[in the kitchen with Tracery] grilled cheese

Hi, Paige here!  We are going to start including some food post with our design posts.  We love to create the rooms where you make and enjoy your dinner so we want to share with you some of our favorite recipes with you. 

I love to cook, but  I am not a chef.  I am a good cook.  I learned to cook with my mom and my grandmother.  The memories of learning to cook are dear to me and now I am teaching my daughter.  My first post is simple.  You don’t even have to know how to cook! 

Grilled cheese, it may sound simple but it doesn’t have to be boring.  First select great bread; in the above photo, I used Sourdough.  I also use rye, whole wheat, etc.  Then comes the cheese.  Try different cheeses and see what your family thinks!  I used a mozzarella, mixed with a little parmesan, and goat cheese.  Yum!  And of course I sliced the fresh Florida strawberries that I just picked up at the market.  And I like to always use one of my vintage plates and a fabric napkin, even for just a weekday lunch.  Try it… make your grilled cheese different!

thinking outside of the box

The passing of Spring Break has left an exciting energy behind here in Rosemary Beach and we took full charge of it to get the Shop back in order. Sometimes we just have to dig in and take a full day to put it all back together like a giant puzzle. This always involves a little ‘thinking outside of the box’ because we love to keep you all on your toes. Lots of thinking & lots of boxes!

The best way to add character to a grouping is to incorporate vintage finds. This bright yellow box has a million possibilities. It’s charming here combined  with the old tool box & rusty tackle box. It could be even more charming as a small toy box. And imagine the possibilities if it had a table base! [vintage yellow box $89, rusty tackle box $35, metal tool box $79]


This vintage box hails from Birmingham’s The Lamsons & Sessions Co. and is oozing with charm. It would make a great planter indoors or out. It could be filled with fire wood by the hearth or magazines by a sofa. We love the idea of using it as a safe place to show off all of the ocean’s treasures we have in stock. [vintage Lamson & Sessions Co. Box $98]

A pair of boxes were the perfect touch to this dining center piece. Roast Beef….its what’s for dinner! This small box would be a great way to keep cook books in one place or to store countertop produce. The larger box below would also make a great planter or catch-all. [roast beef vintage box $39, Product of Netherlands vintage box $75]

Lets be honest-sometimes in life things don’t always work 100% the way we plan them to. Sometimes we just need a little boost here or a few more inches there. Vintage wooden box to the rescue!

What would YOU do with our vintage wood boxes?