You are here: Home > Home and Garden

Home & Garden

Polonize your space with Polish motifs of stoneware, napkins, flags and much more. Fine hand made products for the home, garden and office.

  • Polish Stoneware

    Polish Stoneware

    Beautiful handmade stoneware from the town of Boleslawiec, Poland. Extremely durable, distinguished by its clean lines and captivating designs in cobalt blue, peacock blue, and earth tones.

  • Candles, Soaps, Incense . . .

    Research shows that lighting candles date back to ancient times as early as 3000 BC in Egypt and Greece. Candles are mentioned as early as the tenth century BC, in Biblical writings.  Incredibly, a fragment of candle from the first century AD has been found in Avignon, France.  

    We offer a varied and interesting collection aromatic amber candles, imported from Poland.  Amber is the first aromatic substance used by man for incenses in ritualistic ceremonies as well as natural medicine.  Tickle the senses with pleasing amber fragrance, strong enough to scent your entire room.  Only the finest clean-burning beeswax is used.

    Our candle selection includes traditional designs such as:  Easter palms, Pisanki, rolled honeycomb and Easter lamb shapes.  Look around and enjoy!
  • Greeting, Post & Note Cards

    Send your friends a Polish Birthday, Namesday, Christmas, Easter card this year!  We also have other everyday cards in the Polish language (some are translated) including wedding, sympathy and get well cards.  Our Wycinanki notecards are frameable.
  • Crystal & Porcelain

    Browse our selection of elegant hand cut lead crystal and delicate hand painted porcelain from Poland.  A variety of shapes and sizes are sure to please.  Many more items are in the store, so come visit and see the full collection!

    The history of man made glass dates back almost five-thousand years, and was first used in the area of ancient Mesopotamia (currently Syria and Iraq).  The first pieces of mouth-blown glass were created by the Phoenicians, in 50 BC.  Phoenicia was part of the Roman Empire.  It is said that the Romans made so much glass, that it took until the 1800s to exceed their production.

    The most common glass formula is 70% silica sand, 10% limestone, and 20% soda ash.  Metallic oxides are added to the glass to change the color from crystal clear to a full range of colors.  For example iron oxide (commonly known as 'rust'), is used to color the glass green.  Copper oxide makes the glass turn turquoise blue.

    While cut glass has been around for over 2000 years, crystal has only been in existence since the middle of the 17th century. Crystal contains lead oxide which dramatically increases its weight as well as improves its luster and clarity.  Lead oxide also softens the glass, allowing it to be hand cut with diamond tipped wheels, creating elaborate surface patterns to reflect light, with almost diamond-like brilliance.  Most metal oxides color the glass, whereas lead oxide does not.

    Full lead crystal has at least 24% lead oxide content, with the maximum being 33%.

    Full lead crystal is softer which makes it easier for the artisan to cut. This “softness” makes it more prone to fine scratches on its surfaces. Crystal should be stored properly, so as to reduce the chances of scratching, chipping and other blemishes to occur.  Additional tips to care are as follows:

    • Never wash in a dishwasher
    • Never use a damp cloth for drying
    • Never stack one glass inside another
    • Never expose crystal to boiling water or the freezer

    Put these simple rules into practice and your investment should increase steadily in value.
  • Flags - Poland - US

    We have tiny flags on toothpicks, flags for a desk, gravesite, car, boat or flag pole!  We have windsocks large and small.
  • Glassware, Steins, Mugs, Cups

    Enjoy our collection of fine Polish steins, mugs, glassware and cups all with a unique Polish theme.
  • Seeds from Poland

    Large selection of FDA approved vegetable and flower planting seeds from Poland.