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Friday, October 28, 2011

A Sampling of New Items to Share

   Every year at this time we're bursting at the seams with new products and can't wait to share them with you!  We give careful attention to each and every item in our 48 page catalog and make every effort to offer you inspirational pieces, and in many cases, exclusive items found only through Circa Home Living.  We're proud to be able to work with many talented artisans that share in our vision - a commitment to quality products Made right here in the Good 'Ole USA!  We hope you'll find to your liking a small sampling of some of our NEW products shown below.                   Enjoy! 
                                          Ever your Friends ~ Noel, Verge and Elphie

Garlic and Cheese Dishes 

Our Pewter Garlic Holder and whimsical Mouse Covered Cheese Dish are fun, great for entertaining and certain conversation pieces!  Made of lead-free polished Pewter, these make great gifts for the cheese aficionado and garlic lover in your life!
United We Stand 
Table Square
This beautiful Table Square is patterned after a circa 1800's original.  The corner block reads: United We Stand/Divided We Fall.  Reversible with fringed edge.  Available in Red or Navy, both with Linen background.  32" Square.

Gourd Birdhouses 
                   and Bee Skeps
For the backyard and garden we couldn't pass these by.    Bring any outdoor setting to life (literally) with an added touch of whimsy and charm.  Gourd Birdhouses come in assorted shapes and sizes with drainage holes and jute hanger. Bee skeps are made of lightweight cement composite material, can be used indoor or out and come in three sizes perfect for collecting.

Wood Bin
This attractively aged and sized Wood Bin holds an ample supply of wood and provides storage for all those fireplace accessories and decorative touches to boot.  A great organizer of all things around the fireplace or woodstove.  Aged Mustard over Black.  23"w by 42"h by 16"d. (8"d at top.)

Tin Floor Lamp
Elphie truly admires this new Tin Floor Lamp!  Makes a statement in any room.  Features a weighted cone base.  4 candelabra base sockets are rated for up to 40 watts per socket. Primitive Aged Finish.  57" high with a 12" diameter base.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

From Printing Press to your Mailbox

the 2012 Circa Home Living Catalog
your pathway to the American Country Home

We are thrilled to present a selection of new offerings that are sure to please.  
Our excursions this past year were filled with exciting discoveries of new artisans and innovative hand-made American products, many of which are exclusive to our catalog.    Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and browse our online offerings or request a printed copy of our catalog with our new handy dandy catalog request form here.   Of course you can always call us toll free at 888-887-1820 with your mailing address if you prefer.

Adorning this year's cover is a beautiful watercolor image painted by our friend Karen Hillard Good.
This framed watercolor print is available in our new catalog.

Check our website in the coming weeks for more spectacular watercolor framed originals by Karen.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Catalog

In anticipation of the 2012 Circa Home Living Catalog debut we thought we'd give you some insight and a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put it all together.

Planning for our yearly catalog is an important and ongoing process.  From the moment our catalog is printed and shipped each October we take a short pause and then start anew working on ideas for next year.

Cropped & Elphie approved
for the new catalog
Setting up the shot.
We begin in January researching and scouting the country for new products made by American artisans with our customers in mind.  As sample products are received they are photographed using our period 1800's home as the backdrop - giving our customers a feel for how the products can be used in their own homes.  We then measure all products, write short descriptions for each along with any pertinent information that we feel may be useful for our customers.  When all of this work is complete we then move to the design and layout phase where we pay careful attention to grouping like items together so that they can be easily located in the catalog. 

Printing is then done locally where we are hands on in the process every step of the way to ensure that the colors printed are as accurate as possible.  After a few rounds of careful proofing (Elphie gets finally say with her 'two paws up' approval) our catalog is mailed direct to tens of thousands of customers here in the USA, Canada and as far away as Tasmania! 

Color proofing at our local print shop.
It's a long process with an extraordinary amount of time given to the details but ultimately what makes our catalog debut such a rewarding and special time of the year here at Circa Home Living.

For our existing Circa friends, check your mailbox over the next few weeks for the new 2012 Circa Home Living catalog - filled to the brim with exciting new products.  If you're not currently on our mailing list and would like to request a catalog fill out our handy dandy new catalog request form here or call toll free at 888-887-1820 with your mailing address.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Ever your friends - Noel & Verge