Airy Spring and Summer Scarves

penelope in scarvesSummer scarves have a different place in your wardrobe than do winter scarves. Light, airy wisps of color and texture float around you in the summer.

You use them to tie up your hair when the wind blows through your sports car window, throw them on to dress up a short denim skirt, tee and boots or wrap a large one around your shoulders to coordinate all the colors in your outfit.

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Add an over sized pair of white sunglasses when you tie on a scarf and suddenly, you feel like Audrey Hepburn on the Riviera. Visit our easy guide to scarf tying for a few ideas or check out Jessica’s video as she makes a vest out of a scarf.

New Lighter Scents for a New Season

thymes aqua coralineChange is in the air and it’s time to pick a new lighter scent for spring and summer. Terra Verde has added three new scents from Thymes, two new Archipelago fragrances and a new group from made-in-St. Louis Barr Co.

Thymes’ added scents are Rosewood Citron (damask roses mixed with grapefruit and vetiver oil), Tiare Monoi (a Polynesian gardenia blend with heliotrope) and Aqua Coralline ( the clean scent of white cyclamens, water lily and lemon).

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We’ve also added Archipelago’s Black Honey and Coconut to your other favorites: Havana, Soy and Milk.

Barr Co., a small family run small batch perfumery, has created Orange Water soaps, sugar scrubs, bath salts and lotions by combining orange-neroli water from orange blossoms with calendula petals to joyfully soothe your skin. They do not use animal, or petroleum bases and do not test their products on animals.

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Juices, Smoothies and Visionary Cookbooks

superfood It’s time to come out of hibernation and shed a few layers (and possibly one or two pounds). Since Aventura’s summer shorts have arrived at Terra Verde, we share your feelings and have been sipping and nibbling our way through some of our healthier cookbooks.

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We’re juicing, making smoothies, trying out Paleo for lunches on the go and loving locally written “Visionary Kitchen” by Sandra Young’s great recipes

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Reclaimed Stone Serving Slabs from Salida

serving slabServing Slabs are made of natural reclaimed stone counter tops, either granite, marble or limestone. Made by Derrick and Wendy Neikam in Salida, Colorado, the Neikams are passionate about salvaging remnants leftover from counter tops and construction projects and have re-purposed more than 120,000 pounds of granite.

Serving Slabs fabricates reclaimed granite and marble into custom serving dishes, trivets, lazy susans & cutting boards.

 

Terra Verde’s Serving Slabs include a bamboo spreader that is organically grown and comes from a Fair Trade company.  The feet are hand selected natural river rock that raises the slab about 1 1/2″ off the table.

Keep you Serving Slab chilled in the fridge with sliced cheese and fruit and it’s ready to bring to the table when needed. Serving Slabs make excellent centerpieces when dressed with candles as the flickering light reflects the natural colors in the stone.

Serving Slabs can be warmed in a conventional oven or chilled in your refrigerator but can’t be used in the microwave.

Whether you give one of Terra Verde’s Serving Slabs as a beautifully wrapped wedding gift or keep it for yourself,  you can be sure that you have bought a unique piece of art.serving slabs2

Button Box ~ Heirloom Jewelry Made in Colorado Springs

button box 2Local Designer Linda Knize-Harper has always enjoyed crafting, working in numerous mediums over the years. About 15 years ago, she started designing and making necklaces from vintage buttons for family and friends. It wasn’t until about 2 years ago, after raising her daughter, that she made a necklace for a friend’s birthday. The party guests raved about it and the “Button Box” began.

button box earringsEach piece is a one-of-a-kind creation, designed and handmade by Linda herself. She likes knowing that she’s re-purposing the buttons and other embellishments that she uses. Using many kinds of unique buttons, made of glass, wood, brass, copper, silver, as well as plastic, Linda also chooses various styles of chain to further accent the buttons, making each piece truly unusual and special.

Linda also makes heirloom pieces using buttons from a customer’s mother, grandmother or even great grandmother.button box 3

Green Dragon Dresses on Sale at 15% Off

blue dress frontGreen Dragon is one of our new dress lines made in California. Designed to be “effortlessly chic”, it’s easy to see that they know their way around a print.

blue dress backThe blue “Siren Fit & Flare” dress has a scoop front neckline with a cutout back anchored with a bow.

Intelligent placement of the print puts the emphasis on your neckline & centers the darker color in the middle of your waist to make it appear smaller. The bit of dark at the bottom of the center hem pulls your eye downward and minimizes your hips. If any dress was made to twirl on the dance floor, this one from Green Dragon is.

Terra Verde’s other option from Green Dragon is their “Coolways Stripe”:  a striped, pieced and pleated sleeveless dress. The skirt has contrasting horizontal stripes alternating with vertical stripes. A dramatic but simple dress, made in the USA and 15% off through April 19th.green dragon dress

 

Annual 15% Off All Dresses Sale Starts 4/10

dress poster smlTerra Verde’s Annual Dress Sale starts April 10th and runs through April 19th. Fall in love with a classic cocktail dress from Ivy + Blu or let Effie steal your Heart with a sweet 2 piece dress with pockets.

david cline long dressTake a David Cline tee-shirt dress home or browse 12 of our most popular Spring dresses from Leota, Weston Wear, Desigual or Stop Staring.

Eco-friendly Aventura offers crochet topped dresses in 3 prints and there’s new bold, brightly colored Desigual dresses all over the store.

This is a chance to try on a look that you would never have considered at 15% off Terra Verde’s price.