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five ways to use our set of three glass jars
Are you in need of a versatile vessel that you can use year-round? Our set of three glass canisters are a stylish way to store all kinds of treats and trinkets. An everyday essential, the sleek metal lids make this set of three jars perfect for a busy kitchen. These canisters can be used for so many other things, as well. Here are five ways to use these versatile jars!
How to make a charcuterie board
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now and we have hope on the bandwagon. I mean who doesn’t love a good cheese board, right? Perfect for holidays, girls' night in, or everyday entertaining, charcuterie boards are a fun, versatile, AND delicious addition to any gathering! But have you ever wondered how to put one together, or what to even put on one? It’s actually quite easy!
Autumn Collection 2021
As the summer heat begins to fade and cooler weather rolls in, it’s time to trade in lightweight textiles and sunny, bright colors. Let At West End help you ease into the falling leaves and the crisp temperatures. Well... unless you are in Mississippi like we are. There will be no “easing” into colder weather anytime soon. But no matter your style (or location) there are simple ways to help welcome the cooler weather into our homes... and we have just the right products to do so!
A fairytale from at west end
Once upon a time, there was a whimsical collection of charming decor awaiting a magical adventure. Amongst this collection, was a royal frog family, a wise windblown sun, a dynamic mushroom duo, and five little bird friends.
Giftables for small spaces
Downsizing or living a more minimalist lifestyle is so on-trend these days. That being said, odds are you will encounter that challenging moment of having to buy that special someone, with a small space, a gift. Whether you’re gifting a housewarming present for that relative with a studio apartment, purchasing a present for a friend living life out of a van, or buying a “just because” gift for your niece that is attending her first year of college in a dorm, the present should always be well-thought-out and at best useful... Everyone loves getting presents, but small space dwellers don’t have a lot of room for extra stuff. Unless they ask for something specific, you should always keep these three things in mind. Size, function, and purpose. If the gift doesn’t fall into at least one of these categories it may not be for them. To help you with this difficult task, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas and products for your loved one with a petite abode.
Coastal but make it simple
When you think of coastal décor, what do you picture? Is it anchors, seashells, aquatic animals, and blue and white everything? Well, we totally understand where you’re coming from because that is exactly what we think of too. But, did you know that most people get coastal and nautical style confused? While there are still very similar elements between the two, coastal style décor reflects breezy, beach-like feels. It embodies the atmosphere of a beautiful seaside retreat by using cool colors and natural accents. On the other hand, nautical décor uses more traditional elements such as starfish, stripes, anchors, and stars. If you are searching for a relaxing style that portrays the emotions of a high-end island getaway, then coastal style décor may be for you. But you don’t have to go all out to achieve this simple seaside style. So, we’ve chosen a few products that will add coastal elements in a subtle and beautiful way.
2021 Summer Collection
Hello summer, we missed you! And what better way to welcome the summer season than with a new Summer Collection. We have added new décor that will have sunshine on your mind all summer long!
Father's Day Gift Guide
Our fathers and father figures play a special role in our lives. This Father’s Day, show them how special they are on their special day! But what do you get for the most important man in your life? For the man who picked you up and carried you all the way home when you fell off your bike and scraped your knee. The one who taught you how to ride that bike. Fathers hold a very special place in our hearts and mine has always been there for me when I needed him. The obligatory tie or a pair of socks should be strictly off-limits! In my experience, my dad is the hardest one to shop for... he has everything (simply doesn’t "want" anything). Every dad at least has some kind of special interest or hobby that he may love. So let's start there! Below are some ideas to get you thinking about what to get Dad this year based on his hobbies and interests.
Rising temps call for summer cocktails! It’s summer and that means long days, hot weather, and lounging by the pool. Whether you’re catching up with friends or spending a night alone, what better way to cool off than with a refreshing, ice-cold cocktail. Luckily, At West End is here to share our favorite fun beverages paired perfectly with our handblown stemless glasses.
Three ways to bring summer into your home
As spring turns to summer and temperatures start to rise, the short days turn long with early sunrises and late sunsets. Summertime is a time for the outdoors — soaking up the warm sun and recovering from the dull days of winter, being cooped up indoors. Summertime not only invites us to crack open the windows (and maybe a cold beer), but also invites the warm weather in because Summer doesn’t have to be only for the outdoors. Bring Summer inside. This is a great time to make some transitions and upgrades to our homes. Maybe you want to open up your space with a few mirrors or add pops of color with lush faux greenery that will never die. Or maybe you need some help on where to even start.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is such a special day. We spend this day celebrating the strong, selfless women we call “mom”. It’s a day that we choose to make these beautiful women feel even more special and show them how much they mean to us. Personally, I have struggled every year trying to think of the perfect gift for my mom. Thankfully, after starting my career at At West End, that fight for the perfect gift came to an end. I’m sure that I am not the only daughter who has had trouble choosing the most mom-tastic gift, so here is a gift guide that will help you find something for any special mom in your life!
Dig in. It's Earth Day
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Three words that the majority of America is familiar with. I learned this phrase in elementary school where we spent every Earth Day outside. We would spend half of the day planting vibrant yellow and pink flowers around our sweet little city. For the second part of the day, we would pick up any litter around our school. After collecting the litter, our teachers would show us how to separate the papers and plastics into correct bins to be recycled.
La Chamba Collection
Well-known throughout Colombia, La Chamba cookware is a high-functioning piece of art. This special cookware is used in restaurants and homes across the country for preparing and serving traditional dishes. Its origins can be traced back at least 700 years to vases and pitchers found in pre-Columbian archaeological sites and are still made in the traditional manner. How is it made, you may ask? Read more to find out!