This mild Spring in the Pacific Northwest has us already enjoying all the foods we love from the garden and the sea. Salmon is a staple here because we have easy access to fresh, wild-caught varietals for many months of the year. Although there are endless ways to prepare this fish, we like a simple recipe so it enhances rather than masks the delicious fresh flavors. This salmon recipe is just 3 ingredients (and salt & pepper).
Here's what you'll need:
Here's what to do:
Use your own estimated quantities based on how big a piece of fish you're cooking.
Serving Your Delicious Salmon
We love to choose other things that are fresh and simple—especially in this optimal harvest season, let the the natural flavors of good food shine through! We made a simple wild greens salad with heirloom tomatoes and good olive oil. Local crusty bread with butter. Our sweet potatoes fries recipe is below = bonus*.
Remember to treat any meal as special and use your beautiful dishes - our glass serverware and dinnerware are all hand-washable and meant to be enjoyed!
*Salad in Slash Bubble Bowl
*Bread served on Glass Plate
*Salmon & fries served on Glass Rectangular Zig Zag platter
Sweet Potato Fries
Pamper her with a beautiful custom vanity tray.
At the studio, we love thinking up new ways to use our products and this Mother's Day gift idea is one of our favorites! We believe Moms should be celebrated all year long and happily, there's one special day focusing on the wonderful woman who makes the world go 'round.
Busy moms have little time to pamper themselves. We've created our vanity tray, with several pieces from our collection, to add a touch of luxury to her dressing table's tools, perfumes, and products—to add elegance to the (hopefully) quiet moments of self-care, and to inspire thoughtful gift-giving for the moms in your life.
The Vanity Tray Deconstructed
You can mix up any patterns & designs you like—some may go for a uniform look of all gold, e.g., but mixing metal colors is popular too! Start with a tray to hold your pieces - we love our glass serving tray, shown here in 16-inch Zig Zag Gold.
Next we start to build the various pieces to hold a vanity's essentials. Our Glass Vases start in sizes as small as 3 inches in rectangle, square and heart shapes and your choice of pattern and color. Shown here holding cotton balls is our 6-inch glass rectangular vase in Slash pattern, Gold color.
To hold makeup brushes we chose the NEW 4-inch Glass Rectangular Vase, shown here in Slash pattern, Checker color.
To hold Q-tips, we chose our Glass Mini Vase, shown here in Wabi Sabi pattern, Gold color.
Lastly, we added this sweet square Glass Soap Dish with Shea Butter Aromatherapy soap and coordinating organdy ribbon included. Shown here in Stripe pattern, Gold color.
As always, we are here at the Studio for any design and gift consultation. Be sure to place your orders in plenty of time because every single piece is hand-gilded to order. Good luck in choosing your perfect Mother's Day gift!
Wedding Season is approaching and we are so busy at the studio hand-gilding beautiful pieces for our-brides-to-be. We're often asked "what are your top sellers?" for this important gift-giving occasion. We curated a guide which includes our most popular items for registries, bridal party favors and wedding gifts.
The Champagne Flute in Gold is hands-down our biggest seller. It's elegant, classic and gold is hotter than ever in styling. Shown here on our 16" Zig Zag tray. Tamara hand-gilds every stem and we demonstrate the careful process below - hover over the photo to read each step.
Bridal Party Favors
These sweet mini vases are so popular for both party and bridal shower favors and come with their own gift bag (the vases can be filled with candy). Shown here in patterns Wabi Sabi, Slash and Zig Zag, all in Gold.
Some guests don't want to choose their gift from the wedding registry but want to give something unique and special. The Glass Candlesticks are so popular because they are artful, elegant and fall right in that wedding gift price-point. Shown here in Wabi Sabi pattern in Gold.
Decorative Glass Bowls are another great wedding gift idea because they serve as a beautiful stand-alone home accent piece but can also be used in home entertaining - everything is hand washable! Shown here is our Bubble Glass Bowl in a Solid Starburst pattern/color and our Glass Pedestal Bowl in a Solid Sunset pattern/color.
Our third top-selling wedding gift is a Decorative Art Glass Vase, shown here in Roadz pattern in color Starburst. There are so many sizes and design choices for this, leaning both classic and contemporary, depending on your couple's home style.
We hope this guide was helpful when selecting your custom-designed, hand-gilded Tamara Childs' piece. Since every piece is designed to order, please allow plenty of time for our studio to create your special gift. Please feel free to contact us for consultation on items and their design for the happy couple!