A Graduation & Wedding Gift Guide

posted by Jordan Gottsacker on April 27, 2015

Nest – escorting you this memory-making season.

Graduation and wedding season is on the brink! Devise a perfect gift-giving plan for celebrations filling up your calendar’s spring and summer months. Creative, memorable, personal – Nest has suggestions to match the perfect gift to whomever you are looking to give. 


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Simon Pearce

Timeless, elegant, original – Vermont-based Simon Pearce will capture the personality of your gift’s recipient. His hand-made glassware and pottery ranges from dinnerware and serveware to lighting and home décor. With an extensive amount of glassware that can be engraved, Simon Pearce truly offers the personalized gift you are seeking. 


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Rust Designs

Whimsical, delicate, nature-inspired – LA-based Rust Designs gleams with a playful offering of dinnerware, all entirely customizable. A chic way to carve a name into a tree!
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From kitchen prep counter to dazzling dining table, Juliska provides a complete collection of ceramic stoneware available to expand upon for years to come. Customizable options are available within the metalware and glassware pieces.
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Brilliant, charming, modern – Mariposa-Gift offers the right sentiment for any entertaining occasion. Recycled aluminum gives Mariposa-Gift pieces their signature shine, among a wide assortment of serveware, glassware, picture frames, and charms. Engraving is available within an array of trays, platters, and picture frames.
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Peacock Alley

Luxurious yet practical, every Peacock Alley linen exudes a sense of indulgence and chic comfort.  The superior bedding and bath staple pieces are a practical gift that ensures daily comfort and luxury for years to come. Monogramming in a large assortment of color and fonts is available.

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From distinct dinnerware and serveware to linens and décor, Nest encourages you to introduce practical every day luxury into your unique gift giving experience this wedding and graduation season!

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Wedding Season is Upon Us

posted by Mary Imig Gallimore on May 19, 2010

It's time to buy gifts for showers, gifts for attendants, gifts for the wedding. 

For the soon-to-be-wed, Nest proudly offers a complete wedding registry to include everything from the basics, like tableware, towels and bedding, to just the right home decor items like rugs, decorative pillows, serveware and beautiful throws.

Suggested Necessary Items for Entertaining 8 Guests (from The Newlywed's Cookbook)

CHINA - 8 of each of the following: dinner plates, side/bread & butter plates, soup bowls, salad/dessert plates, cups & saucers

CUTLERY - 8 of each of the following: dinner forks, salad forks, dinner/place knives, butter knives/spreaders, steak knives, soup spoons, teaspoons/dessert spoons

SERVING PIECES - 2 ladles (large & small), sugar spoon or tongs, salad servers, 1 large, three-pronged fork, 2-3 serving spoons, pie server

SERVING DISHES - 2 platters (large & small), serving bowls (3 sizes), sauce/gravy boat, water pitcher, creamer, sugar bowl, teapot and/or coffee pot, variety of small dishes

GLASSWARE - 8 of each of the following glasses: water, red wine, white wine, juice, highball, champagne flutes, brandy, martini, margarita, liqueur

TABLE LINENS - tablecloth, 8 napkins, heatproof mats/trivets 

If you're having a shower and prefer to use disposable tableware, our specialty plates and napkins are just lovely and run the gamut of traditional to contemporary. Some ideas for favors for your guests include scented soaps and candles, and candies by Cocoa Room. 

For brides who relish handmade and/or one-of-a-kind jewelry, Moira K. Lime and Baroni offer sterling and freshwater pearl collections to put the finishing touch on the bride's ensemble.

Jewelry is a traditional gift from the bride to her bridesmaids, like a special pair of earrings to be worn with their dresses. Other gift ideas for bridesmaids include monogrammed sterling charms or whimsical handmade slippers they can change into for that second wind on the dance floor. For the guys: bottle stoppers and wine coasters by Mariposa or horn-handled bottle opener/corkscrew sets by Laguiole.

Are you looking for that really special/handmade/totally unique wedding gift for a couple not registered at Nest? Rest assured, with or without clues from their online registry elsewhere, our staff will help you find the perfect gift from our trove of serveware (some of which can be custom-monogrammed or inscribed), cookbooks, table linens, barware and other home décor.

At Nest, our expert guidance makes gift-giving as much fun for the giver as it is for the recipient! Remember, gift wrapping, shipping and local delivery are always offered.  

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Dovetail Woodworking and Nest: A Match Made in Heaven

posted by Mary Imig Gallimore on April 20, 2010

A fabulous home furnishings store with integrated design services, plus custom furniture and cabinetry built to perfectly suit a client, equals a match made in heaven - and in real life.

Many already know Nest, in downtown Sheboygan, to be the place to go for superior home furnishings with the added benefit of on-location design service. Enter Kim Butler Channel of Dovetail Woodworking, the husband of Pamela Butler Channel, owner of Nest. Together, the couple combines their skills, knowledge and creativity to formulate a shopping experience that is second to none.

 Kim, whose background includes 13 years of experience in the building trades, ten as a finish carpenter, opened his own shop, Dovetail Woodworking, in 2006. He builds anything from dining room tables and entertainment centers to beds and built-in cabinets. Each piece is custom designed and built specifically for the client, based on their needs regarding space, style, functionality, scale, color, etc. Kim works with cherry, maple, walnut, birch - or any wood species to which the customer is drawn. To further enhance the finished product, he offers clear, stained and catalyzed-paint finishes. His meticulous attention to detail is evident even in the smallest of projects. In addition to gorgeous pieces of furniture, Kim also creates custom built-in cabinets, cash-wraps and display pieces for commercial businesses, such as the beautiful store fixtures at Nest and The Bemis Bath Shoppe.

Often, his favorite part of the process is the initial design of the piece. Most customers have specific parameters he needs to work within so it can be a challenge to design a piece that is well-constructed, is aesthetically pleasing and fits the client’s needs - but he finds a way to do it every time. And each one is truly a work of art. “I find the process of making raw material into a finished project the most exciting. It’s the transformation of the ordinary into something special”, says Kim.

Dovetail Woodworking is located in Sheboygan.

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