Tabletop & Gifts

George Watts Tea Shop Honored by James Beard Foundation

George Watts Tea Shop Honored by James Beard Foundation

MILWAUKEE-Watts Tea Shop, housed in tabletop specialty store George Watts & Son, is one of five honorees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards in its American Classics category. “Our restaurant has always complemented our tabletop store and keeps the old tradition alive of having a Tea Room in conjunction with an exquisite home emporium,”More »

Gift for Life Leadership Changes, Board Expands

Gift for Life Leadership Changes, Board Expands

NEW YORK-Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, has named a new chairperson and vice chair to the board, which has also added four industry veterans. Previously vice chair, Leslie Nathan-Street is now chairperson. With more than 20 years in the gift and home business, Nathan-Street was most recentlyMore »

7 W to Highlight Garden/Outdoor Theme for Tabletop Week

7 W to Highlight Garden/Outdoor Theme for Tabletop Week

NEW YORK–7 W New York will get into the spirit of spring with a garden/outdoor dining and entertaining-themed Tabletop Week, April 12-15, which will run concurrently with Printsource New York’s show, a market for textile and surface design. Highlights of the market include a celebratory garden party, a collaborative tabletop display with Printsource prints asMore »

Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing Deadline March 28

Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing Deadline March 28

DALLAS–Up-and-coming gift and home designers have until Monday, March 28, to enter Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest, a national product search. Three finalists will be announced on April 12, and will receive airfare and hotel to the upcoming FINDS Dallas Temp Show (June 23-26) held during the Dallas Total Home & GiftMore »

Replacements Celebrates Anniversary by Breaking Ground on Habit House

Replacements Celebrates Anniversary by Breaking Ground on Habit House

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Tabletop retailer Replacements is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary today by kicking off construction on a Habitat for Humanity house. Replacements’ volunteer crew gathered just after sunrise to start framing the new home, followed by an official celebration event later in the morning. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” said founderMore »

Burnes of Boston Debuts Interior Designer Collections

Burnes of Boston Debuts Interior Designer Collections

ROUND ROCK, Texas-Burnes of Boston is introducing a new level of design to the marketplace with an assortment of home decor from some of the country’s most talented and best-known interior designers. The new line, known as Burnes Interiors, includes photo frames, mirrors, candleholders, and other decorative accessories created by a “dream team” of celebrity interiorMore »

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Moods and spirits were high among tabletop vendors exhibiting at the International Home + Housewares Show here last week. Business has picked up in the past year, vendors said, and they attempted to continue the momentum with new arrays of colorful, trend-right and price conscious collections. “It’s been a good show,” said Ian Zucker, chiefMore »

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

NEW YORK–Another two showrooms have signed leases at Forty One Madison and will be open for business during The New York Tabletop Market, April 12-15. “Retail buyers are going to find more new and valuable resources when they get here,” said Laurie Burns, who also added that the Spring Market is shaping up to beMore »