Saturday, May 22, 2010

It began with a antique door & wine...

The husband and wife team of KnobStoppers had friends over to help them decide what antique door knob to use with a reclaimed door that they had found. A friend picked up antique door knob and put it on the wine bottle and exclaimed" this makes a great wine stopper!" 14 years later we have the KnobStopper and Cake Line at Faded Elegance. Knobstoppers have been described as fun, whimsical and beautiful. Although marketed as a wine stopper they also make great stoppers for other bottles, like a olive oil bottle. Each Knobstopper is handcrafted in the U.S.A from antique door knobs, complete with chipped paint and flaws that gives each Kobstopper it's vintage charm. Each Knobstopper is constructed with a hardwood reinforced cork.
I received a bottle of wine with a Knobstopper tied to it with a ribbon as a gift, I loved it!

Around a year ago Robbie and Angie expanded their Knobstopper line with Cake, inspired by vintage pieces. Cake is a collection that celebrates the charm of the past interpreted for modern life. Each book of their recycled paper place mats gives you 50 opportunities for etiquette training or everyday entertaining. Chloe, my 5 year old, loves to color hers which helps for a relaxing family dinner.

I would love to hear where your family typically eats dinner ? Not those formal
nights where you invite friends over and break out the good china, but your average Tuesday night. Are you the sit down at the table and eat together family, or are you on the couch in front of the TV? Go to Faded Elegance Facebook Fan Page and tell us where your family eats dinner and you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of 6 darling paper "Eat Cake" napkin holder place cards. comment by May 31st to be eligible for the drawing.
Bon appetit!~Kimberly


Shelly said...

Hi Kimberley!

I saw those darling placemats in the store,too cute! I thought Mari had a fun idea to wallpaper a shelf/hutch or small area in a dining room!


bullie_mama said...

LOVE those wine stoppers! So cute! Just found your blog today - yippee! One of my all-time fave stores - yay!

Linda Q said...

Very cool, I like the wine stoppers alot, nice gifts for friends etc.!