NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Music City's celebrated Loveless Cafe releases its first kitchen collection nationally, bringing its down-home charm and retro design -- a nod to 1951 when the Cafe first opened here -- to essential kitchen items and everyday tabletop decor.
"We're so proud to introduce our new line, inspired by the flavors of our popular jams; the classic tablecloth checks found in our Cafe; and the general nostalgia for fun, vintage decor from the 1950s," Janet Kane, general manager of retail and merchandising at the Loveless Cafe, said. "We thought a lot about spring and summer celebrations while designing this line and the tradition of Sunday gatherings with family and friends during these seasons."
Two items in the collection are especially perfect when hosting a summer Sunday brunch: the ceramic jam jar trio with its own custom tray, featuring three jars with lids and matching spoons -- one for each of the Loveless Cafe's signature jam flavors (blackberry, peach and strawberry), and the biscuit basket, showcasing a pretty strawberry design, embroidered and framed in cheerful red gingham checks.
Thoughtful details such as the abundant use of intricate embroidery set the line apart -- along with its high quality, retro colors and delightful designs.
Prices for items in the new line range from $7 for the embroidered fruit potholder and $14 for the ceramic berry basket, to $40 for the ceramic jam jar trio and $60 for a retro Jadeite cake pedestal -- a special market find that is a nice compliment to the collection. Mid-priced items include: the biscuit basket, retailing for $25, the fruit embroidered towel set for $22 and the pretty red-check gingham apron for $30.
The collection is full of charm while being practical for everyday use. With rickrack and piping trim, the biscuit basket, for example, ties at each corner for serving and folds flat for storing. Along with other kitchen linens in the collection, the biscuit basket is also colorfast, machine-washable and 100 percent cotton. Additionally, the ceramics are all dishwasher safe, and the glassware is printed with organic inks and is metal-free and dishwasher safe.
Fans of the restaurant's celebrated country cuisine can now bring the Loveless charm and its comforting appeal into their own homes -- in Nashville and beyond -- by shopping at the Cafe's Ham & Jams Country Market or visiting their online store.
ABOUT THE LOVELESS CAFE: Established in 1951 by Annie and Lon Loveless, and currently serving about 500,000 customers a year, the Loveless Cafe can officially be declared a Nashville landmark. The property, on Highway 100 near the Natchez Trace, welcomes guests with its classic, glowing neon sign promising hot biscuits and country ham, drawing food enthusiasts, local families, working folks and celebrities alike. Guests are invited to walk the property; take their photo in front of the famous Loveless neon sign; play corn toss; visit Hams & Jams Country Market; or tour the Loveless Barn, the property's on-site entertainment venue, available for private parties.
ABOUT HAMS & JAMS COUNTRY MARKET: Demand to take home favorite menu items such as jams, hams, biscuits and gift baskets led to the creation of this on-property country market. The Cafe's famous homemade preserves (still made with Annie Loveless' original recipe with just two ingredients -- fresh summer fruit and sugar) are one of the market's most popular items, along with other unique foods and exclusive gift items.
ABOUT JANET KANE: Responsible for merchandising, product development, licensing and the multi-channel retail operations at the Loveless Cafe, Kane is a senior executive with more than 20 years of merchandising and marketing experience. Before joining the landmark property, Kane was the general merchandising manager for The Smithsonian and previously held senior management positions with Hallmark Cards, FAO Schwarz, Hard Rock Cafe, The Coca-Cola Company and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
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