Aprille Showers

"WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote...."
                                             Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
OR: "When fair April with its showers sweet
Has pierced the drought of March to the root's feet."

Evidently, the winters of 1382 - 1390, when Chaucer was penning his prologue, were nothing like the winter of 2014. There was no droghte of Marche this year -- except in California. No matter: the sweetly springing "flours" are now budding, and spring is in full bloom at Hiden. Here's a peek... 

Gallery browsing at Hiden late March

March is going out with the lions in this post: specifically, a lion's head garden bench and an antique mantel with lion decorations. We also have a 1950s French poodle tray but whoever heard of March going out like a poodle?  

Spring's Rebirth

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.                                                           Charles Dickens

Whether it's garden adornments, new furniture for the sunroom, tabletop accessories or giving the whole house a new spring look, we're seeing it every day. People are shaking off the hibernation of winter and engaging in their surroundings with vigor. Here are just some of the items at Hiden Galleries that are catching their attention.


Get on Board the Grand Tour of Hiden

We've got the sure-fire cure for your Cabin Fever: a cruise around 47 John Street in Stamford. Hiden's 250 dealers will get you out of your doldrums with a Grand Tour of the centuries and the continents -- no matter what the weather is like outside.  

Say It Isn't Snow...a final February photo gallery

This has been the month for armchair browsing since, for so much of the month, it seems, the roads have been terrible. So build a fire in the fireplace, grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the photos from inside warm Hiden Galleries in Stamford. Or brave the white stuff and come see us!