Their fair lady tells the story of what has become of an American art glass pioneer studio, Higgins Glass. The studio founded in 1948 by Frances and Michael Higgins was left to Louise Wimmer and her son Jonathan in 1984. Louise Wimmer trained with the Higgins for many years, learning their technique and she works to preserve it today. The 58th Holiday Open house at Higgins Glass is happening now through December 24th. (Mobile photo by John Dziekan for the Tribune. To view a photo gallery on Higgins Glass, click here.) Also from H&G this week:
5 Tips: for navigating eBay for home furnishings. The newly appointed design director for eBay, NY interior designer Shawn Henderson gives his tips for successful shopping on the auction site.
Snoop Patrol: Karen Klages Q's and the Barefoot Contessa A's.
Dishing: Healthy salmon bugers, apple and jalepeno slaw and baked zucchini fries.
New Look: Ethan Allen goes eclectic. The new plan for merchandising - making their collections more flexible. The furniture giant rolls out seven new "lifestyle" projections - all of them a mix of colors and styles.