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COVID-19 Shop Update

A MESSAGE TO OUR CUSTOMERS:

We have been carefully following the news and reporting on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we believe that it is most important to support efforts to help slow down the tide of this outbreak in whatever small ways possible.

We greatly value the health and safety of our wonderful customers and store team. For these reasons,as of Tuesday, March 17, we will be closing the store to in-person shopping and events.We will assess the situation on a week by week basis to determine when it makes sense to open again for in-person shopping.

During this time, our online store will remain openand we will be fulfilling orders in this way. For our local area customers, we plan to offer curbside pick-up for orders placed online. In addition, we plan to roll out free local area weekday delivery on a trial basis to the following communities: Newton, Watertown, Waltham, Belmont and Cambridge.

We are so grateful for and appreciative of your ongoing support. At this time, we believe that it is so important to focus on the health and safety of our communities. We ask that as the opportunities arise please support the small and local businesses in your community during this very challenging time. We are all in this together.

We are thinking of all of you and hoping you and your loved ones stay well and safe!

Spring 2020 In-store Events

In recognition of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women-owned maker businesses at in-store pop-ups on select Saturdays in March from 1-4PM. Check out our line up below, stay tuned for more and please come out to support these very talented women!

March 7 1:00-4:00PM Cheeky Monkey Home Pop-up

Come meet the talented Holly Johnson of Cheeky Monkey Home! Shop her delightful line of felt appliqué pillows, totes, garlands and small personal accessories. Cheeky Monkey Home and their Sew@ Home program was recently spotlighted in a Bank of America Client Spotlight video!

March 14 1:00-4:00PM Lupin Studio Pop-up  **POSTPONED**

Boston-based Jane Dent Grady of Lupin Studio will be on hand to share her brand new collection of tea towels and pillows along with her entire line of gorgeous modern home accessories including table runners, napkins and more. Jane creates and hand-draws each pattern. Her textiles are printed using eco-friendly, water based inks and are sewn by hand in New England.

March 21 1:00-4:00PM Kate Knits Bags Pop-up **POSTPONED**

Kate Johnson, one of our talented, Newton-based customers, makes magic with wool. She hand knits bags, bowls and necklaces from 100% wool in a variety of colors. You will not want to miss meeting Kate and seeing her beautiful work in person as she does not sell online. Custom orders welcome!

 

Boston Magazine's Best of Boston® 2019 Home - Best Entertaining Essentials

Boston Magazines Best of Boston 2019 Home - Best Entertaining EssentialsWe were thrilled to be recognized this summer by Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2019 Home for Best Entertaining Essentials! This was a wonderful surprise to receive this summer especially coming on the celebration of our fifth year in business.

At Greentail Table, we strive to bring our customers a unique, thoughtful and inspiring collection of goods for entertaining at home and gift giving throughout the year. In addition, we believe our customers truly value the shopping experience that we work so hard to provide. We are very thankful to our wonderful community of dedicated customers for their support. 

Fall 2019 In-store Events

SEPTEMBER 26 7:00-8:00PM Lynn Faitelson of Fat Chick Press will be on hand to help us celebrate "Thinking of You" week, which is an international movement to celebrate the benefits of sending and receiving hand-written notes by sending a card a day for a week, just because! Join us for an evening of note writing complete with nibbles and refreshments. Lynn will also spend time educating us about letterpress and what makes it so special. Plus, we'll have a special card greeting card promotion!

OCTOBER 12 1:00-4:00PM Ann Clark of LAMOU will be popping up with her latest collection of exquisite handmade printed wood trays, placemats, coasters and more.

OCTOBER 16 6:30-8:00PM Natural & Organic Wine & Cheese Pairings with Formaggio Kitchen of Cambridge

OCTOBER 26 1:00-4:00PM Serve Kindness Bowls Pop Up

Greentail Table will be hosting a pop-up shop with Serve Kindness in Newton on Saturday, October 26th from 1pm-4pm to benefit Boston-based organization Lovin' Spoonfuls. 10% of all sales of handblown glass bowls from Serve Kindness and any purchase from Greentail Table during the event will support Lovin' Spoonful's work to rescue and distribute healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded throughout Massachusetts.

About Serve Kindness:
Serve Kindness designs vibrantly colored, modern hand blown glass bowls that are made in Essex, MA. Our mission is to promote kindness through intentional gift giving and raise awareness and money for charities that serve kindness in the community. We give 10% of every purchase back to a charity that the purchaser chooses at checkout. www.servekindness.com.

About Lovin' Spoonfuls
Lovin' Spoonfuls is a non-profit food rescue dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. We pick up wholesome, perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distribute it to more than 150 community nonprofits that feed hungry people across Greater Boston, MetroWest, and Hampden County. We work to bridge the gap between abundance and need by alleviating hunger and addressing the impact that food waste has on our community and our planet. www.lovinspoonfulsinc.org

It is going to be a wonderful afternoon of shopping to support a great cause -- we hope to see you!!

Serve Kindness Pop Up Event at Greentail Table

NOVEMBER 7 7:00-8:00PM  The Gift of Gathering: The Art of Tablescape-styling for the Holidays and BeyondWhether Your Aesthetic is Classic, Modern or Nature-inspired, Join Designer Extraordinaire Meg McSherry of Meg McSherry Interiors and F L E U R I founder Zoe Forbes as they share trade tips on the elements of table styling. Explore color schemes, elements of interest, florals and texture in this one-hour workshop hosted by Greentail Table. Seats are limited. Register here!

The Art of Tablescape-styling with Meg McSherry Interiors & Fleuri at Greentail Table

 

Greentail Table Turns 5!

We mark 5 years in business this week and count ourselves so fortunate. What started out as a crazy retail dream has turned into a blossoming reality. We are so grateful for all you have done to support us over the past 5 years! 

Endless people, including you, have contributed to our success and deserve our gratitude. Five years ago, an amazing cadre of friends answered the call to help paint the store basement, unpack, print and ticket all of the new merchandise and then showed up on opening day, July 10, 2014, to help test our new POS system and become our first customers. Our first few weeks were filled with a revolving door of friends who were so excited to finally step into the store which was in my head for so many years. To this day, I am still moved by the undying support of friends and family near and far who shop online or who make a pilgrimage to the shop regularly or whenever they are in town or in the country.

Right from the start, the Nonantum Neighborhood Association, led by Terry Sauro, became champions of our new enterprise and helped make the neighborhood aware of our existence and has supported us non-stop. I am honored to serve as business representative on the NNA board and could not be more pleased to have the store based in the wonderful village  of Nonantum in the city of Newton. Newton, Massachusetts, makes “Shop Small” and “Shop Local” a mantra and a mission.

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce has also been a major supporter. Within a very short time of joining the chamber, they held  2 networking events at the shop, which in turn, introduced local business people to Greentail Table, many of whom have become ardent supporters and customers.

Within a few months of opening our doors, we began cultivating a following of loyal and dedicated customers. Many of whom became raving fans and helped to spread the word throughout Newton and beyond, among their friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We are honored to count many of the early adopters among our fiercely loyal customers today. Too many to name individually, but you know who you are! 

We have also enjoyed the support of many of our makers and vendors who have conducted workshops on color to table settings to terrarium making. We’ve had chefs and cheese mongers, cookbook authors, candy makers and chocolatiers, florists, photographers and more grace our doors and share their skills and talents with our customers. Potters, candle makers, textile designers, a pyrographer, and so many other makers have spent time in our shop sharing their time and talent as well as introducing their fans to Greentail Table. 

We are also grateful to Chris Lyons, who assisted us on the PR front, as well as to all of the bloggers, editors, art directors, stylists, and photographers who have helped spread the word about Greentail Table in print and online in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Home, New England Home, and the Newton TAB. Editorial coverage has been critical to our success. One of the best anniversary gifts we’ve received is our inclusion in Boston Magazine 2019 Best of Boston List for Best Entertaining Essentials!

Other key players who have been paramount to our success are our Greentail Table team members--for which we are hugely indebted: Marilyn, Mary, Alicia, Parisa, and our on call “shop girl” Katie. Their, professionalism, customer service and loyalty have helped cultivate our success. We could not do it without them!

Another key ingredient of the Greentail Table team is our talented graphic designer, Maribel Sandoski of MBS Creative, who created our logo and all branding materials and who is responsible for all of our beautiful ads. We are so fortunate to be the beneficiary of  her endless creativity and mad skills. She makes us look good!

And finally, my gratitude list would not be complete without mentioning my husband, Jack, who has been by my side every step of the way. From business planning to store design and endless hours of tech assistance. His tireless support has fueled me and Greentail Table. My son, Nick, has also been a big booster and has logged time behind the register and in the basement, when needed. I could not do any of this without their love and support.

Thank you to each and everyone who has shopped with us. Your support of a small brick and mortar shop and online retailer is the reason we can celebrate our 5th year in business. In the age of Amazon, your support of small business is more critical than ever. Small shops and businesses, like ours, help to encourage a sense of community and to create the fabric of our towns and villages. We so appreciate your patronage and your commitment to shopping small and local

We look forward to our next 5 years and hope we can continue to surprise and delight you with unique products and warm customer service.

Gratefully,

Linda de Valpine

Owner

Greentail Table Owner Linda de Valpine

2019 Spring In-Store Events

APRIL 9 6:30PM Caskata Tablesettings Workshop -- Come meet Donna Wayne who will be demonstrating inspiring table settings with beautiful pieces handcrafted in Caskata's Massachusetts atelier.

APRIL 20 1:00-4:00PM Kelly Mitchell of The Traveled Lane will be in the shop selling her travel related decor which "tells the story of who you are and where you've been"- coaster/trivet sets, ornaments, and more.

APRIL 24 4:00-8:00PM Pilgrim Waters Trunk Show. Come meet the award winning illustrator and designer, Susy Pilgrim Waters, and shop her gorgeous line of merino wool scarves, small batch handcrafted trays, and tea towels.

MAY 4 1:00-4:00PM Kate McGuire Pottery Pop Up -- Meet Boston based potter Kate McGuire and shop her wonderful wheel-thrown and hand-built creations.

MAY 7 6:00-9:00PM Ellie Kai & India Hicks Trunk Show --Join Nicole Pirani for this special trunk show as she discusses Spring and upcoming summer trends. Tarot card readings too! 15% of all trunk show orders will be donated to Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts.

JUNE 2 12:00-5:00PM Special Sunday hours in celebration of Nonantum Village Day. Official event festivities begin at Coletti-Magni Park at 11:30AM and last until 3:00PM. Come out and enjoy a Beatles Tribute Band, trackless train rides, a rock climbing wall, professional face painting, dance performances and more. All activities are free! Food stands will also be available. Check out @NonantumNeighborhoodAssociation on Facebook for more info!

JUNE 15 1:00-4:00PM Dara Cheek of Hieropice will be popping up in the shop this Saturday, June 15 from 1-4PM! Don't miss Dara's new botanical glassware, coasters, wall art and more! Dara hosted our Create Your Own Terrarium Workshop last spring --and has a passion for all things botanical and handmade. Come meet her and shop her handmade beauties--just in time for Father's Day!

2018 Fall In-Store Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 7PM DEMO + BOOK SIGNING WITH NICOLE BLUM + JONATHAN CARR OF CARR'S CIDERHOUSE, NEW BOOK CIDERHOUSE COOKBOOK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 1:00-4:00PM IN-STORE LAMOU POP UP--MEET THE OWNERS AND VIEW THEIR GORGEOUS COLLECTION OF SERVING TRAYS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 6:30PM TABLE SETTINGS WORKSHOP WITH DONNA WAYNE OF CASKATA. PLEASE RSVP TO ATTEND: 617-244-3510 OR EMAIL CUSTOMERSERVICE@GREENTAILTABLE.COM.

2018 Spring In-Store Events

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 6:30PM INSPIRING IDEAS FOR EFFORTLESS ENTERTAINING & SHOPPING FOR PERSONAL GIFTS WITH MOLLY GALLER OF POP.BOP.SHOP . 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 1:00PM-3:00PM MCCREA'S CARAMELS DEMO WITH DIANE PARAZIN
SATURDAY, MAY 5 1:00PM-4:00PM POP-UP WITH KATE MCGUIRE OF KATE MCGUIRE POTTERY

TUESDAY, MAY 8 6:30PM MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM WORKSHOP WITH DARA CHEEK OF HIEROPICE . 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY JUNE 1 & 2 TONY BARWICK OF AFRICAN ARTISAN WILL BE MAKING AN IN-STORE APPEARANCE. JOIN US FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 1 FROM 6:30-8:00PM TO MEET TONY AND TALK ALL THINGS SOUTH AFRICA! ON SATURDAY, TONY WILL BE IN THE SHOP FROM 1:00-4:00PM. PLEASE RSVP IF ATTENDING FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT: 617-244-3510 OR EMAIL CUSTOMERSERVICE@GREENTAILTABLE.COM.

2017 Fall In-Store Events

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 6:30PM EASY ENTERTAINING WITH CHEESE WITH STACI BOWEN OF THE CHEESE SHOP OF CONCORD

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 6:30PM SOUP SWAP BOOK SIGNING & DEMO WITH JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER, KATHY GUNST

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 7:00PM JILL KERNER SCHON & JACKIE SCHON, CO-FOUNDERS OF THE PAINT BAR WILL CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW KIT "DRINK LAUGH PAINT" & WILL SHARE TIPS ON HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN PAINT PARTY. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 1:00-4:00PM POP UP WITH LUPIN STUDIO

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 1:00-4:00PM POP UP WITH MADELEINE'S MUDPIE STUDIO

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13: 6:30-7:30PM MEN'S SHOPPING NIGHT & SAKE TASTING WITH RICHARD AUFFREY, BOSTON'S ONLY CERTIFIED SAKE PROFESSIONAL. $10 FOR A FULL TASTING FLIGHT.

2017 Spring In-Store Events

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 6:30PM HISTORIC NEWTON EVENT WITH CLARA SILVERSTEIN

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 6:30PM JIM SCHERER FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, APRIL 6 6:30PM LEXI'S CLEAN KITCHEN DEMO & BOOK SIGNING. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 11:00-2:00PM DEMO & TASTING WITH MCCREA'S CANDIES CARAMEL CONCIERGE, JULIE AYOTTE

SATURDAY, MAY 13 12:00-3:00PM ELISSA ALLSHOUSE OF NEW ERA CRAFTS PYROGRAPHY DEMO & POP-UP SHOP

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