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Wherever Martha goes, people ask her where she gets the wonderful and unique materials used in projects on "The Martha Stewart Show" and in her magazines. Here, she shares her secret sources for decorative items, stationery, spices, and other embellishments with you.
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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.
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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.
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Tanner and Dash
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.
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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.
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D. Blumchen and Company
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.
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Bella Viva Orchards
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bazzini Nuts 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.
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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.
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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.
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Johnny's Selected Seeds
The Cold Frame Automatic Opener from Johnny's Selected Seeds 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.
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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.
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Nirmala's Kitchen 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." Spices to explore: garam masala blend and Moroccan tagine spice blend.
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