Featured Wisteria Products: Ethiopian Nickel Silver Coptic Cross w1529
You probably already knew from looking at the rather eclectic mix of Wisteria products (sold online, in our catalog, and in our brand spanking new Wisteria Outlet), but we draw on a wide variety of influences. You can even see it in our reference library.
Picture a cozy retreat with wood-paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling bookcases and busts of famous composers. Okay, that’s not the library we’re talking about. Our floor-to-ceiling bookcases line a very busy hallway. So don’t curl up with a book there or you could get run over.
All the cool stuff can make it seem worth the risk though: everything from books about designers and architects and artists to what could very well be the world’s largest collection of vintage picture postcards showing wisteria vines.
Anyhow, from time to time we’re going to bring you a glimpse from this wonderful collection and let you in on another of our many sources of inspiration.
For starters, here’s one Andrew brought back from France: an eighteen-pound, leather-bound volume that’s stamped on the front in gold foil, “CARPEILL PARIS.” It’s full of pictures of furniture, labelled with numbers and prices. And not just regular pictures, but original photographic prints. Maybe an ancestor of the Wisteria catalog. Or maybe a salesman’s sample book. Back then everything was heavier.
Either way, it’s a mystery to us. Write and let us know if you have any idea.
Tis the season to spice things up! Here’s an idea: mixed drinks in our beverage dispenser! Try this recipe for Cranberry Spritzer.
Ingredients: 1 bottle of dry white wine, 2 cups of cranberry juice cocktail (do not use pure juice), 3 cups of sparkling water or club soda, washed cranberries, orange slices, and 1 Wisteria Beverage Dispenser .
Directions: 1. Pour the white wine and the cranberry juice cocktail into the Beverage Dispenser. 2. Mix. Add the sparkling water. 3. Garnish with with cranberries and orange slices.
Enjoy! We think a cold cider punch or mulled wine might also be delicious in this!
This is an exciting time in the life of Wisteria. We’re finding and creating more and more great products and with that, we’ve also found a new space to display it all.
For those of you who don’t know, we used to have a small outlet space in a suburb of Dallas. But, now, we’ve finally opened a much larger store right in the heart of Dallas, across from Love Field Airport.
Our first official day was yesterday, and the store looks amazing. Here’s some pictures to prove it. But if you’re in the Dallas area, you must stop by and see the store yourself!
Ever wonder how our amazing photographs get from point A to point Z, the finished product you see in our catalogs? Well, here’s your chance to take a sneak peek at how we put together the Christmas tree for our Green and Bright Christmas look.
It all started several months ago, when several people from our product design team decided which ornaments looks best together. Then, the talented people in our photography department collected and organized it all. And then one lone ranger spent many hours perfecting the tree before we moved it into the scene in which we would photograph it.
The finished product is quite lovely, if we do say so ourselves. And lucky for you, we took notes on how to put this same look together in your own home. Click here for more info. And, also lucky for you, most of our ornaments are apart of our latest promotion, Buy 4 or more, get 25% off (see designated items at wisteria.com).
To see more beautiful holiday scenes, flip through our November online catalog.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization providing aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF seeks to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Facts:
- Each year, 2,000 international aid workers and 20,000 locally hired staff provide over 7.5 million patient consultations.
- Over half of MSF’s programs focus on assisting victims of armed conflict or internal instability.
- MSF vaccinated nearly 8 million people against meningitis in 2009 and vaccinated another 1.4 million children against measles.
- In 2009, MSF helped deliver more than 110,000 babies, including many by cesarean sections.
- MSF was awarded the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.
Examples of Current Programs:
- MSF is providing medical care in post-earthquake Haiti. By the end of May, MSF teams had conducted over 173,000 consultations and performed 11,000 surgeries. Teams are also providing medical care and clean water to flood victims in Pakistan.
- MSF is responding to a severe nutritional crisis in the Sahel region of Africa. In Niger alone, one of the worst affected countries, MSF will provide care to over 150,000 malnourished children by the end of the year.
- MSF teams work in remote and war-torn areas where few, if any, aid organizations are present. In 2010, teams are reaching victims of conflict in Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan to name a few.
For more information or to donate, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.com
Look for our new outlet store in Dallas, featured in the Dallas + Fort Worth issue and our White French Colonial Chair w4079 in the Los Angeles issue.