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By December 11, 2020No Comments

 All the Feels

By June Naylor

In this year’s chilly season, my husband and I are making a point of entertaining ourselves in style while staying close to home. Here are a few of the special things that help us to feel pampered, even if we’re only celebrating a random Tuesday evening.

Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Electric kettles have long been handy for making a cup of tea and, more recently, for pour-over coffee. Until now, I’d never found a pretty one: Meet the Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle. It holds your preferred water temperature and has a timer for the brewing period. Ready to pour? The long stainless steel spout dispenses a slow, steady stream. In matte black with walnut; copper and black; matte white; and matte pink with maple, $149.95-$169.95; Williams Sonoma.

That perfect cup of coffee or tea is even more satisfying when sipped from a special mug. These are made by local artist Sarah Colby, whose porcelain works include bowls, dishes, vases and jars. Colorful and sunny, each 12-ounce, hand-painted piece is signed on the bottom, $75 to $100 each; buy on Instagram @sarahandthings. Commissions welcomed.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Colby

Photo courtesy of Arhaus

Cheese and charcuterie platters are ideal for an evening of good grazing. A white quartz cheese board elevates even the most humble offerings, and gold edges add glam. Each organic shape, roughly 7 by 11 inches, is unique, $89; Arhaus.

Winter evenings beg for a glass of fine whiskey sipped fireside. A beautiful glass like the Gabrielle etched crystal double old fashioned from Monique Lhuillier enhances the pleasure, $10 each; matching decanter, $39.50; Pottery Barn.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

Photo by Meda Kessler

Nothing is better than an old-school batch of fresh popcorn served in a handcrafted wood bowl. Fort Worth artisan Andrew Bradfield makes his
from trees felled locally. Order bowls and other pieces online at bradfield-designs.com or check out the selection at Meyer & Sage.


Arhaus The Shops at Clearfork, 5101 Marathon Ave., Fort Worth, 817-377-0074, arhaus.com Meyer & Sage 2621 Whitmore St., Fort Worth, 817-386-5009, meyerandsage.com Pottery Barn University Park Village, 1616 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-332-5707; Southlake Town Square, 1440 Civic Place, 817-251-0290; potterybarn.com Williams Sonoma University Park Village, 1620 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-334-0009; Southlake Town Square, 172 State St., 817-416-5932; williams-sonoma.com