Archive for November, 2012

This Holiday, GO Ahead With The GLOW

Embellish your dinner table for a holiday dinner party or family gathering with a  candle holder to illuminate the area.  Surround a plain white candle with vibrant items to complete the craft that will not only make an eye-catching centerpiece, but also a merry hostess gift if you’re having dinner at a friend or relative’s house.

Holiday Red and Gold Hurricanes $39.99

Cast a warm glow at the next family gathering with those red and gold stemmed hurricane candle holders. Our classic glass candle holder vase allows you to enjoy flickering candlelight that won’t be extinguished at the first sign of a breeze. The holiday coloring is what makes those set of 3 stemmed candle holders so special for Christmas.

Toulousse Set of 3 Amber Glass Hurricanes $39.99

This beautifully designed Set of 3 hurricanes are finely crafted, standing gracefully on a narrow stem. Whether you display them as a set or separate, this set will surely give you its best in elegance. Its amber color and unique ribs, will add some sophistication to your upcoming event. Salvage a special moment and dine in elegance.

Cellini Gold Rimmed Hurricanes $39.99

The dramatic display of candlelight once reserved for grand hotels makes a festive gift, or striking addition to your holiday table setting, and wedding decor! Set of 3 Gold Rimmed Stemmed Hurricane Candle Holders will make impact the festive Holiday Atmosphere at the Christmas Dinner.

Holiday Set of 3 Christmas Hurricanes $42.99

Diffuse some holiday spirit with those set of 3 hurricane candle holders. Add drama to a glowing candle or a showcase of inspiring objects. Our Christmas Stemless Candle Holders are pretty for wedding favors and for table decor all year round too. Simply insert a pillar candle in each of them and fill the bottom with your choice or seashells and let the party begin.

Stay Tuned For More Holiday Decorating Ideas From Our Experts! Browse our complete selection of Candle Holders or Scented and Decorative Candles. Call us at: 888-280-6539



Soapstone Products – Making Lemonade out of Lemons!

A mass of scrap soapstone leftover from their kitchen counter top business  was ending up in a landfill.  The industry was producing more scrap than it could handle so they set out to make lemonade out of lemons.  The use of soapstone for its temperature properties is as old as mankind.  In fact, it is one of the most effective natural materials this planet produces for conducting and retaining temperature.  Why not harness its powers for the greater entertaining good? Unlike granite or marble, soapstone is the ONLY non-porous, odorless, tasteless, and a natural food safe stone used in the home.


  Those Whiskey Rocks from Soapstone will sustain the bourbon Temperature without dilation. Whiskey rocks never wear out or lose their ability to hold the temperature. Those coffee stones are non-porous, odorless, tasteless and will not harbor bacteria. Sustains the Chill for low volume drinks as in scotch, whiskey, white wine and champagne.Whiskey Stones now solve the problem of the hard-to-buy-for man. This is an affordable useful Gift for Him. Get some corresponding shot glasses or tumblers for Fathers-in-law, Boyfriends or any great guy! Get the Whiskey Lover Set that includes the Two Tumblers and Set of 6 Beverage Cubes.




A revolutionary way to chill and serve your favorite spirits, the soapstone shot glasses keep drinks cool from the outside in without diluting its contents. Cooler than cubes, these shot glasses will chill your vodka and whiskey without the wait or ice. Store in the freezer for a super cold shot or out in the open for a simply super cool look. These genuine soapstone mugs naturally help contain the heat, keeping hot drinks hotter for extended periods of time compared to conventional coffee mugs or keep cold drinks cooler. Can be used for any beverage you feel like indulging in. Want to keep your coffee or tea warmer for longer….Heat this mug slightly on the stove-top and it will maintain that warm temperature for a very very long time.


These soapstone shot glasses and carafe are a lot like the whiskey stones – except instead of chilling your cocktails, they chill (and serve) your shots! Soapstone is a non-porous material so they won’t ever trap flavors and every time you do a shot, it’ll feel like the first time you’ve used them. It will also feel cold, unless of course you’re wearing gloves. Just keep ’em in the freezer until you’re ready to shoot. Affordable and unique, the Teraforma Soapstone Carafe and Shot Glasses are the ideal gift set for the person on your list who just has everything already!

View the full Selection of Gifts within the Price Range of $50- $100 to get all your gift giving needs in one shot!


It’s already time for the holidays! Thanksgiving is approaching and you know what it means – it is also time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas. Feeling stressed out about what to give those important people in your life? Don’t worry. Classic hostess got your back with our carefully selected gifts under $50 for everyone on your list.

From funny and flirty gifts to noble leather business case, we’ve got a little something for everyone, including Thanksgiving gift for mom, Thanksgiving gift for dad, Thanksgiving gift for girlfriend, Thanksgiving gift for boyfriend, Thanksgiving gift for teachers, Thanksgiving gift for kids, etc.



Gift Boxed set of 27 Wooden Ornaments

These beautiful, intricately carved birch veneer snowflakes come in a set of 27 in a pretty little wooden box with four panels inside. The box alone is pretty (perfect for holiday gift giving) but the snowflakes really do steal the show. Boasting burnt edges to define the shape and golden thread in which to hang.



Tova Frosted Wine Bottle and Glass Set


Partially sandblasted glass bottle and six glasses are elegantly packaged in a kiri wood gift box. Bottle includes a simple frosted glass stopper




Round Drink Dispenser with Spout on Wrought Iron Rack


The wrought iron stand or rack will keep the hostess at ease and guests feeling comfortable. This 1.5 Gallon Cylinder Beverage Server is a wonderful serving piece for any outdoor or indoor entertaining.


THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR HIM ( as in boyfriend, executive..)


Bey Berk Genuine Leather Money Clip


The Black Crocodile Leather Money Clip Wallet will keep the cash and cards organized by securing it with a powerful magnetic closure. Executives and professionals prefer the lightweight wallet to safely store the bare essentials while they enjoy their time out.



Garden-inspired Cactus Shaped Candle

These charming and garden-inspired cactus shaped candles are alive with a flowering beauty of their own. Exceptional in quality and style the galvanized iron pots are filled with 4 varieties of succulent cactus shaped candles, combining various sizes to create an indoor desert garden. its authentic tin look and gift boxing makes it an ideal gift for her.

Quirky, Clever and Fun Gifts For Guys

There is no one harder to buy for than a man. We all know at least one and can admit that it is difficult to buy just the most perfect gift for your Dad, husband, boyfriend, friend or co-worker. (Men can become such drama queens when they get a gift they don’t like.)
Which is why, when you’re stuck with an idea for what to get that special guy, you need to head right here for the funniest and wildest selection of funny gifts for men.  I just posted my favorites to let your ideas start rolling.

Beer Goggles Pint Glass $19.99

The Beer Goggles Pint Glass lets him know exactly how his judgement is being altered as you drink. Starting at “Never” and going all the way down to “Irresistible” the glass keeps track of every level of beer goggles you’ll experience as you consume more alcohol. 16 oz capacity beer glass and sold individually.

Set of Two Good Grief Bar Glasses $27.99

Sometimes you just need a drink. If he is grieving it’s understandable, but if he doesnt know exactly how much he should drink, maybe these Good Grief Glasses can help. Glass tumblers will show him just how much to drink for each step of the grieving process. It certainly might be great for the emotions, but we do not know about the liver!

You Get The Idea? Browse our Complete Selection of Gift For Him for gifts that fit his personality, tastes and interests.

GG Collection – Add It To Your Bridal Registry!

Congrats Bride!

Here’s Classic Hostess’s  Wedding Gift To You – You can now add the GG – Gracious Goods for Your NEW Home to your Bridal Registry.  Follow This Link For MY REGISTRY.

Gracious Goods name has changed to GG Collection – but the quality and style remain the same! Perfect for new couples and their new life together, GG is Italian ceramics with metal accents and bases that are ideal to mix and match, and are not only stunning but functional and versatile. Combining metal, stoneware, and mouth blown glass in creative and innovative ways the GG Collection continues to present a line that evokes a casual elegance with an old European flair.

Each piece defining the gracious lifestyle today – that makes our memories special tomorrow.

Whether your decorating theme is Tuscan, French Country, English, or Old World, Gracious Goods will accomplish the look you are seeking. Over the years, their product line started with Tuscan inspired canisters and spice jars and has grown beyond the kitchen and evolved to encompass dinnerware, serving ware and home decor.

We’ll be happy to special order any piece from the GG Collection that is not shown on our website. Or, if your order reaches the minimum amount of $800, feel free to email me at [email protected]  and we will be pleased to work out a special discount for you, our dear bride!



Acrylics For Your Holiday Party

Fear no graceless employee or butterfingered waiter. Those Acrylic Stemware and Serve Ware are truly indestructible and are ideal for indoor and outdoor party use.

6 Gallon Insulated Beverage Tub $39.99

This acrylic beverage tub features a double wall construction to keep condensation to a minimum and the liner can be divided and used as a second tub. Present it to a wine lover, or make this an essential tool at your home bar!


Acrylic Oliver Beverage Dispenser with Infuser $39.99

Unbreakable and durable, the 3 Gallon Acrylic Beverage Dispenser by Creative Ware provides you with a worry-free and fun filled indoor or outdoor party. The Acrylic Stainless Steel Leak proof Spout ensures an efficient dispense of iced tea, lemonade, sangria and fruit infused drink. The Beverage Container has an infuser insert that allows for that flavored fruity texture.


Three Tiered Buffet Server $49.99

This sleek black stainless steel server has 3 clear open trays for a beautiful presentation on any buffet table.  Its generously sized trays feature an art-glass like texture to show off your culinary creations and the stand raises the dishes above the table in space-saving elegance.

Lazy Susan 3 Tier Serving Tower $63.99

Plates can be used individually and risers can be used as bowls. Or, the plates and risers can be used together to form this beautiful raised presentation for your table. This impressive Acrylic Lazy Susan is great for indoor and outdoor parties and allows you to arrange a number of tantalizing appetizers, cakes, cheeses or dessert servers.


 Browse the Complete Line of Party Tabletop Entertaining Accessories. 


Chilled Wine On The Go

As the Holiday Party begins, a Bottle Of Wine makes gift giving simple! In 2012, it is time to add some extra punch to the traditional Gift for the Host, or Gift for Him .

In comes the Colored Freezer Wine Bottle Bags.   The freezable gel wine bag is the perfect way to carry, present and serve! Use at room temperature for red wines or pre-chill the gel filled cooling bag to keep whites at the perfect serving temperature. The flexibility of this specially designed gel bag allows it to conform to the shape of the bottle, keeping it perfectly chilled. Wine can be served directly from the bag! The special gel filling also protects wine bottles to avoid breakage.



Simply chill the bag in the freezer for at least one and half hours then slip in your wine and head out the door.

Rinse and reuse! Available in Dual Colors, or in Assorted Colors!

Browse the Complete Selection of Bar Accessories, or Bar Ware for more Inspirations!

Personalize the Place Settings

In honor of the Holidays, Welcome the Extensive line of Ceramic Erasable Place Cards with interchangeable Motifs .Get started with this fun and versatile collection by buying the Set of 6 base tiles and then choosing from over 16 adorable motifs to change the look. The base tiles are fitted with magnets to attract the ceramic motifs fitted with a small metal piece on the back. Made of erasable ceramic, this message  and menu set includes 1 dry erase marker to write and erase with ease and is self supporting. The gift boxing makes it an ideal housewarming or holiday gift for your loved ones.

Fit it Motifs will Change the Personality of the Place Setting to match the Party Theme!  Classic Hostess would suggest the Holiday themed Motifs as a starter. The White Deer Designed would   look great perhaps with the Snowflake, Leaf or Christmas Tree Motif.

What fun to set the table with those erasable menu boards which are perfect for all sorts of musings, food descriptions and messages.

Luxury Leather Holiday Gifts – Bey Berk

For more than 20 years Bey-Berk International has created and hand-selected unique gifts and accessories from around the world to meet the demands of the industry. With its line of elegant and distinctive products Bey-Berk has established itself as a leader in luxury accessories. Classic Hostess is pleased to sell them just in time for the Christmas Season.








Executive Large Backgammon Set

This magnificent backgammon set by Bey-Berk provides you with everything you need to play the classic game of backgammon in style. This beautiful piece combines simplistic elegance and fine detail found only on the very finest of sets. Featuring a wooden case and black leatherette interior, this set is great for traveling and entertaining.


 Executive Wood and Leather Chess Set

This round wood and leather chess set by Bey-berk is truly a magnificent piece, combining simplistic beauty and fine detail. Purely traditional, players and collectors will love the look, feel and quality of this ultra premium chess set. The king, queen, and bishop have beautiful profiles with a traditional straight base. The leather drawer on this round set makes it a practical and useful piece to behold and display.

Aluminum Drinking Game with Shot Glasses

Place your bets and take your chance-no matter what number the ball lands on, everyone wins with this fun and entertaining drinking set. Purely traditional, players and collectors will love the look, feel and quality of this ultra premium high quality drinking set. Its heavy duty aluminum case with built in drawer  and fine drinking glasses makes this set a practical and useful piece to behold and display.

Executive Mini Pool Table

This attractive mini pool table provides real billiard action without taking up too much space! A timeless and practical gift, it is everything you need to play the traditional pool game. Players will love the look, feel and quality of this ultra fine pool table. Its simplistic elegance and fine detail makes this set an ideal item to behold and display.

 Executive Mini Golf Game

A timeless and practical gift, this mini golf set is everything you need to practice your own short game. Players and collectors will love the look feel and quality of this ultra fine executive mini golf set. A great gift for any golf enthusiast to practice their game on business trips away, during office down time, or at home.


Bey Berk Int. also features many gift for her in the genuine black or tan leather.

Gracious Settings – Goods For The Home- GG Gifts

GG Collection continues to present a line that evokes a casual elegance with an old European flair. Each piece helping to define the gracious lifestyle today – that makes our memories special tomorrow. When looking for the ideal hostess or Holiday Gift, Classic yet contemporary, the Gracious Goods For The Home Collection might just be it!

 Versailles Pie Plate with Antique Metal Base and Finials:

Accentuate your home, or that of your friends with our high quality GG Collection Versailles pie plate with dome. Its ornate finial and base, will transform any delicacy into one of sheer elegance.
Exceptionally designed with utmost fashion, our memo note holders will engulf your notes in a flourish of scrolls and beads, to give your desk a sophisticated air!
Exquisite as a Display, Handy for Entertaining, and Rich as an Accessory- So typical of the GG Collection.
Personalize your pets party hour with the GG Collection Griffin Pet Feeder perfect for dog food, and milk.
When it comes to Gracious Settings, GG has the goods. The exquisite GG Collection ceramic and iron line features everything from serving dishes and platters, to dinnerware, flatware, flatware caddies, ice buckets, bathroom accessories, and a collection of canisters – all wonderfully styled to add romance and elegance to your table and countertops.View the Full GG COLLECTION.