Thursday, December 4, 2014

Robin Steele In-Store Appearance at Chelsea - December 11th

Robin Steele Jewelry
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In case you haven’t heard, we are super excited to be hosting famed vintage jewelry designer Robin Steele at Chelsea at the Grove at Shrewsbury on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 11am-3pm. She will be previewing and showcasing her Fall/Holiday 2014 collection of handmade jewelry, which is fabulous by the way (I got a sneak peak).

Just for our loyal customers, like you, we will have 10 percent off the entire store and the chance to win a beautiful Bohemian Bracelet Set in Yellow Jade, a $360 value, with a purchase  $100 or more.

Robin Steele jewelry makes the perfect gift for any lovely lady on your list. Each design is meticulously hand-crafted in New York using rare vintage European intaglio, antique glass cabochons, and European matt crystal cameos to create timeless pieces as unique as the women who own them. Inspirations for her unique designs are often drawn from architecture, ornamentation, and mythology especially when designing the settings for the stones.
The Robin Steele Fall/Holiday 2014 collection of handmade jewelry includes a variety of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and broaches.

The  new vintage Robin Steele bracelets use hematite, amethysts, and jet glass head cameos to create a charm bracelet without the clinking and clanging. Of course purple is my favorite color, so I am in love with the Robin Steele Studio Large European Amethyst Precosia Cabochon Bracelet but I must admit that I find the classic back and silver look of the Robin Steele Studio Vintage hematite and jet glass intaglio charm bracelet and Robin Steele Studio Vintage link bracelet with faceted European hematite glass cabochons absolutely mesmerizing.

These same features can be found in both the drop and chandelier European earrings whose flowing lines evoke a sense of timelessness and prestige. There are so many  wonderful and unique designs to choose from I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite pair of earrings from the Robin Steele collection.

Check out our store or visit Chelsea Gifts Online to learn more about the fantastic Robin Steele and her vintage jewelry designs.

I really hope to see you on December 11th because you will not want to miss the once in a lifetime chance to win this fabulous Bohemian Bracelet Set. Robin has said that she was inspired by the global influence of Bohemian fashion to create this stunning set of semi precious 14 mm yellow jade beads complimenting a Tibetan red coral and turquoise inlaid brass focal bead. It is also accented with inlaid and crystal clay beads. Not only is it beautiful but it’s made in America and fits most wrist sizes.

Let us know you’re coming and RSVP on our either our Facebook Event page. See you December 11th and don’t forget your holiday shopping list!
Monday, December 1, 2014

Diane von Furstenberg

Skyrocketing to fame in the 70s for her signature wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg is celebrating the 40th anniversary of an iconic design that has carved a lasting niche for her brand in worldwide luxury. She is best known for her bold prints, feminine dresses, and easy-to-wear pieces and even expanding collections with home décor items like bedding and table top pieces while bringing a sense of modern confidence to women across the globe. Coinciding with the emblematic anniversary Von Furstenberg has launched a commemorative fashion collection designed to illustrate the history of her works.

The Tale of the Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress

The chronicles of the dress that made Diane von Furstenberg a household name is like any good tale, there are ups and there are downs. The wrap dress was originally spotted on the cover of a 1976
Diane von Furstenberg on NewsWeek Magazine
Newsweek before going out of production a few years later. At the time, the dress embodied the strength of women who could succeed in a male dominated work environment while maintaining their femininity with ads often garnishing "Feel Like a Woman, Wear a Dress!" or other similar slogans. It eventually regained relevance as well as popularity in 1997 when DVF reintroduced the fashion staple.

Von Furstenberg notes to W magazine, “In French it is called arobe portefeuille, which is very appropriate, because portefeuille means ‘wallet’ and it certainly filled mine. I used to be annoyed that my name was always associated with this one dress. I thought it’s not the only thing I’ve done, now, I think this is pretty amazing. I created something that has been part of many generations.”

The dress that made fashion history typically cinches around the waste to give the illusion of an hourglass figure and is made out of a long sheet of fabric. It can be found in brightly colored or monotone patterns as featured in the DVF anniversary collection.

Currently, over 200 original pieces and related artworks are on display in a 40th anniversary exhibition produced by Furstenberg where you can browse through original designs and patterns from the 70s as well as more modern and chic architecture like asymmetrical, flares, pantsuits, and rompers. If you simply don’t have time for a trip to L.A. and prefer somewhere a little closer to home, stop by Chelsea at The Grove in Shrewsbury to fall in love with her newest fall 2014 collection.

Monday, November 24, 2014

L'Objet 10th anniversary collections

L’Objet is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with four new collections, Sous le Ciel, Hans, Soie Tressee, and Han Horse, inspired by the worldwide travels of founder and creative director Elad Yifrach. As a former interior designer, Elad understands that items in the home must be beautiful and functional therefore he only employs the most skilled artisans in the world to bring finely detailed tableware, table accessories and home décor to every L’Objet collection.

The newest anniversary collections use ancient design techniques to create timeless and modern pieces taking inspiration from the eastern region of the globe, specifically China’s great Han dynasty.  These distinctive collections are sure to stimulate a passion for culture while instilling the calm feng shui notoriously present in ancient Chinese history.

Sous le Ciel

The first of the anniversary collections is Sous le Ciel or “Sons of Heaven” as the emperors of the Han Dynasty were endearingly known as by the people they ruled. The first of the four great dynasties created an era of innovation, intellectual progression, and artistic expression. The Han Dynasty is cited with the invention of these age old techniques illuminated in the Sous le Ciel collection by animating ancient works of paper, ceramics, and silk weaving.

Han Collection

L'Objet Han dinnerware collection
Delving deeper into dinnerware than any previous L’Objet Collection, the Han collection features pieces honoring traditional Chinese customs including a spoons, chopsticks, and green tea cups with matching lids for the optimum temperature every time. The Han dinnerware collection lays at the heart of the Sous le Ciel and breeds, perhaps, the most painstakingly beautiful set of white porcelain with a 24K gold backdrop ever created. Its fusion of complex and groundbreaking techniques combined with those of Ancient China can only be found in these exclusive works of art.

The Han collection pay homage to a period of poetry, literature, philosophy, and art with pieces intended to generate a passion for the zen culture of the prosperous Eastern Hemisphere while retaining a modern feel. For example, the collection has spoons coated entirely in 24K gold, chopsticks in black wood and jade cabochon, and bowls which almost seem to defy gravity in reference to a popular philosophy of never being too grounded.

Soie Tressée Collection

L'Objet Soie Tressée dinnerware CollectionAs the second half of the Sous Le Ciel collection, Soie Tressée dinnerware gives the long-established customary silk Chinese braid a distinctly modern twist while elegantly complimenting the more intricate Han collection. Soie Tressée dinnerware can be used by itself or layered with other L’Objet collections as it’s pure white Limoges porcelain, platinum or 24K gold, and hand painted detailed sculpt provides the quintessential backdrop for any meal or party.

Han Horse Collection

The Han dynasty not only brought the eastern hemisphere into the greatest period of enlightenment but also trade. Along with the long list of arts and skilled crafts, silk weaving was one of the most popular trade items eventually earning the path villagers would take to the ports the name of “The Silk Road.” Through their trade along the Silk Road, the Chinese discovered a breed of horse that was far superior to any previously known breeds which they called “heavenly horses” and they quickly became the symbol for power and prestige.
L'Objet Place Card Gold Horse

Due to the honor and grace bestowed upon these magnificent creatures by the ancient Chinese, a heavenly horse motif can be spotted throughout the collection in table accents with jewels, chopstick rests, place card holders, and sculptures.

This collection offers various different pieces any horse lover will treasure but three pieces in particular are our favorites at Chelsea: the library horse sculpture, the napkin jewels horse, and the place card horse. The L'Objet Library Horse Black Limited Edition Large Sculpture is a meticulously handcrafted Limoges porcelain beauty guaranteed to give animation to any room with its elegant features and available only in elite stores like ours. Combining classical elegance with charming whimsy, L'Objet Napkin Jewels Platinum Horse chicly accessorize any dining experience while the L'Objet Place Card Gold Horse lends a hand to grace and sophistication with Swarovski crystals and semi-precious gemstones.

To fall in love even more with any of the L’Objet 10th anniversary collections swing by the store at 635 Broad St. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 or visit our website,

Get a Jump Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. At Chelsea Gifts, we’re throwing a 20% off sale on some of our favorite designers when you make a purchase of $99 or more.

Just use coupon code BFCM at checkout to save 20% off these fantastic designers.

Stay up-to-date with Chelsea Gifts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. We’re always sharing special offers, cool products, and other fantastic ideas.  
Monday, November 10, 2014

Bernardaud's Celebrates 150 Years - Check out Their Classic Collections

It’s no wonder why Bernardaud china is by far one of the most innovative brands in French luxury tableware. The Limoges France family owned company brings a tradition of excellence and evolution to its trendsetting blends of colors and patterns while providing a balance of classic and contemporary designs over their 150 year history. Bernardaud employs master craftsmen skilled in the great French porcelain tradition to create elegant collections that revolutionize entertaining with beauty and functionality.

Bernardaud’s latest release of porcelain art for the tabletop includes four collections, The White table, The Classic Table, The Contemporary Table, and The Historic Table, each with their own unique fusion of integrated subsidiaries.

The White Table

Bernardaud The White Table
Comprised of the Digital, Ecume Matte Rim, Fusion, Louvre, Naxos, and Organza collections, The White Table adds a modern chic ambiance to any dinner table or event. As its name suggests, every piece in this collection offers a unique spin on the classic all white place setting, popular in part to its versatility and its ability to coordinate seamlessly with both formal and casual stemware and flatware. In these genuine Limoges porcelain dinnerware collections, you will find immaculate edges with molded finger impressions, hollow engravings, geometric shapes, and French Renaissance details that will see you through a lifetime of family dinners and parties with friends and neighbors.

Take your table from ordinary to extraordinary with one of the six Bernardaud collections in The White Table available at Chelsea. Our favorites include the Oliver Gagnere designed Naxos, which uses sharp raised geometrical outlines to show contrasts and shadows on a canvas of white porcelain, and Organza aptly named for its organic and contemporary finish that favors the texture of woven fabric. The White Table furnishes a contemporary and minimalist experience using pure lines and genuine porcelain to create the perfect look and feel for any occasion.

The Classic Table

Bernardaud Classic Table
Ask any French woman and she will tell you that receiving guests around a dinner table for religious occasions, anniversaries, or other event is very much an important part of the culture and faux pas are not easily forgotten. The Classic Table collections of Bernardaud are crafted and created with such care that any one of its seventeen different tableware settings will cause a stir among friends and family for years to come.

The Classic Table features collections that offer unique settings for guests whether it be a nod to the 70s with the Athena collection in gold, navy, or platinum or the Aux Oiseaux settings which displays colorful birds and butterflies perched atop hand painted branches. The Classic Table is not simply for the French; it houses something for everyone from almost every century. Visit our website for the full list of pieces available at Chelsea.

The Contemporary Table

Bernarduad Contemporary TableIf you are looking for a less traditional and more current place settings, Chelsea also has you covered with the Bernardaud Contemporary Table Collections. Like the Classic Table Collection, The Contemporary Table is composed of seventeen different dinnerware compilations each with its own style and feel. Here, you will find the continuation of Ecume in gold and platinum as well as the Oliver Gagnere designed Galerie Royale in Linen, Wallis Blue, and Orange. A few of our other favorites include Ultra, Taiga, Olbia, and Promenade. With so many options to choose from, you will be sure to find your next set of Bernardaud china from The Contemporary Table Collections found in store or online.

The Historic Table

Bernardaud Historic Table
The fourth set of the innovative and complex works from Bernardaud adorn hand drawings similar to those of the painters in the 1800s and is manufactured in the Former Royal Factory which continues to pass down traditional techniques since being founded in 1774 by Louis XVI. Created at the oldest existing porcelain factory in Limoges, you can expect perfection from every meticulously handcrafted piece in The Historic Table.

The Historic Table contains a range of collections commissioned by Prince William II of Hesse in 1829 including the sophisticated Botanique service. For over two centuries it has adorned a single variety of flowers arranged in the shape of a crown with extremely rich hues, a characteristic yellow nankeen band decorated with a frieze of palm or ivy, and a central rosette. This extremely complex work also bears  flowers and leaves of a single plant species represented in different ways depending on the location of the crown and are accompanied by painted rings on a white strip bounded by two threads of golden beads. The rich back story of The Historic Table is a rarity and indicative of its name is the only example of its type manufactured in such a historic location.

Get obsessed with these amazing and unique French Limoges Porcelain collections today by visiting our website or store and let us know which ones (there will be more than one) are your favorite.
Monday, November 3, 2014

Miss Ellie In-Store Appearance and Truck Show - November 20th

Miss Ellie In-Store Appearance and Trunk Show at Chelsea at The Grove Poster
“Lasting Beauty” is Miss Ellie’s mantra since her design studio was launched in 2007. Since then, Miss Ellie has combined old Victorian aesthetics with modern sensibilities to craft jewelry that weathers the test of time, or “Antiquities of Tomorrow”.

Miss Ellie made a surprise visit to Chelsea recently to give us just a taste of what she’ll be bringing in November. We’re really excited to see what magnificent items she’ll be showing us this time!

We're really excited to have Miss Ellie join the likes of Michael Aram and Robin Steele as previous in-store appearances.

During the event, you can have Miss Ellie customize almost any piece with your choice color and stone variations. This is a great chance to have a special piece of jewelry crafted for the upcoming holidays. Also, if you purchase $150 or more on Miss Ellie pieces, you receive a free gift (limited to 1 per customer, good on Miss Ellie products only).

There will also be a raffle where one lucky winner will win a 3-initial bracelet customized by Miss Ellie herself. Be sure to get enter!

Miss Ellie Fashion Jewelry
Miss Ellie In-Store Appearance and Trunk Show at Chelsea
Let us know that you’re joining us by at our Miss Ellie In-Store Appearance Facebook Event page, and we’ll see you on November 20th at Chelsea. If you RSVP on Facebook, we’ll give you a 15% coupon for Miss Ellie’s beautiful jewelry the day of the event. We’ll see you there!

Miss Ellie In-Store Appearance
635 Broad St. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
November 20th, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM EST
Monday, May 5, 2014

10% Juliska Coupon for May

Juliska Dinnerware Banner
The new Meadow Picnic collection from Juliska. Available now at Chelsea Gifts.

Whether it's something for Mother's Day or just a little something for yourself, you can now save 10% off all Juliska products at Chelsea Gifts.

Simply enter JULISKA10 at checkout and you'll get 10% off all Juliska brand serveware and drinkware.

Click here to see all our our current Chelsea Gifts coupons and deals.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Michael Aram 25th Anniversary In-Store Event

Michael Aram 25th Anniversary Poster
On May 9, 2014, Chelsea Gifts will welcome Michael Aram to their store at 635 Broad Street to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of his design studio. It marks Mr. Aram's second in-store visit to the centerpiece store at The Grove in Shrewsbury, Chelsea Gifts. His previous visit to Chelsea in 2010 drew a large audience, and created a loyal fan base of Michael Aram products at the boutique. The upcoming event is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

Michael Aram has launched a Commemorative Anniversary Collection to mark the important milestone. The Commemorative Collection features some of the designer's most personal and iconic works in the past two and a half decades. It is comprised of functional pieces, and decorations stamped with Mr. Aram's unique touch and artistry. The stunning works include 'Water Hyacinth Candleholders', 'Snail Bowl', 'Neptune Bowl', 'Medusa Serving Set', 'Cat & Mouse Cheeseboard', 'Adam & Eve Ring Catch' and 'Forged Scissors'.
Michael Aram In-Store Appearance
Chelsea Gifts May 9th, 2014
12 P.M. to 3 P.M. EST
635 Broad Street | ShrewsburyNJ07702
Facebook Event Page | Map

Select pieces from the 25th Anniversary collections will be available for purchase at Chelsea Gifts. Michael Aram will inscribe a message on gifts purchased. The event occurs two days before Mother’s Day, giving visitors an excellent opportunity to present a top-of-the-line, hand-crafted gift to a loved one, and have a special message inscribed by a celebrated designer in the metalware niche. Those who are unable to attend the event can place pre-orders, and Mr. Aram will still accept engraving requests. Customers who spend more than $200 in purchases will receive a complimentary Michael Aram gift. The event will also feature a raffle, and the lucky winner will receive a beautiful piece of Michael Aram’s work.

Michael Aram Large Neptune Bowl
Michael Aram Neptune Bowl, Large
Part of the new 25th Anniversary
Commemorative Collection
Chelsea Gifts' catalog of Michael Aram products includes a variety of functional, decorative, festive, ritual and dinnerware pieces. Each work is infused with symbolism and has a meaningful quality that places it in a class of its own. Mr. Aram emphasizes old traditional techniques of handcrafting to derive extraordinary results. His versatility and vision have spawned one-of-a-kind collections, which Chelsea Gifts is proud to represent and sell.

View the Facebook Event page for the Michael Aram In-Store Appearance

About Chelsea Gifts: A centerpiece store in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Chelsea Gifts is a one-stop destination for top-of-the-line designer gifts, jewelry and tabletop items. Chelsea is an authorized dealer of respected brands, including Michael Aram, MacKenzie-Childs, L'objet, Juliska, Ralph Lauren Home, Alexis Bittar, Ted Baker London, Ricci Argentieri, The GG Collection, William Yeoward, and Kate Spade. Visit or call 732-693-0001 to learn more about the boutique.

About Michal Aram: Michael Aram is an internationally renowned designer who has lived and worked in India since 1989. Trained as a painter, sculptor and art historian, Aram has neatly applied his diverse background to the decorative arts. Lyrical and often witty, his work encompasses a wide range of media and reveals a rich and variant source of inspiration - nature, mythology, narrative storytelling and purified form.  Aram's work is also a celebration of craft and age-old handworking traditions. It is the enduring fusion of these ideals - originality, storyline and craftsmanship, that has become the hallmark of this gifted artist.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Give your sweetheart the very best with new items and collections from our favorite jewelry designers:

We've chosen the Olivia Riegel Windsor Ring Holder as our featured Valentine's Day item:

Olivia Riegel Windsor Ring Holder
Olivia Riegel Windsor Ring Holder

Don't forget, many of our items qualify for free shipping on orders over $99, and enjoy free gift wrap on reasonably sized products.
Monday, January 27, 2014

Countdown to Touchdown: Serveware for your Super Bowl Party

We've collected nine functional and stylish serveware pieces for your Super Bowl party from three of our favorite designers. It's not too late to order these pieces for before next weekend.


Known for their iconic Courtly Check pattern, and its little sister, Parchment Check, MacKenzie-Childs melds both traditional elegance with a whimsical style. 
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Cheese Course
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Cheese Course

Michael Aram

Fusing an Indian style with modern can contemporary fashion, Michael Aram designs are both functional and fashionable.
Michael Aram Pomegranate Cheese Board and Knife
Michael Aram Pomegranate Cheese Board and Knife
Michael Aram Lemonwood Silver Glass Tray Large
Michael Aram Lemonwood Silver Glass Tray Large

GG Collection

Known for their wrought iron and ceramic serveware, the GG Collection provides a rustic and elegant line of dining ware and storage. 
The GG Collection Lazy Susan Crudite, Cream
The GG Collection Lazy Susan Crudite, Cream
The GG Collection Marble Cheese Board w/ Knife, Brown Metal
The GG Collection Marble Cheese Board w/ Knife, Brown Metal

Super Bowl Serveware

Many of the MacKenzie-Childs and Michael Aram products featured here also include free shipping on orders over $99, and can also be gift wrapped for free. The GG Collection items are currently 25% off.

Be sure to share these pieces on your favorite social media network, and you can even re-pin these items from our own Chelsea Gifts Pinterest page, where we've created a Super Bowl party board with these very items.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free Gift Wrap and Free Shipping on $99 or More Extended!

We've extended our Free Gift Wrap and Free Shipping offers indefinitely! Huzzah!

Now you can get free gift wrapping on most of the products at Chelsea Gifts. Try it out! The only things we can't gift wrap are large products, furniture, lighting, and outdoor products. We wish we could, but physics isn't on our side with these types of products.

We're also extending our Free Shipping on select items when you order $99 or more. When we lowered our free shipping offer for the holidays, our customers told us how much they appreciated that. So, we're keeping our $99 shipping offer until further notice.

Until then, keep visiting Chelsea Gifts on a regular basis as we'll be adding new products for our designers' Spring and Summer collections.