Special order from Treasures Worldwide

Do you ever see something so extraordinary that you just have to have it? If you find something you like and we don’t have it, there are certain brands that we special order.  That means that if we carry the brand but don’t have the item, we can order it for you.  Those brands include:

Carrs of Sheffield England silver.  We can order cutlery, table top items, cabinets, wines/spirits decanters, etc.

Seguso Viro.  We can order chandeliers, vases, centerpieces, limited edition pieces, furniture, candlesticks, and other works of art.

Cenedese of Murano, Italy.  We can order lamps, chandeliers, glassware, vases, centerpieces, figurines and other works of art.

NasonMoretti.  We can order chandeliers, glassware, vases, lamps, and other tabletop pieces.

Officina Libris.  We can order photo albums, briefcases, and bags from Italy.

E-mail us at cs@TreasuresWorldwide.com or call us at (877) 794-4387 and we will give you information about brands you are interested in and special order assistance.  We would love to hear from you!

All About i santi

Amato Santi opened the doors of his first shop in the picturesque town of Porta Venezia, Milano, Italy.  i santi was established in 1947.  It was in those days long ago that the company began and its rare passion and craftsmanship has lived on ever since.  The passion and skill with which Amato Santi handled the leather are still a value and a legacy for the whole italian manufacturing field.

Customers of i santi demand a product that enshrines elegance, exclusivity and undisputed quality.  i santi still handcrafts each piece in Italy and the detail is evident in all of its leather products.  From handbags, briefcases, belts and shoes, all of i santi leather goods are the finest quality.

While many well known designers have stopped making their bags and clothing in Italy, i santi still hand produces each piece in Italy.  That is evident in the quality and the choice of materials all produced in Italy.

We first came upon i santi while traveling in Milan, Italy.  Our buyers remember the i santi store stacked with incredibly beautiful pieces so unique and well made.  We decided then that we had to carry i santi products and have been very pleased to offer the i santi leather line in our store.

i santi is a well kept secret for those who love beautiful leather goods but don’t want mass produced, ubiquitous name brands.

We love Eric Javits!

The Eric Javits collection is easily recognizable around the world because of its unique, classy look.  Eric Javits began his career as a design student.  He then opened his women’s hat business in 1985.  Within a few years he was a prominent advisor among royalty and international jetsetters.

Eric Javits is known for the Squishee brand of hats and bags which is trademarked.  Eric Javits hats are packable, great for travel and extremely fashionable.

Eric Javits has been honored for his outstanding achievements by being named Hat Designer of the Year and Hat Designer of the decade 1990-1999.  He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and his designs are included in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

In 1987 the city of New York presented Princess Diana with an Eric Javits hat at the British Consulate in New York City. Numerous film and tv shows have featured Eric Javits hats.

Around town, celebrities are constantly spotted wearing Eric Javits hats, bags, accessories and shoes.  A few of the celebrities who have been pictured wearing Eric Javits fashions are: Keira Knightley, Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron, Molly Sims, Paris Jackson, Julie Benz, Jordan Sparks, Marcia Gay Harden, Leighton Meester, Madonna, Rachel Zoe, Katherine Heigl, Fergie, Diane Kruger, and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Eric Javits hats, wallets, shoes and bags are beautifully made and unique.  We love Eric Javits and are proud to introduce this gorgeous line to our customers!

Siblings Day

I was thinking about how I could remember my sister in a special way and then I found out there is a “Siblings Day” also known as National Siblings Day.  It is not recognized in all parts of the United States but it is becoming increasingly popular.
Siblings Day was originally conceived by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom had died.  It is celebrated on April 10.  April 10 was the birthday of Claudia Evart’s sister, Lisette.

Carolyn Maloney, then U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district, officially saluted the holiday and introduced it into the official Congressional Record of the United States Congress on April 6, 2005.  It is not federally recognized, though the Siblings Day Foundation is working to change this.  There is a website about Siblings Day:  siblingsday.org.

Oprah Winfrey featured and celebrated Siblings Day on her national and international daily television show on April 10, 2007 and the show was repeated on three separate occasions.

Did you know…79% of all children have siblings when growing up.  This is from information derived from Ask.com.  It is a special day to celebrate relationships that last longer than a parent/child relationship.  Happy Siblings Day!

Gipar Hand painted glassware – made in Italy since 1946

It is hard to believe that such a company exists with such beautiful, artistic glassware all handmade in Florence, Italy.  Gipar is a family run business handed down from father to son.  Today Giampiero runs the company handed down from his father and uncle.  His son Simone and his daughter Stafania also work in the business.

Gipar has many local artists in the company who hand paint and design each item.  Every 5-6 months brand new items are created so that the firm is continuously providing new and unique works of art.  Gipar uses the finest material such as 24 karat gold and 92.5 sterling silver as well as platinum painted on glass designs.

What is unique about Gipar is that each item has a limited production ensuring that customers do not buy “mass produced” items or that the works of art are not found in every major department store.  Gipar glassware is valuable because it is not mass produced; rather each piece is signed by the artist and limited in distribution.  Also, the clientele enjoys having unique works of art that is not seen in every home.

Gipar produces glasses, ashtrays, vases, bowls, frames, lamps, clocks, mirrors and other unique works of art.  There is nothing like it in the marketplace. Handmade in Florence, Italy.

Happy Graduation

Congratulations to all graduates!  There is so much excitement for all of those who have worked so hard and are now graduating.  My son is graduating from middle school and he is now interested in “looking his best” whereas in elementary school it didn’t matter.  We picked out a beautiful suit for him to wear.  I am giving him a trip to Vancouver and we are going together (this might not last forever)!  My nephew is graduating from college.  I gave him a new briefcase.  I hope that was the right thing to do.  I don’t want to push him in any certain direction but I know he will use it instead of a backpack. Now the little things that I offered him before such as a wallet and cell phone case are of interest to him because he wants to look classy.  My niece is graduating from high school and I gave her a new purse.  What if it’s not the designer she likes?  Well, it does have a gift receipt.

I wonder if kids who are venturing out for the first time are worried about the new world we live in where one does not define work as people did in a different era.  Perhaps they will work from home and use skype to communicate, design video games, or invent something new.  Jim Carrey recently gave an inspirational commencement speech to the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.  He said “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” I hope that the upcoming graduates will find something they love to do and fulfill their dreams.

This Mother’s Day, Show Mom Just How Much She Means to You

It’s time to show mom just how much you appreciate everything she does for you all year long and throughout your life. That’s why you’ve decided to scour the Internet, to see what others are advertising as the perfect gifts for mothers. Of course, you see the old standbys – get her flowers, get her chocolates, take her to dinner – but you want to do something special, something she’ll remember for years to come.

The best thing to do is to get mom something she would never buy for herself. When she’s clipping coupons to get the family a good deal on groceries, she can’t be thinking about luxury gifts for herself. That’s where you come in. Find something that mom will want to display proudly that is also personal.

Here are a few ideas:

  • A vintage picture frame with a family photo
  • An Italian leather journal
  • New wine glasses with her favorite bottle
  • A leather wallet or purse

These are just a few ideas, but it helps convey the direction you could go. It’s a luxury item she might never buy herself. It is something that can be displayed or used, not just some nicknack or disposable item. Now you just have to decide what should be on the list for someone with your mother’s specific tastes. Maybe your dad can help with that part.

A Day for Dad

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.

Anonymous

Father’s Day originated in Spokane Washington in 1910, and was sponsored by Sonora Smart Dodd.  After hearing about Mother’s Day, she felt Fathers should have a similar holiday, and went about creating it.  It took awhile to catch on, but before long Fathers were honored every year in June, with crazy cards, bad ties, and other assorted gifts of appreciation.

Now while most people wish to honor their special dads, fathers are notoriously hard to buy for, but there’s one easy and affordable solution. When a pollster recently asked fathers to name their favorite Father’s Day gift, many gave this a simple answer.  “Hugs,” they said.  Now there’s a gift everyone can give.

According to John Roake, of South Jordan, Utah, “It’s quality time that’s precious to me.  Often my grown kids will get together and take me out to dinner and a movie.  We have a great time talking and catching up on their lives.  It’s fun, and that’s what really matters.”

In addition to spending the day with Dad, some people opt for homemade gifts such as coupons for service.  Examples are:

  • A promise to mow the lawn or wash the car.  Dad’s love a day off in the summer and what could be better than kicking back with ice cold lemonade or other beverage of choice, and watching the offspring do your work?
  • Since Dads always love food, you could make him a batch of cookies or his favorite blueberry pie.
  • How about a keepsake?  A video or sound recording with a special message to your Dad is something he can keep for years. He’ll always be able to remember that cute little monster who said , “I love you because of your smell.”
  • You could offer to walk the family dog or rake leaves, shine his shoes, or sweep the garage. The list goes on and on.  All you have to do is put your thinking cap on, and maybe a pair of work gloves to go with it.

Someday I will find my Prince, but my Dad will always be my King

Anonymous

Maybe you feel the King of the Castle deserves something you can’t make. Store bought presents are just as appreciated as long as the gift comes from the heart.  If your Dad’s the guy who has everything, take some tips from us.

  • Sports Equipment or shop tools.
  • Tickets to his favorite sporting event or a movie.
  • A car emergency kit.  These can focus on personal supplies such as food, water and a solar blanket, or lean more towards other emergency items like a foldable shovel, or flashers and jumper cables.
  • Gift certificates – for gas, car washes, theatre or a favorite restaurant.
  • Books – real and downloadable variety.
  • A wallet or money clip.
  • A deck of cards and set of poker chips.
  • Leather picture frame with a picture of you or the family for his desk at work.
  • A portable shoe shine kit for Dad’s who’s  have to travel a lot.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. No matter what type of gift you decide on, the best delivery system is with smile and a, “Love you Dad!” Oh, and one more thing.  Don’t forget the hug.

When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.

Linda Poindexter

Gifts like these and many more can be found at: www.treasureworldwide.com

The Story of Carrs Silver, Sheffield England

In 1976 Ron Carr began his business making handmade silver jewelry.  His business grew rapidly and soon he was incorporated as Carrs of Sheffield Limited.  He continued to produce silver jewelry in Sheffield, England.Sheffield is Britain’s fifth largest city.  Sheffield is a regional center for leisure and culture with beautiful parks and trees.  Carrs is proud to contribute to jobs and manufacturing in the city of Sheffield.

In 1979, Carrs started its first collection of silver photograph frames and it was incredibly well received in Britain.  Silver frames became the company’s flagship products.  There was a huge demand for the Carrs silver frames in the UK and overseas and the company decided to concentrate almost entirely on making silver frames.

In 1992 Carrs completed a magnificent 80,000 square ft. modern manufacturing facility.  In 1994 Carrs launched a complete line of cutlery as well as other silver products such as children’s gifts, dresser sets, clocks as well as leather and silver accessories.  In 1995 Carrs opened its own section in London’s famous Harrod’s and Selfridge’s department stores.  In 2009 Carrs purchased the Osborn Group of companies in Sheffield, England.

Today, Carrs continues to expand its product line and is recognized as one of the most prestigious brands in silver.  All Carrs silver items are hallmarked with the Carrs of Sheffield mark ensuring authenticity.  The sterling silver items from Carrs have the 925 fineness mark guaranteeing the quality of the sterling silver.

The History of Seguso Viro

The Seguso family has been dedicated to the art of Murano glass since 1397.  Twenty three generations have been able to pass down knowledge, art and passion to continue the tradition of beautiful glassware.  Seguso Viro collections include tableware, gifts, jewelry, lighting, furniture and home décor.  Today the company is led by Gianluca and Pierpaolo Seguso.

Seguso Viro has been represented throughout history in theaters, museums such as the Grand Hotel & Milano, and the Excelsior Gallia in Milan, the Bauer Grunwald in Venice, the Hotel George V in Paris, the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, the Excelsior Palace at Rapallo, the residence of the Crown Prince of Libya, and the Casino di Palazzo Vendramin Corner in Venice.  A gorgeous chandelier was created for Pope John XXIII.  Prestigious projects have been dedicated to royal families including the table serving set and décor in crystal and gold at the wedding of the Duke of Spoleto and Irene of Greece, which included 58 members of European royalty.

Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Seguso Viro and Seguso Interiors have produced glass for the finest residential and commercial interiors in collaboration with top designers in the world.  Seguso Viro has also worked with many international luxury brands to produce custom pieces.

Seguso Viro has acquired the Cenedese Murano operations of Gino Cenedese, Murano, Italy.  The company today includes Seguso Viro, Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Seguso Interiors, Cenedese Murano and Gino Cenedese.

The designs from the Seguso Viro line are unique and inspirational.  The beauty of the glassware is breathtaking.  Each object is truly a work of art.  Seguso Viro thrives on advancing and developing new techniques through the highest level of research, as a way of continuing their story and for the thrill of surpassing exciting new goals.

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