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New Year, New Tableware

Juliska Berry & Thread

Looking for a way to impress in 2016? Indulge in a new set of tableware from Lerant! From fine china to serveware, there is a style for everyone from lines such as JL Coquet, Anna Weatherly and Juliska. Whether you will be hosting your first dinner party in 2016 or your fiftieth, the new year is a fitting time to introduce updated pieces into your home. Keep the following tips in mind when hosting guests around your table this year.

When serving holiday meals or even casual family dinners, serving trays full of food can clutter up the table leaving little space for dinner plates, flatware and drinkware. Having a side board or separate serving space in your dining room can remedy this situation. By having a designated place to put large serving dishes, more room is created on the dining room table allowing everyone to enjoy their meal, and the conversation, comfortably. There might also be enough space for the elaborate centerpiece you've been wanting to try!

Most fine china is kept on display in a glass cabinet, but casual dining ware is often harder to keep organized (you can't imagine parting with your grandmother's flatware set even though you have your own!). Keep your causal dinnerware close to your primary eating area and make sure to leave plenty of room between each set of dishes to prevent anything from getting broken. If you are not a fan of keeping your dishes stacked in the cabinet, invest in a wire rack (great for hanging coffee mugs) or shelf, which will help to keep you organized while diminishing your chances of damaged dishes. Open shelf concepts are a great way to not only store patterned dishes, but also display them adding a quick, decorative touch to any kitchen. Another easy fix to free up space in your kitchen? Install small hooks on the back of a cabinet door to hang your measuring cups and spoons.

With a neat, tidy kitchen and enough room on the table, you will be able to confidently serve any guest who joins you for a meal. Now, who wants seconds?

The Gift List

Does finding the perfect gift have you feeling fear instead of cheer? There will be parties for hosting and champagne for toasting, but stressing out about what to get your mom, your boss and your best friend won?t be on your to-do list.

Antica Farmacista Orange Blossom Lilac & Jasmine Diffuser
It's easy to see why this beautifully balanced scent would be a favorite! Captivating citrus notes pair well with white floral notes of orange blossoms, jasmine and lilac.

Rosanna trays from the Tray Chic collection
The Tray Chic collection offers every trendy trove of tiny trinkets a swanky resting place. Featuring bold patterns and phrases, there's a tray to satisfy everyone on your list.

Just The One wine glass from Dartington
For the wine enthusiast in your life, this crystal glass can hold as little or as much (a whole bottle) as the recipient needs.

Kashmir collection from Rosanna
Inspired by the hand embroidered fabrics of India, the collection features elegant pieces adorned with playful touches.

Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance 100ml Diffuser Trio
The diffuser trio features three luxurious diffusers, Black Label Champagne, Santorini and Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin. The tantalizing scent combination will evoke holiday spirit year-round.

Stop by the store to shop these great gifts along with our extensive collection of tableware and home decor.

'Tis The Season To Shop Lerant

Shop our new line of Simple Things throws made of 100% Baby Alpaca

It's the most wonderful (busy) time of the year! Between Thanksgiving preparations and Friendsgivings, with the hustle and bustle of cookie swaps and gift exchanges soon to follow, you are constantly pressed for time. Don't fret! We are here to get you through the season - at the store and online.

Vagabond House is one of our favorite lines during the holidays. The luxury hand-crafted table and gift ware line is dedicated to using the highest quality pewter (95% tin, 3% copper and 2% antimony) mixed with other natural materials. The Standing Squirrel Nut Bowl & Scoop is perfectly designed to hold a generous amount of nuts, trail mix or even petite candies of your choice giving your guests something to nosh on before the main course. Shop the whimsical piece accessorized with a pure pewter acorn scoop by copying and pasting this link into your URL: http://shoplerant.com/mercantool/mtool.pl?command=productpage_show&product=1607&parent_cat=Vaga bond%20House%20Serveware.

Made from rare, water resistant acacia grown exclusively for Vagabond House, the Olive Serving Tray features the line's signature pewter and elegantly serves your favorite small bites. The olive detailing, a longstanding symbol of peace and prosperity, adds to the effervescence of the holiday season. Shop the lustrous, round tray by copy and pasting this link into your URL: http://shoplerant.com/mercantool/mtool.pl?command=productpage_show&product=3032&parent_cat=Vaga bond%20House%20Serveware.

There will be parties for hosting and also attending, which means you will probably need a gift for the host. The just-in line of throws from Simple Things offers several styles all made from 100% Baby Alpaca adding a cozy touch to any residence. Visit the store to select your favorite.

Placemats with a Twist

Texas Placemat

The holidays are synonymous for gatherings with family and friends, but there are only so many games of Monopoly to be played. Make the holidays a true family affair by engaging your children with Modern-twist’s placemats. These whimsically designed, plastic-free mats are perfect for children (and adults) of all ages. They are made with 100% pure, food-grade silicone that is European & FDA compliant. They are also non-porous, ensuring a germ-free surface safe for the little ones. In addition, the mats are memory-free and can be rolled up and reused throughout the entire holiday season and even the year.

The markers that accompany the Modern-twist placemats are made with 70% recyclable material. Their non-toxic formula ensures safety for the kiddos while producing a bright rich hue for their little masterpieces. Clean up couldn’t be simpler: just wipe clean after use and put away until the next meal (or play) time!

Modern-twist’s placemats make a great gift, providing entertainment that lets your little artist express their inner creativity. They are also the perfect solution to extensive holiday dinners that will even have the adults wishing they could join in on the fun at the kids’ table!

Simple, Seasonal Styling

Place setting featuring Kim Seybert

Update your space for the season with a change of tablescape. Whether it's a centerpiece, seasonal color combination, or a new set of flatware, your table will be the talk of your late summer dinner party.

Linens can define your tablescape. Add hints of summer to your décor by mixing bold colors with natural fibers.

Bright patterned tablecloths and complementary linen napkins pair well with natural fiber placemats.

Centerpieces elevate your table décor and highlight your style. Oversized floral arrangements are an effortless way to brighten your table. Bring the outdoors in with bright seasonal sunflowers and fragrant gardenias. Heading online for inspiration (hello, Pinterest!) is a great way to get started.

Once the table is set, you are able to move to the main course. ‘Tis the season for brightly colored fruits and vegetables! Add pops of color to your table with the dishes you serve. Seasonal standouts like watermelon, tomatoes and corn are full of flavor and easy to incorporate into your menu.

With several weeks of summer to go, there’s still plenty of time to plan your dinner party and we would love to assist!

Shop our diverse selection of merchandise with the help of our knowledgeable and creative staff.

Julie Vos

Elegent Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings

In 2006 Julie Vos set about developing her jewelry collection fueled by wanderlust and a keen eye for sumptuous details. What began as a personal passion evolved into a thriving business based in New York City.

Now, eight years later, with spiking website sales and more than five hundred boutiques carring her line, Vos has built a brand that Vogue, Elle, W and Harper's Bazaar feature on their editorial pages. In 2014 Julie Vos made its television debut on a broadcast of Good Morning America.

Julie Vos's jewelry, known for its gemstone opulence and 24K gold patina, features lustrous cabochons and innovative classic designs. Vos creates more than one hundred new styles every year, which are sold in some of the most prestigious museums nationwide, including the J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Lampe Berger: Revolutionary Home fragrance

It was in 1898 , that the amazing Lampe Berger story started. In response to a major preoccupation at that time - a sepsis in hospitals - Maurice Berger, a pharmaceutical dispenser, invented a system of diffusion by catalysis, for which he filed a patent. This revolutionary technology, which purifies the air in enclosed rooms, was soon to be applied for private use , giving birth to the Lampe Berger company. The little lamp which destroys bad smells saw its apogee during the 1930s: fragrance provided the dimension of pleasure; the Lampe Berger became a collector’s item, each lamp being associated with a designer and major manufacturer such as Cristal de Baccarat, Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Emile Gallé, René Lalique, and then the top porcelain producers of the 1950s… Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Colette or Picasso each had their own Lampe Berger. A company which, since then, has always continued to develop and reinvent itself in order to be more than ever present for people living in the 21st century. As beautiful as it is useful for exhaling a cleaner and more fragrant air, the Lampe Berger is available in an incredible variety of styles, designs and materials in order to meet every individual’s desires… The collection today is made up of around a hundred wonderful lamps. The brand works on a daily basis with many designers from different backgrounds so as to always be renewing its collection. In this way, some 15 new models are created every year, each one requiring 18 months of work. On the fringes on its Trendies collection, Lampe Berger proposes also a collection of original models edited in limited quantities. Exceptional from creation right through to production, the Special Edition lamps are signed by some great names in contemporary design. The most authentic and most noble materials contribute to remarkable technical performances.

Kim Seybert Table Linens: Eye on Design!

Here at Lerant, we are thrilled to offer the complete Kim Seybert Collection. This exquisite lifestyle line constantly takes design to new heights through their beautifully decorated napkins, napkin rings, placemats, table runners, barware and home décor pieces.

This is what the Kim Seybert company says about itself:

"Not so very long ago, style for the home was a largely unexplored territory. Tabletop accessories were often extremely traditional or pulled out only for the most special occasions. Kim Seybert launched a fresh perspective into this world by introducing her refined fashion sensibility and a love of rich color and texture. Combining her personal philosophy and extensive design experience, she created a supremely stylish collection for modern living.

Those who love to entertain are drawn to Kim Seybert's designs. Whether serving dinner on a yacht or outfitting a favorite picnic basket, customers share an attention to detail and a love of beauty that Kim herself treasures. As young people have begun to embrace a more sophisticated domestic lifestyle, Kim's bridal registry business has burgeoned. But its clear that attitude, not age, defines her clientele.

This same attitude, one that celebrates the finer things and appreciates the joys of togetherness, is evident at Kim Seybert's headquarters. An inspired (and mostly female) team collaborates in a lively but peaceful environment that includes yoga and massage on site. The company is committed to giving back to the community, donating products for many charitable events".

Michael Aram@Lerant

If you have never been introduced to the spectacular and whimsical world of Michael Aram: here is your chance! At Lerant, we have had the opportunity and privilege to offer this unique line of bowls, trays, serving pieces and many more home accessories for a number of years and are excited to share our passion about the Brand with our clients.

Here is an introduction to Michael Aram from the Michael Aram company themselves:

“Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use.

The objects range from tableware to furniture, both are sold in galleries and specialty stores worldwide. This broad diversity embodies Aram's versatility as an artist who is comfortable working on private commissions, one of a kind piece for gallery shows, or pieces that are affordable to a wider audience.
Bridging the gap between the artist and artisan is a hallmark of Michael Aram's work. Whether in his narrative and figurative "signature" collection, or in his more contemporary 'studio' line, each piece is entirely handmade with no two examples ever exactly the same. The handmade quality of the work allows it to shift beautifully between the realm of fine and decorative art. This enduring melange of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary as well as in more classical interiors.

Appropriately, in Hindi, "aram" means "gently, with peace, with love and care". Repeating this direction mantra-like to the craftsmen, Aram succeeds in making high quality work, which is as much a personal statement, as its appeal is universal”.

Order you Michael Aram piece online from us today!

Lerant Gift Certificate: The Perfect Gift, Always!

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July 4th Weekend Sale!

Online only sale:
Dates: 7/1 thru 7/7/2014
Save $50 off $250
Enter code: July4
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Spend your 4th of July with us for amazing savings!

WAREHOUSE SALE: Starts 5/28/14

IN STORE ONLY (No online sales)
Sale Starts Wednesday May 28, 2014
Monday – Saturday: 10am-4pm
Clearance sale located 3 doors down from Lerant
Cash only!!!
All sales final.

Centre at Post Oak, Houston, TX
Direct all questions to 713-626-1377.

Shop here for Father's day

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