Great Finds

  • By Sarah Jackson / Herald Writer
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006 9:00pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Chrysanthemum, a bright, cheery shop in Stanwood’s historic west end, is a home-accessory heaven.

Dishware, table linens, furniture and baby gifts all add to the atmosphere under the ownership of Jennie Schirman, who moved her store to its current location in September with the motto “whimsical gifts and goods for the home.”

Discover and explore this gem of a shop at 10017 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-4444. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Red, white, blue: Add brilliant color and cool shapes to your Fourth of July spread with a star bowl ($6) and one or two spreaders ($3.50 each).

No wrapping required: You’ll find a wide variety of Michel Design Works baby items here, all ready to go in quaint gift containers, including these canned cotton bibs ($7.50 each).

Pewter perfect: Kaycee Binns’ Metal Morphosis line features a variety of lead-free pewter and sterling silver spoons, including styles for baby ($19.50), cocktail sauce ($22.50), coffee ($26.50), pickles ($18.50) and condiments ($22.50).

Shabby chic: Create a patriotic scene with one or more vintage-style flags ($2.50 each).

Rustic charm: Lodge-style decor is growing in popularity, especially among folks with summer cabins. This pine cone lamp, made of lasting cast resin, is trimmed with pheasant feathers ($215).

Elegant tropical: Make your summer table a relaxing haven with soft-green, floral-pattern dishware from April Cornell partnered with casual rattan accents. Prices range from $8.50 for the mug to $28 for the ice bucket.

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