Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Thankful Celebration

Getting in the mood for Thanksgiving always sparks my love of entertaining and ritual! To set the mood of the season I like to carry the feeling throughout our home. I look to the colors of the season and nature. I pick and cut branches, bittersweet, magnolia leaves to start the process of dressing the home. Each room will have a splash of branches, flowers and candles to set the scene.I am currently obsessed with Green Moss candles from Izola, they have a beautiful rich, but subtle scent of a dewy forest. They are especially nice as to not compete with the amazing aromas of your Thanksgiving dinner! 

The simplicity of a very long dramatic magnolia runner peppered with lots of scent free candles and beautiful persimmons will set the stage on our table this year. I like to keep the centerpieces low with intriguing touches so you are not blocking the view of your dear ones across from you. Next the the sideboard will be prepared for a massive display of vintage wooden cutting boards filled and stacked with cheeses and fruits and dips. I love the creative ways you can use the varying heights and textures to display the cheese, fruit and all forms of crackers, flatbreads and breadsticks. Make sure to have gluten-free options for your guests! Set up more than one appetizer area so your crowd can mingle. My current obsessions include little jars of homemade pimento cheese topped with bacon marmalade, boiled peanut hummus, Sunburst Farm Trout spread and pickled shrimp!

Of all of the thousands of fun ideas and interesting ways to set your table, provide cute stations for drinks and little recipes to "make their own", make sure you have entertaining options for the kids, a decadent bottle of Champagne to share and toast to the health of your nearest and dearest....the single best piece of advice is to truly enjoy your guests. Prepare a much as you can in advance, make lists and check off the details so that when your guests arrive you are happy and ready to mingle with family and friends...a frantic hostess is no fun!

Visit Lost & Foundry for goodies to make your celebration special! 

Visit my Pinterest board for fun ideas to create your Thanksgiving soiree!

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Susan Chancey

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grand Opening Day October 4th

Normally I would go with a nice angle shot or two.... But, here are my goodies! So, you kids in town come on down! Go to for directions to the new store.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Painted + Happy Dance!

Well it's painted and my happy dance has begun! Time to move in the pretty stuff. Get ready y'all there are some fun goodies!

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Website

Lost & Foundry's website is up and ready to start adding all of the new merchandise that we will be offering. A special thanks to Jane Dagmi for sharing some of her amazing photos and to Heather Hayes who made my logo so special to me and to my incredible husband for helping me every step of the way!  Go check it out and come back soon as the goodies come in they will begin to show up in our shop the collection.

Picking out Paint

Lost & Foundry's new space opens October 1st and we have just gotten clearance to paint and bring on the pretties! I love the process of color picking. At all times I have a couple of items that are I'm heavy rotation in my life. Necklaces, ribbons, a shred of fabric, a feather,pieces of leather each of which play into what inspires my color choices.  Looking forward to putting it all together!

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Sneak Peek

So, many changes in the last several months have led me to a very exciting opportunity! After 4 years of having a retail space that was an add on to my career I am taking the plunge into a fantastic and much larger space with an amazing and creative group. Stay tuned this is just the very tip of the spoils. We are right off the main drag to The Biltmore and will open October 1st! More news soon....have to go buy goodies and arrange things in my dreams!
Our big blank slate...lots of transformation before we open ya'll!

Friday, May 18, 2012

So excited to have a great web article about my color obsession! Follow this link and I have added some pics as well!