Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Classic And Clever

The annual run to the Original Import Chain yielded the lazy housekeeper's version of Christmas baking and a quick survey of the state of the market for home entertaining. My uninformed sense of design and production suggests that the chain, that started business in a ramshackle space in North Beach, has shaped the course of tabletop merchandising.

The outfit can be counted on to supply nifty versions of otherwise expensive amenities. I noted a $25 shallow rectangular tray in irresistible red certified non-toxic by the state of California. That clearly is one of the chain's keepers. Their cake stand is a pet, too.

I picked up a year's worth of gift wrap accessories to supplement the bandannas I use as furoshiki -30-

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