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The Perfect Pear Terrarium

Do you remember last Fall when I showed you my newly renovated kitchen and a pear terrarium I had purchased in Germany, with plants, for $10 at a home store there called Hornbach (similar to a Home Depot)? So many of you went crazy for it, I received a ton of emails after that post asking where you could find such cuteness in America. Look no further, I’ve found on for you!

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Pear Terrarium

Yesterday during lunch I was flipping through the latest Viva Terra catalog and the second I saw their new terrarium I immediately turned back the page and put it on my desk so that I could share this darling terrarium with you today. I know this little guy will make you very, very happy, though after paying $10 for mine in Germany the price tag is a little high but who knows, perhaps the quality is better than mine or something. The point is that you can now own a sweet pear terrarium of your very own and that is a good thing, right? You can purchase this recycled glass terrarium either with plants ($79) or without ($49) — I like that Viva Terra gives that option. I hope that you enjoy your terrarium find today!

(images top: holly becker bottom: viva terra)

Posted in uncategorized on April 09, 2009

Cosas {Sweden}

A few years ago when I was visiting Stockholm with my friend Danielle, I visited a home/design fair called Hem 2007 and bumped into the very sweet Anneli Levin, Swedish blogger and shop owner who runs Cosas. I fell in love with her booth at the fair and ended up leaving with a few things like a wooden Dalecarlian horse and some ceramics. It was then that I asked Anneli if she shipped to countries outside of Sweden and she didn’t but assured me that one day when she did I’d be one of the first to know. Today an email arrived from her and guess what? She stayed true to her word because she just started offering products to those living in the EU (Austria, United Kingdom, France, Germany and all the other countries in Europe). For those in America and elsewhere I guess this isn’t such great news, but for those of you based in Europe you can start shopping Cosas in English since the site was just translated into English in addition to Swedish.

Cosas

Cosas

Cosas

A few of my faves include the quote tree (I want to make one of these), mini mirrors, Dalecarlian horses, and the shelf edging (esp. this one).

Thank you so much Anneli for letting me know this great news!

(images from cosas)

Posted in uncategorized on April 08, 2009

Lapin & Me

Want to come along with me for a moment and play pretend? Imagine we just had the most delicious tea and cake and now we’re heading off to shop at Lapin & Me, this sweet little space is located in giddy London where we will spend some time ooooing and ahhhhing over everything. There are lots of charming French things here. With full tummy’s and some extra cash from the money fairy (we’re playing pretend, remember?), we race down the lane in our super cute skirts and cardigans, you with your gray scarf and me with my purple handbag, all aglow from excitement combined with to much caffeine and sugar… Oh goody, there’s the shop — we’re here. Let’s step inside of Lapin & Me, shall we? Yes we shall.

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Lapin & Me

Do you see the handmade Fatina Doll brooches by Chocolate Rain? Lovely, aren’t they? All that French stationery, now what do you think about that? And yes, I know I’m all grown up but um… do I really need to resist this sticky sweet cuteness just because I’m over thirty? I don’t think so.

Now it’s time to go, I’m afraid. But don’t worry… you and I have lots more to see and places to visit and of course with Lapin & Me online, they are only a mouse click away.

(images from lapin & me)

Posted in Shop Tours on April 08, 2009

Daisy Janie: New Organic Textiles For Spring!

The energetic and talented Jan DiCintio, also known as the Scoutie Girl blogger and the lady behind Daisy Janie, wrote in to share her latest textile collection called Urbana. Crisp and modern, these bold graphic patterns are printed on 100% organic cotton sateen so you can feel good about your purchase — pretty, affordable and organic! Another perk, you are supporting a small business owner when you purchase which is something that I think we all really need to consider whenever we’re about to make a purchase these days, the greater good…

Daisy Janie

Daisy Janie

Fresh and juicy for Spring — imagine these patterns on your patio!

(images from daisy janie)

Posted in textiles on April 08, 2009

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