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.
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.
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.