Scandinavian Dinnerware and Home Accents from Finnish Design Brand iittala

Scandinavian Dinnerware and Home Accents from Finnish Design Brand iittala

If you live in the Newton area or if you are traveling from out of town, it is worth paying a visit to the iittala shop at Didriks. This iittala “shop in shop” is the first of it’s kind in the USA and nearly the entire iittala dinnerware, glassware and home furnishings collection is on display and in stock. The timeless collections in the iittala range include designs from Aalvar Aalto, Renzo Piano, Oiva Toika, Aino Aalto, and Antonio Citerio to name a few. You can see a full list of iittala designers here. Iittala was established in Finland in 1881 and has since become a staple in the Scandinavian home. Some of the classic designs that can be found throughout Scandinavia and around the world include the Aalto Vase, Teema Dinnerware, Kartio and Aino Aalto colored glassware, Aarne and Tapio barware, cast iron pot, and the beloved Toika glass birds. Some of the newer collections include the Taika and Sarjaton dinnerware, and Lempi and Marc Newson glassware. Many of the collections have evolved over the years, especially in regards to the colors that are offered, but throughout the years iittala has remained true to their designs, core values and their Scandinavian heritage. We invite you to visit The Mill at Newton Lower Falls to explore this collection of dinnerware and home decor products at Didriks first hand. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Rug Cleaning in the Greater Boston Area

Rug Cleaning in the Greater Boston Area

Regardless of what happened and who’s fault it is, your rug needs to be cleaned! Well maybe we should at least look into what happened to determine what kind of rug cleaning service is needed. When you bring your rug to Gregorian Rugs, they will surely be happy to have a conversation about who’s fault it is (bet you didn’t do it). What is most important is that you deal with it right away. These are some of the things that will call for treatment of your rug and possibly a professional rug cleaning, along with some safe steps you can take until it is in the hands of the professionals. If you spilled red wine, white wine or beer on your rug the first thing you need to do is follow the steps below as soon as possible after the incident: Use white paper towel or white terrycloth to blot as much of the wine away as you can. Repeat, applying pressure, (standing on it is best) until no more moisture is being transferred to the towel. Then dampen with tepid water and continue to blot until the stain is gone completely or is very faint. A red wine stain is most likely to leave a mark and may very well require a professional rug cleaning service to remove stains. White wine and beer are less likely to leave a mark, but a beer spill may leave you with an odor that could require some additional attention. With older stains that may have been overlooked, dampen the spot and blot the rug with a white towel. If you see that wine...
2014 Summer Rug Clearance Sale at Gregorian Rugs

2014 Summer Rug Clearance Sale at Gregorian Rugs

It’s that time of year again — the annual Summer Rug Clearance Sale is here. In preparation for the fall arrival of new Oriental Rugs, Gregorians has marked down hundreds of rugs from their huge inventory. The selection is extensive in terms of size, style, color, and country of origin. There are scatter rugs, runners, dining, and living room carpets, along with a variety of oversize Oriental Rugs. Styles including traditional, mid-Century, transitional and contemporary are included in this once a year sale. Colors, from bold and striking to soft and luminous vegetable dyed, are available. Oriental Rugs from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and India are all well represented. These rugs are being offered at 30%, 50% and 70% off of our regular retail prices. Every Oriental Rug is from our own inventory, not a single rug has been brought in for this sale. Also included in this sale are rugs that have been traded in to Gregorians. There are some terrific values here. Everything has been marked and is ready for sale. The choices are fantastic, stop by now for the best selection of Gregorian Oriental Rugs at Summer Clearance Prices. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Charcoal and Grilling Accessories

Charcoal and Grilling Accessories

Local Root – The Kitchen Store now offers a range of grilling accessories right here at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls. One of our favorite offerings, and one of the best grilling accessories around, is our new 100% organic lump charcoal. The Big Green Egg company makes some of the highest quality lump charcoal available, made from American oak and hickory, and is available in 10 lbs and 20 lbs bags. Lump charcoal is the premier choice for grilling enthusiasts around the world, and can be used in any charcoal grill. High quality charcoal is one of the most important ingredients for successful grilling. Using Charcoal to grill allows you to cook at higher temperatures, gives you a better ability to smoke what you’re cooking, and lends more flavor to the final product. BBQ Grill Cleaning Brush Rosle 3 Piece Grilling Set Rosle Grill Basket Rosle Rib Roast Rack At Local Root you will also find the full collection of Big Green Egg and Rosle grilling tools and accessories including charcoal starters, grilling spatulas, grilling tongs, pizza stones and much more. Other specialty items like smoking wood chips, grilling planks and gourmet seasonings are also available. Located conveniently at the intersection of Rt 16 and Rt 128 in Newton Lower Falls, The Mill offers everything you need to create the perfect living environment. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Knife Sharpening Service at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls

Knife Sharpening Service at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls

This is a game changer in the kitchen. You may not know it yet, but having your knives sharpened may very well be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your time in the kitchen. There is no hard and fast rule for how often you need to or should have your knives sharpened, this will vary a lot depending on how much you use them, the surface you cut on, and how you care for your knives day to day. There are many ways to test if your knives are sharp but the bottom line is if you are having a hard time cutting through the skin of a tomato then the time has come. Local Root, The Kitchen Store started offering professional knife sharpening at their Cambridge store located on Observatory Hill at the corner of Concord and Huron Avenues in 2012. Now their knife sharpening service has been expanded to The Mill at Newton Lower Falls to better serve Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Natick and surrounding communities in Metro West area of Massachusetts. To safely bring your knives in for sharpening roll them up in newspaper or a towel, and secure with tape or a rubber band. Your knives will be returned to you with high quality plastic knife guards and a perfectly sharp edge. The turnaround time to have your knives sharpened is usually 48 hours. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens...
Chilewich Floormats for the Kitchen

Chilewich Floormats for the Kitchen

Didriks in Newton Lower Falls and Cambridge, MA offers one of the largest selections of Chilewich placemats and floormats in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Today we are exploring some options they offer for the kitchen floor and specifically in front of the kitchen sink. The Plynyl floormats from Chilewich are available in sizes ranging from 23″ x 36″ up to 72″‘ x 108″. The most common kitchen floormat sizes are 23″ x 36″, 26″ x 72″ and 30″ x 108″. What’s great about these particular kitchen mats is that they do what they are supposed to do: 1) They protect the floor 2) They’re easy to clean (simply mop, sweep or vacuum) 3) They are comfortable to stand on, offering a touch of cushioning under foot, and they don’t slide around 4) Much like the Chilewich placemats, the floor mats look great and are available in a plethora colors and patterns While most of the standard Chilewich floor mats are available in all the patterns, Bamboo weave, Basketweave, Mini Basketweave, Boucle and Rib Weave in the 26″ x 72″ and 30″ x 108″ sizes are only available in Mini Basketweave and Basketweave. The Basketweave pattern is truly the original classic Chilewich mat which comes in more natural earth tones, and some metallic colors ranging from light to dark. The more recent introduction to the Chilewich brand is the Mini Basketweave, which comes mostly in a range of bright and vibrant colors. Here are the colors and patterns that are available in the Mini Basketweave and Basketweave collection: Mini Basketweave: Clementine Tomato Turquoise Confetti Dill Garden Sandstone Basketweave Collection: Bark...