Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Few Days in Paradise...

Probably won't be blogging much this week. I'm taking a few days off to enjoy this little slice of Hawaiian paradise!

Sap Buckets!!!

Come into our Burlingame store to discover these eye-catching vintage vessels. Once used as sap-buckets, these old containers have been refinished in fabulous country colors to add cheer to your home. They even have their original holes on the side for mounting directly on the wall, or to a tree for outdoor occasions.
I think they make a great vase for displaying late-summer floral like sunflowers, shown above.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


For service with rustic appeal, entertainers love our vintage wood vessels.
Create a unique presentation at your next dinner party by lining one of these great old trays with a linen napkin to display slices of hearty, rustic artisan bread.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Come and toast with us in celebration of our new location in Burlingame!
We're just setting up for tonight's fantastic grand opening party.
We hope you'll join us for Mai-tais, appetizers, discounts and prizes!

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In case you must miss it, we'll be sure to post some pics soon after.

Creative Coat Rack

I had to share this nature-inspired coat rack. What a great idea!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Recycling, Every Step of the Way!

I love this inventive way of re-using old yard-sticks. This creative crafter clad the front of each stair riser with collected rulers to create a one-of-a-kind staircase.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, We Love a Great Basket!

We love decorating with baskets. They always add warmth and texture to a space. With all the different sizes and shapes to choose from, the storage possibilities are infinite!
Every room needs one!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Industrial TV Consoles

Looking to ditch that Ikea TV stand to make room for something more unique? Try one of these chic, industrial TV consoles to enhance your flat screen's appeal.
Some may be featured in our stores. All are available for order through Harvest.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Charming Chalkboards

These artists have found new ways to re-purpose found objects like old doors, window casings, and picture frames as charming chalkboards. What a clever way to add whimsy to an office space, feature a  dinner menu, recognize a birthday, or entice party-goers to join you for cocktails!
Visit to see more unique, hand-crafted designs.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Beauty of California Living Can Be Found at the Farmer's Market!

I wanted to take this opportunity to feature the gorgeous photography of my humble and extremely talented sister, Blythe. We've always shared an appreciation for the beauty and color of seasonal produce at local farmer's markets. Blythe's ability to recognize beauty in simple things is exhibited in her stunning photographs.
I hope these images will inspire you to take advantage of our local bounty at two of the Peninsula's most fantastic farmer's markets, (just around the corner from our stores in Menlo Park and Burlingame!) 
Check out or connect to the links below to plan your next Sunday outing.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Great Crates!

We have been long-time fans of unique, old crates here at Harvest. We are always integrating them into our displays to add depth and character. We typically have a good supply of collected originals to choose from. I've been inspired by some of these great crate ideas, and wanted to share them with you all.
perfect for wrapping paper storage

 strong enough to support a shelf

add wheels to create a fun and movable toy bin

use to store linens on a pantry shelf

place next to a simple chair in the entry to catch shoes

The possibilities are endless! Come and pick out a few favorites to bring home!

Trend Alert: Industrial Pendants

Industrial Pendant lighting is everywhere!
 Many companies are making their own, while others are sourcing from flea-markets, salvage yards and the like to create original fixtures. These lights are such a hip and functional way to celebrate the re-use trend in home decor.We have been integrating more and more here at Harvest, and we can certainly help you source some genuine one-of-a-kinds for your home.
I love to display these unique fixtures above a great big kitchen island or in a workshop/study.