Eat Well: Jess’s Skinny Minnie Vegetable Soup

We had an overwhelming response to The Blonde Shallot’s Chicken Enchilada Verde recipe. We reached out to see if owner, Jess Rodgers, would share more goodness from her kitchen. In the spirit of our January focus on wellness and starting the year off right, she is sharing a healthy soup recipe that is sure to warm you up and have you feeling great from the inside out.

WHITE BAKERS, BRASS LADDLE, AND HANDMADE SOUP BOWLS AVAILABLE THROUGH T&C MERCANTILE

Skinny Minnie Vegetable Soup Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, sliced thin
  • 6 stalks celery, sliced thin
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 bag chopped kale
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • (4) 32oz containers Vegetable Broth
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ bottle red or white wine
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • Vegetable Broth

Directions

Bring a small pot of water to boil. Drop broccoli in boiling water and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Set aside.

Warm ¼ cup olive oil over medium heat. Add carrot, celery and onion and sautee until crisp-tender. Add salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and stir well. Add zucchini and garlic, sauté for an additional 5 minutes. Deglaze with 2 cups wine, and stir up any pieces stuck to bottom of pan. Boil wine down for about 5 minutes. Add vegetable broth, cannellini beans, chopped tomatoes and white wine vinegar. Bring to a simmer, turn down to medium-low and let flavors meld for about 20 minutes.


Take pot off heat and add in kale, stirring well to make sure it all wilts down. Once kale is wilted down, add broccoli. Sample for seasoning and add salt & pepper as needed.

If you prefer a tangier flavor, add another teaspoon white wine vinegar. This is also lovely served with shaved parmesan on top.

Want more Blonde Shallot?

IMAGE: AS SEEN IN THE SCOUT GUIDE TWO RIVERS AND THE SHORE

Jessica Rogers is the owner and mastermind behind the The Blonde Shallot eatery, located in Little Silver, New Jersey. The Blonde Shallot offers seasonal staple dishes and weekly specials, so there is always something new to taste. Stop by or order online to pick up your next meal. We know you will love it!

Shop the Look

For the current issue of The Scout Guide Two Rivers and The Shore, we had the pleasure of featuring some of our tableware collection items displayed in the image above. Shop our online collection or visit us to shop the look and our full collection of homewares.

Wellness: Establishing Healthy Practices

Making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or exercise more is not a new concept. Chances are, we all have probably resolved to do this at some point or another. We also know that most of these resolutions can be short lived efforts. This year, instead of starting out focused on a specific diet or regiment, we want to focus on establishing healthy habits in an effort for a more attainable plan to last all year and beyond.

To begin on the right foot we sought some advise from a local pro, Dani Rubin, of Red Bank’s Pilates Blast. We asked her to share some of her favorite tips on establishing healthy practices that can be implemented by anyone and will fit into any routine or diet.

Dani’s Top Tips:

  1. Avoid eating anything from a bag, can or box.
  2. Workout with an accountability buddy to stay consistent.
  3. Focus on the health benefits of movement not the vanity benefits.
  4. Workout because you love your body not because you want to change it.

Who is Pilates Blast?

Dani and the Pilates Blast team are proud to bring decades of Megaformer and Pilates experience to Monmouth County! Intimately sized classes ensure a personalized experience for every reservation. They look forward to welcoming you to their spacious facility in the heart of downtown Red Bank!

Private sessions available, as well as Mega and Pilates-inspired home offerings on their streaming service, PB @ Home.

Local or not, you should get to know Pilates Blast. With their offering of in-person and virtual options, there is sure to be a class that is right for you. Visit their website for details on their studio, workout offerings, and class schedules!

Get Started Today

Dani and the team would love to welcome you to their studio with a special Introduction Rate of $25 for your first Megaformer or Pilates session in the studio. This is good for in-person classes only. To take advantage of this special offer, email them at info@pilatesblast.com and mention that Town & Country sent you!

Welcome Warmly

As we quickly approach the “grand finale” of the Holiday Season, we are sharing some favorite ideas for preparing a warm welcome for your guests this holiday.

First Impressions

What is more welcoming than a beautifully adorned front entry? Simple or over the top, creating an entry that celebrates the season is the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. There are a few key elements that we love to incorporate to welcome guests warmly.

A festive wreath and greens is a must. We chose to keep things au naturel with one of our Eucalyptus wreaths, created during our Seasonal Wreath Workshop Event in November, for the front door.

A bench for guests to set down their belongings as they enter or sit down to take off their shoes is always a nice addition to an entry. We grouped a rustic live edge bench with a potted tree trimmed with a blend of dried fruits for an organic look, matching the entry wreath.

Lanterns are always a classic look. Whether indoors or out, lanterns can house luminaries or seasonal décor, such as ornaments or large bells. We love the battery operated candles that can be placed on a timer for a no fuss cozy welcoming glow.

An entry rug is important all year round, but especially during heavy traffic times like the holidays. An outdoor rug helps keep messy weather from entering your home while one in the foyer provides a cozy feeling as soon as guests enter.

With these few staple items, the possibilities are endless for adapting your look to be rustic, modern, or vintage to suite your holiday style.

Cozy Quarters

If you are expecting guests who will be staying in your home during the holidays, a cozy, private place for them is essential for creating a comfortable experience. Most of these items can be done well before their arrival; a good cleaning of the room and make the bed with fresh sheets. Display a set of bath linens for each guest and extra blankets are key comfort items. We like to include a bit of holiday cheer in the room. A small tree, wreath, or seasonal greens in a vase are simple additions that will enhance the spirit of the season.

The day of arrival prep should be a breeze by just adding a few finishing touches. Place a carafe of water on the bedside table, light a scented candle, and set the lighting to help your guest settle in.

Set the Table

Meals are one of the highlights of any gathering. Earlier this month we shared what we have planned for our holiday table styling and advised on the importance of pre-planning your menu and styling ahead. Having a game plan ensures that you have all the ingredients, serving pieces, and décor ready to go.

Stock Up

Stocking up is important for all aspects during the holidays. We all think about amassing groceries for meals and gifts for loved ones, but there are a few other equally important places that need to be considered when preparing to host guests.

Guest Bathroom

One of the most thoughtful things you can do for your guests is make sure that anything they may need during their stay is well stocked. Essentials like toilet paper, q-tips, bath products and towels should be in clear view or easy to find. There is nothing worse than being a guest and having to search for a necessity. We have all forgotten items when traveling so it’s always nice to be prepared and have extra items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, pain relievers, razors, and fascial wipes on hand as well. Dress the guest bathroom with fresh hand and bath towels, a bit of seasonal décor, and a collection of hand soap and lotion near the sink.

Bar

Knowing your guests is a big part of stocking your bar for success. If you happen to know your guest’s beverage of choice be sure that you have everything on hand. Along with the the contents of the cocktail, make sure you have any tools needed to create them; including a shaker, blender, and proper barware for serving in.

If you have a regularly stocked bar, then you should be set for anything. If you aren’t sure what to have on hand for your guests, consider creating a festive signature cocktail for the gathering. This will keep things simple and festive. Fill in with staples like bottles of wine and your basic liquors (rum, bourbon, vodka, and tequila should cover most of your bases). Be sure to have some common accoutrements on hand will ensure you have something for anyone ; tonic water/club soda, limes, and cola to accommodate classic cocktails. . We also like to have something sweet on hand like a Baileys or Irish Cream. Served straight or add a splash to coffee for an after dinner treat with dessert or hanging out by the fire!

Always grab extra ice, double whatever you think you will need!

Regardless of whether you have guests stopping by for a drink or coming to stay for several days, it is well worth every effort you make to create a warm welcome. We hope you have a very Happy Holiday and are sending warm wishes for the New Year!

Sourcing

Shop these looks from T&C Mercantile, in store and online. Don’t see what you are looking for on our website? Please feel free to email us at contact@tandcmercantile.com or call 732-345-1441.

Give Thoughtfully

So much of this season is about giving, thankfulness, and good tidings and we believe it can all be done beautifully. Continuing our four-part mini-series we are hoping to inspire you to give thoughtfully throughout the season. To find the perfect gift for those special people on your list, we have compiled some of our favorite gift ideas from the Mercantile to help you this holiday season.

Gift Guide

1. Sphere Glass Vase

This unique Green Glass Sphere Vase is beautiful with either one simple flower or a small grouping of sprigs, tie with a ribbon and it is ready to gift. Also, see our post on using this a place setting and a guest gift at your holiday gathering.

2. Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before you Die

Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before you Die by Chris Santella, is the perfect gift for the lover of hoppy beverages. This book is sure to inspire them to explore their favorite libation well beyond their neighborhood pub.

3. Arwen Brass Picture Frames

How lovely is it to be surrounded by the faces and places you love most! It’s the perfect time to give the gift of a favorite memory displayed in a beautiful frame. We love these modern brass floating style frames, available in 4×6, 5×7, and 6×6.

4. The Soapstone Board Collection

Our Soapstone Serving Board Collection is a beautiful gift for the entertainer! This set includes a 10×14 natural soapstone board, chalk for noting the details of you charcuterie offering and the board oil to ensure that this will be a piece that is used for years to come.

5. The Clean Up Collection

The Clean Up Collection, is a great gift for anyone on your list. This set features a bar of Fer A Cheval Genuine Marseille Soap, a pot & pan brush, and a natural olive wood soap dish.

6. Table and Kitchen Linens

Whether used everyday or on special occasions, every home should have a beautiful set of linens. Check out our selection of kitchen and table linens. Pair our linens with beautiful serving pieces to create a custom gift set.

7. Hand-crafted Wooden Serving Bowl & Serving Set

This gorgeous wooden serving bowl and serving set is hand crafted in the United States. Use to accessories your kitchen or for serving for a true farm-to-table story.

8. The Bar Collection

This collection is a bartender’s best friend including essential bar tools that will help prepare any cocktail. The Bar Collection is a classic styled set featuring wooden handled barware & glass decanter with mango wood stopper.

9. The Bath Collection

Give the gift of pampering to a deserving friend this season. Our Soothing Lavender Bath Collection features all American made products including a lavender lotion, wash and lavender vanilla candle.

10. The Kitchen Collection

Our Kitchen Collection set includes a pair of natural French linen oven mitts, a linen half apron/kitchen towel, and one of our signature T&C Mercantile amber + cardamom scented candles. Sets are packaged and wrapped beautifully in a linen bag tied with a bow and accented with dried lavender.

11. Brass & Glass Display Box

This brass & glass display box is a treasure for favorite items. Give this sweet piece to the person who loves beautiful items in their home. It adds a touch of nostalgia and a vintage feel to a bedroom, living room, kitchen, or office. Place simple décor pieces inside for a great way to display favorite jewelry pieces.

12. The Holiday Scent Collection

Celebrate the scents of the season with our own holiday scented candles paired with a beautiful vintage style glass jar of matchsticks to create a gift set sure to please. Available in Evergreen Woods and Cranberry Woods scents.

Wrapped with Care

We love gifts that are as thoughtfully packaged as they are tailored to the recipient. Each of our pre-designed gift sets are beautifully wrapped and ready to gift. We are happy to gift wrap any purchase and offer custom gift set creations, both in store and virtually.

Shop our full collection of pre-designed gift sets and gift ideas from the Mercantile. We are open 7 days a week from 10-5pm and Thursdays,10-8pm. Shop online anytime for Holiday, Gifts, Home Accessories, and more.

If you are looking to create the perfect custom gift set for that special someone, contact us at 732-345-1441 or via email at contact@tandmercantile.com and ask how we can help.

A Place for Everyone

5 easy steps to create the perfect gift for your guests that doubles as a beautiful way to assign seating at your table.

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES

STEP 1

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES

  • VASE
  • RIBBON
  • TWINE
  • GIFT TAG
  • SEASONAL SPRIGS
  • PEN/MARKER

Step 2

CREATE PERSONALIZED TAGS

We like the added personal touch of hand writing each guest’s name. Hand stamping or stenciling the names would also be a lovely option.

CREATE PERSONALIZED TAGS
FASTEN TAG TO VASE

Step 3

FASTEN TAG TO VASE

A simple household twine or string can be used to string the gift tag to the vase. We prefer to attach the card before the ribbon to create a more tidy finished look, but you could attach the tag on the ribbon if you prefer and jump right to step 5!

Step 4

TIE ON RIBBON

We chose a crimson velvet ribbon in a simple knot and left the ends long for a modern yet dramatic look.

TIE ON RIBBON
ADD GREENS

Step 5

ADD GREENS

Pop a few springs of fresh or dried greens into the vase.

*T&C favorites include eucalyptus, holly, and rosemary.

Place on your table for the perfect place seating and guest gift this season!

Shop the look!

STRING TIDY WITH SCISSORS
GREEN SPHERE CLASS VASE
HOLIDAY GIFT TAG SET

Holiday Table – Gather Beautifully

Ask any designer and we bet they would say they have a soft spot for holiday decorating. Whether you are a professional designer or just love to be surrounded by beauty, decorating for this time of year is the perfect way to catch the holiday spirit!

Once the tree is trimmed and the stockings are hung, it is time to for enjoy this magical time of year. For us, this season is best celebrated through giving and being surrounded by loved ones. One of the many ways to honor the spirit of the season are through gatherings and meals. This year’s holiday table is a modern classic, complete with rich greens, crisp linens, metals, and simple styling.

Start with a Vision

Setting a table is an important way to set the stage for the entire meal. Like in designing homes, we find that starting with a vision will help pull together the smaller details more naturally. For our fall table, we channeled earth tones and more rustic elements. When we envisioned our holiday gathering, we opted for a more polished and formal setting. We chose to stick with a traditional holiday color palette. Layers of green are offset with touches of rich crimson and a few pops of bold red. Adding elements of metal offer a welcome shine and allure to finish the look.

Ambiance is Everything

Ambiance is always important when designing a welcoming space. We wanted the table décor to be uncomplicated, yet stunningly classic. To create this look, we chose a natural garland and assorted candles. A visual display of the season’s true spirit we placed olive branches, symbolic of peace and friendship, in a simple glass vase for the centerpiece.

A mix of taper and pillar style candles adorn pewter candle sticks and fluted glass hurricanes presenting the perfect glow to the table.

The abundance of strung lights that seem to blanket everything this time of year offer a cozy luminosity. We love the idea of finding tasteful ways to incorporate this seasonal staple into the lighting for your meal. If your dining space will accommodate it, set up a tree decorated to align with the styling in your tablespace. If space is limited, consider using small planted or faux trees placed on a side table or clustered nearby.

Plan and Display Ahead

Plan your menu ahead and take time to consider how and where it will be displayed and served. Knowing how you are going to serve everything ahead of time makes for an easier execution when the time comes. This also means you can stay more present during the event, knowing that each course is ready to go.

Dessert does not have to wait until the end. Showcase sweet treats beautifully displayed, on a side table or buffet for a deliciously festive addition to the décor. Setting these goodies up early will give guests a tempting peak at what is to come.

No Detail is too Small

Unique touches like adorning the chairs are a detail that will go along way. We love using these sweet mistletoe wreaths to continue the layering of greens throughout the space.

We love adding personal touches to the table for our guests. This stunning, yet simple place setting is easy to create with just a few materials and doubles as a beautiful gift for your guest to take home. They are sure to remember your special gathering every time they use this beautiful orb style vase.

Cheers!

From our home to yours, we hope that you have a happy and healthy holiday season and wish you a Happy New Year!

Love the Look?

Shop our T&C Mercantile holiday table and décor online or visit us in our Red Bank shop. We are open from 10-5 everyday, Thursday is our late shopping night, open till 8pm.

Weekend Away – Catskills New York

The greatest thing about traveling is getting to explore the local sights, tastes, and culture of a new area. As a small business, we delight in discovering and supporting other small businesses through our travels. After a recent visit to the Catskills of New York, we are sharing some of Ginny’s favorite new finds in the area.

A note from Ginny on her weekend itinerary; “The Catskills is the perfect fall destination. I enjoyed a long weekend with friends exploring all the area has to offer. A day trip to Hudson was filled with great food and antique shopping. Our overnight stay, in Hunter, ended with a great new find, Fellow Mountainside Cafe.”

We hope these places will inspire you visit them and explore this beautiful region, should you find yourself there.

The Quiet Botanist

The Quiet Botanist is a botanical oasis, reminiscent of apothecaries, ateliers, and overgrown gardens of a bygone era. Offering seasonal teas, clean beauty products, dried botanical stems and arrangements, as well as a newly opened Facial Spa, this unique shop is a true treat to visit.

Visit The Quiet Botanist:

https://www.thequietbotanist.com/

445 – 447 Warren Street   | Hudson, NY 12534


Feast & Floret

At Feast & Floret you can enjoy modern Italian dishes that are anything but basic. Interesting culinary combinations make for delicious dining experience. We particularly love their use of wood bowls for serving dishes in, we think this would be executed beautifully in our Teak wooden bowls from T&C Mercantile. Located in a 2-story brick building that was a 19th century carriage house and blacksmith shop, Feast & Floret offers lunch and dinner meals on weekends and dinner Wednesday-Fridays. While there pick up one of their stunning floral arrangements. Makes for a perfect way to remember your meal there!

Visit Feast & Floret:

www.feastandfloret.com

13 S 3rd Street | Hudson, NY 12534


Fellow

Enjoy a bite to eat at the Fellow Mountain Café. This charming eatery located on Main Street in Hunter NY, offers breakfast and lunch daily. Delicious homemade pastry and treats are a must try!

Visit Fellow:

https://www.fellowmountaincafe.com/

7883 Main Street | Hunter, NY 12442

We hope you will draw inspiration from these beautiful finds we have shared from the Catskills of New York. We would love to hear from you if you have visited these or know of other truly inspiring small business establishments.

Gather Beautifully

Up next in our Entertaining mini-series, we are talking about the art of gathering beautifully and creating a welcoming seasonal tabletop. Whether a small gathering or a house full of family and friends, setting the stage for a memorable event often revolves around the table and a shared meal.

In true Town & Country style, we looked toward nature and classic design to create this year’s fall table. We are feeling a strong pull from nature and earthly tones, which are reflected in our design and plan for Holiday gatherings. Taking inspiration from the bounty of the season; spiced nuts, game birds, and sweet and savory dishes made of the fall harvest, all came to mind when considering this year’s entertaining.

Fall tablescape

If you are entertaining outdoors, we encourage you to bring the indoor comforts outdoors. Roll up the living room rug and grab the dining room chairs and bring them outside. If you love the look and feel of having rugs in a space, this could be the perfect chance to invest in an indoor/outdoor rug that you may use for years to come for alfresco meals and leisure spaces outdoors. Here we chose a traditional indoor tufted wool rug with warm spice tones to add an ultra cozy foundation to our table scape. An assortment of seating, like benches mixed with chairs offer a bit of eclectic charm.

We know that a centerpiece is an important part of setting a table. This year we layered brass and bronze candlesticks, both modern and vintage styles, effortlessly around the table. Adding a simple glass vessel adorned with assorted natural grasses, twigs, and pheasant feathers created a simple, yet stunning, focal point.

We continued the theme at each guest’s place setting by dressing the earthy green linens with feathers and our natural horn and leather napkin ties. We chose to stick with layers of white in the linens and dishware, this low contrast makes for a beautiful backdrop to the assortment of food that will be enjoyed! Our favorite hand-thrown pottery dishware is classic enough for everyday, but special enough for more formal settings and pairs beautifully with the crisp white linen tablecloth.

Thinking beyond the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the menu for our Fall tabletop focuses on comfort foods. Raised stands work well to elevate serving dishes, making them easier to get to for seconds!

Town & Country Fall Tabletop Menu

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Oregano Brown Butter

(We love this recipe from Half Baked Harvest)

Artisanal breads with aged flavored oils in handmade oil carafes

(local bread from Benchmark Breads and carafes from T&C Mercantile)

Hearty salad

(Kale salad from The Blonde Shallot)

Aunt Janie’s Pecan Pie

(Recipe)

Charcuterie Board

(Assorted cheese, meats, and crackers available from Sickles Market)

Arrange the board with goodies for picking on before, during, and after the meal.

Sources

Furniture, rugs, tabletop, linens, and home accessories sourced through T&C Mercantile. Shop the look now in the Mercantile or Online.

Aunt Janie’s Pecan Pie Recipe

As the chill of the season sets in, we wanted to share one of our fall favorites with you. Pecan pie is a classic dessert for holiday gatherings. Aunt Janie’s recipe has long been a favorite for our family and friends, one we hope will become yours as well!

Crust Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all -purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of water

Directions

Recipe yields (2) crusts

In large bowl mix flour and salt.  Cut in shortening with two butter knives.  In a separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar and water.  Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.  Roll out dough and fit into two 9” pie pans.

Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Karo Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (6 oz) pecans
  • 1 unbaked 9” deep dish pie crust

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

Stir the first 5 ingredients thoroughly using a spoon. Mix in pecans.

Pour into pie crust.

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes.

Store pie in refrigerator.

Tips.  Pie is done when center reaches 200 degrees.  Tap center surface of pie lightly, it should spring back when done. For easy cleanup, spray pie pan with cooking spray.  If pie crust is over-browning, cover edges with foil.

Shop the look

Our Fall Tabletop includes this white pie stand, place setting, and more tabletop pieces. All are available at T&C Mercantile online or stop by daily.

Our Mercantile Holiday Hours have begun, visit us daily 10-5 and Thursdays we are open late, until 8pm.

Designed for Entertaining

At the beginning of each project, one of the things we discuss with clients is their lifestyle and how they wish to use their new home or space. Entertaining has always played a part in that conversation, as it is an important part of the way people live and enjoy their home. Whether home entertaining is just a few times a year for holidays, or a regular occurrence, we consider these preferences when designing for a client.

Today, with people re-evaluating how they are living, we have found that home entertaining is more present and important than ever in designing and stocking our shop for beautiful living. As we lean into the holiday season, we are kicking off a mini-series of features with entertaining in mind, starting with the ever popular, Home Bar.

A home bar can be anything from a vintage rolling cart to designating an entire room in a home, it all comes down to style, budget, and space, and needs/wants. We are sharing just a few of our design studio favorites to shed a bit of inspiration for entertaining spaces.

T&C Designed for Entertaining Spaces

A Welcoming Display

#cranmoordriveproject

This wine display room, located off the foyer of our Cranmoor Drive Project, helps welcome guests to this home on the river. Although not a traditional bar, this space makes a statement and is a beautiful way to display and share a collection.

Uniquely Designed

#sunsetlaneproject

The client’s for our Sunset Lane full home project were not afraid to create spaces that were unique and reflected their passions and styles. For instance, we blended traditional elements like the decorative iron bar door mixed with more casual touches like the stained bamboo swivel stools, giving this space a vintage Polynesian feel. Blend this bar’s style with a Pina Colada and you have a space designed for entertaining!

#sunsetlaneproject

Another entertaining space in the Sunset Lane Project home is this bar and living space. Located in an open loft area on an upper level of the home, with a laid back, beach vibe that set the stage for stunning ocean views. This space was created for casual gatherings where friends and family can relax and enjoy the coastal locale.

Clean and Classic

#carriagelaneproject

Always at the ready, even a small bar can be highly functional when planned properly. This wet bar is equipped for storing and chilling all of this client’s bar needs. We love how the mirrored backsplash offers a touch of glam to this bar.

Sophisticated Styling

#shoredrive1project

Home bars are often a peak into a client’s true style and taste. Other rooms in the home may be finished more conservatively, but by nature bars are essentially designed for fun. From casual to sophisticated, like this Shore Drive 1 Project, home bars are typically a reflection of the type of entertainer the client is, from a design standpoint making them one of our favorite spaces to work on and help bring to life.

Special Features

#binghamave2project

Bars offer an opportunity to use products and materials that are a little more unique and even less practical for the sake of the design esthetic. We love mixing special materials into bar designs, like this hand hammered copper sink. Although copper does require some care, a piece like this is well worth a bit of maintenance.

Stocked for Entertaining

A bar isn’t complete without the right tools! We have rounded up some of our favorite bar items that are currently stocked in the shop.

Stylish Decanter

#buenavistabarproject

A few statement pieces on a bar goes along way like this Arte Italica Glass and Pewter decanter. This classic is beautifully crafted, making it a piece that you will love and enjoy for years to come. Also, makes a great gift for that bourbon lover in your life!

Shake It Up

Every bar needs a classic cocktail shaker, one of our favorites is this Polished Onyx shaker with wood top and matching tool set. Its a sleek update on the classic stainless steel and looks great for just about any bar style.

Cocktail Black Book

Every bartender has their specialty cocktails, but it is always good to try something new from time to time. We stock a selection of cocktail books to help you mix it up!

Get Ready to Entertain

Whether you are looking to design a new entertaining space or just finish off your existing bar we are here to help!

Complete our Contact Form to get started designing your new space. To see more of our work, visit our gallery and follow us on social media for news, project updates, and more.

Our T&C Mercantile is open daily. Stop in or shop online for help getting your home bar ready for entertaining this holiday season.