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Martha's Secret Sources

The Martha Stewart Show, November November Fall 2007 2007

Wherever Martha goes, people ask her where she gets the wonderful and unique materials used in her magazines and on "The Martha Stewart Show" -- and now, she's decided to share her secret sources with you! Each day during November, we'll reveal a new secret source handpicked by Martha.

Pewabic Pottery, from the December 5 Show
Pewabic Pottery is Martha's Secret Source for beautiful handmade pottery and tiles. A century-old pottery founded by Michigan artist Mary Stratton at the height of the arts and crafts movement in 1903, Pewabic Pottery is nationally renowned for its hundreds of gift tile and pottery in unique glazes. Every Pewabic tile is stamped on the back with the trademark "Pewabic Detroit" logo and the year it was pressed. Tiles frequently bear the stamp of the individual staff artist who pressed the tile

To find more pottery resources through marthastewart.com, type "pottery" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Takashimaya, from the November 30 Show
Takashimaya, a Japanese department store with locations around the world, including New York, is where Martha goes to find wonderful and unique teas. Opening their first store in Kyoto, Japan, in 1831, Takashimaya came to New York in 1993. In addition to teas, they sell unique clothing, jewelry, and housewares with an Asian aesthetic.

To find more tea resources through marthastewart.com, type "tea" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Bell'ochio, from the November 28 Show
Bell'ochio is a specialty shop offering antiques and curiosities, as well as rare merchandise produced by historic ateliers. For 19 years, Bell'occhio has focused on the beautiful, from the selection of merchandise to its presentation, and no parcel leaves without the shop's snappy signature gift wrapping.

To find more gift wrapping resources on marthastewart.com, type "gift wrapping" into the "Search" box and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Tanner and Dash, from the November 27 Show
Tanner and Dash is where Martha goes to find quality coats and sweaters for her dogs. On today's show, Francesca and Sharkey were wearing the flare striped fleece jackets. Dogs on today's show were also wearing the safe-night reflecto jacket, the striped street racer coat, the Angora tonal sweater, and the Augusta argyle sweater.

To find more pet resources on marthastewart.com, type "pets" into the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Hammond's Candies, from the November 26 Show
Hammond's Candies, started in 1920 by Carl T. Hammond, remains loyal to its original recipe techniques and Colorado location. Making its sweets in small batches, which are hand-pulled and hand-twisted, Hammond's Candies have been used to dress our television sets for many years.

To find more candy resources through marthastewart.com, type "candy" in the "Search bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

D. Blumchen and Company from the November 23 Show
Today, Martha shares her Secret Source for antique- and vintage-inspired holiday decorations and crafting supplies: D. Blumchen and Company. Founded in 1985 by Beatrice Boyce and her daughters Diane and Deborah, whom all share a love for European holiday decorations. They not only produce their own items, but also import many from Europe and often travel to Germany to research and shop for antique trims and decorations.

To find more holiday decoration resources through marthastewart.com, type "holiday decoration" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Felix Doolittle, from the November 19 Show
Felix Doolittle is Martha's go-to location for timeless yet modern stationery. An online-only operation, Felix Doolittle produces stunning note cards and invitations.

To find more stationery resources through marthastewart.com, type "stationery" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Bella Viva Orchards, from the November 16 Show
Bella Viva Orchards specializes in exquisite, often hard-to-find fruit, grown right on the premises in their sustainable orchards. The website, bellaviva.com, is beautifully designed and features an extensive collection of fruit, nut and chocolate confections.

To find more fruit resources through marthastewart.com, type "fruit" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Studio Cortes, from the November 15 Show
San Antonio's Studio Cortes, run by third-generation artisan Carlos Cortes, produces exquisite faux bois, or fake wood, pieces in the form of one-of-a-kind concrete sculpture. Faux bois sculptures, planters, benches, birdbathes and other pieces from Studio Cortes can add a decorative, rustic touch to any setting.

To find more faux bois resources through marthastewart.com,  type "faux bois" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Leontine Linens, from the November 14 Show
Leontine Linens is one of New Orleans's gems and Martha's source for beautiful personalized heirloom-quality linens. Leontine Linens creates luxurious products for your home. Each couture piece is made to order by hand in the fabrics, colors, and styles that you select.

To find more fine linen resources through marthastewart.com, type "fine linen" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Creative Candles, from the November 13 Show
Creative Candles supplies many of the candles found in Martha's magazines and on her TV show. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the online-only operation of Creative Candles offers beautiful handmade, hand wrapped, and hand boxed candles in every size, shape, and color. Candle tip: If tapers are too narrow for your candleholder, wrap a beeswax strip around the base of the candle, trimming the excess with a scissor, press the two ends together with your fingers, and then place the candle with the strip into the holder.

To find more candle resources through marthastewart.com, type "candles" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Bazzini Nuts, from the November 12 Show
The Bazzini Store reflects a European open-air marketplace, selling farmstead-fresh produce, artisan baked goods, and other great organic and specialty groceries. Today, Martha had a selection of whole nuts, including pistachios, pecans, and walnuts, which are also available shelled. They are perfect for your cooking needs at this time of year, or for just cracking as a snack with aperitifs.

To find more nut resources through marthastewart.com, type "nuts" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Magic Cabin, from the November 9 Show
Magic Cabin is a mail-order catalog and an online store featuring imaginative children's toys. Today, Martha showcased Magic Cabin's tree trunk fairy home, pirate ship, log cabin, woodland tent, and cable-car system.

To find more toy resources through marthastewart.com, type "toys" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Cowgirl Creamery, from the November 8 Show
Cowgirl Creamery, a charming cheese shop discovered by the editors of Martha Stewart Living while doing a story in Marin County, California, features handmade cheeses, wines, breads, and organic fruits and vegetables from local producers.

To find more charming cheese resources through marthastewart.com, type "cheese" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Cold Frame Automatic Opener, from the November 7 Show
The Cold Frame Automatic Opener from johnnyseeds.com is one of our favorite winter gardening tools. This temperature-responsive automatic opener automatically opens and closes the window of your Cold Frame or greenhouse.

To find more gardening resources through marthastewart.com, type "gardening tools" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Global Table, from the November 6 Show
Global Table is one of Martha's favorite places to shop for tabletop accessories. Located in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, Global Table is filled with wonderful and often unusual items from all over the world.

To find more tabletop resources through marthastewart.com, type "table accessories" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Asia Market Corp., from the November 5 Show
Asia Market Corp., is a favorite ethnic market resource. It has a wide array of Asian ingredients that are hard to find at local supermarkets, like the spices we used today in the Hot-and-Sour Sauce on the Thai Fried Chicken Wings. Call 212-962-2020 or email asiamarketcorp@yahoo.com with your order, phone number, email address, and credit card number, or call to give credit card information.

To find more Asian spice resources through marthastewart.com, type "Asian spices" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Tinsel Trading Company, from the November 2 Show
Tinsel Trading Company is a favorite design resource of the art and weddings departments. Today, Martha demonstrates how to use a tassel from Tinsel Trading Company to make unique napkin rings using fabri-tac glue from Beacon Adhesives.

To find more design resources through marthastewart.com, type "design" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

Nirmala's Kitchen, from the November 1 Show
Nirmala's Kitchen (nirmalaskitchen.com) has become a favorite of the food department for exotic spices they can't find anywhere else. The best thing is that you don't have to be a fancy cook to enjoy these spices; Nirmala's motto is "make every day exotic." The three spices Martha showcased were the garam masala blend, the Moroccan tagine spice blend, and coconut milk. 

To find more spice resources through marthastewart.com, type "spices" in the "Search" bar and select the search-results tab labeled "Martha's Web Resources."

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Comments (24)

  • 29 Nov, 2008

    Do more crafts maybe pick someone from the audience, it doesn't have to be a star does it? What a thrill it would be for that person.
    You should make sets of craft videos to buy for those who do not have computers. Yes there are a lot of woman who do not own one. ( I don't know how you could not). I have a computer and would love to have a boxed set of Martha's craft videos for my art studio (room) Love you love your show.
    I went over 500 characters so to notes from me.
    Kathay

  • 29 Nov, 2008

    I love all your cards and crafts, I love your show I was so upset when in the hospital they wanted to take me for x-rays when your show was on. I asked if they could take someone else first, but they said no.
    I am a true blue Fan of the Fab Martha and the Show.
    Kathay I

  • 22 Jan, 2008

    I love your show and get so many ideas from it daily.
    You mentioned today about storing your sweaters in drawers with lavender sachets.. what about dried balsam sachets? I'm sure you have and enjoy balsam trees on your property in Maine. My husband and I produce and sell our fragrant Vermont balsam, by the pound and I also make sachets (which are great for your drawers too) As you know, balsam is also an herb.
    Please check it out.
    Thank you,
    Sue @vtbalsam.com
    www.vtbalsam.com

  • 22 Jan, 2008

    I love your show and get so many ideas from it daily.
    You mentioned today about storing your sweaters in drawers with lavender sachets.. what about dried balsam sachets? I'm sure you have and enjoy balsam trees on your property in Maine. My husband and I produce and sell our fragrant Vermont balsam, by the pound and I also make sachets (which are great for your drawers too) As you know, balsam is also an herb.
    Please check it out.
    Thank you,
    Sue @vtbalsam.com
    www.vtbalsam.com

  • 20 Jan, 2008

    Dear Martha, This week in honor of your mother I will use her receipe for stuffed cabbage. It was always a treat to view a program when she was at your side teaching us all. She always showed her grace and dignity. God bless you and your family. You are certain to be comforted by great memories. Jeanne Pickrel

  • 10 Jan, 2008

    Martha, I've learned of the passing of your mom and wish to convey my condolences to you

  • 5 Jan, 2008

    Dear Martha,
    I recently learned of your Mothers passing. I was shocked. Please accept my condolences. She was loved by all. I remember on one of your shows how you wanted her to start writing a cookbook, did that ever come about? My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Linda

  • 19 Dec, 2007

    Martha,
    Your mom reminded me so much of my grandma and I always loved watching her as it made me feel like she was still here. How lucky we were to have such wonderful women in our lives to learn from and be loved by. May you cherish your memories with fondness

  • 17 Dec, 2007

    Dear Marhta and Family, My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of you lovely Mother. I got such a kick out her when she was on your show. I bet she was a real "hoot" in her day and such and lovely lady to have in your life. I lost my Mother last Christmas night. They will always be in our hearst and memories.

  • 17 Dec, 2007

    Thank you for the tip for hanging ornaments on the tree. At times my grandchildren have out grown their toys, Hot Wheels, action figures,etc. I take these toys and drill a very small [filtered word] in them so they will be balanced, and put a very small screw eye in it. They always look for these, and all their other ornaments on the tree when they come to see us. Sharon J

  • 3 Dec, 2007

    Love all the handmade Christmas items. It reminds me of how my mother, sister, and I would all make small gifts or ornaments each year. Now, we are teaching my children. I hope that you too will be teaching your grandchild soon. My prayers are with you and Alexis. God Bless you both.

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    Dear Martha,
    I just want to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your shows this week. Bravo! The overall quality and mood of the shows were so much like the excellent segments of the former Martha Stewart Living show. Superb!
    Sincerely,
    Joanne Setzer

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    Dear Martha and Famiily, My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your lovely mother. I always enjoyed when you had her on your show. She will be missed! My mother passed away last May at the age of 88. I miss her dearly.
    May God be with you and give you strength.
    Sincerely,
    Joanne Setzer

  • 29 Nov, 2007

    My mother passed away when she was only 61.I never knew how much I would hold the great memories of her so close to my heart.Thats the best thing a mother could leave her child.

  • 29 Nov, 2007

    My deepest sympahty to you and your family. I could feel the love and respect you had for your mother each time I watched her on your show. And I like you, I think she was a remarkable woman. I'm sure you gave her much joy. My mother passed 25 years ago. We were both young. I still miss her.

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I always enjoyed her when she was on your shows. She reminded me alot of my own Mother. I know that she was very proud to call you her daughter.

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    I would like to add my condolences to the many you rec'd about your mother. I enjoyed her quick wit and sometimes sharp remarks, much like my own mother who passed away this year. We hold them all in our memory with love.

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    11/26/07
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I always enjoyed her being on your shows. She was so charming. I just lost my mother in July of this year and I know how hard it must be for you and yours. Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.
    Jackay31032

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    help please, could anyone tell me where I can buy customised rubber stamps for embossing. Thankyou

  • 25 Nov, 2007

    I've just placed my 1st order with Blumchen.com and can't wait till it gets to my home! My daughter and I are going to make some gorgeous ornaments for our tree! Thank you for sharing that amazing Secret Source! FUN!

  • 16 Nov, 2007

    Some of the secret sources have been on the New Martha Show and I have bookmarked so that I could go back and find something that I would like to purchase from the show, but this is so much easier to have all your sources in one location. THANK YOU!

  • 13 Nov, 2007

    Does anyone have a source for the white pilot's hat used in the child's chicken costume for Halloween?

  • 8 Nov, 2007

    My firends got me hooked on Cowgirl cheese and one soft brie like cheese, we call it "Can't stop eating this cheese"!! We live on the East Coast and we buy it at Whole Foods. It's a must at any party!!

  • 6 Nov, 2007

    First off, I have added to my refrigerator magnet (Measure Equivalents) the magnet (Recipe Divider). What I couldn't find the Martha Stewart display at Macy's (South Park Mall; Strongsville, OH) was an egg separator. I have been looking all over for one of those. It really would be a HUGE help to have one since using more egg whites than whole eggs is what my doctor would say is "a good thing". Can you help? Does the Martha Stewart Line have one?