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New! With The New Year

New! With The New Year


The Holiday Season has come to a close, and at the shop, that means updating and renovating! We kicked off the new year taking some time to repaint the shop, move some things around, and restock some tried and true favorites (yes, the wraps are back in stock!) But, it wouldn’t be a new year without some new goodies to get us excited about all the possibilities this year could bring!


If your New Years Resolution is about change, we have just the thing for you.  We’re bringing in many stunning fragrances, soaps, and candles this year which can transform the mundane into an all-new experience. Even classic scents like Verbena will feel new again with our new line of soaps and lotions from Lothantique. These French-milled soaps and other products add an aspect of provincial wonder to your routine, adding a much needed refresher to the classics. Customer favorite scents such as Milk, Grapefruit, and Verbena have found new life with Lothantique. Trust us, these scents are amazing.

If you’re looking for more adventure, and maybe to add some color to your life, we’re bringing in the Mistral Marble Collection. Soon to be your new favorite scents, these beautifully packaged soaps and diffusers smell as good as they look. The Mistral Marble Collection introduces scents like Marine, Peony, and Citrus that have an impressive depth we’re loving.  The diffusers feature chic black reeds paired with the impeccable scents and packaging that makes them the perfect addition to any room. Gift it, get it for yourself, no matter what your intention, you won’t be disappointed.


Of course, no new scent haul would be complete without a candle showcase. We’re so happy to bring in six new scents from The SOi Company. Our new Aqua de Soi Candles are 11 ounces of stunning scent you’ll have to smell to believe. Each scent, like the White Lily or Balinese Teak, takes you on a journey. If you prefer more musky scents or would rather be drenched in floral, these best-selling candles have a scent for you and have fifty-five hours of burn time, so you can enjoy your new scents longer.

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New & Noteworthy @rhballard

New & Noteworthy @rhballard

We've always made it worth your while to travel to our unique shop & gallery in Little Washington, VA. Spring is probably our favorite season as the air has a crispness and the trees and flowers are starting to bloom in glorious colors. AND the shop is overflowing with fresh finds.

For the past few months Robert and I have been scouting, buying, researching and discovering anything new and unique. Our two floors are bursting with an artful mix of old and new. Scroll through the images below to get a taste of what we discovered for you, and let us know what you think!

A little load of vintage finds from a recent trip down south.

This metal folk art piggy was a fun discovery. We were able to score a few of these.

We are always on the lookout for authentic vintage Hungarian Dough Bowls to bring into the shop. We found several beauties. Contact us for information.

 This is a one of a kind handcrafted lamp created from an Art Nouveau gate section, found in France. Our vintage lamps are not posted online so please contact us if interested.

These new Mango Wood Fish Bowls were a fun find. Perfect for nuts, dips, chips, really any food item. Cleans up in a snap, and we love the natural wood finish.

Our teak salt cellars are both functional and so cute. They make a great hostess gift when paired with any of our fine selection  of French Sea Salts. 

La Baleine Sel de Mer is the finest in French Sea Salt. And the cute container doesn't hurt either.

We've been carrying Le Jacquard Francais Table Linens for many years, and their new designs never fail to astonish. This is called "Seville" and is a luscious spring shade of yellow. 


We love scarves and wraps any time of the year. These are handwoven in Turkey and India and come is stunning designs. Light and airy, casually elegant, a spring essential.

Colorful Canvas Totes are the perfect bag for spring and summer outings, beautiful and durable. They also work great for groceries and farmer's markets.

The BEST unbreakable dinnerware in heavy, triple-weight melamine. Love the variations in design of this blue and white stunner called Heritage. We have 3 styles now in the shop, perfect for outdoors, pool-side, and every day kitchen use. Dishwasher safe!

Our friends at Skeem Design created soy-based candles in divine scents. The laser cut wood top, and reusable glass, makes this such a pretty gift. 

Ever heard of special hand soap just for chefs? This has ingredients of essential oils that  remove food odors like onion and garlic. It smells great.

Our Apothecary section  is stocked with favorites like LAFCO, Antica Farmascista, Kala Style, Pre de Provence, Skeem, Naturally European, Beekman 1802 and much more.

"A pig, a rabbit, a goat and a cat walk into a bar..." Big latte cups hold enough for soups, desserts, and of course a big splash of coffee.


New John Derian handmade decoupage paperweights from NYC have arrived, with more trays and objects on their way.

Our new designs of Art Trays bring spring into your home. These make great wedding gifts and we ship these all over the US.

Yes, there is actually an Avocado Soap and Coffee Soap that refreshes and rejuvenates the skin.

A large selection of artful stationery from Rifle Paper Company is now in. Our favorites are the Monarch Writing Pads, beautiful cards, colorful pencils, and the cute notebooks that are easy to slip into your purse.

We've expanded our gourmet section and have added Brooklyn-based TIN Mustard to the mix. For mustard aficionados this brand rocks. 

Hard to find Truffle Honey from France sits among the other truffle products of oils and salts. It's actually an Oprah favorite.

Cocktails anyone? Your library of cocktail recipes awaits. We have a large selection of new cocktail manuals and cookbooks to help you put a personal touch to your summer parties.

BEEKMAN 1802 has landed in the shop, and the natural Honey Grapefruit line is our favorite. 

All Francophiles will love this book of Laduree Recipes, beautifully displayed in a pretty box

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