A Peek Inside the Holiday Shop

The Columbus Day weekend marks a special time at Snow’s. It’s when we start putting all the trimmings on our Holiday Shop – which is the Cape’s largest! This week, we begin constructing the holiday train table, decorating our many themed trees, and lining the shelves with the thousands (yes, we said thousands!) of ornaments we hand-select each year.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s new and festive:

boy with trains

The trains

The train layouts are a beloved tradition at Snow’s. There’s nothing better than seeing your child or grandchild’s eyes light up as they watch the trains go by.

In addition to our year-round train display, the holiday train set up gives families a chance to stop for a moment – and get a little nostalgic.

I have 5 grandsons…4 little ones. Coming to Snow’s at Christmastime is a traditions, and it’s all part of the family. –Lee Sullivan, Orleans

The trees

With more than 3,000 unique holiday ornaments to deck your halls – and trim your trees – the possibilities are almost endless. We have ornaments in just about every theme you can dog ornamentsthink of, including the seashore, music, wine, sports and pets.

Speaking of which….

There’s nothing quite like the affection we have for our dogs, and our large collection of hard cast resin ornaments represents all of our furry companions. Labs, retrievers, poodles, boxers, beagles, terriers, collies, schnauzers…you get the idea. We have a great representation of cats, horses and other wildlife, too.

willow tree starlight topperAnd for the top of your tree, our new angel tree topper from Willow Tree collectables is a lovely finishing touch. Standing 12″ high, the angel holds a delicate, glittery metal star that will catch the light and sparkle at every angle. The inside of the figure is hollow to accomodate the top branch of the tree.

We hope you’ll come see us soon, and gather a little early holiday spirit!

Fall in Love with Home

Four warm ideas for cool weather

livingroom rug#1 Add warmth underfoot.

Accent rugs are a great way to add warmth to cold stone or tiled floors, or add texture and interest to hardwood. Rugs can also help harmonize the design elements in a room – placed under a decorative table, in front of a sofa or in a hallway.

We have expanded our rug selection significantly at Snow’s — with dozens of styles, sizes, colors and materials to choose from.  From traditional striped cotton rugs to blended wool rugs in rich, seasonal colors, you are sure to find just the right rug to warm up your floors this fall. (Photo credit: Houzz)

bamboo-towels#2 Warm up your bath.

For a truly spa-like experience in your own home, consider natural bamboo bath towels. Bamboo is quite versatile, and is uniquely suited for bath towels. In our new line by Kassatex, 60% of the blend is Egyptian cotton, which offers lasting absorbency — and the other 40% is bamboo-made rayon, which makes the towels soft and smooth to the touch.

Bamboo is also a sustainable choice because it grows quickly (renews itself) and requires a minimal amount of chemicals to process. So you can have it all — towels that are eco-friendly, have excellent absorbency, come in a beautiful array of colors, and are sure to add a little extra luxury and comfort to your bath.

fall candles#3 Create a warm ambiance.

There is nothing quite like a flickering candle or two to make a room feel warm and cozy. And while these days, it seems like candles are a dime a dozen, there is a definite difference when you choose a quality brand over a generic variety from a discount store. A good candle starts with good ingredients: the wax, wick and fragrance oils.  It takes skill to make all these parts come together, which is why it really means something when a candle is said to be handcrafted.

Snow’s carries only excellent-quality candles that smell great, burn clean and last for a long time. The hardest choice will deciding on the color and fragrance! One of our fall favorites is Kringle Candle Company’s Apple Cider Donut — without overpowering, it will bring just the right amount of fall “flavor” to your home.

provencal chicken stew#4 Serve a warm and comforting meal.

Although slow cookers can be used any time of the year, the cooler months just seem to beg for comfort food that’s been simmered slowly all day long. We have several slow cookers to match your needs and your budget, many offered at Snow’s Everyday Low Price — a price so low we can’t even advertise it.  So come in and see… and in the meantime, here’s a delicious slow cooker recipe to get your mouth watering!

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Celebrating Scallops

Maybe you love to savor the delicate, sweet taste of scallops in the “traditional” way, whether they’re bacon-wrapped or seared to perfection. Or perhaps scallops captivate your other senses, as their iconic shape graces your home decor.

Either way, this weekend is all about scallops: about town and in our store. The 2014 Scallop Festival is being held in Falmouth September 19, 20 and 21, featuring the now famous fried scallop dinners (herb roasted chicken for the non-seafood fans in your group), a juried arts & craft show, great entertainment and a midway of rides and games. For more information, check out the event website.

If Bourne is too far to travel – or if you just can’t get enough scallops in your life – Snows is the place to explore all things scalloped. Most of these items are available in our online store, with an even greater selection at our Orleans retail location.

scallop trayWilton Armetale Scallop Serving Tray

The Armetale scallop series began in the 80s and the design continues to stand the test of time. Nature-inspired serving pieces work with both traditional settings and of course, any seaside environment.

Armetale is made in the USA, using a unique non-toxic aluminum-based alloy, making it ideal for cooking and entertaining. Hot foods stay hot longer, cold foods stay cold longer.  The products are extremely durable and will not rust, break, crack or chip under normal usage. Every home should have one.

scallop door knockerMichael Healy Scallop Door Knocker

Authenticity, quality craftsmanship and classic Cape Cod – right on your front door. This best-selling bay scallop door knocker is sand-cast in solid brass and designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan known for his truly unique work.

Display your love for the water, or give it to someone special as a most memorable gift. Coordinating doorbell ringer available, too. View more Michael Healy products here.

scallops cookbookScallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook

A one-of-a-kind cookbook by locals Elaine and Karin Tammi, you’ll get more than some of the best scallop recipes in New England. Interviews from Nantucket bay scallop fishermen, marine scientists, world-renowned chefs, shuckers, and sea scallopers provide an insider’s view into these fisheries.

A unique way to think about Cape Cod – day and night!

Features a real shell shade; each one is a little different – just like they are on the beach. Great gift idea, too.

scallop pillowDecorative Scallop Accent Pillow

Give your bedroom a by-the-beach feel! In addition to the pillows, Snows has lots of coordinating bedspreads, window panels and decorative accents so you can mix and match however you like. Part of the Treasures by the Sea collection.

 

 

 

Cozy Bedrooms and Stylish Baths

From classic quilts to luxury spa products and skin care, we’ve got everything you need to rejuvenate your bed, bath… and yourself!  Bonus: some of our best sellers are 15 to 20% off right now. Sale ends 9/17/14.

Bedspreads and Quilts - 15% off through 9/17

matelasse bedspreadQuilts are the finishing touch of a beautifully made bed. Snow’s has a wide assortment that will add warmth and style to your room, from bold and colorful patterns to crisp, classic white.

Cape Codders will especially love the white on white seashell bedspread, created on matelasse looms. It’s 100% cotton, made in the USA, and trimmed with a scalloped fringe – a natural fit for any decor.

Camille Beckman 20% off through 9/17

Woman-owned and family-operated, Camille Beckman has been making fine body products since 1986. Their formulas are made only from rich and wholesome ingredients, blended in small batches with hand-crafted techniques.

secret seaSnow’s carries a wide variety of Camille Beckman products, including the acclaimed Glycerine Hand Therapy. This product has consistently been ranked one of the best selling personal care products on the market and will leave your hands feeling like never before!

All of the Camille Beckman collections are as beautiful to look at as they are good for your skin. Maybe you’ll even choose a set to coordinate with your bathroom decor – like the toasty caramel colors in the Tuscan Honey line, or the ocean blues in the Secret Sea products.

Bath Accessories  - 20% off all bath accessories, through 9/17

beach-style-bath-and-spa-accessories

Whether you love subtle accents or coastal-inspired whimsy, the selection of bath accessories has you covered.

Here are some of our favorite collections:

  • Kassatex “Mare Shells” porcelain bath accessories, featuring a beautiful pearlized shell on a tranquil blue background.
  • Cute-as-a-button small resin animals from Creative Co-op, including a mini snail, frog and turtle. These tiny creatures would just love avanti life preserversto perch on a sink counter or bathroom windowsill.
  • Anchors & life preservers line from Avanti, withoordinating wastebasket, shower curtain, towels, soap and toothbrush holder. If you love nautical, you can say: “Nailed it!!”

 

Fresh Fall Home Decor

There’s nothing like a fresh start to fall, with crisp home decor to match. Here are some of our latest new products to inspire you.

downton pillowDECORATIVE PILLOWS

Talk about selection! Snow’s Orleans store has so many designs, it would be impossible to mention them all.  But some of our customers’ favorites include:

  • Downton Abbey Life Collection (especially the ones adorned with quotes the Countess of Grantham has made famous!)
  • mary-lake-thompson-pillowStriking cobalt blue throw pillows with whimsical labels: “cape,” “cottage”, “beach” and “house.” Hey…that just made a phrase – guess you’ll need all 4 :-)
  • Jute designs by Primitives by Kathy, with just the right sentiments, like “This is my happy place.”
  • Mary Lake Thompson’s blue bird cotton pillow – made in America and filled with a luxurious feather/down blend.

LOCAL ART

summer colors by joe gallantSnow’s has also expanded the selection of wall art, including some real gems by local artists. Joe Gallant is a full-time coastal artist who works primarily in oils and watercolors, creating a glow in his paintings that admirers will recognize from across a room. He defines his style as “impressionistic-realistic of America’s coastal beauty.”

Several of Gallant’s designs are available at Snow’s, already matted, framed and ready to hang. Note cards and greeting cards are also available, including some charming coastal designs for Christmas. And yes, that means the Christmas cards are already in stock!

CANDLES AND DIFFUSERS

paddywax diffuser

Like our selection of decorative pillows, our scented candle selection is pretty big, too. In addition to high quality candle collections from Roots, Kringle Candle Co., Colonial Candle and the very cool Ribbonwick/Woodwick line, we have a new assortment of scented diffusers we think you’ll love.

Our new Paddywax environmentally-friendly line includes diffusers paired with downright delicious fragrances, like Verbena + Lemongrass, Fresh Fig + Cardamom, Mandarin + Lavender and Rosemary + Citrus. The oils are hand-poured in a 4 oz. up-cycled glass vessel, which “matches” it’s scent.

What’s New: SALE on Cushions, Rugs & Kites!

navy sunbrella cushionsOutdoor Furniture Cushions: Sunbrella and more

When people say “outdoor cushions,” they often mean Sunbrella. For more than 50 years, Sunbrella has made incredibly resilient products — their fabric comes with a five-year fade-resistance warranty and is 100% recyclable. But as practical as they may be, vibrant designer colors are Sunbrella’s signature.

Now through August 13, 2014: 20% off all OUTDOOR FURNITURE CUSHIONS (in-stock items only). Available at Snow’s in Orleans.

 

chandler rugHome Accent Rugs: Chandler 4 Corners and more

Chandler 4 Corners’ distinctive rugs, decorative pillows and home accents embrace the appeal of heartfelt moments, sparked in an instant by an image or a design. These are the kind of statement pieces for your home that will conjure up old memories, and sometimes help you create new ones.

The collection of hooked wool rugs at Snow’s glow with color, are durable, easy to care for and add elegance (or whimsy!) wherever you need it. You’ll find all the classic Cape Cod designs, inspired by both the land and the sea.

Now through August 13, 2014: 20% off selected RUGS

 

dragon-3D-kite-1Summer Toys: Cool Kites and more

Looking for a great way to celebrate a windy weekend on the Cape? Whether it’s summer, spring or fall (maybe even during the winter for you brave ones), flying a kite is a sure way to have fun.

And with one of the colorful, modern kites now in stock at Snow’s in Orleans (like this vivid 3-D dragon), you’ll be the coolest parent or grandparent on the block… all while showing your young ones some good old fashioned fun.

Now through August 13, 2014: 15% off SUMMER TOYS

 

What’s New: SALE on Summer Jewelry & Fashion Accessories

scout bagSCOUT Bags, Totes, Wallets and Coolers

25% off though August 6, 2014

Bright, fun, functional… it’s summer in a bag!

It’s best to start from the beginning when telling the story of the SCOUT brand. Back in the early 2000’s, when co-founder and creative director Deb Johns was on a trip for an international color and trend board, a chic plaid carryall caught her eye in the window of the Helmut Lang store in Milan. Deb instantly recalled how well she had sold a similar looking bag at a much more affordable price during a recent running of her pop-up shop, Fifi. The first SCOUT bag was made from Deb’s realization that women and families around the world wanted a tote bag that perfectly blended fashion and function; and, if it came at a better price than its high-fashion counterpart, the bag would likely sell out.

Get these while their hot: SCOUT was just featured been featured on Oprah’s “O List” this year. This is a new line for us with under-retail pricing, so getting them on sale is a real treat!

 

wallarooWallaroo Hats

25% off though August 6, 2014

A sunscreen with SPF 50 states that it will protect the skin against 50 times the exposure of UV rays than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen at all. So how great is it to get all that in a great-looking HAT?

Wallaroo’s hat collection (Snow’s has most of them!) includes solid, brightly colored fabrics, as well as tropical prints and neutrals. Canvas, loose weave, microfiber, cotton twill, poly-braid, and polystraw make the Wallaroo Hat Collection washable, crushable and versatile for everyday work or play. Each Wallaroo hat has been designed with an internal or external drawstring to make it one-size fits most.

delmundo jewelryDelMundo Jewelry

20% off though August 6, 2014

A brand new line for a brand new you … on sale!

Snow’s now carries handcrafted jewelry from DelMundo, featuring whimsical sea glass earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Gorgeous!

 

What’s New: Mermaid Decor, Artisan Jewelry & Fish Pops!

mermaid art

Mermaid Home Accents

What says “coastal living” like a few mermaids swimming around your home?

You’ll love our new sea-inspired decorative accents, including this “Siren of the Sea” graphic art on canvas, or a delightful pair of mermaid book ends.Resin Mermaid Bookends

We also have a large collection of coordinating lamps, rugs, shelves, decorative pillows and side tables. So why not “go coastal?” One of these ladies of the sea is just waiting for an invitation to your Cape Cod home.

 

fibrations necklaceFibrations Jewelry

These unique necklaces make a strong statement indeed, but they are feather-light! You can dress them up, you can dress them down. Layer a couple together to create even more texture and interest. And guess what? This natural fiber jewelry is handmade in the USA by crafty stay-at-home Moms!

We now have matching earrings to go with our great selection of Fibrations necklaces, too. Makes a great gift.

 

Zoku “Fish” Pops

fish pops

This is just about as fun as dessert gets. These silicone fish pop molds from Zoku make adorable sea creature treats: a shark, clownfish, octopus, whale, pufferfish and a  scuba diver. The popsicle sticks even stay true to theme: handles are shaped like tails and tentacles, and have amusing “skeletons” that are revealed as the pops are eaten.

Pops are easy to remove from the molds by simply pulling on the sticks, no rinsing required. Easy to make, easy to clean… lots of fun!

 

 

What’s New: Unique Candles, Summer Unbreakables

Virginia Candles

Ribbonwick candle

25% off though July 23, 2014

The Virginia Candle Company (made in the USA) makes candles with premium wax blends and carefully formulated fragrances ensure consistent smells and one of the longest burn times in the industry. Virginia Candle is also a leading pioneer in the development and use of the finest renewable natural and organic resources. Their truly unique candle collections include  ”Woodwick” – candles with organic wooden wicks that create the sound of a crackling fire – and “Ribbonwick” – candles with ribbon wicks that create an almost hypnotic effect with the flame.


Keller Charles Summer Acrylics

keller charles beach-theme

20% off through July 23, 2014

Keller Charles plastic melamine dishes are just what you need for summer picnics and easy entertaining. The beachy designs on the summer collection of trays, platters and other pieces are always in style, adding add color to your table decor. Unbreakable and dishwasher-safe. Great looking. Totally practical and fun.

Caskata Studio Melamine and Paper Products

20% off though July 23, 2014

blue octo plates

We love this new collection of modern – yet classically coastal – unbreakable tableware and paper goods from Caskata Studio. Red lobsters… blue octopus (or is it octopi?)… maybe you need some of each.

lobster plate

Made in the USA, the dishes and serving platters are 100% pure melamine, perfect for outdoor dining. Shatter proof, food and dishwasher safe. In addition to the salad plates, try some of the matching accessories to complete the look, including paper napkins and more.

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