Holiday Entertaining with Simon Pearce

Royalton Carafe Simon PearceThe cool days of fall have finally arrived and soon the even colder days of winter will be here! As stores quickly sell out of their seasonal fall merchandise, the shelves will begin filling up with holiday décor. Now is the time to prepare for all of your holiday entertaining. We have a wide selection of new Simon Pearce glass and home décor items, perfect for all of your entertaining needs.


The Royalton Carafe is made by master glass artisans in the Simon Pearce glass studio. The Royalton carafe can be used to serve your favorite vino as well as serving juices for holiday brunch tables. The Rye Decanter is another piece of Simon Pearce glass barware that is ideal for entertaining. This decanter is perfect for serving your guests bourbon, scotch or whiskey. Pair it with our Rye Whiskey Glasses for a perfect gift for your favorite guy!

Holiday Home DécorSimon Pearce Glass Evergreen Trees

The Simon Pearce Vermont Evergreen Trees are the perfect glittering holiday home décor. You can choose from a variety of sizes and styles to create you very own forest. The four inch Vermont Evergreen Tree is the newest addition to the original clear series from Simon Pearce. You can choose from this collection, the Simon Pearce Bubble Vermont Evergreens or the new Simon Pearce Crackle Vermont Evergreen collection of trees. You can create a display with these evergreens surrounded by Simon Pearce votives for sparkling reflections. Add the PURE Vermont Evergreen as a centerpiece and your guests will have plenty to talk about!

Pair your evergreen tree display with the Vermont Evergreen Platter. This classic yet fun festive platter is perfect for serving Christmas cookies and will also make for a treasured holiday gift for family and friends.

Take the time now to stock up on all of your holiday entertaining pieces from FX Dougherty Home & Gift. We will be hosting a complimentary hand engraving event with Master Engraver, Heidi Cockwill from Simon Pearce in our store October 25th from 5 to 8 pm to personalize your purchases of Simon Pearce glass. Advance orders are welcome. You can place your order and then select the engraving style you would like. Feel free to give us a call at 1800-834-3797 with any questions.

Indulge in the Swarovski Holiday Collection

2013 Swarovski Holiday CollectionWith this warm weather still lingering you may not be considering Christmas decorations quite yet… but once you see the 2013 Swarovski Holiday collection you will reconsider! This collection features the 2013 Annual Edition Swarovski Ornament and the first addition of the 2013 Swarovski Christmas Ball Ornament. The sparkling crystals in each of these ornaments are sure to bring the Christmas spirit into any home.

The Christmas Ball Ornament is a clear glass ball decorated with beautiful crystal snowflakes with a seasonal tree and a Silvertone 2013 hang tag. This ornament will be the perfect gift for any Swarovski collector or someone celebrating a special event in 2013.

2013 Swarovski Snowflake OrnamentThe 2013 edition of the Annual Swarovski Snowflake Ornament is very delicate and refined, handcrafted with the world’s finest clear crystal. The snowflake hangs from the traditional white satin ribbon with the Silvertone 2013 hang tag. This piece is another perfect addition for any Swarovski collection. There is also a smaller version, the 2013 Swarovski Little Star Ornament.

FX Dougherty Home & Gift will be receiving this collection at the end of September. Complimentary gift wrap will be available with free shipping on orders over $150. Don’t miss out on these pieces which are sure to add sparkle to your holiday decorations!

Warm Weather & Seaside Entertaining

Mariposa Seaside Tableware Summer has officially arrived! Whether entertaining at seaside or simply throwing a beach-themed dinner party in your backyard, having the perfect serveware adds just the right touch to your get together. FX Dougherty Home & Gift has the perfect serving pieces for your warm weather celebrations this season!

Mariposa Brillante serveware is recycled aluminium rendered from sand casting and then hand polished by Artisans in Mexico to reveal detailed textures.

The Mariposa Oceanus Collection , characterized by stylized designs of ocean waves, bubbles and sea creatures bring the beach to your table. Pair the Oceanus Coral Spreader with the Small Oval Seahorse Server- Aqua …. a collection brushed with an aqua-colored enamel glaze, sure to be a conversation starter for any get together.

Mariposa Seaside - Starfish CandleThe Mariposa Seaside Collection features a variety of beach-themed accents including starfishes, seashells, sand dollars, crabs and flip-flops. From the deep blue sea right to your table, these pieces are perfect for any summer celebration. Light up your backyard barbecue with the By the Sea Starfish Candle Set and serve fresh pasta salad or greens with the Seahorse Salad Servers. Looking for that perfect gift for someone who loves the beach? The Starfish Serving Bowl accented with gentle aqua enamel is the perfect gift! The Scallop and Shell Wine Set or the Sand Dollar Sauce Dish Set are both great choices for a hostess gift.

Michael Aram also offers some great serving pieces for outdoor entertaining! The Fig Leaf collection is inspired by the Northern California lifestyle where outdoor entertaining is a part of everyday life. The Fig Leaf Serving Bowl features handcrafted nickel and a mesh lid, perfect for covering food outside before serving. The Fig Leaf Kebab/Skewer Platter Set is ideal for serving shrimp and vegetable kebabs at your backyard dinner party.Michael Aram Fig Leaf Serving Bowl

Whatever your style and preference for seaside or summer entertaining, FX Dougherty Home & Gift has you covered. Our wide variety of seasonal pieces will help brighten any outdoor party or provide a perfect gift for the beach lover in your life. Stop by our store in Doylestown, Pa or browse our online store. If you have specific questions about any pieces, please feel free to contact us by calling 800-934-3797.

Simple Tableware Designs

FX Dougherty Simple GlasswareThe other day a friend and I were discussing an ad layout for a local designer house here in Bucks County. We discussed the importance of negative space within the ad. Negative space and simplicity can make more of an impact than something fancy or contrived and overdone. That concept carries over into all elements of design and since our focus at FX Dougherty Home and Gift is on tableware I want to share some of our favorite simple designs with you.

Christofle Commodore Silverplate Flatware was first introduced in the thirties and just last year was FX Dougherty Simple Tablewarereintroduced by the iconic silver brand. It is just as beautiful, simple and timeless as it was then.

William Yeoward Crystal made their name in the world of luxury brands with their beautifully executed reproductions of antique Georgian glass, yet some of our favorite patterns are the simple ones.

We love coupe soups at FX Dougherty! Coupe refers to the simple shape of a bowl that has no rim or border, it simply sweeps up from the base. Raynaud’s Allee Royale pattern is a classic Limoges favorite and the coupe updates the look. Raynaud’s Attraction pattern is a more contemporary pattern on the same coupe shape. Coupe shape bowls are available in many brands and patterns.

Simplicity in design is the philosophy on which Simon Pearce created his beautiful collection over 32 years ago and is still the mantra of the brand today.

FX Dougherty Dinnerware ChefMy sister and I have more than 60 years of combined tableware experience. We have more tableware than we know what to do with and we still love it! We recently ordered some small ramekins for ourselves from Raynaud’s Lunes collection designed by Anne – Sophie Pic, the famed Parisian Chef. They are small, perfectly scaled, have a fabulous glaze, are so white, and so simple. The thing I should fill you in on is that we have each commented on how much we love owning and using them, almost on a daily basis for so many uses. So simple… so well done, and so pretty!

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