Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Deelish summer recipe and ideas from the grateful guest!



Have you been lucky enough to accept a July 4th invitation? Don't forget to make a statement by showing up with a gift that will surely get you invited back! I have carefully hunted, with price point in mind,  so stop by to see unique gifts that you can stock up on now to take you to all the parties and weekend stays you have all summer!

They will think of you every time they use these summer happy vintage glasses. Vintage cerused oak tray and fun $55.00 tablecloth completes  the look.



Our artisan shibori kitchen towels make great guest towels too! Everyone appreciates and needs a new towel in the kitchen, $22. ea.



Artisan lacquered trays, all wood!



Bone coasters in summer blue, $28. set, vintage Hull fish glug pitcher, $145.



I would love if a guest showed up with one of these vintage clam baskets! Functional style for anything from sunscreens and flip flops to toys or extra towels



My son's girlfriend, Hannah, made this great corn dish you will love called Elote. When she texted me what she was bringing for Father's Day I thought it was a typo, LOL! Well it was so delicious my sister asked her to make it
July 4th. Recipe HERE but she charred the corn in a skillet after she cut it off the cob and substituted Greek Yogurt for the mayo! Let me know if you try it!




Our popular reclaimed green glass is currently on sale for 20% off in many sizes! A brilliant "popaculla" on your mantle, console or table.


I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. I am off to the beach in East Hampton so please follow me on Instagram to see what's going on there....it's always interesting! We are also making plans for another workshop in July, so stay tuned on social media.

   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


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Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
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GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer mantle...Boom!



Summer mantle...Boom!
While following one of my favorite instagrammers, @curiousdetails, this picture came across the feed. I instantly liked it for a summer mantle and realized we currently have every one of the pieces at GreatHouse! You could literally call us and we could send you your summer mantle today!


Becki's beautifully styled mantle is a clean look featuring everyone's love of blue and soft green. Including the antique antler mounts adds importance and the vintage candlesticks, a hip vibe. Using artistic items from nature, i.e. the coral, is always a plus!



Here is our vignette with our pieces mimicking the @curiousdetails post!



Mixed media on canvas 20 X 30 $695.00
Vintage oil on canvas John O'Shaughnessy $245.00
Custom framed impressionist landscape $245.00
Assorted vintage candlesticks $145.00-$275.00 a pair
Genuine branch coral on stand $445.00
Antique Black Forest antler mounts Germany $95.00 ea.
Genuine cats paw coral  $225.00

If this mantle idea is for you we will also offer you 20% off all theses treasures.
Call today 908-522-8900.


We are still unpacking and adding new items each day, the website has updates too! We're here to help!
   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Saturday, June 11, 2016

It's that time of year!



It's that time of year to show you care! We salute our teachers who guide our children and influence them for a lifetime. Enjoy some of our favorite gifts available at GreatHouse. XOXO


Our alabaster boxes topped with a pretty agate handle. $54 and $45



Artisan bud vases in white too! $38



Slim metal picture frames in zinc and copper $28-$34



Marble cheeseboards $38 and $58



Matte bisque bud vases $58



Fun coasters $12.50



Matte bisque feathers, perfect for a jewelry tray too! $38



Artisan ceramic trays, food safe, $32. Each one features an arrow (for pointing them in the right direction), an oak tree (helping them strive for greatness with deep roots) and a bumblebee (for keeping them busy and sweet as honey)



A special sale this week just in time for Father's Day! All of our extensive collection of awesome vintage barware 20% off!!


We are still unpacking and adding new items each day, the website has updates too! We're here to help!
   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A great destination for you! Hudson, NY.




A great destination for you! Hudson, NY.
The Country Living Fair called us up to Dutchess County New York last weekend and we had such a great time I wanted to share our trek in case you are looking for a summer destination away from the beach.


Of course I get all the home magazines and I have noticed Country Living Magazine has gotten thinner and thinner over the years. I guess they are trying to stay alive and started sponsoring these Country Living Fairs all over the US.



I noticed it was much more well attended then last year and I will have to credit the show Fixer Upper for the increased interest in the country look.  There wasn't really any furniture, mostly small decorative items and a lot of handmade organic soaps, lotions, scarves and jewelry.



You are all aware of the country barn wedding trend....so sweet!



There were plenty of comedic subjects and I was happy to see one of my favorite vendors who travels the country with her cool clothes and backpacks



A few shots at the fair and town. The town of Rhinebeck is very small but worth a stroll. At the fair I noticed these porcelain leg herb markers. Also someone was selling old love letters for $3.00. We splurged on my fav....well done fries!



We drove 30 minutes north to the town of Hudson where the grand Inn at Hudson welcomed us.



Beautiful mature gardens and wide stone steps from the backyard patio.



The very large statue on the left was marble...there was a pair flanking the patio.



The house has been meticulously restored. An Italian artisan who was VERY busy in NYC didn't like the challenging parking at jobs so he moved to Hudson where he happily charged the owners $20.00 an hour.....how can that be true??



The dining room...



The dining room had no corners but each end had these spectacular curved cabinets....



Intricate inlaid floors throughout, raised plaster ceilings, original brass hardware and hand carvings and marble fireplaces.



My favorite spot was the grand butlers pantry...I'm dying! Old glass doors, marble countertops and original brass hardware. There were 3 of these very large built ins. "Load the truck!"



The artwork was modern which is just what we preach at GreatHouse!



Our bedroom was very special. THAT BED! All the plaster moldings and the railings, paint, etc was museum quality.



Amazing peacock in the library where on Sunday a pianist filled the Inn with music.



Our innkeepers were more than friendly and we enjoyed hearing their stories....and boy could they cook. Some of the sumptuous breakfast dishes made from organic and local farm fresh ingredients were fritattas, one made with Swiss chard and Dutch knuckle cheese,  arugula salad with beets and apples, homemade pastries and fresh fruit. The carrot cake was topped with glazed carrots and tiny blue poppy seeds....I'm definitely making this for Father's Day!



The antique shops in Hudson are plentiful and quite high end. We noticed that every business except one was on Warren Street. A very charming town where you can spend the day.



My husband rented bikes for us and we took a good ride up to Olana, an historic estate of the famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. It's always fun to have a biking destination.



The restaurants in Hudson are sophisticated in offerings and the signage! The bottom right photo is of a gas station converted into a cool bar with live music. My favorite restaurant is SWOON! Picture on the left is Fish and Game. Everything is walking distance from the Inn which is really nice.



This food truck fixture placed a screen door as an entrance....so funny!



Appetizers at the Crimson Sparrow.



After a morning of biking, Roger said he was "just resting" while I dress shopped.



I am showing this flyer in case you have to jump in the car and get there soon. It seems there is something going every other weekend in Hudson although our innkeeper said the Fall is their busiest season for both weddings and Fall foliage appreciation. I just loved our weekend...let me know if you make the trip, I think you'll enjoy it.




Many of you showed interest in our gorgeous handmade wisteria branch in the current window display garden. We are changing the display and are now offering this creation for sale!  It would be wonderful for a summer
party or even in a girls bedroom.  $325.00. 908-522-8900

We are still unpacking and adding new items each day, the website has updates too! We're here to help!

   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Monday, May 23, 2016

Website updated and a NYC adventure



Who would believe that 22 "insta friends" could take time out from their busy lives, travel near and far from Virginia, DC, Boston and Australia, and spend a day together full of laughter and adventure in NYC!


These ladies and one VERY charming gentleman responded to an open invitation from interior designer Jennifer Dengel,  via her Instagram post, to join her in NYC for an "insta meet". We didn't know each other yet as we strolled down Lexington Avenue, shopped, shared and, most importantly....LAUGHED!



Jennifer Dengel, pictured above in the dark coat and sunglasses to the right of Tom, truly has the most fun and inspiring Instagram posts. You will be so happy you follow her @jendengelinteriors. She is enormously knowledgable about all things NYC, pops up in the most interesting of places and her comments convey her infectious sense of humor and superb, yet approachable point of view.
Tom Samet, pictured above, is a talented and busy NYC designer. His Instagram posts @tomsamet humorously depict his interest in people, the Hamptons, NYC, Palm Beach and all things beautiful. I am sharing these 2 friends with you because I know you will be entertained, as all the ladies above are, enough to maybe join us on our next adventure.



A must visit on your NYC shopping experience is the masculine jewel of a shop, Hadley Antiques. Tom Hadley is a sweetheart and his shop is FULL of silver, crystal, leather and all those luxe accessories that make us drool. Shopping the curated selection was worth our taking turns crowding the shop. Keep Hadley Antiques in mind for special gifts for Dad this Father's Day 1026 Lexington Avenue, NYC.



After squeezing into a small lunch spot we landed at the 2016 Kips Bay Showhouse on East 61st Street. Although most of the designs are over the top there were useful examples to take away from each room. Timothy Whealons bedroom, above was dreamy.



Beautiful textures.



My pulse quickened with the natural crusty finish of this antique cabinet.



A favorite room of many in our group was the guest room of Olasky and Sinsteden. I always love the contrast of old and new . The chinoiserie cabinet creates a timeless look. I would have used a modern lamp though.



I know I know, unrealistic dining room, too fussy but the pieces in this room by Alex Papachristidis Interiors were gorg!



That table base! ...Quartz!



Bronze accent chair.



The silk velvet sofa glowed!



The gilded cocktail table with pearl inlay by Nancy Lorenz looked like liquid.



Over 200 years old!
Note.... Any one of these gorgeous pieces in this room would add importance and interest in a more toned down room. I felt that if a homeowner placed them all in the same room it would look as though they were trying too hard to impress.



Venetian crystal chandelier.....anyone have a low ceiling but still want a stunner?


Snowflake crystal pendants in the hallway!






Favorite room by Sawyer Berson. Beautiful color palette!



Great textures, available at GreatHouse, found in Suzanne Kastler's room. The antique fragment adds texture casually resting on a few books. In top right pic, the petrified wood slab adds an interesting layer underneath the art and the green glass adds that burst of color.



After the showhouse visit we strolled down to the beautiful General Society Building of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC for a wonderful cocktail hour hosted by Jennifer. We are all so grateful to Jen for the care and courage it took to plan this day.



The new meeting spot in NYC hanging outside Rockefeller Center..... Elmgreen and Dragset's 4 1/2 ton rendering of Van Gogh's ear!  Hysterical! Looks like a swimming pool and with summer coming was a welcome pleasing addition.  Thank you NYC public art committee.



New friend Kim Faison's story was a great one. After initially regretting her "yes" response to joining the group from Virginia, it turned into one door after another opening for her. Jennifer told her that another participant was coming up from her area too and connected the both of them. The gracious southerner invited Kim to fly with them with her husband piloting the plane!  It just goes to show you when you put yourself out there and get out of your comfort zone great things can happen.
   Hope you all have an adventurous day.....the store is FULL of great finds from my last 2 trips ....hope you stop by and share your days with us!
   
Warm regards,
    Bonny


Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch about the latest happenings at GreatHouse and to be in the know about our super special flash sales you will not want to miss!
 
Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

   
GreatHouse Bonny Neiman   
p.973-714-4541
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30