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Think there is nothing at DWR for your classic house and lifestyle? Think again. Here are my top ten picks from DWR. Perhaps they are classic because they would fit in both modern and traditional spaces? Its another example of "classic knows best".
My Top Ten from DWR
1. A Classic Kitchen Scale.
Even if you don't normally weigh anything, a beautiful scale would look great on the counter or in the butlers pantry. Scales are more handy than you think, so chances are- if you have one, you will start to use it.
2. Glass Apothecary Jars
These jars are all about utility, which means you can actually use them (good luck with all the pretty, fancy shaped apothecary jars out there! I've broken one and it wasn't very hard!). Think about jars for storage in the kitchen cupboard and bathroom. If you want to get really neurotic (like me), these would make gorgeous containers for nuts, bolts and odds & ends on the workbench. Who says the garage can't be pretty?
3. Adirondack Chair
This is a streamlined take on the truly classic Adirondack chair. If you want to be unconventional, it comes in a choice of colors. I would have custom seat cushions and a kidney pillow, both with contrasting welting, made for each chair. Think navy blue, hunter green or black fabric with white welting with this white finish. Fresh and classic.
4. Shaker Settee
A very classic and iconic style that is suitable for colonial styles (think cape cod and dutch colonial revival, and even more casual American Federalists styles). Great for an informal entry, a bench in the mudroom, or a settee for the morning room table.
5. An hourglass
Or, in this case, a 45 minute glass. This would be great for a study space for the kids or your office.
6. A Murano Glass Chandelier
Comes in other colors. Fantastic foyer or dining room light fixture.
7. A shave set
I love this one. My husband uses an electric razor, but I would still get this- even though it would be for display purposes only. Its gorgeous. And classic. And a true luxury. Perhaps a great accent for the guest suite bath?
8. A Teak Tree Swing
Honestly, this one makes me a bit sentimental. I picture a big lawn with a mature oak tree and this swing hanging down. I am totally romanticizing this swing, I know- but its pretty cool (and classic).
9. A teak Croquet Set
I have great family memories playing croquet on my father's perfectly manicured Bermuda grass lawns. Get a croquet set and create family memories for years (decades with a teck set- its made to last!).
10. Glass Tumblers
Perfect for everyday use. Juice. Water. Soda. Very multipurpose, very classic.