By the Time You Are Real

by Jennifer Alyson Wonderling Somewhere in Rajasthan, India, we trudged for days through factory buildings and across open lots to look at myriad furniture, knick knacks, architectural items, and antiques. At some point… Continue reading


– Part 2 – While in a foreign country, an ear for language and bartering abilities are only part of the picture when it comes to making connections. The truth is when traveling (or not),… Continue reading

Morocco Part 1: The Souk by Jenny Wonderling

– Part 1 – “A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.” – George Santayana There is the anticipation of travel before the trip begins:… Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day

“Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, produce half of the world’s food, but earn only 10% of the world’s income and own less than one perent of the world’s property.” They make up 70% of the world’s one billion poorest.

India Travelogue: Part 1

Join Jenny along her recent travels through India sourcing furniture, textiles, housewares and jewelry for Nectar’s fall collection, arriving July 26th, 2014!      

Supplier Spotlight Series: Lotus Love Beauty

Things that make you go mmmmmm… that’s quite possibly the best way to describe Lotus Love Beauty’s infectious bath and body line. Luscious, floral beauty bars, detoxifying bath salts, silky body oils, creamy lotions, and heavenly candles create the ultimate at-home spa retreat at prices that make it easy to stay beautiful. Here’s the inside scoop on LLB…

Nectar’s Friends Raise $700 Worth of Food for Needy Neighbors

We are sending The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley another much needed monthly check, thanks to the generous donations of our in-store customers.  For each dollar of the $59.76 raised this past… Continue reading

On Gratitude & Growth

Hanging Capiz Shell Chandelier

Our capiz shell chandelier gracefully suspended above Nectar’s dear friend Sasha’s dining table. We think she should get into interior design, don’t you?!

Why Fair Trade?

When you buy something that seems too cheap to be true, don’t you ever wonder – why? and who paid the true price for this product? According to, nearly half the world lives on less than $2 a… Continue reading

Supplier Spotlight Series: Mushmina

Introducing Bea’s Supplier Spotlight Series, where we will feature the very best Shop Nectar suppliers that we love and adore! Here we will share with you their values and ethics, as well as… Continue reading

Confessions of an online shopping addict

I’ll admit… I’m a bit obsessed with online shopping.  No long lines to wait on, no hassles to deal with, no time wasted squirming through massive department store crowds. There’s nothing worse than knowing… Continue reading

New Homes for Nectar Furnishings

We’ve been busy around here! At the moment we’re getting ready to box-up and ship-out furniture all over the country–a dresser to Seattle, a daybed and coffee table to North Carolina, several pieces… Continue reading

Nectar’s Interior Design Services

Friends, Do you know that beyond the obvious of what we are– a retail store selling gifts, furniture, tea, art, and more– Nectar loves to help residential and commercial projects come to fruition?… Continue reading

In Honor of All Mothers…

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