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TRAY CHIC

We are all about organized chaos… I mean chaos in the kindest way. We believe in collecting beautiful items and keeping them on display in an organized manor.

A perfect way to organize your decorative items is on a beautiful tray that is both functional and stylish.

In your living room, keep magazines, small collected objects such as little statuaries or geodes, framed photographs, or technical necessities like those remotes on a tray placed atop your side table or ottoman.
Keep your bar in control by limiting bottles to what will fit on a gorgeous lacquered tray.
Use a sturdy tray to carry items to your outdoor dining area or, better yet, breakfast in bed!

Here are our SCOUTED favorites from FOLLY:

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Large oval fox tray

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Lucite map trays

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Large oversized rattan trays – great for ottomans to corral remotes and magazines (this also comes in a square)

FOLLY
603 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 | (434) 295-0688

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HEATHER

Jul
23
2014

SCOUTED: Sevres

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We love the look of the full 10 hanging on the wall… You must come see them to grasp their uniqueness, the richness of the blue, and the detail in the design.

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AND GEORGE
3465 Ivy Road | Charlottesville, Va 22903 | (434) 244-2800

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HEATHER

Jul
22
2014

GUEST BLOGGER: TRAVEL (with kids) CHEAT SHEET

Head into Shenanigans and check out their travel display along with some travel related items like Babar suitcases, a new design toy called Kaleidograph that would be good to use on a airplane tray or for a rainy vacation day, and all these great ideas from our GUEST BLOGGER: Kai Rady of SHENANIGANS TOYS.

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! It’s vacation time again. Let’s face it, getting there is not half the fun (especially when you’re traveling with kids!) Check out our TRAVEL CHEAT SHEET: 

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Babies (birth to walking)

Skwish

Clip-on Whoozit mobile

Wood rattles by Haba

Indestructible Books

Busy Bee Baby Buzzer

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Toddlers (walking to 3)

Small animals by Tolo

Finger puppets

Board books

CD’s – music or short stories

Tegu magnetic blocks

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Preschoolers (3-5)

Sticker books and pads

Pipe Cleaners

Colorblast by Melissa and Doug

Boogie Boards

Magnetic playboards

Wipe-off books

Small animals or cars

Wikki Stix

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School Age/Bigger Kids (5+)

20 Q  game

Activity books

Madlibs

Auto Bingo

Brain Quest

Klutz’ Cat’s Cradle

Jim Weiss story CDs

Dolly Dressing sticker books

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Pack these toys and books to beat backseat boredom, airplane antics and train tribulations!

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SHENANIGANS TOYS
601 WEST MAIN STREET | CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22903 | 434-295-4797

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HEATHER

 

Jul
21
2014

SCOUTED SUMMER TABLETOP

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Juliska has outdone themselves yet again… They have recently released their “Field of Flowers” collection, inspired by 17th and 18th century botanical drawings. This romantic and timeless collection captures summer’s glorious colors and splashes them over a modern white canvas. Juliska ceramic stoneware is made in Portugal and is oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.

JULISKA FIELD OF FLOWERS AVAILABLE LOCALLY AT THE HAPPY COOK.

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THE HAPPY COOK
1107-B Emmet Street N
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-977-2665

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HEATHER

Jul
18
2014

SCOUTED ADVENTURE

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Same Family, New Traditions! 

Adventure Farm has been owned and operated by the same family for over 50 years. They have evolved with the times, now bringing us more than a beautiful event location with stellar Virginia views and delicious local beef … They have added wine, a tasting room & farm shop to their list of offerings and attractions,  while preserving the same locally-grown family vibe we love them for!

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Think ADVENTURE FARM for your next event! They have several locations perfect for a summer or fall gathering.

ADVENTURE FARM
3314 Earlysville Road
434.971.8796

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Jul
18
2014

Cool & Refreshing with a Kick! SCOUTED RECIPE

Print this out and add it to your cookbook. This summer recipe is a keeper…

HOTCAKES Chef Ian Sigmund’s CHILLED CANTALOUPE SOUP

While cool and refreshing, this soup has a hint of spicy heat that adds an entertaining, extra dimension to the flavor. It’s so easy to create, but will leave a big impression on your guests.

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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice (from 3 oranges)
  • 1 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint*

Puree the cantaloupe and orange juice in blender until perfectly smooth (you may need to work in batches). Add remaining ingredients and buzz to combine.

Adjust the salt and honey to taste, depending on the sweetness of the melon.

Chill thoroughly (at least 1 hour) prior to serving.

Garnish with mint sprigs, or remove mint leaves from stems, stack and chiffonade (slice into ribbons) the leaves and add to the soup

Let HOTCAKES cater your next Summer Soiree or Backyard BBQ!

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*TIP: We all know mint grows pretty aggressively… Add your leftover mint in flower arrangements or let it stand on its own. Love the fresh scent and simple, no-frills look.

TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU.
HEATHER

Jul
16
2014