Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas is almost here

Santa and Blanche are having too much funMay was trying to decorate the tree, as usual she got a little tipsy
Hudson is having a great time with some many people and so many smells

OK, Christmas is almost here. Hudson is all excited.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hudson, A celebrity?

Hudson, the ever so popular mascot at Avant Garden and Home is about to be on Animal Planet. One of those right place/right time things. The Crew was filming an episode of "Big Dogs Little Dogs" for Dogs101.They were shooting a segment with Mayor Sue McCloud and Robbie, Her Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Hudson mustered all his star power and went out to pose irresistibly for the cameras. We are not sure when it will be airing. Keep watching the blog. Hudson promises this won't go to his head. The picture below is his "uninflated ego.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We just got back from yet another gift show.
We discovered a new furniture maker,
no, more of an artist from SantaFe, N.M.
Asymmetrical iron legs support
two pieces of inch thick hand-made glass.
The matching mirror highlights it's beauty.
We should have his work up in the store tomorrow.
Here is a little sneak preview;

Saturday, July 17, 2010

May celebrates Bach

Carmel's Bach festival starts today. The full schedule is on our Web-site calendar
In celebration, May has shed her itsy-bitsy-yellow-polka-dot bikini and picked up the Cello. It's Yo-Yo-GrandMa. Our front window always creates interest and laughs.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Well I guess it's time to catch up to the 90s no 2000s. What would you call it anyway?
Regardless, Our sister-in-law, Shelly, made a slide show of our Carmel-by-the-Sea store.
View away! Avant Garden & Home

Monday, July 5, 2010

Always look on the bright side of life

Our new store in down town Carmel-by-the-Sea is creating quite the buzz. all of our pieces, especially, Our lamps are getting so much attention. We have some wonderful new designs and have gotten back a few we have sold out. Each lamp is a work of art in it's own right. The latest edition of Artworks magazine is featuring a beautiful ad on "the Alexandria lamp".
I have put in a few pictures of Avant Garden and Home's lamps. They will definitely brighten any room.
Don't forget to go to our facebook page or submit your email. You could be Hudson's pick for our monthly gift certificate.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Howling out some good news!!

Each month Hudson picks a winner from our email list or facebook fans to get a fifty dollar gift certificate to Avant Garden and Home.
This month's lucky person is Lisa Ann T....... of Carmel!
email us our log in as a fan and add your name to the list.
You never know, Hudson could pick you next!

June at Avant Garden and Home

We have moved on past the US Open and brought in some new items. A recent high end craft show in 112 degree Las Vegas yielded some interesting new character and characters. Blanche is the Buxom southern Belle gracing the rear of the store. We brought her back with many chuckles along the way. Remember, What happens in Las Vegas...
Painted cedar fence panels and some surprising new ceramics fill in the Mix.
Hudson is beaming. besides being his birthday July 3rd, He also got our new amazing Grandfather clock named after him. The clock is so typical of their designs. (even though it's anything but typical) Sweeping lines and industrial looking coils ad an interesting twist to a Victorian feel. May is "gracing" the front window in her beach mode. There's always something odd about a mannequin of a 80 year old woman fondling an itsy-bitsy-yellow-polka-dot bikini. OK, you can stop singing now. making a long story short, Come on in. See You soon, Jeffrey

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Grand Opening coming up.

If You know the store, you know our parties are always a good time.
We will be celebrating our new Carmel-by-the-Sea location;
Wednesday May 26th (My birthday too). 4-7:00
Please come on by,

We finally did it. We have been hoping for one particular location in Carmel-by-the-Sea for years,
We have missed it twice, but perseverance pays! Avant Garden and Home has a new Home.
We are now at San Carlos and Seventh. Weeks of Painting, redesign and rearranging really paid off. Soaring two story ceilings arched windows and great hardwood floors really enhance the whole feel of the new store. As always, the only way to really know Us is to experience Us.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Spring Cleanup Sale.

February 13th -20th We will be having our Spring cleaning sale. all of the store will be discounted up to 30%. We will also be hosting a ribbon cutting to celibrate our seventh anniversary.

Home Accents Today article

We just got an article out in a national trade magazine. Take a read, it profiles us well.