More gift giving suggestions for the holidays. I’ve only made a small dent in my list, how about you? If you’re still looking, these one-of-a-kind Kilim coaster sets are created from handwoven rug remnants. The wool absorbs while the leather backing protects the furniture. This Scandinavian Folk Stripe tray is a kaleidoscope of color. Each [...]
More gift giving suggestions for the holidays. My quest to get a head start began last week with Sustainable Gift Ideas. Like many, I’m on the look out year round for items I think family and friends will enjoy receiving. DD2 recently purchased the larger two of these lined metal baskets to use as children’s [...]
A collection of gift giving ideas to start the season. One of my goals the next few weeks is to inspire those that wait until the last minute (you know who you are!) to start shopping early this year. Why not be finished before Thanksgiving?! Okay, so maybe that’s pushing it… but at least make [...]
Original woven and ceramic treasures for your home. When we were about to be married, Mr Shops and I visited my parents who were living near the Pennsylvania Amish. Never one to pass up a good shop-while-traveling opportunity, our purchases included hand sewn quilts, delicious hard pretzels and colorful rag rugs. Mother-daughter duo designer Susan [...]
Handcrafted accessories present the opportunity to personalize our homes. Colorful plastic-coated copper telephone wire is hand woven by South African Zulu weavers into beautiful lamp shade finials and baskets. They adapted traditional grass weaving techniques to create the intricate, swirling designs. Their attention to detail is evident in the bold patterns. Purchasing these products enables [...]
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