The glorious month of October has arrived, and along with it comes pumpkins, autumn leaves, warm spiced cider and the Virginia landscape at its finest.
Our newsletter is filled with great products for autumn, including bakeware, books, and delicious foods. We welcome the return of The Entertaining Tales®, our series of delightful and humourous stories about entertaining. We've included a recipe for Applesauce Bread that is divine, and another installment of "Our Favorites," this month featuring bakeware.
Lots to enjoy in this issue!
Shown above: New Williamsburg dinnerware from Caskata. The Chinoiserie Toile canape plates with the elegant peacocks are $17 each, or a set of 4 for $65. The Dinner Plate, $42 and Salad Plate, $30, are in Blue Marble, also from the Williamsburg Collection.

Pumpkin Necklace

This delightful pumpkin necklace will be the perfect acessory for your autumn wardrobe, all the way through Thanksgiving! Pewter with a 24" stainless steel chain. Handcrafted in North Carolina. $20
CLICK HERE TO BUY

Pumpkin Picture

Add a touch of autumn to your foyer, kitchen, or living area! This artwork is beautifully printed and gallery-wrapped over a solid knotty alder frame. By artist Darren Gygi. Made in the USA. 9 x 9, $32.CLICK HERE TO BUY

Classic Cheddar
Cheese Straws


These savory snacks are baked with premium extra-sharp aged cheddar cheese, creamy butter, finely milled wheat flour and a hint of Habanero chili powder. Perfect to serve with soup, salads, and wines, or present as a hostess gift. $6 each

Pumpkin Spice
Shortbread Cookies


The one-of-a-kind flavor of freshly made pumpkin pie is baked into every one of these delicious shortbread cookies, and a dusting of powdered sugar is added to make them perfect! Wonderful for autumn get-togethers or as a gift. $6 each

Pumpkin Spice
Moravian Cookies


These delicious cookies are baked with care using only the finest ingredients to evoke vivid flavors. Absolutely perfect on an autumn afternoon served with warmed spiced cider. $9 each.

Mulling Spices

A perennial customer favorite, these mulling spices will fill your home with the delicious fragrance of autumn and create a spiced apple cider that will be the hit of the party! Recipes on the package. $4.

Household Tips
from Peaches®


Peaches is back with Household Tips! Peaches is Tabby's granddaughter in our original series of stories, The Entertaining Tales®. In this month's column, Peaches offers advice on properly storing baking supplies, such as flour, baking soda, etc. CLICK HERE TO READ HOUSEHOLD TIPS FROM PEACHES

October Recipe:
Autumn Applesauce Bread


Peaches has shared a delicious recipe for Autumn Applesauce Bread! Perfect for autumn breakfasts, afternoon snacks, or when friends come over. Baking this will make your kitchen smell wonderful! This recipe will become a family favorite! CLICK HERE FOR THE AUTUMN APPLESAUCE BREAD RECIPE

Our Favorites:
Bakeware


We thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite bakeware & serveware pieces! We have created a page on our website for this, and the ladies here at the store have shared a favorite piece of bakeware. We hope these will give you some ideas for your own baking. As always, stop in or call any time and we will gladly help you select the right bakeware pieces for your recipes. CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FAVORITES!

The Entertaining Tales®
of Tabby, Prissy & Peaches


Your favorite felines have returned in our original and humorous tales of entertaining escapades! Grandmother Tabby, her granddaughters Prissy and Peaches, and all of their animal friends are always having fun. In this episode, Prissy's friend Polly Poodle decides to hold a last-minute autumn party. Click on the link to read the background about the lead characters, and enjoy the story! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTERTAINING TALES®

Copper Clay
Large Loaf Pan


This beautiful pottery bakeware piece is handmade in Bedford, Virginia by Emerson Creek Pottery. Rustic in color and shape, the warm copper glow blends right in with today's kitchens. This durable pottery is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. 9" x 5."CLICK HERE TO BUY

Toulouse
6.75" French Baker


This exceptional white French porcelain baking dish was designed for professional cooks. The simple beauty of this piece allows it to easily transition to your table. 6.75" Square, this little baker is perfect for individual dishes or as a serving piece. Made in France.CLICK HERE TO BUY

Bistro Linen
Small Oval Baker


Use this oval baker for small casseroles, one or two chicken breasts, or a crisp green salad. You will find yourself reaching for this versatile piece again and again. Made of fine Portuguese stoneware. Freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. 10" x 7" x 2". CLICK HERE TO BUY

Pewter Stoneware
Shallow Oval Baker


The beautiful pewter-look stoneware baker is both functional and beautiful! The long, shallow shape lends itself to perfect baking for your vegetables and casseroles, and it will be an eye-catching centerpiece on your table. Ceramic Stoneware. Oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. 12.5" x 6.5". CLICK HERE TO BUY

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 CLICK HERE TO BUY

Muffin Magic

This cookbook elevates the humble muffin to a new gourmet status. Packed with baking tips, captivating new recipes, crazy decorating ideas and no-nonsense advice, this lively book provides ideas for sweet and savory, children's and adult's, and seasonal and special occasion muffins (including the perfect-for-autumn Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Butter!). This hardback book features beautiful color pictures and easy-to-follow directions. Delicious! $15.95 CLICK HERE TO BUY

Great Balls of Cheese

This book moves cheese balls into the gourmet zone! Recipes include: Triple Chocolate, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato, Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake, Cranberry-Cheddar and more! There are cheessballs for holidays, special occasions, and even a Nacho Cat Cheeseball. Wow your guests at your next party with one of these recipes. $16.99. CLICK HERE TO BUY

Eat & Explore
North Carolina


Explore the distinct flavor of North Carolina and discover the state's remarkable destinations, all within the pages of this unique cookbook. Enjoy preparing regional recipes, and when dinner is done choose an event or destination and everything you need to know is provided so you can plan your trip. Lots of fun! $18.95 CLICK HERE TO BUY

SIMON PEARCE
Hartland Dinnerware Promotion
October 1 - October 31


•Purchase five 4-Piece Place Settings of Hartland Dinnerware,
receive the 6th place setting for free!
• All items must be purchased at the same time
• In stock or special order
• 4-Piece Place Setting with Cereal Bowl, $130
• 4-Piece Place Setting with Pasta Bowl, $132
• Visit the store or call us for details!

SIMON PEARCE
Complimentary Engraving Event
October 8 - October 14


• Complimentary engraving of a Single Initial, Monogram, or Numeric Date
• Sandblast engraving
• Visit the store or call us for details!

SIMON PEARCE
Barware + Stemware Promotion
extended through October 31!


Purchase 6 or more of a Simon Pearce stemware or barware item and receive 10% off! All items must be purchased at the same time. In stock or special order.

36th Annual Olde Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk
Friday, October 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Tours for this spook-tacular Ghost Walk start at the Trinity Church Graveyard.
Tickets are $12 each and are available here at the store.

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