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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 . More details and registration info soon!

OCTOBER 26 1:00-4:00PM Serve Kindness Bowls Pop Up--more details soon!

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

Fall 2016 Greentail Table Store Event Calendar

SEPTEMBER 24 -- 11AM-3PM Linen Me Trunk Show--focus will be on helping you create a beautiful holiday table! 

SEPTEMBER 28 -- 6:30PM Chocolate Therapy Truffles and Wine Pairing Event 

Taste for yourself why fine wine and fine chocolate are a match made in heaven! The award-winning chocolatiers at Chocolate Therapy have created fun fall pairings that will knock your socks off. Relax and learn how to taste and pair these two superfoods, and sample four mind-blowing creations. We’ll explore elegant flavor combinations covering savory, spicy, sweet and creamy flavor profiles and drawing from a number of different varietals, such as their best-selling Strawberry Balsamic truffle paired with Petit Syrah! $35 per person, includes pairings and snacks. 

OCTOBER 20 -- 6:30PM Amy Traverso, author of, "The Apple Lover's Cookbook" and Senior Lifestyle Editor of Yankee Magazine, will be on hand to educate us on heirloom apples and will make a Sweet Apple Pickle. She will also be autographing her book. This is a free event.  

NOVEMBER 16 -- 7:00PM Blooms of Hope Floral Arranging Workshop. $30 per person, limited to 24 participants. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

DECEMBER 6 --6:30PM Heidi Carman of Busy Bee Florists conducts a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop. Details to follow soon!

 

Spring 2016 Greentail Table Store Event Calendar

MARCH 22 - 6:30PM How to Build Grain + Veggie Bowls with Chef Cathy Walthers 

APRIL 14 - 6:30PM Cheese Class with Brian Wasik of Wasik's Cheese Shop of Wellesley

MAY 3 - 6:30PM How to Build Grain + Veggie Bowls with Chef Cathy Walthers--FULL

MAY 7 - 11:00AM-3:00PM Special Mother's Day Pop Up with Sandy Dekoschak of Westborough Wicks, who will be selling her complete line of artisan crafted soy candles and natural soaps.

MAY 10 - The Bon Bons of Spring with Lee Napoli--Here's your chance to learn the delicious and oh-so-simple) art of rolling truffles, taught to you by one of Boston's most renowned confectioners, Lee Napoli. 

JUNE 14 - 6:30PM Beatrice Peltre, food writer, stylist, and photographer, and the author of the award-winning blog LaTartineGourmande.com, will join us to celebrate the release of her newest book, "My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre". Peltre will demo and share her recipe and method for making her Savory Cake. Cost for the event is $35, which includes a personally autographed cookbook. Seating is limited to the first 24 respondents.  Purchase a book/spot hereAdd the book to your cart to attend. You will be able to pick up your book at the event.

If you have already purchased the book elsewhere and would like to attend the event, please call the store to register: 617-244-3510.

 

November 2015 - Greentail Table Store Event Calender

Below is a listing of our upcoming in-store and off-site events for the month of November.  We will be including more information on each event as it nears. Check your calendars--we hope you can join us for one or more of them!

NOVEMBER:

7--THE EVERYDAY NAPKIN FALL NAPKIN EVENT: 11AM-3PM

10--DIANA GOLDMAN OF BEANTOWN KITCHEN DIVINE VEGAN DESSERTS WORKSHOP: 7-8PM

12--TEMPLE SHALOM FALL FLING: 6:30-9:30. 175 TEMPLE STREET, WEST NEWTON. We will have a booth there!

15--MENU DINNERWARE SALE BEGINS ON-LINE AND IN-STORE. 20% OFF OF IN-STOCK DANISH DESIGNED PORCELAIN DINNERWARE

18--THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE DEMONSTRATION WITH HEIDI & CHRISTINA OF BUSY BEE FLORIST: 7-8PM

28--SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: 10-6PM

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