Annual Polish Pottery Sale in Milford
Choose from a wide variety of pottery made in Poland at the annual Acorn Farm sale, held August 11-14 at the Milford Kitchen and Home Shop. Now in its 14th year, the anticipated event features a large collection of standard and Unikat pieces, all 20% off regular prices. Anyone purchasing a piece of Polish pottery during the sale will be entered into a raffle. The sale kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday night with delicious Polish food from the Polish village of Hamtramck; store employees recommend visiting on Thursdays for the best selection. Each piece is handcrafted in Boleslawiec, Poland by skilled artisans. Works of art, they are also dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Acorn Farm is at 367 N. Main St. in Milford, for more information call (248) 684-1373.
Shop till you drop at unique events
Celebrate summer and pick up a few items to brighten up your home at two upcoming markets in August. The annual Chic and Unique Vintage summer market, which returns to the Packard Proving Grounds on August 7, will host more than 125 tempting artisans, small businesses and food trucks. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the event runs until 4 a.m. in good weather, with $5 admission (less than 12 hours free). Visit : chicanduniquemi.com. The following Sunday, head to Detroit’s Eastern Market, when Shed 5 Flea returns with over 75 vintage makers, traders and vendors on August 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the last of its summer events. “Shed 5 Flea brings Detroit a healthy dose of architectural salvage, vintage and artisanal goods, small-batch and artisanal foods, clothing and more,” according to a press release. The event was launched in 2016 and has become a late summer favourite. Visit mercantilefairs.com.
Summer Happens at Ann Sacks
Looking for inspiration for your upcoming home projects? The new Ann Sacks Summer 2022 collection has textural details with added layers of dimension that promise to add drama to any space and enhance the way you live and interact with the room. With a variety of colors and inspirations, the new “Textural Impressions” collection explores texture in all its forms, putting sight and touch at the forefront of design. The inspiration is as varied as the stucco that adorns buildings in Venice (Ashmont) to a pattern that dates back to 1500 BC (Damier) and a new pleated option (Belcaro Fluted, seen here) the new designs “are tiles and of the stone you want to reach out and touch,” according to the website (annsacks.com). Visit Suite 91 at the Michigan Design Center in Troy to see them in person or visit michigandesign.com.
The Regina Andrew Coastal collection offers a preppy feel
“Get ready to experience the quiet feel of island living,” says Detroit-based Regina Andrew, who recently introduced 14 new lighting pieces to her Coastal collection. “Inspired by small seaside towns and bucolic East Coast country homes,” they feature “clean, crisp finishes, rattan accents, and scalloped shades that come together for a preppy coastal vibe,” according to a press release. Rich colors, durable and naturally weather-resistant materials, and pieces reminiscent of sand dunes are just a few options available. For more information, visit reginaandrew.com.