Thursday, December 22, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Rigaud Candles

Since its founding in Paris in 1852, the house of Rigaud, one of the oldest perfumeries in the world, has taken special care in the choicepreparation and preparation of its ingredients to create home fragrances that are as carefully crafted as perfumes for the body.

Each scent, developed from natural ingredients, is a true composition, with its top notes, middle notes or “heart,” and base notes forming a sophisticated olfactory pyramid.

Rigaud Candles are a perfect timeless gift of the highest quality. Come into Hildreth's Home Goods housewares department today and ask about them!

Available at our Southampton or East Hampton locations OR Call 1-800-INC-1842 for details!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Le Creuset Cookware

Crafted from quality materials and designed for an array of preparation techniques, Le Creuset's durable cookware is available in a slew of signature colors, as well as a variety of sizes and styles to suit any occasion.

Le Creuset Cookware Sets are a solid foundation for outfitting new or expanding kitchens. They make perfect gifts for anyone who loves to cook, whether for a weekend breakfast or a large family celebration.

Stop in at Hildreth's Home Goods to see the Le Creuset cookware collection!

Available at our Southampton or East Hampton locations OR Call 1-800-INC-1842 for details!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Beatriz Ball

Come into our housewares department and take a look at these luxurious metal serving ware pieces by Beatriz Ball. Each piece is handmade, one at a time, using the ancient art of sand casting: pouring a premium quality alloy of molten aluminum into sand molds, and then going through four levels of polishing.

The result of this intensely handmade process is a piece with a depth of character, warmth and personality that communicates in only a way a handmade piece can.

Of heirloom quality, Beatriz Ball handmade metalware will not tarnish or lose its shine and can be used with confidence to heat, chill and safely serve food.

Available at our Southampton or East Hampton locations OR Call 1-800-INC-1842 for details!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Lane Action Hide-a-Chaise Recliners

Top: Savannah Hide-a-Chaise Hi-Leg Recliner,  Middle: Tahoe Hide-a-Chaise Hi-Leg Recliner, Bottom: Chloe Hide-a-Chaise Hi-Leg Recliner

Put the finishing touches on any room in your home with a stylish Lane recliner! Hildreth's Home Goods has an array of Lane Action recliners in all shapes and sizes available in leather and multiple fabrics as well as power and lift capabilities.  

Today's SPOTLIGHT is featuring one of our favorite Lane Action designs - the Hide-a-Chaise. It has the look of a stationary chair but the coziness of a recliner, so no more compromises between comfort and style. With so many different styles to choose from the Hide-a-Chaise can find it's way into any room. 

The Savannah model boasts Queen Anne styled legs and distinctive wingback sides with a rolled arm for that classic "library" look.  Check out the Tahoe for a simpler look, featuring custom pleated arms, classic wingback sides and tapered dark walnut legs.  Come in and try out the Chloe - it really plays up the comfort card with it's extra-thick back and seat cushions...

All three models are available in fabric and leather.

Available at our Southampton or East Hampton locations OR Call 1-800-INC-1842 for details!

Friday, December 16, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Four Seasons Slipcover

Alexandria Collection

Libby Collection

Emily Collection

Sarah Collection

Morgan Collection

Here at Hildreth's Home Goods we offer the Four Seasons casual custom furniture collections. The majority of the slipcovered collections are available as Sofa, Loveseat, Chair, Chair 1/2, Sleeper, Sectionals and Chaises.

Slipcovers come in a huge variety of fabrics and colors. They're super easy to clean and easy to replace when you decide you'd like to switch up the room!

Come into our Southampton or East Hampton locations and give them a try! OR Call 1-800-INC-1842 for details!

Holiday Coupons

Come into our Southampton or East Hampton locations with this coupon in hand (whether printed or just on your smartphone) and receive an extra 10% off your next purchase!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'Tis the Season

Happy Holidays from Hildreth's Home Goods! Come on in and browse our housewares department and you'll find all the makings to turn your home into a holiday winter wonderland! We carry an assortment of ornaments, dinnerware, candles, decorative pieces and more. If you're looking for a truly unique way to deck the halls this year Hildreth's Home Goods presents the Peace Wreath, a Hildreth's Own design - hand crafted on-premises at our Southampton store.

Check out our bath shop and children's department for some great stocking stuffer and gift ideas!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Turn-of-century general store replica opens at Southampton Historical Museum

Turn-of-century general store replica opens at Southampton Historical Museum

The newest store in Southampton Village swung open its door for the first time on Saturday and undoubtedly offers the lowest prices around: coffee beans for 40 cents a pound, rat poison for 11 cents, and cookie cutters for 30 cents a dozen or 3 cents each.

Hildreth’s General Store, a roughly 300-square-foot shingled building on the grounds of the Southampton Historical Museum, is a 1903 replica of its landmark namesake store on Main Street. Long vacant, the small structure is now outfitted with antiques such as a 244-pound laundry stove, an elaborate, old-fashioned cash register that is likely at least as heavy, a butter churn, a potato cutter, and glass milk bottles bearing the names of past Southampton dairy farmers.

Though handwritten price tags hang from each item, nothing is actually for sale. The shop serves as a permanent display as an extension of the museum and is sponsored by Henry Hildreth, the fifth-generation Hildreth to head the store. It will remain open to visitors through at least October, when the heatless building will close for the winter, and reopen next summer, said Tom Edmonds, executive director of the museum.

Prices were researched by the Hildreth children, Kailey, 14, Sayre, 11, and Henry IV, 9, using a 1902 Sears catalog to be historically accurate, explained Mr. Edmonds. Their mother, Colleen, dressed in period garb on Harvest Day on Saturday to man the counter—an authentic counter from Hildreth’s earlier days. She gave away penny candy, apples and potatoes for free that day. Her historical character would have earned about $8 to $10 a week, Mr. Edmonds estimated.

The year 1903 was selected largely because that marked the year electricity came to Southampton, Mr. Edmonds said, and he wanted to be able to use lights in the shop. Indeed, three bare bulbs hang from the ceiling. “Electricity was a new wonder. There was no reason to put shades on the light,” he reasoned.

The goal in opening the “shop,” he said, is to make use of a once-abandoned building and to provide an educational outlet that he foresees local students visiting.

The dry goods represent a sort of charmed obsolescence: wooden sock “forms” used to reshape drying stockings, and an “apothecary” of early 20th century medicine containers. A great number of the historical objects were dug out of the museum proper, where they had not been on display, Mr. Edmonds said. With their new home in the general store, they are available for viewing and appreciation by the public, he said.

The Hildreth family and some Hildreth’s employees helped set up the store, as did members of the local Savage and Finger families. John Griffin, a member of the museum’s advisory board, donated the shop’s front and only door.

The mom-and-pop general store is flanked by a blacksmith’s shop on the north and a “decoy shed” to the south. Mr. Edmonds said it was foresightful in the 1950s that the nondescript building was preserved, and it now represents a largely lost symbol of local trade stores. Such buildings were once the norm on Main Street and Jobs Lane, he said.

Asked in jest if he views the new store as competition to his Main Street business at a recent interview in the shop, Mr. Hildreth laughed and said he did not, but that he felt relieved about it, and that his children had a good time helping out.

From behind the counter, Judy Rewinski, a Hildreth’s Home Goods employee, smiled when speaking of the positive reaction among children who visited the store on its opening day. The fruits and vegetables handed out that day were just about the only items in the store not dated circa 1903.