| Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day
Posted by Ann Marie on 5/2/2014
When Mother's Day comes around, you likely find yourself scrambling to find the perfect gift for your mom and maybe even a mother-in-law. While moms will usually appreciate anything that their child gives them, even adult children, it is still nice to choose a very thoughtful gift. The good news is that you have many options and mom is sure to appreciate some of the most popular Mother's Day gift ideas.
Mother's Day - An American Tradition Gone Viral
Posted by Ann Marie on 4/26/2014
As we pass the Easter holiday and the wonderful times had by kids with their candies, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts, our thoughts - at least here in the U.S. - tend to move toward Mother's Day, to celebrate those who bring those Easter egg-hunters into this world.
The ever-delightful practice of having afternoon tea originated from the time of Britain’s royal duchess of Bedford, Anna. Anna enjoyed drinking tea and eating light refreshments during the afternoon at a time when the British were known to only eat breakfast and dinner. Because it was such a novelty that was met with significantly excellent reception, the Duchess transformed the occasion into a social event by inviting friends, thereby creating a charming custom now known and practiced by Brits everywhere: the afternoon tea.
Benefits of Fair Trade Products on Society
Posted by Ann Marie on 10/26/2013
Fair trade products make a huge difference in the lives of farmers throughout Africa, Asia and South America. Growers who operate fair trade farms are able to invest in their communities, expanding the level of social services available to these impoverished areas. Fair trade products are eco-friendly, ethical and delicious.
Create the Perfect Last Minute Table Setting
Posted by Ann Marie Bauman on 10/25/2013
Make a good impression when last-minute guests arrive with a beautiful table setting. Creating a visually-pleasing table setting involves the right combination of color, shapes and sizes in your dinnerware, serving pieces, linens and decorative items. Keep your favorite seasonal pieces clean and ready to go to make setting a company-worthy table easy anytime.
New Bridgewater Arrival
Posted by Ann Marie on 1/23/2012
New Bridgewater has arrived today at our store....ready to ship to you. View all current and new items at http://www.annmarie.com/bridgewater_current_patterns.html