immediately, so we thought we would give them a try to see what our customers thought. We are happy to report that our clientele loves these big bars of soap as much as we do. The following is our list of reasons why.
This week is all about local painter Kristia Converse. At Home has carried her paintings for the past few years now, and we cannot keep them on the walls. Though Converse does participate in a select few art fairs around the area, we are honored to be her one and only retail location. Recently we connected with Kris to find out from her where she finds her inspiration among other things. Here is what we learned:Read More
Currently at At Home, we are working to evolve our collection to include fair trade, sustainably produced, local and socially minded products whenever possible. In the process of enriching our offerings in this way we have discovered a number of lines that we are proud to carry and share with you.Read More
Bouckaert & Matthys to Marry August 1, 2015Read More
Today, Montes Doggett tabletop designs are handmade in Peru. Each piece is made of the highest quality clay, which has been carefully selected from the Andes Mountains. From here it is ground, hand thrown and hand glazed, and fired for durability. All Montes Doggett ceramics are lead-free, dishwasher,- microwave,- oven safe, and absolutely beautiful.Read More
It's March! And that means it's almost April, which means it's almost spring, which inches us closer to summer and warm weather collaborations like the Clean Plate Club Vegan Dinner at the Little Fleet with Epicure Catering and Cherry Basket Farm. For this particular collaboration, we used vintage wallpaper rolls as runners down the long plank style tables. We then chose white textured pots and a combination of found and foraged greens accented with reindeer moss. The idea was to create a simple, yet texturally interesting backdrop to allow the focus to remain on the food. The vegan menu was a wild success and guests ooh'd and ahh'd over the decor.
We love a good collaboration at At Home, so keep us in mind if you're hosting a party or event and would like some help styling or staging. We're happy to lend a hand.