Friday, December 21, 2012


50% OFF Sale in BOTH Locations!
Sale starts Wednesday December 26th
9:00 ~ 2:00

Sale will continue all through the week. Come early for best selection!

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Time to Shop by Candlelight!!

Ho Ho Ho - the HOlidays are right around the corner and so is a COVER STORY favorite - our Annual Shop by Candlelight Party -THE event to kick off the season!
Please join us either this Thursday evening in Los Gatos, or Friday evening in Los Altos (or both if you are feeling especially merry) to be the first to preview our fabulous Holiday treasures from around the world.
Join us for yummy appetizers and a glass of wine while you delight in our collections from all your favorites!

Lynn Haney 


G. Debrecht

Bethany Lowe

To help you start or add to your collection, COVER STORY is offering
$20 off your purchase of $100 or more
 off in-stock items during the event.
Our Los Gatos store will be closed during the day on Thursday  and our Los Altos store will be closed during the day on Friday while our COVER STORY elves apply holiday sparkle and will re-open promptly at 5:00!!!

See you there....

Friday, October 5, 2012

ARTE ITALICA, simply "irresisTABLE!"

Meet the Owner in our Los Altos Location! On Friday, October 19th from 5-8, owner Ann Skidmore will join us along with Laurie Facci, the National Sales Manager for Arte Italica.

Arte Italica has established itself as a leader in elegant, innovative and exclusive design for the home. Each piece is handcrafted in Europe, using techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans. We invite you to visit COVER STORY to view the largest selection of ARTE ITALICA in the west! From the classic Tuscan and Tavola to Medici and Pietra collections and the NEWEST Regale, we have everything you've come to love in ARTE ITALICA.

Reglae  Collection

Regale Monogram Collection
This white ceramic (perfectly matches the Tuscan Collection) is made of high fired earthenware and has a slight irregular shape adding handmade charm. The borders are placed with pewter stamps that are skillfully flush with the ceramic. Hand crafted in Italy.
Giglio - The symbol of Florence
Three bees - Symbolic of creativity, Diligence and Eloquence
Shield with Crossed Keys - Historical Insignia of the Papacy
Monogram - Choose from our custom font letters

Ann Skidmore formed Arte Italica in 1997, as a response to her love of Italian history, culture, art and especially vintage pewter. Finding it difficult to acquire in the United States, she began importing this fine Italian pewter. Soon, she was designing and importing handcrafted ceramics, glass and bronze. In 2000, Ann and Arte Italica became the first to combine pewter and ceramic into beautiful and unique dinnerware and accessories. And at COVER STORY, every Bridal Registry we have includes Arte Italica! Arte Italica makes a beautiful, heirloom quality gift.

SAVE 20%
During this special event we will be featuring Arte Italica in all our fabulous table settings, with expert advice on how to make your holiday table amazing with beautiful Arte Italica. To help you start or add to your collection, we offer 20% off all ARTE ITALICA, including special orders, internet sales and registry gifts! To cap off the evening, we have over $500 of door prizes.

We will begin pre-sales on Monday October 15th, sale ends Friday, October 19th.

Here at COVER STORY, we know Arte Italica, we love Arte Italica, (well actually, we all have our own collections!) Come in and let us share this passion with you. At home design consultation available by appointment.

"...because life is good!"

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Come celebrate in the tradition of ALL things Italian!

Please join us for an evening of celebration, Italian Style!

On Friday, September 28th, from 5-8 we will be hosting the VIETRI Founder's Event, right here at COVER STORY Los Altos! Join us for a fun evening to meet Susan Gravely, the founder of VIETRI. Susan will be here to share the history of VIETRI and it's unique Italian beginnings, autograph your VIETRI pieces and share the latest VIETRI collections.

That evening, you'll also enjoy special savings. We will offer 20% off your VIETRI purchase, including special orders. Throughout the night we will have lovely VIETRI door prizes, (you'll need to be present to win).

We always have a good time at our event nights and want you to as well! We will be pouring vino and serving antipasti from Pompeii Restaurant.

As always, we want to thank you for your patronage. We are honored that you choose COVER STORY Los Altos time and again. We promise to do our best to bring you the most fun and exciting products available with the best service.

Founders Lee, Susan and Frances Gravely signing VIETRI  pieces!
More about founder Susan Gravely;

Susan Gravely is Chairman & CEO of VIETRI, Inc., a wholesale company of Italian handcrafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories. With its main distribution center in Hillsborough, NC, VIETRI owns a showroom in Atlanta and is represented in the major tabletop markets of New York, Los Angeles, Dallas & Toronto. 

VIETRI was founded in 1983 by Lee Gravely and her daughters, Susan and Frances after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with the colorful hand painted Italian dinnerware on the Amalfi Coast. VIETRI is now America's largest Italian importing company in the tabletop industry, partnering with over 20 Italian manufacturers. With approximately 40 employees, VIETRI serves a customer base of over 2,000 accounts including ALL 50 states, Canada, England, Mexico, South America, Asia and Australia.

Described in 1993 by Ceramica Veneta as a "modern fairy tale", VIETRI is regularly featured in House Beautiful, Oprah, Bon Appetit, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Traditional Home and Coastal Living.

VIETRI has won the ARTS award for Excellence in Tabletop in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 20011 AND has been named one of the top 40 Family Friendly companies for its commitment to creating a family friendly environment for all employees. VIETRI is active with Hospice and many other non-profit organizations. 

Susan attended Salem College and holds a BA in Education and an MS in Recreational Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 2002, Susan became an Honorary Citizen of the town of Nove, Italy. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Salem College Distinguished Alumni Award and was named the Entrebizneur of the year by North Carolina Business Leader Magazine in 2004. In 2008, Susan was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year. She sits on the Rocky Mount Cord Company Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for VISION, and the Advisory Board for SunTrust Bank in the North Carolina Eastern Region. 

Susan is proud to be a member of the Executive Committee of the Women's Leadership Council at UNC in Chapel Hill. She is a frequent guest speaker and panel participant at the Business Schools of UNC - Chapel Hill, Duke University and other universities and organizations in the area. She was the keynote speaker at the Atlanta Southern Women's Conference in November 2012. 

Susan is married to Bill Ross and has two stepdaughters. Her favorite things in life are her family, her home and her friends ~ and VIETRI!

Some of COVER STORY favorites for the holidays that are quickly approaching!

Bellezza Turkey, perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner!
Bellezza Holiday...who wouldn't want a table like this for Christmas!
White, happy shapes bring a sophisticated and understated alternative to Old St. Nick.
 Whimsical portraits of Old St. Nick...
...perfect platters for Santa's cookies!
Rosso Vecchio Dot...can be used all year!
Snowflake...glorious snowflakes!

Why, "Because Life is Good!"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

COVER STORY Anniversary Sale

We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 19th year in Los Altos and 1st year in Los Gatos by saving 20% on in-stock items at both COVER STORY locations this Saturday, July 14th and continuing through the month of July!!
Our valued customers will also enjoy 10% savings on special orders of $200 or more - the perfect time to order that unique item you have had your eye on....
Just a small token of our appreciation for all your support over the years!

Happy Anniversary!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

COVER STORY Celebrates Memorial Day!!

Join us this weekend as we celebrate Memorial Day!

March in and enjoy 20% off all RED, WHITE & BLUE 
 in stock items.....

all sales final ~ no adjustment for prior purchase please

Friday, May 18, 2012

Los Gatos Wine Walk

Join us this Saturday, May 19th in Downtown Los Gatos for the Wine Walk. We have stunning new ideas for your spring tables and garden.....

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's Mother's Day!!!

           Celebrates MOM!!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th

Monday For Mom ~ Create a Romantic Ambiance
15% off all candles

Tuesday for Mom ~ Indulge her Senses
15% off all Thymes Products

Wednesday for Mom ~ Create a Cozy Evening
15% of all Pajamas and Robes

Thursday for Mom ~ Cuddle up on the Couch
15% of all Throws

Friday for Mom ~ Create an Inspiration
15% off all Decorating/Cook Books

Saturday for Mom ~ Color her Wardrobe
15% all Fashion Accessories

            It’s all about MOM!!
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(limited to in-stock items)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

COVER STORY'S Vietri Spring Event

We invite you to join us on Friday evening, May 4th from 5 - 8 pm in Downtown Los Altos for our Spring Vietri Event!!

Vietri is known around the world for it's beautiful handcrafted Italian products for tables, homes and gardens...On this special evening you will receive 20% off your purchases and special orders of Vietri.

Come view Vietri's new collections, old favorites and delight in COVER STORY's latest "Al Fresco" trellis and tablescape! A representative from Vietri will be on hand to sign your new pieces!

Friday, March 23, 2012

A little inspiration.....

Spring is upon us and what better time is there to brighten up your table? We tempt you with some beautiful ideas for your entertaining delight.....

Please visit either our Downtown Los Altos or Los Gatos store and have our talented sales team help your create your own work of "table" art.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Leap Year Sale!!!

Dear COVER STORY Customers,

Join us on Wednesday, February 29th for our one day only LEAP YEAR sale. Walk, Jog, Jump or Leap into our Los Altos or Los Gatos stores for 20% savings on all our fabulous in-store merchandise !!

(Easter merchandise not included/all sales final please....)

Vietri's Frog Lamp

Ready to leap into your favorite room.....
Did you know.......2012 is a leap year, which means that it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days that an ordinary year has. An extra day is added in a leap year-February 29 -which is called an intercalary day or a leap day ~ and SALE day at COVER STORY.

Monday, January 23, 2012

WInter White Sale - 20% OFF

The winter weather is finally here, and what better time is there to keep cozy with our luxurious bedding and bath linens? ~ especially during our 20% off WHITE SALE (includes special orders).

If you've been dreaming of a new look in your bedroom or bathroom, now is the time. We carry fine linens from SFERRA, SDH, Peacock Alley, Nancy Koltes, Ann Gish, Eastern Accents, Home Source and Abyss & Habidecor, to name just a few!

And just for fun ~ because we are COVER STORY after all ~ enjoy 20% off table linens during our sale. Now is the time to stop by and see our beautiful new linens to "cover" your table for Valentines Day and Easter.

Now through February 12......

See you soon!