gifts for guys.

May 29, 2009


It’s that “gifts for dads & grads” time of year, and I tend to ignore indie finds for guys. And, what makes these glasses only for the boys? Not a thing! Anyhow, These repurposed bottles are from local Chicagoan, Windy City Glassblower. I learned about them from the wonderful blog Down and Out Chic a little while ago. Many bottles-turned-glasses out there have been just cut and sanded, but Nicholas Paul uses a mighty amount of heat and fire to form his bottles. Scary-cool! I love the buddha glasses!

ps. He posts a link to Chicago Hot Glass on his site…and I really really want to take a beginning glassblowing class…

honey pot.

March 20, 2009


I put honey on everything {my newest fave is on greek yogurt}. I usually buy a big jug of it from the local farmers market, and it doesn’t last long in our house. The problem is, pouring the honey from the jug onto a peanut butter sandwich makes a mess of EPIC proportions. So, I recently set out to find a sweet little container for our honey. Seattle based Barbara Dunshee pottery is where I found the perfect little pot! It’s like the little cream-colored pot above, and I just love it! The shape is perfect, and the little ball on top is such a nice touch. Barbara is quite the accomplished artist. Her entire shop is filled with beautiful pieces. I absolutely adore her green and red color combinations, and her “Lively Lidded Vessels” are stunning.

atelier BB.

December 19, 2008


I just ordered sweet plates from Atelier BB they are on their way…can’t wait!! I just fell in love with the color combinations, and it was really difficult to choose which ones I wanted to buy. Atelier BB has fantastic customer service too! I was able to order more of one design, and it was handcrafted and shipped lickedy split {have to use that expression every once and a while!}. Check out her other site as well…really cool stuff.

art goodies

November 19, 2008

I love to have a few of the little dishtowels from artgoodies in my cupboard to give as hostess gifts. They are so sweet, and are tied with a green satin ribbon. I can’t have any of these cute towels to use in my own kitchen, because a particular family member {AHEM} has the tendency to take towels and use them for counter-wiping, or as a dirty-hand scraper-offer. Oh well! Creator Lisa Price also has sweet aprons, little pillows and ornaments. Check out her Etsy shop as well!

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
  • Giovanna: This is so cute! I love them :) *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸....
  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....