Press Release

June 4, 2014


PROVISIONS Home and Garden at 42 Central Avenue in Midland Park, opened to a fantastic response on Thursday, May 1st.  Friends, family, curious locals and Mayor Bud O’Hagan joined partners Catherine Freebody and Michael Serventi  in celebration of the opening of their new venture.  PROVISIONS is excited to offer an eclectic selection of Mid Century Modern home furnishings, art and accessories, as well as specialty gift items and non-perishable foods…cilantro jalapeño olive oil is a favorite!!                


Catherine and Michael have been busy since March coming up with their overall design plan, frequenting estate shows and gift shows, making amazing connections and building their inventory.  What they’ve created is an incredibly welcoming space filled with unique items and a great vibe.


“We knew we wanted to have a special feature wall to catch the customer’s eye when they enter the space,” Catherine said.  After considering a few options, the pair chose to install a gorgeous wall of reclaimed barn wood from Real Antique Wood in Livingston.  “ It was so exciting to discover that this kind of salvaging is happening right here in New Jersey, “ Michael said.  They consider Real Antique Wood one of their fortunate connections.  These connections include collectors in Stamford, CT, small business owners in Brooklyn and the family members of locally renowned artists in Mountain Lakes.


“We know not everyone is into mid century,” Catherine admits, “so we wanted to make sure to have a wide selection of interesting items so as to appeal to as many people as possible.  Some of the most innovative products they carry are floor mats made out of vinyl that mimic the look and style of vintage linoleum floors.  They can special order these mats in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.  The mats are simple to wipe clean and make a statement in any room.  Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms…even outdoors!!


PROVISIONS also offers off site gardening and design services.  Michael has had his own garden design business since 2004 and specializes in container gardening as well as specialty garden design and events.  He is a true plantsman and has a very creative, innovative approach.                                                                              


Catherine and Michael invite all to come check out their darling Alf Svensson living room set, Burke Tulip Table and Chairs, fabulous blue Parsons table and more.  Stop in Thursday and Friday evenings for a taste of the latest olive oils, spreads and jams.  Find a special hostess gift or treat yourself to something fresh and new.  Definitely worth a visit.  Feel free to contact Catherine and Michael at 201 857-3335 or  Check them out on Facebook at  Their formal website will be up in a few weeks!