Think Green

Or blue, or brown, or red: transferware that is! Forget paper plates at your next dinner al fresco. Go for the real deal. Place vintage plates – and yes, please DO mix and match patterns and colors – in a crate or basket for guests to use at the buffet table. Not only will you be saving a tree, but vintage pieces are the ultimate in recycling. Vintage transferware can be found at lots of places and for reasonable prices: brick and mortar stores, like Vintage Scout; flea markets; Ebay and Etsy. Try adding in vintage glassware and silverplate, too, for a fun and fabulous table.
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Dinner at Camp Ridgeway

We always love getting together with one of the biggest Scout aficionados, our dear friend, Fifi. Her home, Camp Ridgeway, is, in a word, beautiful. AND she is the most amazing hostess. So when she invited us over for a small dinner soiree, we didn’t hesitate.

When you drive up the circular peagravel drive at Camp Ridgeway, you are greeted by this:Stunning, right, I know. Well, coincidentally, the Scouts have been asked to join forces with some other local talents on a wedding style board to submit to some blogs. I think we found the location for our photo shoot!The property is just to-die-for. Fifi had drinks set outside for everyone in a charming arrangement on a 20 foot long table we collaborated on with her.Inside, Fifi’s collections serve double duty, both decorative and functioning. Here’s her gorgeous collection of flatware and silverware. I love how she displays it on the countertop. The lamp in the background is made from a champagne magnum.We have named this “Fifi Salad”. So simple, yet so sophisticated and delicious. Would it be as good if it weren’t served so beautifully?Over in her charming breakfast nook, a gourmet selection of olives, breads, pates, and cheeses. She has the coolest antique bread slicer she found up in Michigan.We all dish up and enjoy the spread and a lovely glass of elderberry water.The sister Scouts.

Fifi is always quick to give us credit for designing her living room. It was one of the most fun jobs we’ve worked on simply because she has the best stuff to start with. Don’t you love the mix of the modern acrylic chairs and the traditional silver platters? It’s always gratifying to work with people who let you get a little creative.Such a fun evening was had by all. Thanks to our wonderful hostess and friend, Fifi. We always leave Camp Ridgeway inspired and grateful to know such a charming and amazing woman.

Cavallini Wall Calendars

Cavallini calendars are eagerly anticipated each year by collectors and those who appreciate having these beautiful images grace their walls.

The calendars are finely printed on ivory laid paper stock and perfect for framing.The Scouts have selected four of their favorite styles to bring to you and they have just arrived at the Studio. They don’t last long, so don’t wait until the end of 2010 to get yours. The calendars measure 13.5″ x 19″ and at $21.95 for 12 gorgeous images; they are a fantastic value for art.

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