September 16, 1986 |
Williams-Sonoma, the California-based catalog retailer, has acquired the 27 Pottery Barn stores for slightly more than $6 million. A Sonoma spokeswoman said there will be few changes in the region's single Pottery Barn store in Cherry Hill. "The merchandise mix may change, and staff training will be different, but the store will not be turned into a Williams- Sonoma store at this time," the spokeswoman said. Pottery Barn operates 27 housewares stores in four states, California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
December 22, 2000 |
Arriving empty-handed at a party is a big no-no. To make sure you're a welcome guest, check our list for some great home-oriented hostess gifts - all for less than $25. An antique-style Pocket Watch Clock at Pottery Barn is finished in pewter and sits on an easel ($24) - perfect for a bedside table. Eight glow-in-the-dark star soaps fill Sparkey's Jar of Stars ($16) at Restoration Hardware. Also at Restoration Hardware, "Tech as Heck Super Sleek" swivel night lights ($16)
April 21, 2011
The Bunny As Artisan Marcie Blaine artisanal chocolates are crafted and sourced locally by chef Marcie Blaine Turney, with flavors of her Mexican, Indian, and Mediterranean restaurants that line South 13th Street. And now, for a limited time, those same flavors have been bunny-fied for Easter. Bunnies by Blaine, six varieties, from $5 to $12; available now through Easter at Verde, 108 S. 13th St., or online at marcieblaine.com; 215-546-8700 . - Dianna Marder Spring Salad Bring the garden to the table with 9-inch salad plates bearing images of spring's first flowers.
March 3, 2009 |
Last week, in lifting a long-standing ban on photographs of the casket ceremonies at Dover Air Force Base, President Obama walked a tightrope, balancing public opinion and the costs of war. Antiwar activists have lobbied to lift the ban, believing presidents blocked photographs as a way of hiding the human cost of war. On the other side, now that Obama is responsible for waging America's wars, he does not want the public to turn against them...
May 16, 2008 |
Get outside and enjoy yourself. These goods can help, no matter where the wind takes you. At the park, on the beach, even on the deck, this bucket-style Portable BBQ Grill ($39) means tasty cookouts. Available at area Pottery Barn stores and www.potterybarn.com . Introduce little ones to some low-tech play with this Whim by Cynthia Rowley Kids' Croquet Set ($19.99). Available at area Target stores. Colorful folding beach chairs from Whim by Cynthia Rowley ($39.98) put a little sizzle into seaside sojourns.
March 31, 2000 |
Faithfully slipping a set amount of his earnings into his savings account each week while living with his parents, 30-year-old Frank Filipek successfully landed his very own bachelor pad. And, he says, it was well worth the wait. With a limited budget and not knowing where he might be in five years, furniture purchases haven't been an easy decision. So instead of planning his next vacation, or laying down his money at the bars, Filipek is busy figuring out how to create "old-house charm.
December 24, 1986 |
Only one shopping day left until the real high point of the season: the after-Christmas sales - and I'm chomping at the bit. Here, for the record, are my personal, perennial favorite haunts for Dec. 26 bargain hunting. Pier I and Pottery Barn for unusual, conversation-piece tree ornaments, all at 50 percent off. While you're there: At Pottery Barn (Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, N.J.) check out the sale-priced glassware. At Pier I, toys are also 50 percent off, along with Christmas candles and accessories, Christmas baskets and masquerade items (mostly masks and hats)