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5 Beautiful Gifts for a Stress-free Mother's Day by charity buchika

Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful, style-loving mamas. We at Teaselwood Design want you to know something:

You might not have it all together, but you are everything to your children. You might feel like a mess in a dress (or in sweatpants, if we're being real). You might wonder if you're being the best mom you can be or if you should try harder. You probably lose sleep worrying about your little babes, even when they're 17 years old. Your home might be chaotic despite your best efforts to wrangle it-and that's okay. We give you permission to be imperfect, to be human.

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This Buttery Yellow Bedroom will Make You Melt by charity buchika

Spring is in full swing here at Teaselwood Design and we have the pictures to prove it. Recently, a client asked us to makeover a guest bedroom in her 1800s farmhouse. Because the room was transitioning from her daughter's bedroom into a guest room, we had to find a design that would appeal not only to a guest but also to our client's daughter, who would still occasionally use the room. She wanted something airy and just a bit whimsical without being over-the-top.

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Boho/ Traditional Living Room Remodel by charity buchika

Living room SOS! That was the message we received loud and clear from a busy mom of three looking to lasso in her living room. Teaselwood Design to the rescue!We happily dove in, creating our design map book, our usual starting place if the process requires a design overhaul. When you’re out and about furniture shopping or browsing pieces online, this book comes in handy (read: life saver!) to see if that adorable addition that has caught your eye will actually work in the overall scheme.

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Teaselwood Custom Cabinetry: What makes us different? by charity buchika

So you’re looking to invest in your dream kitchen. How exciting! Before you head to the nearest home improvement store, consider going custom with Teaselwood Design’s custom cabinetry services.

We at Teaselwood Design are passionate about our beautiful, handcrafted woodwork. Designing and building custom cabinets, built-ins, mantels and furniture – whatever your heart desires, whatever suits your unique space and personality most efficiently – that’s our specialty. Whether it’s completely new construction or a kitchen remodel, we’ve got you covered. Another thing that sets us apart is we offer in-house design, project management and installation teams that are top-notch, working with you from initial concept to completion to create the space of your dreams.

Let’s talk features and benefits of custom cabinetry vs. your average home improvement store selection or your run of the mill cabinet store.

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When you work with Teaselwood Design for your custom cabinetry needs, you’re guaranteed the following:

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Professional expertise: At the helm of our Cabinet and Furniture team is our incredibly talented master craftsman Andy Buchika. Andy’s professional woodworking experience includes working alongside both a master timber framer and carpenter in Colorado and a master carpenter in Wisconsin. Before turning his sights on cabinetry and furniture, he honed his skills building a timber frame home on Steamboat Springs. Andy is known for his impeccably designed cabinetry, masterfully handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail in our workshop.

Solid, sturdy construction: We use 3/4" domestic plywood on all the casework. Think: solid and sturdy; sure to safely uphold that beautiful family heirloom china collection of yours.

FSC certification: The Forest Stewardship Council (or FSC) guarantee means that your product is constructed of lumber from a forest where environmentally responsible and socially beneficial forestry is practiced. We all want to do our duty to protect and preserve the planet for our kids after all, right?

Support of the local economy: We strongly believe in supporting local businesses and therefore use locally sourced hardwoods. Again, forget that chain home improvement store and support your beloved CNY!

Formaldehyde-free plywood: We also believe in doing what’s best for you and your family and use only formaldehyde-free plywood.

A selection unlike any other: We offer the most durable and highest quality finishes available, as well as custom colors and unique and different woods. We even work with recycled and reclaimed products wherever possible. Overall? A larger selection in terms of the look and feel of your finished product than what you’ll find anywhere else.

Seamless cabinets for more accessibility: We make full-run cabinets so they can be one piece without seams or frames. This look grants a sleek, simple yet contemporary aesthetic that is super versatile to fit any room and also offers more accessibility.

Custom size boxes to maximize your space: We offer custom size rather than standard size allowing us to maximize every last inch of your space. Because we are to the inch we do not have to produce extra filler pieces and trim pieces which add cost to your total project.

Convenient, one-stop shopping: It’s simple: We. Do. It. All. Our in-house design service means one-stop shopping and plucks the hassle of the dreaded middle man from the equation. Why drop the middle man? This equals less mistakes and a lower cost to you, PLUS better quality control overall. Win, win, win. Drop the chain store, drop the middle man, feel the love.

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Ready to embark upon that kitchen cabinetry project you’ve been mulling over for a while now? Fantastic! Give us a shout! We would love to come visit your home and talk shop. Talk options. Talk fresh ideas and professional insight to make your ideal kitchen a reality, a space you’ll adore gathering in for years to come. We promise to be 110% better in terms of your product options, design service – heck, experience overall! – than a big box home improvement store. This is what we live to do, after all, and we love every minute of it. Let us put our expertise to work for you – contact us today!

Cheers,

Charity

Photos: Alice G Patterson Photography

Cardamom Apple Cake: One of Teaselwood Farmhouse’s Fall Faves! by charity buchika

Applesauce. Apple crisp. Apple pie. Apples dipped in caramel. When it comes to apple recipes, you might think you’ve made it all. Well hold on to your hat. We at Teaselwood have got a new one for you and it’s ridiculously scrumptious. Three words: Cardamom Apple Cake. We tried a variation of this cardamom cake last summer and we were so obsessed with it we had to try this version. So grab an apple from the few leftover ones that remain after this year’s family trip to the orchard and follow the recipe below for a citrus-y, super moist, flavorful, perfect-for-nibbling-at-anytime-of-day cake.

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Cardamom Apple Cake Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ c.  flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. applesauce
  • ½ c.  butter
  • 2 tsp. butter melted
  • ½ c. plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped (around 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 c. confectioner sugar
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. apple cider

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees and grease and flour Bundt pan.

  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cardamom and set aside.

  3. Cream eggs and sugar together on medium till thick. Reduce speed and add vanilla and applesauce. Add ½ cup of melted butter, yogurt and zest till combined. Add in flour mixture slowly.

  4. Peel and chop apple and add to cake mixture.

  5. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and smooth out top.

  6. Bake cake for 1 hour, then increase the heat to 350 degrees and bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Our rustic cake stand is the perfect presentation for this fall treat! What are your favorite apple recipes?

Cheers,

Charity

 

Pretty, pretty pots and pastry plates: Farmhouse perfection in stoneware by charity buchika

Our new product release is about stoneware and the art of a cool kitchen. One-of-a-kind, hand-thrown stoneware in the shape of crocks, small spice vessels and a cake stand. We’re talking the ideal accent for any countertop in your farmhouse. Each piece is handmade just for you using old world techniques with a modern twist and right here in upstate NY. They stand the test of time and style. I know what you’re thinking – these must be delicate, fragile pieces. Uh, no. They’re actually food, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe, so have at ‘em! Pile your utensils, knick-knacks or spices in the crocks or sip delicious homemade soup from them or fill them with fresh guacamole and dip a tortilla chip into them… The possibilities are quite limitless.

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In addition to our stoneware crocks and spice vessels, we also offer a beautiful cake stand made of our super durable, sweet-to-the-eye stoneware. If you have a wedding or special event coming up thisand you’re looking to achieve a rustic, charming elegance, our stoneware cake stand is just the detail your tablescape craves. It’s spectacular for home use too – I mean, you just took the time to bake that perfect piece of pastry. Now celebrate it and give it a throne already! Put that beauty on display for all to see with our stoneware cake stand!

We love to mix things up when we entertain. That is why we flipped when we saw the "Hello" collection of napkins from Sugarboo Design.  Each napkin has a different hello; hello sunshine, hello Mr. Fabulous, my favorite, hello beautiful and many more.

Are you a big fan of stoneware and fun ways to entertain like I am? Do you have any favorite pieces you use on the daily in your own kitchen? What other items would you like to see available at the shop?

Cheers,

Charity