Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Coming...

While the header of this blog reflects Halloween, preparations are well underway in retail for the upcoming holiday season. Walk into your area Macy's stores and "Holiday Lane" is beginning to fill with stunning ornaments, beautifully decorated trees, and a lot of holiday merchandise from Martha Stewart.

This year, the Martha Stewart Collection is using a wonderful graphic for their holiday merchandise. Being one that looks at packaging and appreciates good design, I'm loving the holiday tree graphic that is being used. The deep red tone on tone background has the same design elements as the tree. I love the small use of my favorite color blue on the tree design. It's that bit of the unexpected.

This graphic and background is being used on various boxed gifts in housewares and can also be found with several of the decorative house ware items.

What I love most however, is the use of the graphic details on a set of holiday dinnerware. The design lends itself to a retro feel for the holidays. I've already started purchasing pieces for my holiday table this year.



In addition to the basic pieces show in the picture above (dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and mug), salt and pepper shakers and cream and sugar sets are also available in matching patterns. The price point for the dinnerware is extremely reasonable. Dinner plates: 9.99 Salad Plates: 8.99 Bowls: 8.99 Cups: 7.99 Cream and Sugar Sets: 14.99 Salt and Pepper Sets: 7.99

Give your holiday table a festive feel this year with dinnerware from the Martha Stewart Collection!

Now.. back to our regularly scheduled holiday...

8 comments:

Elaine said...

I can't wait to see all of Martha's Christmas Collection! Thanks for sharing some of it with us, Kenn!

I love the wreath on that mug!

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Gorgeous dishware!!

Claudine said...

Oh those plates are cute..... no, no more plates for me... if I keep saying that over and over I might believe it

Tess said...

Beautiful pieces..! Halloween is almost here... Hip Hip Hooray!

mike said...

I know these will look beautiful in your home. I just hope David thinks so too. He DOES know about this right?

Michelle said...

I know that I'm a year late in looking for these dishes, but I saw them last year and have regretted not purchasing them ever since. Is there a pattern name or number on the dishes that would help me in my search for them? Or maybe you know whether this was a one-time pattern release?

Thanks in advance for the help!

B said...

This is so funny! I was just getting ready to type the EXACT SAME comment as Michelle has listed above! I, too, foolishly skipped purchasing these last year and have regretted it ever since! Any help as to where I can buy/what the name of the collection is, would be great!

Thanks so much!
Becky

Kenn said...

Hi Michelle and Becky,
I looked at the dishes and there isn't a pattern name/number.

I do know this was an item just for 2008. It isn't available this year. You might want to check eBay. I saw plates and cups up for bids during the summer.

Good luck!