Busy bees over here. Would you believe we are about knee-deep in Christmas inventory and decor for the shop? True story. But I’m not ready to jump the gun and share photos of Christmas just yet. We are, however, stocking more books this time of year as they make the perfect gift. I am very excited about the selection of garden to table books we have at The West End Garage in Cape May.
The newest release is the The Kitchn Cookbook from Apartment Therapy’s sister website, The Kitchn. I’ve been paging through it the last couple of days. This isn’t just a cookbook but more of a textbook with some really practical lessons like knife skills and kitchen layout.
I truly enjoy all of these gardening, cooking and cocktail books and reference them in my own home. They live right in the kitchen. We recently picked up a potting bench that we’re using as a microwave cart. It is a fantastic addition to our kitchen. Check out that zinc top! The drawer holds linens and the shelf neatly organizes those books. In addition, the pegs on the side allow tea towels to hang.
We also started stocking Philadelphia-made diagram tea towels from Girls Can Tell. I love their quirky designs and am especially drawn to the garden themes. The evergreens are new in store.
And while we’re making the rounds of new inventory, I must tell you about my latest obsession. P.F. Candle Co. has the most delightful scents. We’ve got some seasonal scents such as apple picking and pumpkin spice. I can’t decide which is my favorite. The simple packaging and branding make me very happy. Check out the cute little amber jars.
We pulled the trigger and got these adorable ceramic egg crates in as well. I’ve been using mine for years and am glad to share this novelty in the shop. The egg crate makes a perfect gift paired with The Fresh Egg Cookbook for under $25! Just sayin.
So that about covers the “new” inventory we are stocking. We are rolling out more and more vintage pieces every week. In fact, we are running a sale on select furniture currently at The West End Garage. Come in and check it out!
I’ll leave you with this image. Our popular autumn wreath on my favorite old chippy door. Love the contrast in colors! How about you?