New Spanish Eco-Friendly Products

As one of the top three tourist destinations in the world, Spain is known for amazing cuisine, renowned artists such as Picasso and Dali, a bustling city life, and beautiful beaches. But what else is Spain known for?

Spain is the largest producer of olive oil with an average of about 44% of the world’s supply each year, twice as much as Italy and four times as much as Greece. Spanish olive oil production is estimated at 1.2 million tons annually – enough to fill about 400 Olympic sized swimming pools! Olive trees have a life span of 300-600 years and Spain is home to some of the oldest.

It is no surprise, that with this amount of olive oil production, Spain would also produce beautiful glass items to serve them in. Consider the Couronne Co. Traditional Oil and Vinegar Cruet to bring an Old World flair to your dining table or kitchen counter. The 16.9 ounce capacity holds an ample amount of your favorite oil or vinegar ideal for serving guests or cooking up your favorite savory feast. Made in Spain from 100% recycled material.

Couronne Co. 16 oz. Traditional Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

Spain holds the European record of highest number of bars in Europe per capita at roughly one for every 169 residents. The southern region of Andalucía itself has as many bars, pubs and cafes as Ireland, Denmark, Finland and Norway combined at over 47,000. Those bars are likely serving wines typically associated with Spain such as Tempranillo, Rioja, Cava and Garnacha.

Create your own bar by serving Sangria, or any other beverage of your choice, in the Couronne Co. Authentic Glass Jar with Spigot. With a 202.9oz capacity, it holds plenty of your favorite beverages for hosting a party or serving in an event setting. At 11” in height, it can be shelved in the fridge for optimum chilling and easy access.

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Pair with the 18.6oz Authentic Drinking Glass to keep beverages cool and safe from spills with the screw cap lid and straw.

18.6 Ounce Capacity Drinking Glass Jar | Couronne Co.

Other interesting facts about Spain:

  • A fun but unusual Spanish tradition for New Year’s is eating a grape with each bell strike of the clock at midnight. If you succeed, you’ll be lucky for the rest of the year. The tradition was made popular by wineries who wanted to get rid of excess grapes.
  • The national anthem of Spain has no words.
  • A zip line built over a river 150 meters wide connects Spain and Portugal. It takes only 60 seconds to cross the borders.
  • Spain was the first country in the world where wind power was the greatest source of electricity.

Whether you’re running with the bulls, relaxing on a pristine beach, or learning the Flamenco, Spain is a destination full of fun and adventure while also being a leader in ecotourism and the worldwide protection of nature.

Bee Aware

If you’ve tuned in to social media recently, you’ve likely heard of the decrease in bee populations worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, is the name given to a very mysterious plight that has been affecting bees across the world and is characterized by the total disappearance of worker bees. This causes other bees in the hive, including the Queen, to starve to death. Since bees are vital to many kinds of agricultural crops, without them, most crops will not be pollinated which results in crops not maturing properly. Scientists throughout the world are diligently studying CCD to determine the cause through researching different factors and issues. Unfortunately, the combination of disappearing bees and empty hives around the world seems to be increasing without a definitive reason in spite of the serious efforts.

How can you help?

1) First, celebrate the honey bee! In 2009, beekeepers from the US petitioned the USDA for an official day to honor honey bees and the art of beekeeping. Once known as National Bee Awareness Day, August 17, 2019 will observe World Honey Bee Day to applaud the insect responsible for more than 1/3 of the food we eat!

Pay tribute by raising a glass of a crisp, refreshing, summertime beverage that includes honey as an ingredient. Chill one of these recipes in the Couronne Co. 270.5oz Bee Quenched Recycled Glass Beverage Dispenser.


Pair with the 11oz Bee Quenched Drinking Glasses for a Bee-utiful serving set.


2) Support local beekeepers and source your honey locally by visiting farmer’s markets and other businesses. If you are a honey manufacturer, Couronne Co. has an array of containers suitable for packaging and promoting the resulting golden goodness of bees. Our 8.5oz Glass Jar with cork made of 50% recycled material provides a practical and eco-friendly solution to packaging needs. The attached wooden spoon lets your customers enjoy their purchase while continuing to shop.


3) Host a Bee Aware party for your neighborhood or organization. Gift each with a sample size of a local honey in the Couronne 1/2oz Glass Honey Pot which is available in bright Spring colors. Gather useful and entertaining information for each attendee to take home so they can forward the message.

Did you know:

• Honey bees flap their tiny wings around 11,400 times per minute, which produces their distinctive humming sound and allows then to fly at speeds up to 20 mph.
• The queen can live up to five years. She is busiest in the summer months, when she can lay up to 2,500 eggs a day!
• Foragers, or worker bees, must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. The average forager makes about a half a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
• The natural fruit sugars in honey – fructose and glucose – are quickly digested by the body. This is why sportsmen and athletes use honey to give them a natural energy boost.
• Honey lasts an incredibly long time. An explorer who found a 2000 year old jar of honey in an Egyptian tomb said it tasted delicious!
• Honey’s ability to attract and retain moisture means it has long been used as a beauty treatment. It was part of Cleopatra’s daily beauty ritual.


4) Plant a bee water garden to attract pollinators. During foraging season, bees gather water to dilute honey that is too thick and also to cool the hive during hot weather. In a large but shallow bowl, arrange rocks along the bottom and fill with enough water to partially cover the rocks. Bees need dry rock to land on. Check the bowl regularly for the proper water level.

5) Create a bee pollinator habitat with bee friendly plants in your yard or at your school or business. Bees are most attracted to purple, blue and yellow flowers. Single flowers with one ring of petals provide more nectar then double flowers. Forgo pesticides as even organic ones can harm pollinators. Bees and other pollinators need a place to hide from predators so, if possible, allow a section of your landscape to “go wild”.

6) Join the Sponsor-A-Hive Program at https://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/. This group places bees in gardens and urban farms that are doing exceptional work to grow fresh produce for schools, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers and low income neighborhoods. Bees improve the quality of fruit and veggies and increase the amount of food grown by 71%.

So, the next time a bee lands on your shoulder or hovers nearby, be kind. They are working hard to provide us with vital resources necessary to sustain life on our beloved planet.

Spring and Summer Weddings

What is your personal wedding style? Elegant and formal? Traditional and classic? Boho-chic ? Movie themed? It’s YOUR day so show your individuality and sparkle at your summer wedding with these fun ideas and tips.

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• Get inspired by the summer flavors you loved as a child. Think fresh strawberries and whipped cream filling for a strawberry shortcake-style wedding cake, or a citrus-infused filling like Key lime, lemon, or orange vanilla buttercream that honors a summertime fruit.

• Consider serving other desserts beyond the cake. Hire an ice cream truck to arrive at the end of the celebration offering summertime favorites — the perfect afternoon or late-night treat for your guests.
• For smaller food budgets, offer grazing tables. Guests can snack at their leisure on different breads, meats, fruits, nuts, cheeses, chocolates, and more.

• Punch up your hydration station with flavored waters to replenish guests returning from the dance floor. Cucumbers, watermelon, mint or lemons are all good choices to use with the Large Authentic Recycled Glass Jar w/ Spigot.

422.7 ounce Large Glass Jar with Spigot beverage dispenser

Trends in Flowers/Colors

• More couples are opting for unique locations such as wineries, rustic family barns, museums and city gardens. These settings may already provide lush backdrops or picturesque views; however, if you need to add a focal point, consider the Hanging Basket Floor Stand by Couronne Co. This stunning piece is an eye-catching design to frame out an alter or entryway. 83” Hanging Basket and Drop Vase Floor Stand

metal stand with decorative hanging baskets creates a stunning display piece for weddings, art gallery openings and any other formal celebration

• The Pantone color of 2019 is Coral with a spotlight on the dahlia to add texture and charm to any arrangement. Peonies, roses, mums, gerbera daisies and carnations are also available in various shades of coral to complement any style. Create a tiered centerpiece with flowers or candles with the London Three Recycled Glass Vase Set. Let your guests take one home as a favor. Set up a grouping especially for bridesmaids to keep their bouquets fresh throughout the event.

Triple Vase Set for floral or candle arrangements

• More delicate single stem floral pieces add just the right touch to guest book or gift tables.  The Elongated Glass Cone Vase & Chromed Metal Stand’s sleek lines highlight simple stems or small bundles.

6.8 Ounce Capacity-Provides ample space for an impressive arrangement

• 2019 is the year of abstract floral installations. This trend is all about creating free-flowing, organic-style arrangements on a larger-than-life scale. Think flowers and vines growing up a wall, overflowing greenery arches above venue entryways, and epic hanging floral centerpieces. Use an iron gate as a dramatic and unusual backdrop and attach floral clusters directly to it.

Guest and Wedding Party Favors

• Set out a basket of inexpensive stylish summer umbrellas, parasols or creative fans that double as programs to shade and keep guests cool at outdoor weddings.

• Food- and drink-related favors such as artisan olive oils, custom hot sauces, and special spice blends remind guests of your day when they prepare meals.

• For eco-friendly options, give guests locally grown herbs planted in recyclable glass jars or tin cans. Dressed up with ribbon or paper in your wedding colors, they’re gorgeous and good for the earth. The Calypso Glass Planter/Lantern is offered in a variety of color options to coordinate with your theme.

12 Ounce Capacity-Provides ample space for succulent containers

Couronne Co. offers unique multi-purpose, eco-friendly products to complement an array of wedding styles, colors or themes. We would love to be a part of your day and assist you in creating a memorable event to forever treasure.

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April Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22,2019 and is now a global event each year, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. It’s believed more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in what is now the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Currently about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about ten percent of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter in our natural environment.

Couronne Co. recognizes the importance of recycling glass, because it not only conserves the environment, but also saves energy. The process required to produce glass is quite simple as it is composed of sand, soda, lime and lots of heat. The cost savings of recycling is in the use of energy. Compared to making glass from raw materials for the first time, cullet, which is waste glass used in glassmaking, melts at a lower temperature, saving energy needed to melt the glass. Additional benefits include:
• Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
• Recycling glass reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars.
• Using glass for recycling means there are less glass objects lying around in the landfill or bin.

A few basic ways of reducing your trash output are:
1) Bring a reusable bag when purchasing groceries.
2) Reduce the amount of packaging by buying products in bulk.
 Consider bar soap purchased in bulk versus body washes in plastic bottles. The Floral soap dish is 100% recycled product and beautifully displays hand crafted bars.

3) Avoid disposable items such as paper plates and cups. Wash and reuse plastic utensils for picnics or crafts. The Authentic To-Go drinking bottle is a stylish contemporary design for traveling or everyday use.

4) Get the next generation involved in saving Mother Earth. Suggest eco-friendly family activities such as upcycling trash into art, making wind chimes from metal jar lids, or building a terrarium. The 270oz bean recycled glass jar with cork lid provides plenty of room for creating your very own fairy garden all while releasing more oxygen into the air.

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Spring Bird Migration is Here

Spring migration is upon us. Migrating can take a toll on birds with long distances, changing climates, and the challenge of food sources. Some simple tips can help ensure your new visitors are happy, healthy and rested.
1. First, clean your current bird houses of any old nesting materials. Remove any decomposing seed from feeders and the ground below to eliminate the chance of mold, bacteria and infectious disease. Bleach is not recommended as it may be fatal. Instead, use a mild liquid dishwashing soap.
Couronne’s Cottage Glass & Metal bird feeder provides a cozy shelter from April showers as well as a feeding station for snack and rest breaks. The ½ cup volume makes daily replenishing a breeze. Offer high energy treats such as suet, mealworms and jellies.

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2. Create shallow 2” hydration stations in your garden for both drinking and play time. A layer of small pebbles will add height and stability for smaller species. Couronne’s Cuban stake bird baths add a splash of color and whimsy to your garden while providing refreshment for birds and butterflies. The adjustable stake promotes watering or feeding stations at various heights.

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3. Add extra feeders during Spring as hungry fliers will be jostling for space. Cluster several feeders in one area and offer different foods. This will help in curbing aggressive competition and appeal to different feeding styles. Consider mashed banana or other overripe fruits to attract butterflies also in transit. The Couronne Hummble Bold Bird Feeder can be hooked together as a chain or strung from a branch in groups to accommodate a large number of travelers.

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4. Lastly, place your feeders and houses within view of your favorite window or seat for hours of enjoyment. #couronneco #birdfeeders #birdhouses #birdmigration #birdwatching

 

 

 

TAKE 10% OFF ALL THINGS HOME DECOR

G4755-beauty 1Our home décor collection features recycled glass designs in an exciting range of styles, sizes and colors to fit every room. You’ll find striking glass and metal floral décor including flower vases, wall vases, and tabletop décor ideal for decorating the home, wedding or special event. Additionally, we have candle holders for tabletop, shelf or wall in clear and color versions. Our decorative glass accents are perfect for florists, gift shops, home décor stores, and wedding and event planners.

Visit CouronneCo.com to login, then click on the images below to shop each featured category.

Be sure to use PROMO CODE: HOME10 at checkout thru 11:59 PM CST on 12/5/17! Promo terms below.

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Garden Sale! Take 10% Off Bird Feeders, Baths & Accessories!

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We’ve got the perfect perch and feeder for flocks and charms of favorite birds. Stock up on all bird feeders, bird baths, and garden accessories with 10% off during our Garden Delights Sale.

Our vivid-hued bird feeders and baths are sure to be a hit with your customers and make this season of backyard birding the best ever! Each is made from recycled glass and metal with no plastic parts—this makes for a durable, high quality product made to last.

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Be sure to use PROMO CODE: GARDEN10 at checkout thru 11:59pm CST on 11/14/2017. See terms below.

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New! Beautiful Bowls from Spain + Take 10% Off All Decorative Bowls

BOLWS SPAINOur newest additions to our decorative bowl collection are beautifully crafted from Spanish glass and boast classic European motifs and artistic designs. The three introductory bowl designs featured below are ideal for decorating or serving everything from appetizers to desserts.

To celebrate the arrival of our latest introductions, we invite you to take 10% off all decorative bowls, with or without stands, this week only. Click here to login and start shopping all decorative bowls, or click the images below to explore the newest designs.

Be sure to use PROMO CODE: BOWLS10 at checkout thru 11:59pm CST on 11/6/2017. See terms below.

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135.3 oz Sarasin Glass Bowl

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Take 15% Off New & Favorite Cruets & Sets!

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Our glass & metal cruet sets and individual cruets offer a stylish way to serve oil & vinegar. Now through 10/23/17, we invite you to take 15% off any cruet or set on our oil & vinegar cruet collection page.

Available in a myriad of colors and styles, each of our cruet sets is composed of a pair of elegant recycled glass bottles supported by a classic black metal stand.

Most of our bottle styles are topped with stainless steel pour spouts allowing for easy dispensing of oils and vinegars. Ideally-suited for both home and restaurant use.

Login to see and shop the entire cruet collection here, or explore our newest cruet additions below. Be sure to use Promo Code: CRUET15 when ordering!

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NEW!
Glass Cruets with Cork from Spain!
Our newest additions to our cruet collection are crafted in Spain with a Old World styling and classic functionality. They’re perfect for storing and dispensing of oils, vinegar, soy sauce, and more.

Click in the following to view in each of the two sizes: 8.5 ounces and 16.9 ounces.

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Add a Sparkle to the Holidays with 10% Off Bowls & Platters

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Stock up on holiday items this week! Our recycled glass bowl & platter collections in holiday inspired colors and metallic finishes bring a sparkle to any party, event, or decor. You’ll find festive colors in gold, silver, red, and green to compliment holiday decorations and settings.

We invite you to take 10% off all decorative glass bowls & platters now through 11:59pm CST October 16, 2017. Click the images below to start shopping by category.

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