Pottery, European inspired gifts, coffee, tea and home decor
European travel inspires me. The sights, sounds, beauty and lifestyles are etched in my heart and I have captured the best moments for you to enjoy in a selection of European coffees, teas, handmade pottery and gifts. This website is a quiet haven, a sanctuary for browsing. Capture your European moment. Visit here or walk the friendly English garden paths to my three lakeshore boutiques in Minocqua, Wisconsin. I know you'll be inspired. ~ Ann Marie
Ireland is one of Ann Marie's favorite countries to visit and it includes a visit to Nicholas Mosse Pottery in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. Every piece of the fine spongeware sold under the Nicholas Mosse name is still made by hand in the old mill at Bennettsbridge. Every item is shaped to reflect the forms of traditional Irish pottery, and the decorations are drawn from the countryside in which the artisans live. Patterns like Clematis, Old Rose and Wild Flower Meadow are inspired by the flora and fauna of Kilkenny. Even the delightful holiday pattern with its border of holly seems to feature Reindeer with an Irish accent.
The ceramic creations of R. Wood have achieved huge popularity, and the reason is clear. These pieces have irresistibly bold colors, clean designs and simple functionality, turning serving dishes and decorative bowls into works of art. The handmade glassware and pottery of Simon Pearce has the same combination of utility and beauty in a slightly different style, creating exactly the right atmosphere for weddings and other social occasions. And finally Juliska, possibly the most beautiful pottery in everyone's price range is carried in stock at Ann Marie's. The Juliska holiday patterns are superb.
Ann Marie's Fine Coffee, in house roasted, is what brings many of her customers back weekly to her shop. She has a 15 years of experience at roasting coffee, and the result shows. Coffee drinkers love this wide selection that includes everything from old favorites like Colombian to more exotic blends. Those seeking Fair Trade Organic Coffee can find them at Ann Marie’s.
This is also a great place for tea lovers to shop. Ann Marie has a wide assortment of teapots in every style from the conservative to the whimsical and a wide line of teas to brew in them. Teapot collectors or people just looking for something unique will find heart teapots, animal teapots and other theme items. The tea selection includes an endless assortment of types and flavors. Herbal teas such as matcha, pomegranate, rooibos tea and others can also be found here.
Other gourmet food items available at Ann Marie’s include exotic honeys, fruit compotes, pineapple sake marinade and a “Wildly Delicious” spice rub. Shoppers who have had trouble finding a special food or seasoning should come to Ann Marie’s.
Linens, glassware, gourmet food items and much more can be found in the selection at Ann Marie’s. Internet shoppers will find their quality selection a relief after the mediocre fare at other sites, and the prices will probably be a pleasant surprise.