Summer is still officially over a week away, but here in Virginia we start living the summer life by Memorial Day weekend (or earlier, weather permitting!). Outdoor entertaining, gardening, outdoor activities... any way we can find to enjoy the splendor and beauty of Virginia in it's full glory of blooms and greenery. We have some great summer gift and entertaining items to share with you, along with information about four upcoming events. Stop by and see us and we will help you select gifts and embellish your summer entertaining. You can also click on the links below to see our latest pictures from Around The Store and results of the Summer Place Setting Contest.
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE YOUR PICKS FOR THE BEST SUMMER PLACE SETTINGS

Eat & Explore Virginia

This unique cookbook allows you to enjoy favorite recipes from the kitchens of hometown cooks across the state, and explore Virginia's favorite events and destinations, profiled with everything you need to know to plan your trip. Filled with color pictures of the delicious foods and Virginia sites, you'll want to try out the new recipes then hop in your car for a new adventure in our beautiful state. This book is a must-have! $18.95

Party Cracker Seasoning

Turn plain saltine crackers into a party sensation with this mix that has become a customer favorite! No bake, simple to make... and everyone will be asking for your recipe! Simply combine mix with canola oil and crackers in a plastic bag. Available in Original Flavor, Original Flavor-Low Salt, Garden Dill, and Sweet Bar-B-Q for $6.95 (all make four sleeves of crackers), and Cinnamon Sweet for $4.95 (makes two sleeves of crackers).

Summer Cocktails

Summer Cocktails features more than 100 seasonal recipes for punches and pitchers, frosty drinks, classics and more. Include ingredients straight from your garden and make great beverages like Strawberry-Rosemary Shrub, Rhubarb Shrub, and Tomatillo and Coriander Tequila. Pair the beverages with recipes for savory snacks to match your cool drinks. Cheers! $22.95

Blue Bird & Floral Tray

Whether you are enjoying a summer evening on the deck or porch, relaxing poolside, or reading in your sunroom, a beautiful tray will complete the picture of traditional southern living. Use a tray to serve drinks and snacks to your guests, to add syle and design to a beverage serving area, or to carry your own refreshments and snacks as you enjoy some summer reading. Blue Bird and Floral Tray, 16.5" x 12.5", $40.

Hand Care for Gardeners

Treat your hands this summer! The Hand Scrub provides moisturizing lather with apricot seeds for gentle exfoliating. Use daily and enjoy the invigorating scent of rosemary and peppermint. Gardener's Hand Scrub, 16.9 oz., $10.50. Apply the Barrier Cream before gardening to protect your skin, or after to soothe and rehydrate. Leaves skin silky smooth with a refreshing rosemary and peppermint fragrance. Gardener's Barrier Cream, 16.9 oz., $11.50.

Stylish Bronze Serveware

New from Julia Knight: Stunningly beautiful Bronze pieces in the organically-shaped Eclipse collection. The warm Bronze finish is the epitome of modern artistry, and will beautifully highlight your food on any table from casual to formal. No two pieces are alike! Also availble in Steel Blue. Shown: Bronze 15" Platter, $135; Bronze 13" Bowl, $135; 6" Square Tray, $40; 9" Square Tray, $85; 12" Square Tray, $145; 14" Tray, $75; 4" Bowl, $30' and 6" Bowl, $50.

First Day of Summer
Wed., June 21, 10am-5pm


Join us as we celebrate the first day of the season!
• Receive a complimentary summer gift with your in-store purchase.
•Enter drawings for a $25 and $50 gift certificate. You will receive one entry slip with your in-store purchase.
(Shells Artwork © CanStock Photo Inc. / Elenita)

National Pineapple Day
Tues., June 27 10am-5pm


We can't let a wonderful day like National Pineapple Day go by without celebrating! The pineapple has long been considered a symbol of hospitality, and it's a lovely part of our logo! For this one day only, everything in the store that has a pineapple on it is 20% off!

Annual Summer Sale
July 22-July 29


Mark your calendars now for our Annual Summer Sale which runs from Saturday, July 22 through Saturday, July 29. Selected merchandise will be reduced to make room for new autumn merchandise. You never know what you will find!

July Christmas Dinnerware Event
This is a great opportunity to shop early for Christmas! During the entire month of July, purchase dinnerware, serveware, or accessories in any of seven Christmas dinnerware collections, and receive a store gift certificate you can use in October, November, or December.
Spend $75, Receive a $15 Gift Certificate
Spend $150, Receive a $30 Gift Certificate
Spend $300, Receive a $60 Gift Certificate

18TH CENTURY MERCHANT
GIFTS • TABLEWARE • WEDDING REGISTRY • SEASONAL DECOR
3591 Forest Haven Lane, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
(757) 483-6171 or (800) 662-6171
Open: Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sunday

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