Waiter, there are people on my plate


March 16, 2003|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

Despite its name, there's nothing fishy about Fishs Eddy. The popular New York store, which specializes in vintage and new dinnerware, glassware and mugs, has expanded onto the information superhighway. In addition to its three store locations, Fishs Eddy is now online at www.fishseddy.com.

Forget making it into Manhattan. You'll find it all, including designer Cynthia Rowley's People creamer, Handbags plate (below, $24 each) and People plate (below, $32), available on the Web site.

You must see the new Hula La-La glasses, engaging Ticker Tape platters, creamers and bowls, Farmer's Market mugs and array of vintage pieces dating back to the 1940s. New York City-themed magnets, towels and aprons to complement the dinnerware, and lots more, can be found online, as well. Visit www.fishseddy.com or call 877-347-4733 for more information.

It's so easy, being green

You want to be environmentally conscious. Your heart's in the right place. But you don't want it to become a full-time job. Fret not. The new book Home Hints & Tips (DK Publishing, 2003, $15) by Rosamond Richardson can help.

You'll find "green" tips and hints for the home that are easy and affordable to implement. From eating and drinking habits and home decorating to cleaning and pet care, you'll discover ideas on living a more nature-friendly, healthy and safe life. Learn to use natural stain removers, use eco-safe laundry products, eat organically, choose energy-saving light bulbs and recycle. Find out what's really in your beauty products, how to make your own bath oil (below), and why you should create your own natural lemon hair spray.

The book also includes a list of related Web sites for further information or for mail-order catalogs. You can find Home Hints & Tips at area bookstores and at Amazon.com.


Where do you usually go with your yard-care questions? Gardening books or horticulture magazines? Green-thumbed friends or garden-store employees? Wouldn't it be great to get your needed information instantly?

Enter www.yardcare.com, a newly launched Web site that answers your lawn-care questions, offers tips on landscape design, gives information on weed control and lawn pests, and even tells you which tools to use when.

The innovative Web site also presents a "Source List" for visitors wishing to contact organizations -- including the Lawn Institute and Natural Insect Control -- for mail-order catalogs and direct information. The site features an A-Z glossary of yard-care terms, a "Tip of the Month" and information on products from the site sponsor, Toro.

Best of all, there's a section where visitors can "Ask the Experts" specific questions and receive e-mailed answers.

Visit www.yardcare.com on the Web.


* Ladew garden staff will help you create your own indoor standard from a Salvia leucantha, Abu-tilon or scented geranium at the program "Indoor Standards and Outdoor Topiary" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Ladew Studio, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. $25; $20 for Ladew Topiary Gardens members. Call 410-557-9570.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Lori Sears, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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