I fall in love so easily with beautiful objects and shiny things. They need not serve a practical purpose, just fill a momentary void. I wonder is it with innocence or petulance that this internal pendulum swings, but who cares, as long as it looks great on a table or serves a visual purpose.
I adore finding just the perfect gift for the right occasion or latest toy for my kitchen. Not always easy to do when you live on an Island and rarely venture off! However, I have recently discovered three little gems that are worth making note of, perhaps you will agree.
I came across my first gem, the “GurglePot” by Matt Ellison a Seattle artist while looking for an engagement gift for a girlfriend. I loved it so much, I bought three, and have since purchased several more as gifts. It comes in about a dozen vibrant colors. I use mine for much more than just water – juices, iced teas, and wine. There is an adorable story that accompanies each pitcher which tells about how the pitcher came to be. I won’t spoil it for you, but to learn more about “GurglePot” or to hear them gurgle go to www.gurglepot.com. You can also purchase them locally at bayleaf in Oak Harbor now that Beth has just picked up the line.
My next treasure was so unexpected I was not sure what to make of it when I came across it at Greenbank Farm during their recent Antique Trunk Show a few weeks ago. I was chatting with a vendor while discussing the merits of her lithographs she had for sale while Lucky was pacing the floor. No sale was made that day, but she did tell me about a new breathable wine glass she is repping, Eisch Glasses.
These glasses will rival the well established market of Riedel and promises to do amazing things with wine in minutes! No, this does not mean you can buy cheap wine and make it taste better. This does mean that you can use this glassware to open up your wine to its full potential! Whidbey Party Girls! might just have to offer these stems along with our other rentals.
After a little more research on my end, Eisch Glasses are being brought to us by Mercer Imports of Seattle and are getting quite a bit of play in the Northwest. They have a reasonable price point and a few smart retailers have been carrying them. I made a few recommendations to the Rep, so you can look for them locally at Star Store in Langley!
My last bundle of joy came in the form of a Vita-Mix 5200. With 2HP and speeds that go from 11 to 240 mph with a flick of a finger, you have never seen a girl gush and blush so fast. It comes in three pretty colors, okay two of the colors are great. It seduced me with its promises. It convinced me with my lying eyes. This baby makes soup in less than 4 minutes, sorbet in 30 seconds and drinks like no Whidbey Party Girl! ever has! This machine is amazing and can do the work of several machines. Suffice to say, I am in love – truly, madly, deeply, everlasting love!