Archive for Thursday, September 26, 2013


Peekaboo! Jack-o’-lantern dishes bring Halloween to the tabletop, tastefully

Off the Beaten Buy

September 26, 2013


These jack-o'-lantern dishes are found at Winfield House Home Furnishings, 647 Massachusetts St.

These jack-o'-lantern dishes are found at Winfield House Home Furnishings, 647 Massachusetts St.

Love Halloween but don’t love those tacky plastic pumpkins and messy cotton webs? Here’s a more stylish — and (bonus!) useful — way to bring the season to your tabletop. Friendly jack-o’-lanterns and cute critters and birds come together in these seasonal dishes, designed by Tim Coffey for Creative Co-Op. Each set of four plates and bowls features a different animal and a different jack-o’-lantern personality.

Where to get them: Winfield House Home Furnishings, 647 Massachusetts St.

What you’ll pay: $14.95 apiece for the plates, $15.95 for the bowls.

About the shop: Winfield House opened on Massachusetts Street 18 years ago and moved to its current storefront three years ago. The store sells home furnishings from large room staples — rugs, couches, hutches and other furniture — to homey details — dishes, linens, accent pillows and candles. “We’re not just your average furniture store,” owner Ken Campbell says. “We do so much in decor as well.”

While you’re there: Get creative — Winfield House’s Design Center allows you to choose your own fabrics for upholstered furniture and window coverings. And especially with the holidays coming up, don’t miss the ever-changing array of seasonal pretties.

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flutter 4 years, 9 months ago

I love Winfield's. That said, I think calling plastic pumpkins "tacky" might turn off or offend many of your readers. Such negativity is absolutely unnecessary in a piece like this.

Frank A Janzen 4 years, 9 months ago

"Tacky" is putting out pumpkins when the day is more than a month off. I've heard some stores are even putting out Christmas things.

akt2 4 years, 9 months ago

I think the pumpkins are beautiful this year. Good color, shape and size. Even though we don't really need them for 2 or 3 weeks. 3 for $10 at Checkers.

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