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The New Stone Age

People everywhere are welcoming with open arms a new and improved stone age. It started in Spain but really only took off in Paris as highly reputable restaurants and bars began serving meals on slate boards with overwhelming popularity. The idea quickly spread globally and while initially it may have seemed a little odd and certainly outside the box, the trend actually makes a lot of sense. You see, slate boards are generally used to serve cheeses and meats, essentially both products of the earth. Ultimately, they share the same humble beginnings and so it seems only natural to pair the stone with such rustic products to create what appears to be an ever-expanding and unique style of serving gourmet foods. Slates used for serving food products are generally millions of years old and much like the origins of the foods been served, they are sourced from all over the world. Now what's even better, is that now you can also get yourself a set of slate garden tags. Another obvious earthly pairing. There's nothing more cringeworthy than showing someone around your impressive garden, only to embarrass yourself with no words when they ask "what's that beautiful flower there?" or "Is that oregano?". Using a weather resistant chalk pen you can now label each plant with it's name on a slate garden marker and show off your garden with confidence. Again, you'll add a unique touch to your garden and create a style anyone would be crazy not to mimic. So if you're into vintage, rustic and worldly things, then slate boards and garden markers are for you. Check out the Annabell Stone range today - www.annabellstone.com.au/stonewares

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Chalk & Cheese

If you're one for hosting dinners and parties here and there, then you'll want to read this. It's one thing to wow your guests with a wide range of fancy cheeses and meats on arrival, but what about the practical side of things? What happens when your guests are so impressed by what's on offer that they start asking questions? What cheese is this? And gosh, isn't this delicious, what's it called? Is this a brie? Oh and what's that? Enter the slate cheese board. It's the perfect solution to the worsening problem of over-curious guests. Now you can duck out to the shops, throw a few cheeses and meats in your basket, quickly arrange them on your slate cheese board and then.... ta da... write little notes next to each of the cheeses (or whatever it is you're serving) with chalk or soapstone, which can be rubbed off later on without any fuss. Now you can not only walk the walk but you can talk the talk. In fact, if you want to take things a little further, you can use slate boards to serve canapés and main meals, and add chalk notes listing the ingredients. Anyone with a food allergy will appreciate this immensely.  Hostess with the mostess? Tick. Get yourself a slate cheese board & soapstone today at www.annabellstone.com.au/stonewares. You won't regret it. 

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New Website Launch

Have you had a chance to check out the brand spanking new Annabell Stone website? If not, please do have a browse around. Hopefully you'll find everything you need in a few easy clicks. We're really excited to finally launch the new site and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we are. The new site brings with it a few new features including this very blog, information for those interested in purchasing in bulk, more product information, gift ideas and an easy to navigate shopping experience. If you have any ideas for improving the site further, please don't hesitate to get in touch as we want to make things as easy as possible for our customers. A big thanks is due for your patience while the site was being constructed, here's hoping the wait was worth it!

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