God Speed the Plough

“Let the wealthy and great, roll in splendor and state
I envy them not, I declare it.
I eat my own lamb
chickens and ham,
I shear my own fleece
And I wear it.
I Have lawns, I have bowers,
I have fruits, I have flowers,
The lark is my morning alarmer.
So jolly boys now,
Here’s God Speed the Plough,
Long life and success to the farmer”

Today I am sharing one of my favorite items from our Pipe Creek Farm collection. We furnish the farm with utilitarian (yet artsy) items that have a function rooted in the history and purpose of the surrounding land. And yes we have the occasional Pumpkin- as many people refer to the historic house as Pumpkin Patch Farm. Most items are from the Baltimore-York corridor and the harvesting of hay, corn and cattle are the main staples for revenue here- so when we found this pattern of china, Farmers Arms, by Burgess & Leigh, we got very excited.

The 19th C china was actually made in England with its original saying coming from “God speed the plough, ‘a wish for success or prosperity,’ was originally a phrase in a 15th-century song sung by ploughmen on Plough Monday, the first Monday after Twelfth Day, which is the end of the Christmas holidays, when farm laborers returned to the plough. On this day ploughmen customarily went from door to door dressed in white and drawing a plough, soliciting ‘plough money’ to spend in celebration.

Chaucer’s Monks Tale penned in the 16th C. “God spede þe plouȝ: & sende us kǫꝛne Inolk” turned it into a short, satirical complaint, listing the various indolent members of the clergy who will demand a share of the ploughman’s harvest, rendering his work futile. But the

But today, the charming bright colors and the simple hard working life depicted are reminders of an era when families worked together, planted and harvested together- and we yearn for that.

We were lucky in that our large charger (13.5″) and several accompanying plates were sold during the William K. du Pont Collection sale this year from his home Rocky Hill. Because the plates were in varying stages of distress and because the buyers gathered for these auctions were looking for Americana, we were able to purchase these plates. And it is important to note that the plates in order to be collectable must still be readable and that is an issue with pottery this old. I would not recommend using them but they do make a fabulous Place Plate, or cabinet plate.

We offer a set of 8 on Chairish and on our website, which are the best of the lot and we are happy to retain the more worn ones and the Charger here at the farm.

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Collecting Copper Pots and Pans

When decor, collecting and use mix happily…

There are many options for cookware. Personally, I could not make it without my cast iron but there are so many options all with their plusses – enameled, cast iron, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, nonstick, and copper – and they all have vastly different uses and price points.

The cost of copper cookware can be intimidating but lets face it – its fabulous on display. And when you consider the decor value plus its use value- its the hands down winner. Here are some things you need to know and consider. I sell several Brands of copper that are contemporary. But we also have a good sized collection of antique and vintage copper.

Because its easy to control its temperature, copper pots are perfect for melting chocolate and candy makingBecause its easy to control its temperature, copper pots are perfect for melting chocolate — Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Because of its heat conducting properties, copper heats up quickly and evenly. So you don’t have to worry about hot spots. Copper cookware is great for when you need to control and maintain consistent temperatures. This means you don’t have to use as much heat to get it cooking. If a recipe calls for medium-high heat with your regular cookware, use medium-low for your copper.

Copper is not great for high heat. It is best for delicate proteins such as fish and sauces which is why it has traditionally been preferred by professional chefs.

Julia Child infamously stocked her kitchens in Cambridge and Provence with the wares of Dehillerin in Paris.

Copper is a reactive metal. In most cases, that means it will have a chemical reaction to what you’re cooking so most copper pots and pans are lined with a non-reactive metal like tin or stainless steel.

Buying new ? You will be getting the heavy duty stainless steel which can stand up to a lot of abuse from utensils. If you’re purchasing older, used copper pieces, you will almost certainly be dealing with tin. Tin gives your copper a great, non-stick surface to work with, but the melting point is around 450 °F’ so cook low.

Tin is also easily scratched and chipped with metal utensils and harsh scrub brushes. It’s best to use wooden spoons and softer utensils when working with tin-lined copper cookware. On the other hand, older pieces have a fabulous luster so finding a great item that needs to be re-tinned is just fine. You can go to https://eastcoasttinning.com/ and calculate the cost of re-tinning and polishing a pot. As long as it doesn’t have any holes in it, it’s relatively easy to return your copper cookware to its former glory- if it is tin lined. Stainless Steel that is damaged must sadly remain a No Buy. When antiquing remember tin will discolor unevenly sort of in patches and be discolored. Stainless will have concentric marks where applied. Some people eye the rim, if you see silver on the rim, it can be assumed to be tin or nickel.

So where someone else may pass up a pot in need of tinning- you can find a treasure that will last you a lifetime.

Martha Stewart’s Collection- mixing antique, vintage and new

Keep that Shine…

A bit of lemon juice or vinegar can revive your copper’s shine or some salt and half a lemon (but do not scour! gently polish and let the acidity do the work) or some Bar Keepers Friend and a soft cloth. I am a salt and lemon girl but Spider (the chief polisher) swears by Wright’s Copper Paste. But before you polish, you must clean. So soap and water, a good soak sometimes makes the work easier.

Antique Mauviel on display and you can visit the factory outlet on your way to Mont St Michel

If you want an eco friendly version you can try

DIY Copper and Brass Cleaner

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • Enough white vinegar to form a loose paste

If you suspect that the piece is lacquered, test a part of the bottom with a bit of nail polish remover to see if there is a thin layer on there. It needs to be removed before you cook in it. It was common in the 1960’s to lacquer the items for display use so that polishing was unnecessary.

and lastly, you may wish to forgo polishing all together. “In the case of copper, a patinated surface is becoming harder and more thermally efficient,” says Mac Kohler of Brooklyn Copper Cookware. “Professional chefs cultivate a good, dark patina as one does bloom on wine grapes; it improves what the thing is supposed to do.”

See our copper collection on Chairish

New Copper can be found on DGD Home Catalog

Paris Porcelain Partial Serving Set then- Perfect for Two now

Use and History come together in Old Paris Porcelain

Old Paris Porcelain is very broadly defined as porcelain made by about 30 artisans in and around Paris from the late 18th century to the 1870’s. It is also called Vieux Paris. It was first beloved by Marie Antoinette (particularly the “cornflower” painted patterns) and utilized by only the wealthiest of French aristocrats. But the French Revolution forced makers of luxury items to regain financial stability by producing lower-priced goods made available to a wider public.
At the same time, the French were also celebrating anything Democratic and had taken a shine to the American Ambassador, Thomas Jefferson. In this light, these serving items featuring Corn, Squash and Figs as decoration take on the history as well as the taste of the times.
Jefferson’s purchases of porcelain tableware in France were numerous, but little is known about the design or manufacture of the lost and presumably destroyed works. We do know that he made it home with several of the cornflower painted items normally reserved for the King….he WAS clever!
In the collection of William Dupont who was a prominent collector of Delaware Valley antiques it serves as a nod to those times which did include imports and would have been thought quite unique with the finials supporting local harvests. Though these items are made in France, they would have been much sought after in the 1800’s.
Interestingly, these three serving dishes would have been part of a much larger service but today are the perfect size for a complete service for 2 – in America.
Covered Vegetable: 9 x 8 x 7
Butter Cooler: 6 x 6 x 5
Sauce Tureen: 6 x 3.5 x 4

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Our round rattan serving and ottoman trays with glass inserts will instantly add a gorgeous touch to any room of your home. Adding this tray to your décor brings both decorative and functional style with a 5 mm glass insert to protect the tray in heavy use environments.

Perfect to organize your coasters and remotes, set a table, serve drinks, or just add a new elegant touch. Products are handmade and each piece is unique therefore slight variations and imperfections exist.

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I use this on my Study table to keep my topiaries organized and from staining my table. In summer it becomes a drinks tray and bar on the porch. Great for ottomans as well.

$125 for the 19 inch

$107 for the 16 inch

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THE JOCKEYS OF THE 21 CLUB

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Steeped in rumour, the 35 jockeys lining the ‘21’ entrance are one of Manhattan’s most iconic sights. They point back to the former restaurant’s rich equestrian history.

There are many stories circulating around the frequently-photographed jockey statues at ‘21. Some say they represent real riders. Others contend that they have a link to New York’s The Jockey Club, a private organization founded in 1894. Yet more argue they’re just idle decoration. The truth is far more interesting.

It all began with Delaware native J. Blan van Urk. A true ‘regular’. He had his own private table and the distinction of having a ’21’ dessert named in his honour. Sometime during the ’30s, van Urk donated the first jockey to his haunt as a token of his appreciation. A ’21’ tradition was born.

Over the years, some of America’s most famous breeders and owners have followed in van Urk’s footsteps. They include patrons from the Vanderbilt, Mellon and Ogden Mills Phipps families, as well as the Galbreath clan, owners of Darby Dan Farms. Today, many of the brightly painted figures represent the country’s most prominent stables.

In addition, there is a jockey dedicated to Secretariat, the greatest racehorse of all time. Two jockeys are also posted inside of ’21’s front door—a tribute, and a welcome to equestrians and racing enthusiasts everywhere.

The jockeys are unusual and you will not find their exact likenesses elsewhere. They were made by White Oak Foundry in Bacova, Virginia. The White Oak Foundry owned by Malcom Hirsch was known for cast iron jockeys and supplied the 21 Club in New York as well as many famous stables in Kentucky. In my book, this is the most collectable jockey. It is not even required to have original paint. I have often wanted a restaurant where I planted a jockey out front painted with that year’s Maryland Cup winner’s colors.

The 21 Club in NYC was opened in 1929 by cousins Jack Kreindler and Charlie Berns. They built the restaurant’s reputation on simple good food, a great bar and wine cellar. They were famous for their hamburger but for me it was the chicken hash! The Maitre’d remembered you if you had been there before and the owners relished in the successes of their patrons – many of whom dabbled in the horses.

Jack and Charlie came up with “gifts” and trinkets to give out to their famous patrons. Years later these could be purchased as well- be it a lamp, or scarf or an ashtray- all prominently displaying the iconic jockey.

The Jockey Club in Washington DC was such a blatant copy of the New York restaurant that Jack Kreindler went to see it for himself. He could not have been nicer about it proclaiming it the most sincerest form of flattery and presenting the owner’s daughter with a lovely 21 Club charm that I wear to this day.

Last year, I thought I recognized the familiar jaunty stance of a jockey coming up for sale in Lancaster, Pa. He was pretty rusty but I recognized it and he is now at GoreDean at the Forge and on Chairish.

We have also found some other treasures this year

Bookends, the pair 1800

Bottle Opener $150
Decanter Tag $100

But the greatest treasure is the memory of this truly iconic restaurant with its warm hosts and great food. Jack and Charlie made a place you wanted to be. You could understand the menu, the cocktails were mild and the atmosphere was always chummy.

Plus+ when in New York City, if you eat after midnight….its hash. Whether it was Mortimers or the 21- you would order hash and champagne and as the Village Voice said, “it might be the only thing you remember about that night!”

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Pomegranate Cider “21”

A Special Treat for Hunt Country Lovers

Located in Cockeysville, Md is a very special place ( a jewel) for people who shop and live around chic, well made products. Whether its a waxed coat or chic boot- this store is the new standard in Maryland and Pennsylvania. And well worth the drive from Dc and beyond.

As a store designer and buyer, I know when someone else is a really unique talent and Michael Finney at YOICKS! is just that. He oozes style in that very British way of wearing the very best and still looking like you’d had it forever. He is USA all the way but seems to have what I call “heritage style”.

Whether its Bow ties or hats and gloves, everything has a particular significance- a purpose that makes it important to the person who receives and wears it and a point for the person who chose it.

A great point in fact is what Michael has chosen for his clients to offer up this Valentines Day. As he says, ” Tell her you’re ‘on the bit’!” He suggests all protestations of love should be made simply and with Sterling. He has also designed several cards available for $5 that put these gifts right over the style edge .

YOICKS!

Address10738 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Barclay Butera in the House

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Since 1994 Barclay Butera has been the creative force behind his eponymous design firm and showroom in Newport Beach, California. Butera is renowned for his approachable elegance and glamorous, West-Coast-chic interiors. Butera’s design-signature is distinctive; classic yes, but with a fresh twist that is flawlessly integrated into traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors alike

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Often imitated but never duplicated

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Often imitated but never duplicated, Deborah Rhodes is the proud designer of the original braided round placemat. Every placemat is hand sewn using durable and beautiful nylon in a rich assortment of colors. Designed for casual and elegant entertaining, these tabletop essentials can be used to bring a touch of style to your table indoors or out.

We love them because thy are easy care, easy store, a good price for value and last for ever. Or do we love them because they…..come in

175 Colors ! Matching Napkins and Napkin Rings !!!

For the person who seas their table as an art project- this is your canvas.

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 You will be able to identify the original with the Deborah Rhodes signature label.

The beauty of our design is the look of fine straw but the practicality of an indoor/outdoor placemat.  The braid is sewn on a circular sewing machine by hand

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This Wine Train Takes You Through America’s Top Vineyards

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Consider your next girls’ getaway planned.

Napa Valley Wine Tours has made drinking on public transportation just about the classiest thing you could do with your Sunday afternoon.

The Northern California railroad track, which was built in 1864 and converted into a wine train in 1989, runs from Napa to St. Helena and back, bringing passengers to famous wineries and serving gourmet multi-course meals along the way, all in the spirit of early travel.

Passengers can dress up for a Murder Mystery themed dinner ride, visit the Castello di Amorosa on The Castle Winery tour, or impress a date with the Romance on the Railspackage. The company has more than a dozen different tours, each of which starts with a glass of wine or bubbly (as long as you’re over 21) and continues with plenty more delicious food and drinks.

Winery options range from traveling to a single winery or several – including Raymond VineyardsBeringer Winery, and Robert Mondavi Winery – while private “Meet the Maker” tours bring local winemakers onboard for a four-hour “pairing adventure.”

While airplane food today is notoriously bad, these trains will make you rethink what can be done in a tiny kitchen. Menu options include lemon ricotta ravioli, heirloom tomato gazpacho and brown butter seared cornbread, and most have a suggested wine pairing.

The company uses railroad cars that have been restored to their early-20th century charm, and were built to showcase California’s stunning natural landscapes on the train. The Vista Dome railcar features an exceptionally spectacular view, and was one of the first 10 full-length domed railcars built.

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While airplane food today is notoriously bad, these trains will make you rethink what can be done in a tiny kitchen. Menu options include lemon ricotta ravioli, heirloom tomato gazpacho and brown butter seared cornbread, and most have a suggested wine pairing.

The company uses railroad cars that have been restored to their early-20th century charm, and were built to showcase California’s stunning natural landscapes on the train. The Vista Dome railcar features an exceptionally spectacular view, and was one of the first 10 full-length domed railcars built.

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9 Natural Ways to Survive Cold Season

With winter and holiday cheer comes cold season. The first step in surviving cold season is to try and prevent even getting sick. Make sure you wash your hands, take your vitamins and avoid coming in contact with those who are sick. However, should you be unable to avoid sickness, here are some natural ways help you get through the coughing, sneezing and runny nose.

1. Gargle with Salt Water: should you feel a sore throat coming on, gargle with salt water. You should continue to do this throughout your cold. Gargling salt water will pull the viral fluids away from your throat and allow you to dispell of them.

2. Honey and Lemon: use a mixture of warmed up honey and lemon to ease a sore throat. It can also work as a cough suppressant and is a great alternative to cough medicine. Opt for the purest honey you can find and freshly squeezed lemon juice. However, if you don’t have either of those on hand, regular honey and bottled lemon juice will do the trick.

3. Eat Garlic: garlic is packed with minerals, enzymes, vitamin C, tons of other great things which will all help you beat a cold, so add a little extra to your meals this season. If you aren’t a fan garlic, consider using minced garlic in soup, stir-fry or casseroles to get that immune boost.

4. Sleep: there’s a reason you get tired when you’re sick. Your body is working in overdrive to fight off the nastiness and you have to help it by getting ample sleep. Use a light blocking sleep mask to help you sleep at any time of the day during your sickness.

5. Vitamin D: make sure you take your vitamin D during cold season. In the US winter is colder and darker than any other time of the year, so your body is lacking on Vitamin D. Those with lower levels of Vitamin D in their system are more likely to get sick.

6. Essential Oils: essential oils can do wonders for someone with congestion during a cold. You can add them to a diffuser, or a hot bath. There are even some you can apply to the skin. Scents to look for during cold season are Frankincense, Oregano, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Lavender among others.

7. Check Your Pillow: getting a new pillow won’t suddenly cure your sickness, but it could be causing you to have congestion and itchy eyes. Pillows can be filled with dust mites, sweat, and dead skin that can make allergies and sickness worse. Consider switching to a natural hull filled pillow during the winter. Natural hull filled pillows are more hypoallergenic and far more breathable, meaning they don’t trap the same debris as quickly.

8. Drink Fluids: when you’re sick it’s very important to stay hydrated. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water in addition to your herbal tea. Sometimes we drink so much tea that we forget to drink regular water, but it’s important for our bodies!

9. Warm Up: when you have a cold you can get chilly easily, and sometimes it feels like nothing will warm you up. Using Hot & Cold Therapy items can warm you up and also give you some relief to chest congestion if placed on the chest.

Follow these steps and you’ll make it through cold season, even if it doesn’t feel like it now!

These Are the Best Paint Colors for Your Kitchen in 2019

Make some room, gray-lovers.

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Behr’s 2019 Color of the Year, Blueprint

While neutral-colored kitchens may never truly leave the spotlight, 2019 might just be the year darker hues truly take over. While our kitchen mood boards started seeing more black accents, from fixtures to cabinets, in 2018, this year, experts are predicting we get a little more playful with colors (hurrah!). Here are the shades you can expect to see more of in kitchens everywhere—perhaps even yours.

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TERRACOTTA

Not only is this giving us chic Southwestern vibes (another excuse to buy more cute cacti, anyone?), but we’re loving the warmth it adds to any space, while still remaining versatile. And with Pantone’s Living Coral taking the décor world by storm, it’s no surprise orange-tinted palettes are creeping onto kitchen walls as well. “Terracotta is the best version of orange in my opinion, it’s more muted, ” says Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams (whose Color of the Year is a gorgeous Cavern Clay).

Not ready to part from a previously neutral kitchen palette? Fear not, you can still play with this fiery tone as Wadden adds: “It’s also a great complementary color to gray. To everyone who’s painted their rooms gray in the last five years, this is a great way to bring some color and a boost of energy into the space.” She also suggests incorporating hints of terracotta in accent pieces from a freshly painted kitchen island to chairs and cabinets.

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LIGHT AND DUSTY PINKS

When it comes to creating soothing spaces for a new year, we couldn’t be more on board with the soft touch pink palettes are bringing to the table (and the pantry! and the walls!). And while, this may seem like an unusual paint pick for you outside of your little one’s playroom, you might also find yourself quickly converted—especially if you love a good classic look with a twist. “The Sulking Room Pink, a dirty rose, is elegant on kitchen units,” says Joa Studholme, International Color Consultant at Farrow & Ball. “Particularly when combined with darks like Paean Black and Railings.”

If you still have reservations about going full pretty-in-pink, Color Expert and VP of Color and Creative Services at Behr, Erika Woelfel, suggests a more subtle blush peach, like Sand Dance, for brightening cabinets and creating accent walls. “And if you’re ready for a fresh take on a space in your home, but don’t want to take the plunge and paint the whole room, try painting an accent piece, like a bench, in a trending color.”

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DEEP BLUES AND GREENS

If you’re looking to make 2019 the year of big, bold moves, a new paint job could be calling your name—and you don’t even have to commit to the entire kitchen. “As we shift from the all-white kitchen, we are seeing more cabinetry painted in deeper hues increase in popularity, even if it’s only the island or a select section of millwork,” says Andrea Magno, Color and Design Expert at Benjamin Moore. Magno suggests trying Hale Navy (a perfect complement to Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year!) on pantry doors for a timeless look; it also pairs well with hardware in warm golds. “The result is a balance between a modern sensibility and classic appeal.”

Craving to take more inspiration from Mother Nature? Consider going green—literally. In addition to trending navy hues, Woelfel adds: “A dark, rich green like Vine Leaf adds drama on a wall or painted cabinets.”

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Linen is no bother! and lasts!

Linen is a soft yet durable fabric created from the fibers of the flax plant and gets softer with every wash; it doesn’t pill stretch or loose shape. It’s hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and adjusts to your body temperature to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter which makes it a great choice for any time of the year.

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Caring for your linen bedding can be a simple procedure; it doesn’t have to be Linen Stacktreated in any special way, but we recommend you take certain measures to make sure it lasts as long as possible, which can be 20-30 years.

  1. Try to remove any stains immediately after they are formed, as they get more difficult to take out the longer they set. We have a helpful article with quick steps to help minimize damage from stains.
  2. Never use bleaches or detergents with color brighteners, these can discolor and weaken your linen sheets. Remember if its Blue- its a NO.
  3. Hand or machine wash with like colors, use mild detergent, in lukewarm or cold water on a gentle cycle, always be sure to rinse your linen to remove any soapy residue. I always use 1/2 the recommended detergent. You can wash in hot water but remember heat weakens fibers
  4. Don’t over load your machine, the more water the better
  5. To minimize the natural wrinkling properties, you may hang them on a line to dry or machine tumble dry on a low temperature or a wrinkle release setting, remove and fold the sheets promptly when dry. You may iron warm, if desired.

When washing table linens, if possible, wash alone and rinse twice for a fresh smell.

Laundry waters are now available and are a good addition to your laundry.

Vetiver Linen Water S/2

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Magnolia Linen Water S/2

Our favorite Linen sheets and bedding are from Libeco Linens from Belgium.

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10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

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If you’re reading this article on your smartphone late at night — stop.

According to Daniel Pembrey as reported in the Financial Times:

Those who have trouble sleeping will often start fiddling with their phones, but did you know that the blue light from your screen suppresses melatonin, preventing rest?

Here’s another fact to keep you awake — going just 17 hours without sleep (a moderately late night for most people) affects the body in a similar way to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 per cent, the legal definition of being over the limit in Scotland.

Can those who are constantly tired make the best decisions about spending, saving and investing their own money? Not getting enough sleep is bad for your health — but it could also be bad for your bank balance. Tiring yourself out by working long hours in the hope of a pay rise or promotion could be the wrong approach, since getting more sleep tends to make us more effective in our work.

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health.

In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising.

Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns.

People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well.

Here are 10 reasons why good sleep is important from Joe Leech, MS

1. Poor Sleep Can Make You Fat

2. Good Sleepers Tend to Eat Fewer Calories

3. Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity

4. Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance

5. Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

6. Sleep Affects Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

7. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Depression

8. Sleep Improves Your Immune Function

9. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Increased Inflammation

10. Sleep Affects Emotions and Social Interactions

OUR RULES:

Turn off the phone (I keep one – Just for the kids on-but business can wait)

Close your curtains or blinds

Go to bed 1 hour before you expect to sleep and have a common, calming routine.

Turn that mattress every 4 months

Keep sheets fresh and soft my laundering and drying correctly (less soap, less heat) Read More

Don’t worry at bedtime. Say your mantra or a prayer. You’ll feel better and do better in the morning- and LOOK BETTER! if you get a good night’s sleep.

Checkout sleepmasks , hot water bottles, and body wraps at Kasaboo Home and Gore Dean Home

 

 

Paloma by Mary Jurek

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With perfect mastery, braided stainless steel wire adorns the edges of our most classic hand-hammered forms. The Paloma Collection marries the best of traditional style with modern class. It includes pitchers, salad bowls, wine coaster, cake stands and all your serving accessories. Each piece is 18/8 stainless steel and completely dishwasher safe. This large collection retains a huge popularity thanks to solid craftsmanship and design that has created the extraordinary out of the ordinary..  shop here

 

Orion Barware

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Rustic elegance characterizes the Orion Collection, distinguished by its naturally-shed water buffalo horn tapered handles. Hand polished to a smooth sheen by our master artisans and joined with our signature hand-hammered stainless steel, this dramatic collection is the perfect blend of rustic appeal and luxury craftsmanship.  It’s no wonder it has become an instant favorite amongst outdoor enthusiasts who love to entertain.

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