We have been working on designing the perfect chalk board for almost a year. How do we make a workable surface? Where do you keep the chalk and eraser? What size is best? Well they are finally ready to roll off the SlainteHome production line. We have also added cork boards for home or office use. Our cork is extra thick: almost 1/2” with a variety of natural and reclaimed wood frames.
Today I took my son-in-law to Gallucci’s. Never been there. Who can resist their fabulous cheese selection? Tonight for starters we will be enjoying our finds presented on a Walnut SlainteHome serving board. Doesn’t get much better than this. Slainte!
This is the time of the year when I start looking to see if the Pussy Willows are starting to come out. Seeing them, gives you hope that Winter is on the wane and Spring will be coming. We are excited about all the new things that will be happening at SlainteHome this year; new products, more events at our Barn, new venues, and unexpected adventures that await us. We give a New Year Shout Out to all our loyal customer/friends, and look forward to making new ones in 2019. Deborah and Leo
Join us for the Grand Opening of Our New Studio space this Friday, June 29th.
SlainteHome is excited to announce that we are opening a Co-op Studio with Wright & Rede, makers of fine, hand-stitched leather goods.
A variety of SlainteHome furniture and accessories, along with Wright & Rede’s handcrafted leather goods will be available in the studio at the historic Heights Rockefeller Building in Cleveland Heights.
You no longer need to wait to see new items at the next Cleveland Flea or other area shows.
After the opening we will be available by appointment and during planned Open Studio days. Contact SlainteHome by email at Debby@SláinteHome.com.
We will have a few new items as well as a noteworthy announcement. If you plan to attend please send us an email to Debby@SlainteHome.com, so we can plan accordingly.
SlainteHome and Wright & Rede Grand Opening
- Friday June 29, 2018
- 3019 Mayfield Road Suite 216, Cleveland Heights at the corner of Lee and Mayfield.
- 5:00pm - 8:00pm
There is a parking lot in front of the building and a much larger parking lot at the East side of the building.
Hope to see you there.
Debby and Leo
Recently we were excited to find a collection of old reclaimed barn wood stored in a barn in Middlefield. Included in the stash were pole beams up to 16' long from an 1845 home.
Needless to say, we bought the whole lot. It is all now in our SlainteHome barn. Some of the reclaimed wood we will use for building furniture and accessories. Some of the wood will be used for special built-in features like beamed ceilings, fireplace mantels, kitchen islands, and bathroom vanities, etc.. But we do have more than just a bit of it, so some of the wood is for sale now by appointment.
We have started moving all the wood we have into our new barn and work shop as well. Some is reclaimed in addition to the wood mentioned above. It ranges from old 2x4's that framed walls to structural beams. Other wood in the barn is the high character wood that you see in the items we make. Most of it is in slab form. Some has live edge some does not. It has been in the barns of various friends while we were building our barn.
So if you want something custom made we have a good selection for creating your special something. Please contact us with any questions.
All the best,
There is a write-up in Cleveland.com about SláinteHome. It was written by Allison Carey the Plain Dealer Style & Fashion Reporter. We thought you might like to read it. It made us more than just smile. We downright enjoyed it.
As any entrepreneur knows, it is a long way from the first idea, to a business that works. Everyone would agree that it is a lot of work. But most will agree that it is an adventure worth taking. It is the thrill that comes from following your bliss.
Our goal from the beginning was to make special things for special people and special occasions.
Of course we could not continue to do what we do without the support of all of you.
Deborah Abramson & Leo F. Lee, SláinteHome
In our most recent adventure we found some great reclaimed wood. Hidden among the stacks of lumber was some old Wormy Chestnut. The great Chestnut blight of the 1920's killed off all the American chestnut trees that populated our Northern Forests. Under the weathered gray exterior that you see in this picture is some beautiful wood. The warm brown color of this chestneut is highly prized. It would make someone an unbelievable dining or conference table. Just couldn't resist sharing.
Poor babies. The Dutch sweethearts are hoping for warmer weather by Valentine's Day. It's been rough on them but the cold, snowy weather has given us a chance to add new pictures and content to SlainteHome.com. There are probably lots of new items you haven't seen. Keep on checking as we will be adding many new pieces, especially furniture in the next few weeks.
We will be at two shows this weekend. We will be at The Cleveland Flea November Show in Cleveland and the Hershey Montessori Arts Fest in Lake County.
The Cleveland Flea November Show for 2017 starts on Friday Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at 3333 Lorain Ave.. It continues on Saturday and Sunday.
The Hershey Montessori Arts Fest is to benefit the Hershey Montessori Schools on Saturday, November 10th from 9-4 p. m. Admission is $3 for adults. The address is 10229 Prouty Rd. Concord Ohio 44077.
Since our focus is on the unique and beautiful aspects of the things we craft, their availability is limited by their very nature.
We have already crafted most of the pieces we will have time to make for this Holiday Season. We will be pretty busy with EVENTS like those mentioned above. The people that attend these shows get first peek at this year's seasonal inventory.
Don't get us wrong. We will still allocate time for special orders and custom furniture. If this interests you, contact us soon. Time is always precious.
Hope to see you this Saturday.
Debby and Leo
The New Barn is almost "closed in". A loft door, the overhead door, and just a bit of missing trim to go and then we can work on the inside through the fall and winter. We are building the loft door ourselves. The overhead door for the workshop should arrive soon.
We are looking forward to seeing our clients and customers here soon. Our office and shop will be through the door on the left. On the right, you will find a workshop with loft storage. It will be ready for you stop by in late Spring 2018 and maybe get some fresh garden Asparagus!