Thursday, September 27, 2012

look who marched into the shop

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adorable little critters made of mismatched textiles holding bananas, made to hold change or just to look super cute smiling at ya!

look who flew into the shop!

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tap on the lid and it the gorgeous butterfly flaps about showing off its lovely wings! the perfect pet for your desk or gift for a curious child. we think it's kinda magical!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

portrait of a book store antiques - now at pergolina!

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hello there, we are very excited to announce that our dear friend julie von zerneck of the now retired but oh so very loved portrait of a bookstore has very generously decided to sell some of her gorgeous antiques in our shop!
that being said we know that many of our customers were also once portrait of a bookstore customers and we thought you might appreciate this lovely note from julie...

Since retiring in May, I've missed you all so very much. I miss seeing your lovely faces, talking about our lives, discussing books and helping you pick out the perfect gift in what was always an ever-changing sea of gifts. I hope you all are well and happy and thriving and I hope to see you all again, this time at Pergolina, where antiques like those we loved and cherished for twenty-six years at Portrait will be available to you again.
I am overjoyed to announce that Paulanna Cuccinello, my dear friend and owner of Pergolina, has invited me to include our beloved antiques and antiquarian books in her extraordinary shop, which I have frequented for many years -- an enchanting place renowned for its exquisite taste, rich variety and uncanny grasp of the whimsical, the quaint and the unusual.
Stop in and have a look, won't you? You'll find everything from vintage bread baskets to antique cutlery to vintage typewriters... and so, so much more!
Julie von Zerneck

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

inspiration: colorful homes

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via pinterest.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

new jewelry

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we just received a new and lovely little collection of sparkly jewelry from tai rittichai. stud earrings and bracelets to add that extra shine to your ears and arms.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

inspiration: words


via pinterest

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

coming soon...

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coming VERY soon... leather bags from baggu, new jewelry from jacqueline rose, adorable sock animals for all ages, a pergolina favorite: odette's arrow cuff...

just in... christian lacroix journals

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record your dreams, sketch your future plans, take note of the daily moments, or do you work in something pretty... we are mad for these new journals from couture designer christian lacroix. they have pop ups! glossy pages! delicious colors and patterns! and so so so so so so so so so much more! available now in our shop. but be warned. it is a major challenge to pick your fave!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

come have a seat

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visit the shop and check out our new beer garden table! we are in love! this bad boy folds up without breaking a sweat. and to top it off (literally) we piled it up sky high with new treasures!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

turning arms into art

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a new collection of necklaces have arrived int the shop. vintage cracker jack toys of circus animals and the key to your fantasies pendants made of recycled bullet casings. made in california (like us :) ).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

spinach & ricotta gnudi recipe

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ingredients...
32 ounces of ricotta
32 ounces of spinach
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup of flour (add more if needed)
1 cup parmigiano reggiano
nutmeg to taste


instructions...
drain ricotta. steam spinach. squeeze out extra water. chop fine. mix in with ricotta. add egg yolks. add the cheese. sprinkle the flour on and mix in flour. all ingredients together well. remove a handful out and roll into a rope and then proceed to cut into bite size pieces. cover cookie sheet with parchment. sprinkle on good amount of flour. cut the gnudi, place on tray and refrigerate for at least 1/2 an hour. add to salted boiling water. once they float to the top they are done.
serve with a brown butter sage sauce or light tomato sauce.
bon apetit!

second image via.