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Let There be (Candle)Light

It was a happy day when the mailman brought me some samples of Linnea’s Lights, an eco-friendly candle line with absolutely delightful scents. The happiness began with the packaging. It’s a little thing but really how nice to include a small box of matches, don’t you think? It just sends the message that they care […]

Top Three Thursdays

Up first for Top Three Thursdays on Etsy is this clever reuse of antique mason jars to create a vintage chandelier. The solar lights mean you don’t have to worry about wires. I think it would be perfect on a porch or perhaps hanging from a tree in your garden for a little lighting accent. […]

Frills, Anyone?

Frills is a new website to me so I pass it on to you to see what you think. The online store’s slogan is “Add xxcitement to your home.” What do you think? Does it do it for you? Here are couple of items to whet your appetite. These one-of-a-kind cement leaves are made from […]

Bowled Over

How drop-dead gorgeous are these bowls from Cuirora. Seriously to die for. I want one in every color and size. They are made by rolling paper bands together in a tight spiral and are designed by Takumi Shimamura. The paper is 100% recycled paper that is then finished with a water-resistant coating that makes them […]

Top Three Thursdays

Kicking off this week’s Top Three Thursdays on Etsy are the wonderful ceramics from Owl Creek Ceramics. I’m going to show you a couple so you can get a sense of the diversity of this great shop. I love the variety of shapes and designs (as in the black and white plate) and colors (as […]

Decor Deal a Day!

I discovered this great decor deal of the day website, Wuslu, and am passing on the good news to you. Here’s how it works: The owners of the site post a deal a day, thanks to their extensive database of manufacturers and suppliers. They offer it up to you, one at a time, a day […]

Top Three Thursdays

Today’s Etsy lovefest starts at Eco Tables, an Etsy shop devoted to reclaimed wonders. Each table is different because of course it is created based on what wood and objects he’s working with.. This signature Eco Table, for instance, is 11″ X 11″ X 20″ and is made from recycled and reclaimed redwood from beer […]

Top Three Thursdays

I continue to be amazed every week as I visit Etsy, the online Mecca for all things handmade. The serving pieces in Leawood Ceramics shop are just one of many regular jaw-dropping examples. I love her many shapes and the interesting things she’s done with glazes and colors. Why use a typical platter shape when […]

Trays Anyone?

One of the lovely parts of summer is eating outdoors, whether on a porch, a patio or in the backyard, and with this comes the need to bring lots of stuff from the kitchen. You can juggle it on your arms, make multiple trips, or you can add to the festive atmosphere with interesting trays. […]

Restoration Hardware Sale

Restoration Hardware is having a Stars and Stripes sale until July 6, where you can save an additional 10 percent on all things outdoor, some of which are already on sale! Here are just a few of the goodies where you can get additional saving, everything from garden furniture to lights, planters and other accessories.