Thursday, August 25, 2016

A fun giveaway!


Hey all! We have been really busy making plans for the new season ahead. Our book tornado in our front window display is creating quite a stir and we decided to make it the back drop for a great giveaway!

All you have to do is take a picture of yourself, your back to schooler, your dog or whomever with the book tornado in the background and post the pic on Instagram tagging us, @greathouse_bonnyneiman. We will randomly pick a winner and give away a $50.00 GreatHouse gift certificate! Wowza!!!!  Your pic can be inside the store or out! Can't wait to see your posts. We will contact you via Instagram!  Don't forget the underscore....
@greathouse_bonnyneiman





We hope to see you on the street (inside too!) for our terrific sidewalk sale today, tomorrow and Saturday! Blowout pricing on some things that need a new home. We also get a bit SALE crazy so stop by and let's see if we can make it happen for you to score something GREAT!


  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.908-522-8900
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Thursday, July 28, 2016

It takes a village!


I feel very fortunate to have such a warm, funny, positive group of friends representing GreatHouse.  Arriving at our sun filled shop really feels like "going to the club" each day. We are a family and the exchange of laughter, experiences and ideas are rewards that I value greatly. We've all heard the adage "surround yourself with people smarter than you are" and it couldn't be more true than with this group.


Granted , we aren't splitting atoms,  but on a daily basis my life is enriched and made easier in one way or another by what we "bring to the table". I like sharing and thought you would like a few tips...



On the first day I met Suzanne I started calling her "The Countess". Suzanne has a regal air about her and gracefully floats around the store chatting and engaging customers and creating a cocktail party like atmosphere. She loves a party and was happy to share one of her favorite summer cocktail recipes ..



Summer Burst
1/2 oz. Ketel One vodka
1/2 oz. Captain Morgan rum
1/2 oz Bombay gin
1/2 oz Patron tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz fresh orange juice
Top with cranberry juice



Lauren is all about the LOVE and nurtures all of us. Her hugs make us feel like a kid again. Her easy warm personality is treasured at GreatHouse but also her keen attention to all the details. (All those orders!) She is a fantastic cook and I could write a whole blog on what she simply throws together in the kitchen but also an ace in coming up with her tried and true cleaning methods.


"I usually fly through the supermarket grabbing my repeats. When Lauren comes up with one of these cleaners I wonder if she strolls down the cleaning supplies aisle and thinks, "this looks good I think I'll try it" so she has it on hand just in case! Love that! I also reflect how I can enter a store filled with old junk and come out with a treasure but get overwhelmed at the food store and want to run out as quickly as possible.
Anyway the SHOUT Color Catcher she swears by for washing whites and darks together in the same load. The whites come out pristine! (Sounds like a great box to send with your college student)   She also said with all the beautiful dyes in clothing now, if you aren't sure if they will run,  just throw half a sheet in the washer on cold and sleep easy!
This other product, MR. CLEAN Magic Eraser, she introduced at the store when we had a dark mark on a porcelain vase. It looked like a small marshmallow, she wet it, rubbed and it was gone! The Magic Eraser works on any hard white surface and also tough cleaning jobs like your oven or cooktop!



Susan's motto is "life is not a practice run!" and boy does she abide by that to the fullest! Today for example she flew into the store after playing 18 holes of golf in 95 degree weather. As I'm writing this she is juggling updating the website while happily waiting on customers. Tonight after dinner she is meeting up with her paddle team to play pickle ball. Tomorrow after working out she's off to the PGA tournament and then it's "down the shore"! (And not to collapse on a beach chair either)  She's our Jersey shore gal, doesn't miss a weekend and has been going for 40 years! Susan shares her favorite dining and dancing spots at the beach....



Best place for lobster roll and FUN...Newly renovated Waypoint 622 in Brielle..on the water with live music and dancing on the weekends.
Best spot for sushi with outdoor seating ...Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach
Excellent fresh fish (need reservation) Shipwreck Grill in Brielle

Want to eat at home?
Shore Fresh in Point Pleasant..... Order your lobster dinners early and pick up ready
Crab Shack in Mantaloking....clams and crabs by the dozen.



Delicious lobster roll from Waypoint 622...



We are all surprised Matt's head hasn't exploded yet with how much creativity is continually buzzing around in there. Super talented (and smart) he fills GreatHouse with his artistic perspective and bright personality....he sings while he works too so don't be surprised if, when you're shopping at GreatHouse , all of a sudden you think you've been transported to Broadway.
We narrowed him down to sharing tips for one design area of your home...
When STYLING A COCKTAIL TABLE there are a few basics to create a functional yet stylish piece...
Start with a tray to section the space and organize the functional items (remote control, books and magazines). Add a piece with a little height whether it's candlesticks , a plant or a sculpture. If you need some color the cocktail table is the perfect place to add a colorful bowl , small art on an easel or a box that pops. The final tip is choose an angle and stick with it for the whole table. This means if you want the tray on an angle everything you place on the table should be that same angle.



As you know I always like sharing a good deal and great find. When I was on a buying trip a young woman had taken the leap and just opened a shop and I wanted to buy something...the clothing selection wasn't my thing but at the checkout counter she had what she called 4 hour lipstick so I found a couple of shades and bought them. 



NOT KIDDING!!  It lasts 4 HOURS! It's called LipSense by SeneGence.....$25.00. It will not mark your wine glass or coffee cup either.  If you choose a darker color have a steady hand when applying although you can buy the corrector for smears . I LOVE this lipstick and will have a rep come to the store soon so, if you follow on Instagram, you will be Invited to the lipstick party!
That's it for now! Feel free to stop by and share your favorite tips or to pick our brains.....thanks for taking the time!




Plan on coming later today from 5-8 pm for some golf inspired fun ..... live music, mob dance, refreshments and stop by our photo station to capture your PGA memory or just to say HI!
  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.908-522-8900
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Perfect Summer Servers......


We hope you have been enjoying entertaining this summer and not putting too much effort into the prep that you lose the fun. I find friends are so appreciative for an invite and with just a couple of items on the "to do" list a great party happens. We have put together some of our awesome trays that act as the eye catching background for even "take out" appetizers. Let us know which ones catch your eye!
 

From top to bottom...
Antique cutting board, 1 3/4"thick, 16" long, $175
Circa 1904 Benetfink silver salver, footed in mint condition, 10" diam, $295
Polished marble tray, 19x13, $325
Antique breadboard, 21 X 16, $225
Mid century vintage teak tray , 14" sq., $65
Mid century vintage lacquer tray, also avail. in teal and red, 17 diam, $54
Marble cheeseboard with wood, 14 1/2" long, $38
Artisan platter, 16x 6 1/2", add'l sizes and glazes available, $145
Alabaster cheeseboard, 13" long, $58
Marble cheeseboard, 14" long, $54

These are just a sampling of what is available....they make great gifts too!  limited supply on the antique pieces. We SHIP! 908-522-8900.
Enjoy! There is lots of summer still ahead of you!
 
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.908-522-8900
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Share, Sip and learn something new!


Share, Sip and learn something new!
We hope you can join us for this fun night....Matt will be teaching us the artistic technique to make our letter writing really stand out!


We'll also get the chance to hear what you all have been up to....
Hope you can make it!


Limited space...


This week our favorite glistening lamp is on super sale.... 45% off makes this beauty just $189.75!!  Add some sparkle....just 3 available.

You can follow me on Instagram to be the first to see new arrivals and sales!
 
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.908-522-8900
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30

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


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

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