Fashionable ceramic cookie jars provide
storage for treats and more and are delightful even without treats
inside. These handbag cookie jars take the shape of fancy handbags
and are so fashionable you might choose to use them as centerpieces
in addition to storing delicious cookies. All cookie jars available at Horchow.
Red/Black/White Leopard Bag Cookie Jar
Gold/Black/White Leopard & Floral
Print Cookie Jar ($35.00)
Zebra Handbag Cookie Jar (On sale $24.90)
Leopard Handbag Cookie Jar (On sale $24.90)
Red & Black Cookie Jar (On sale $27.90)
Black & White Cookie Jar (On sale $27.90)
High on a bluff overlooking a historic
lighthouse in Nantucket Sound, Dee and Jimmy Haslam built their
vacation home on Massachusetts' Nantucket Island. One of the
coziest parts of the house is the niche they created for guests.
What a fantastic utilization of space with the small steps leading up
to the top bed! The only thing I would worry about would be waking
up in the middle of the night and stepping on the person in the bed
below me as I tried to navigate getting to the steps.
Source: Traditional Home
Who says you have to spend huge amounts
of money on a crystal chandelier? There are plenty of objects lying
around your house that could provide pretty lighting, given some
Take Stuart Haygarth's Tide Chandelier,
for example. Composed of man-made debris that washed up on a specific
stretch of Kent (England) coastline, Haygarth collected these bits of
garbage and turned them into something spectacular. Many of the
chandeliers in this slideshow are recycled, upcycled, or just plain
Artist Madeleine Boulesteix crafts
charming chandeliers from teacups and glasses. The teacup chandeliers
look great in any room, they can be hung low over a table or higher
as the central decorative light and they look equally at home amongst
old and new styles. They can be a pure clear and white theme or
subtly or highly coloured according to taste.
Napa Style sells these Antique Mason
Jar Lights ($199-379), but you can also make your own. Some of the
antique mason jars in these handsome pendant lights date to the turn
of last century, and all feature the authentic Ball logo, zinc lids,
and gorgeous bubble blue glass. They're gathered from all over
California and repurposed by a talented artisan.
The Hangelier series ($150) lampshades
crafted from salvaged and off-the-shelf materials. The parts are
arranged to provide delight from different points - referencing
classic light shade forms from a distance while surprising viewers up
close with it's unique material palette.
Continue reading "Charming chandeliers made from every day objects" »
A fun craft and easy way to decorate is to create a pretty seashell container, a delightful dish or a
desk accessory like a paperweight from shells collected while on your beach vacation. You can put shells, starfish, and other found
items in a glass canister and then use a paint pen or permanent
marker to write the vacation location on a sand dollar. Hang it from
the side of the canister with twine. Another simple idea is to use a large shell, turned upside
down, as a bowl for jewelry. Put it on your bedside table for easy
access morning and night. For larger items, such as conch shells or
puffy sea biscuits, use them as paperweights on your desk for at least one
daily reminder that isn't about something on your to-do list.
Source: Southern Living
Camilla and Olivia Tipler, owners of
MOZI, grew up surrounded by their beloved pets including Peter
Rabbit, Max the Giant Poodle and Pepper the blackbird. These have
provided inspiration for their designs and have woven their way into
the very fabric of MOZI. Also heavily influenced by their far-away
travels and love for all things exotic, MOZI's designs are a fusion
of color, pattern, theme and subject that inspire the imagination.
The designs are currently applied to over twenty-five products
falling into six main categories from kitchen textiles to stationery. These are some favorites from Mozi's kitchen category, but they also offer lots of fun stuff.
Source: Jars of Cute