Posts Tagged ‘Gettysburg flooring’

  • Cozy Up With a Tiled Fireplace

    Date: 2011.10.31 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration, Living Rooms | Response: 0

    This past weekend Gettysburg experienced an unexpected pre-Halloween snow. Although it is early for this weather it made us think about this coming winter and a lot of time spent indoors. Use tile to create an interesting, unique space. That way, you won’t mind being snowed in this winter!

    Let it snow!

    A good way to incorporate tile into your living space is by using it to frame your fireplace. This sets a lovely focal point for the winter months and creates an inviting cozy atmosphere.

    Here are some examples of tiled fireplaces that we love:

    image courtesy Susan Jablon Mosaics

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    image courtesy Update Dallas

    image courtesy Update Dallas

    image courtesy Update Dallas


  • Hardwood Tile Trend

    Date: 2011.06.17 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    A trend right now in bathroom tile is the look of hardwood flooring. We spoke a few posts back about mixing tile flooring with hardwood, but actual hardwood is not a great choice in a wet, bathroom setting. Faux hardwood porcelain tile, however, is something worth looking into! Porcelain tile made to look like hardwood looks beautiful in many different applications.

    Not only does the tile give that nice hardwood effect, it also plays up another current trend which is linear tile. Read a previous post about linear tile here. It is also much easier to care for than real hardwood!

    This porcelain tile fits right into the current trend. (From the Garretson Tile Showroom)


    Porcelain tile made to look like hardwood gives a nice, linear effect (from the Garretson Tile Showroom)


  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Date: 2011.03.18 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    GREEN is a beautiful option for tile, don’t you think?

    Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  • In the Kitchen: Butternut Squash & Gorgonzola Pasta

    Date: 2010.10.12 | Category: Kitchens, Recipes | Response: 0

    Kitchen tiled by Garretson Tile Company

    As part of our blog, we are going to begin featuring some recipes for you to use in your fabulously new tiled kitchen! :)
    In the spirit of  fall, which is now in full swing, here is a great one to try: Stop by your local farmer’s market (There is a great Farmer’s Market in Gettysburg on Saturdays in October on the Square) and pick up your produce!

    Butternut Squash & Gorgonzola Pasta with Sage, Lemon Balm & Pumpkin Seed Pesto


    • 1 lb. fusili pasta
    • 3/4 c. crumbled Gorgonzola
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
    • 1 c. raw pumpkin seeds
    • 1 1/2 c. fresh sage leaves (or a mixture of half sage, half lemon balm leaves)
    • olive oil
    • 1/2 lemon and zest from peel
    • 2 tbsp. capers
    • a couple pinches of salt and fresh ground pepper

    1. Toss cubed butternut squash with a pinch of salt and pepper in a couple tbsp. olive oil, then roast in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes, until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

    2. In the meantime, toast pumpkin seeds in a couple tbsp. olive oil over medium heat until some of the seeds start getting lightly browned.

    3. Add garlic, lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper to the pumpkin seeds and cook for two more minutes. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool for a few minutes.

    4. Chop sage (and lemon balm, if using) finely in food processor.

    5. Add 2/3 of the pumpkin seed mixture, lemon juice and 1/2 c. olive oil to the sage, and puree until smooth.

    6. Cook the pasta. When done, drain and stir in the Gorgonzola until fully melted into the pasta, then stir in the pesto, capers, squash and remaining pumpkin seed mixture.

    Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

    Recipe courtesy of  Design*Sponge