Pantone Color of 2013 is Emerald


The Pantone color of 2013 has been announced. The color of choice for 2013 by Pantone is Emerald green. The bright shade of green “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green.“

Color extends beyond wardrobe and décor. Are you hosting a party this year? Chances are the answer is yes. Why not serve tasty cocktails in honor of the color of the year: Emerald. Here are some drink recipes you may want to include. And don’t forget the beautiful glasses you’ll need to serve theses drinks.

Green Apple Martini
Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glass
5 tablespoons vodka
5 tablespoons sour-apple schnapps
5 tablespoons lemonade
5 tablespoons lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, schnapps, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Cover and shake vigorously. Dip rim edge of martini glasses in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch water, then in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch of equal parts sugar and cinnamon mixture. Strain shaken mixture into prepared glasses and serve.

Green Tea Mint Julep
1 1/2 oz of Charbay Green Tea vodka
1 oz of simple syrup
3 lemon wedges
8 mint leaves
Muddle 3 lemon wedges with mint leaves. Pour green tea vodka, simple syrup and shake. Strain into highball glass over ice. Top with sprite. Garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe Source:

Emerald Isle
You will need: 1 teaspoon Creme de Menthe, 1 ounce Gin, a couple of dashes of Bitters, ice and a shaker.
• Add ice to shaker
• Pour ingredients over ice
• Shake well
• Strain into glass

Here are just a few cocktail recipes you can use to show off the color of this year – Emerald. Don’t forget to stock up on cocktail and barware glasses for any get togethers or parties.

crystal christmas tree

Nachtmann Crystal Christmas Tree Sets

There are special decorations that always make it on to the Christmas table or mantle each year. They are wrapped and stored with special care and always remembered to be put on display when the holiday season commences. We all have Christmas treasures that have been handed down to us from a previous generation. Perhaps it is a special ornament or a nativity scene. Why not start a new tradition of your own with these elegant crystal Christmas trees.

Decorate your table with one or with many of these holiday crystal trees to create a dazzling display as the light reflects off the details of these crystal trees. The crystal holiday trees come in your choice of colors: red or green, of course! There are two sizes to choose from. Get a set of two which are 3-1/2 inches tall each or get the large tree. This large crystal Christmas tree measures 6-1/3-Inch tall. They are easy to care for – just wipe with a damp cloth.

While these crystal trees are the perfect addition to your home, your guests and friends will no doubt enjoy them too. Why not give them as presents. These holiday trees make the perfect gift as they add such a beautiful touch to any home. Here’s the link to the full line of these fabulous crystal holiday trees.