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Christmas picks for yours & theirs

Whether you are Christmas shopping for someone who is a lover of all things for the home, or looking to receive yourself, I thought I’d share a few things that will catch your eye but not break the bank.  

HONEYCOMB STUDIO PORCELAIN ANTLER for the detail oriented
Honeycomb Studio’s Antler series is by far one of my favorite accessories for the home now.  Visually strong enough to be an accessory on its own, you can also pair the antler with a stack of books or picture frames.

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SERENA & LILY TOWELS for the ocd
Let those that wash their hands a million times a day dry them with something beautiful.  The banded hand towel from Serena & Lily comes in six different colors: Mustard (shown), coral, bark, aqua, navy and berry.
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THE KINFOLK TABLE for the foodie

You can never have too many books. And this is a classic.  The contributors of Kinfolk Magazine share their first beautifully photographed cookbook.

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GLIMMER WRAPPED GLASSWARE for the wine-o
Just about the sexiest glass to drink from.  Comes in a tall and short size, and silver or gold.
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CLAM LAB for the utilitarian
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Posted on Sunday, December 1st 2013

There are few things I love more than pottery, and I just got back from a beautiful trip to Mark of the Potter with Mom.  Mark of the Potter is an artists studio and retail shop nestled in the mountains near Lake Burton.  They have everything from spoon rests and colanders to mugs and bowls, but save your money a coffee mug is $20.  But if you gave me the choice I would take mis-matched pottery over a matching place setting of dinnerware or serveware any day.

Maybe I love that no two pieces are the same as they are created with someone’s hands.  Pottery feels worn-in, comfortable… but the process isn’t always comfortable.  A potter throws the clay on the wheel, pressing and pulling its form.  When adjoining two pieces of clay a potter scores scratches into the clay, for the adjoining clay pieces will only hold through the scars.

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Posted on Sunday, May 13th 2012

Peacock Alley throw $30 (retail $125) Pottery $30 (retail $90) Dresser $300 (retail $620) Pillow $30 (retail $65)

So I went to Tuesday Morning in search of outdoor drapes (which I found) and while I was there remembered how much I love the store so thought to do a little post on my trip. Here is what my eyes were drawn to (hover over image for info) and hypothetically I saved $510. Also what I like about Tuesday Morning is their 45 day return policy, unlike some discount retail stores where you don’t get second chances.

I highly recommend going to Tuesday Morning for things such as: linens, tableware, hardware, mirrors, garden planters, pottery and some decorative accents (but remember- no fake flowers). I don’t think Tuesday Morning is the best place to go for pillows, furniture or rugs due to the majority items being poor in quality and these items need to last you. However, if you are on a tight budget you have no option.  

When you go on the hunt - please understand - just because it is a “deal” does not mean it is worthy of buying. Don’t buy shit - for there is plenty of it. For example, a knickknack bird cage that you are going to go put on your book shelves.

BIRDS DON’T LIVE IN YOUR BIRD CAGE ON YOUR BOOKSHELF.  Look for quality items and buy deals on those.  Your eyes will know if it is nice. Just trust them… If you are on the fence whether or not to invest in a brand, research the brand or call me. 

Posted on Monday, April 16th 2012