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Gift Ideas to Help With Holiday Shopping
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/2/2014 to European Gifts
The holidays are a wonderful time of year. They can also be a little stressful with all the additional activities piled on top of one’s regular, busy life. Buying presents can be very enjoyable, but also quite time consuming.
Why You Need an Ann Marie's Fine European Gift Concierge
Posted by Ann Marie's on 10/19/2014 to Inspirations
A personal Ann Marie's fine gift concierge can help you find the perfect gift, set up a new home, and teach you about products from Europe and the stories behind them.
Distinctive R. Wood Ceramics
Posted by Ann Marie on 7/29/2014 to Inspirations
R. Wood Ceramics are absolutely and exquisitely simple and reflect much love and care that goes into making every piece.
A Little About Polish Pottery
Posted by Ann Marie on 7/22/2014 to European Gifts
For those in the know, Polish pottery can be a wonderful addition to any home. For those who may be new to this, or a casual fan of pottery, allow us to give you a little background and context with Polish pottery, especially what we offer at Ann Marie's.
The Art of Gift Giving
Posted by Ann Marie on 7/15/2014 to European Gifts
Giving a gift is probably one of the most stressful things that anyone can undertake. You find out very quickly if you are good at this sort of thing or not by the reactions of your past receivers of said gifts. If it's been a rough go, it could be because you are not very good at giving a gift.
Wedding Registry: Dinnerware
Posted by Ann Marie on 6/22/2014 to Inspirations
When you sign up for your wedding registry, one of the most important things is your dinnerware. Even if you aren’t big on entertaining, your dinnerware – both casual and formal – is the focal point of your table.
Anniversary: The Celebration of a Marriage
Posted by Ann Marie on 6/19/2014 to European Gifts
Marriage is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the couple. Day in and day out, couples put in a lot of effort to maintain their marriages.
Get Real Health Benefits from Black, White and Green Tea
Posted by Ann Marie on 3/12/2014 to European Gifts
Tea has been used for thousands of years in different parts of the world particularly in the East, but it is only now that it’s getting the attention it deserves. Tea is now considered as a healthy alternative to coffee. According to some studies, tea drinking can help you manage diabetes and heart disease, help in weight loss efforts and even boost mental alertness. The benefits of tea drinking are obvious, and these can be yours as soon as you start taking your tea.
Benefits of White Tea
Posted by Ann Marie on 3/4/2014 to European Gifts
Tea is a comforting and refreshing beverage that also has many benefits. Not only is it warming and soothing, but it can also reduce stress, improve your digestion or give you a number of other health benefits, depending on the type of tea that you drink.
Top Trends in Wedding Gifts
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/21/2014 to European Gifts
Buying wedding gifts can be challenging because you want to find something that fits both the bride and the groom. Some gifts will work for just about any wedding and will be appreciated by all types of couples. These are easy to find and will be easy to package up and bring to the wedding.
Top Wedding Gifts
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/21/2014 to European Gifts
Even if China settings have fallen out of favor for wedding gifts, a carefully selected piece of serving ware or glassware can make a beautiful and memorable gift. You can choose several pieces that complement each other, or you can choose one spectacular statement piece. Ann Marie’s offers a range of options no matter what kind of gift you want to give.
Top Options for Housewarming Gifts
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/19/2014 to European Gifts
When you are going to a housewarming party, you want to make sure that you find the perfect gift for the host. There are a lot of options, but a few will work for just about anyone making the process of finding a gift very easy. Consider these the next time you want to help someone make their house a home or when you want to invite a new person to the neighborhood.
Awaken the Senses With Coffee
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/17/2014 to European Gifts
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages; people have been drinking it for hundreds of years. Many enjoy it at home, work and coffee houses and cafes around the world. The rich flavor of fresh roasted coffee is distinctively delectable, and the aroma can be heavenly. The more recent the coffee has been roasted, the tastier it is likely to be.
Commemorate the Birth of Prince George of Cambridge
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/17/2014 to European Gifts
The birth of an heir to the British throne is a momentous occasion and calls for celebration; the arrival of the newest heir is no exception. Prince George Alexander Louis was born in London on July 22, 2013 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The late Princess Diana would have been his grandmother. He is third in line to the throne, and the first heir born in the 21st century. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William, will all precede him on the throne. To honor this historic occasion, there are numerous lovely collectibles available for purchase. Many of these items can be passed down to future generations.
Tea: The World’s Second Most Popular Beverage
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/17/2014 to European Gifts
Tea is second only to water as the most widely consumed drink in the world. Drinking a cup can be very soothing, and there are a number of health benefits that have been linked to tea.
How To Store Your Coffee For Flavor Freshness
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/31/2013 to European Gifts
If you are a coffee aficionado, you know when you taste good coffee. Whether you brew it at home or visit the local coffee shop, good coffee isn't just reflected by the brand's manufacturing process. Quality coffee also depends on your storage strategy. You can effectively make a new coffee bag taste awful with the wrong steps. Take a look at your best options for a truly amazing coffee experience everyday.
How to Give Gourmet Food as a Gift
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/27/2013 to European Gifts
Gourmet foods are always a good choice when it comes to giving a gift that will be well-received and appreciated. They allow for creative expression and you can present them in a large number of ways. You can also choose to give several, or just a single, gourmet foods so that the recipient can enjoy the gift and you can be satisfied knowing that you made the perfect choice.
5 Unique Polish Pottery Facts
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/26/2013 to European Gifts
When a person has a love for pottery and follows the latest trends in Europe, it is common to come across Polish designs. However, there is more to this dark blue and white heavily-patterned motif than first expected. Whether one wants to round out their knowledge of this particular type of European pottery or simply enjoy learning about Polish history, these five unique facts about the pottery of Poland are interesting to almost everyone.
Giving the Gift of Tea
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/24/2013 to European Gifts
Nothing is more appreciated than a beautiful food basket, brimming with delicious edibles that one can enjoy over time. Tucked within these baskets are often long-lasting accompaniments that serve as reminders of the contents within long after they are gone. This may include pottery, linens and other accessories. One of the finest choices for a gift of food is tea.
Great Gift Ideas Inspired by England
Posted by Ann Marie on 12/4/2013 to European Gifts
Culturally, England is a fascinating country with an eye toward progress and the future, but it also has a rich history and traditions that stretch back for centuries. Accordingly, you have a similarly polarized array of options when you consider coffee and tea gift ideas inspired by the country. Choose between mementos that remind you of the past or more updated and modern gifts.
Selecting Delightful European Teas and Coffees
Posted by Jeff Stevens on 10/19/2013 to European Gifts
If you are a coffee or tea aficionado, try switching out your regular brew for a European blend. Europe has a long history of blending and preparing both coffee and tea, and a simple switch to a light European coffee or an authentic British tea provides a delightful experience. Instead of letting your daily cup get stuck in a rut, experiment with a few European-inspired coffee and tea drinks.
Selecting the Perfect European Teapot to Add to Your Collection
Posted by Ann Marie Bauman on 10/18/2013 to European Gifts
Tea is not as appreciated in the United States as it is in Europe. Most American tea drinkers are happy to have a cup of tea when they want it, but tea aficionados know that the best tea is brewed by the pot. Finding the right European teapot in which to brew the perfect pot of tea is easy if you know where to look.

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