Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Local Love

Cindy Rinfret is definitely a Greenwich girl at heart (in case you couldn't tell by the title of her book, Classic Greenwich Style) and this past week has made all of us at Rinfret, Ltd. love Greenwich even more.

Cindy and her Rinfret Home & Garden team went to the Byram Library last week for the 17th Annual Greenwich Green & Clean Beautification Awards. Deborah Higgins, their vivacious treasurer, is a loyal customer at Rinfret Home & Garden and she has always complimented us on our holiday decorations and our festive flowerbed on Greenwich Avenue (we have McArdle's to thank for making that green patch so beautiful). Even so, we were happily surprised to learn that Rinfret Home & Garden had won the Albert E. Betteridge Beautification Award for Sterling Service.
The Betteridge Award is so meaningful to us, as it is in memory of Albert E. Betteridge, who, as his grandson told us, was dedicated to keeping Greenwich clean and beautiful -- to the point of embarrassing his grandchildren by walking down Greenwich Avenue picking up trash in his hands as he went! Greenwich Avenue is one of the most beautiful shopping destinations in this country and the well-tended flower patches and hanging flower baskets help to make it so. Greenwich Green & Clean works to make all of this possible.

Rinfret Home & Garden was awarded with a stunning silver bowl from Betteridge (currently being inscribed with our name). Wish I had thought to take a photo of it at the time because it really is quite chic -- although we do admit to being just a tad bit jealous of the champagne bucket. We also received a gorgeous book called Gates of Greenwich, which showcases all of the remarkable gates, fences, and ancient stone walls that make Greenwich so uniquely beautiful and enchanting. Soon the shop will sell this delightful book, with all proceeds going to Greenwich Green & Clean.

Here's a sneak peek of the book:
If you recognize the stone wall on the left, you are a true Greenwich local!

In addition to the Greenwich Green & Clean Beautification Award, Cindy Rinfret also got some pretty great praise from Greenwich Time last week. Here is a copy of the article, which was on the front page of the Business Section:

Thanks for all the support, Greenwich -- we love you too!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year! Happy Sale Shopping!

Here at Rinfret, Ltd. we all have high hopes for 2010 -- lots of exciting projects that we can't wait to share with you as they unfold. More immediately though, we have some retail therapy to send your way. Rinfret Home & Garden is having a massive sale with almost everything discounted 25% percent!

After months of shopping for others it's time to spoil yourself (and without guilt since the prices are as low as they get). Check out the goods:

We LOVE this chic bar with game table. Doesn't this piece just conjure up images of cozy nights at home with friends tucked away from the bitter cold?

There are so many goodies on this bar that I just had to peek in to show you. What could be a more perfect Valentine's Day gift than this red croc barware set? Pair it with The Bubbly Cocktails book and Greek Key tumblers and we'll bet you'll be luckier in love than Cupid himself.

Gorgeous lamps, stunning art, splashes of red and Cindy's absolute favorite hand-painted urns (they are in her own living room) create an elegant yet warm vignette. Have I mentioned yet that all this stuff is on sale?
There is so much to love here. Ultra chic mirrored and gilt tray, stylish throw pillows, and grand pillar holders that look as if they could have been found in a European market.

It's just the beginning of Winter and it looks to be a cold one, so why not liven up the landscape with some popping green urns and a little Hollywood glam, care of Joan Crawford.

As with most good things, this sale won't last forever. So come in and visit us, get your design fix, and find the perfect excuse to treat yourself.