seashell candle wedding favors

sea shell candles, 5 per strandThese seashell candles are a great wedding favor or gift. Lightly scented, they come linked 5 per strand, simply cut to burn one at a time. Just $9.99 per strand, add a candle dish for another $5 and you have an instant gift or wedding favor. Or for a wedding favor on a budget, cut the 5 strands and gift one candle per guest.


04.26.10 / gift ideas, interior design, new arrivals, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (2)
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moderna hourglass

colorful moderna hourglassesOld school is new again. Our new hourglasses in pale blues and browns are fun and functional. We’ve polled our customers and some of our favorite uses for them have been: a time out counter for the kids (or for your husband), for cooking, meditation and more!

Mini 5 minute ones have also just arrived in bright aqua and lime green sand.


04.06.10 / gift ideas, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (1)
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great coffee table book

Rainbow in Your Hand flip bookThis flip book by Masashi Kawamura creates a three dimensional rainbow as you flip instead of your typical animation. Rainbow in Your Hand is hot in Japan and making its way to the US. A great coffee table book, your guests will be amazed at its simplicity.


03.05.10 / gift ideas, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (0)
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recycled glass bowls

Mouthblown european bowls made of recycled glassJust in is our new collection of recycled glass bowls. The glass is sorted by color, melted and mouth blown by artisans in Europe into the various fluid shapes and soft aquatic colors reminiscent of sea glass.

Each bowl is heavy and great for everyday use as a salad or fruit bowl. Simply hand wash when done.

Besides the ones in this image, we also have starfish, clams and oblong bowls available. Since no two are alike, they are available only through contacting or visiting the store. $20-$100.


02.25.10 / gift ideas, interior design, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (3)
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milk room diffuser


Milk Room Diffuser

Milk Room Diffuser

Want to freshen up your home and get rid of the winter doldrums? Try our best selling Milk room diffuser.

Room diffusers, popular in Italy for many years before their arrival in America, are a clever and simple way to scent a room. Scent, usually in the form of an essential oil blend, is collected in a bottle with reeds or sticks placed inside. The oil is wicked up the sticks and the scent travels through the air creating a constant, soft, yet unmistakeable scent. Their is a certain elegance to the bottle with the reeds in it. And the faintest wind or stirring of a passerby can bring with it the beautiful signature scent. Safer than burning candles, the scent will last, depending on altitude and weather, 2-9 months.

Our best selling Milk room diffuser is a blend of vanilla, almond, coconut and cream. Well balanced, the coconut and vanilla are not over powering. The room diffuser scent is best described as soft, creamy and sweet. The bottle is simple and classic, quite beautiful with traditional or modern decor. It is quite easy to personalize the bottle by tying beautiful decorative ribbon to it.  It makes a wonderful wedding gift or housewarming gift. 

A room diffuser scent like Milk is great in a bedroom or spa where you may not want an overpowering invigorating scent.  Should you want to mask odors in a kitchen, for example, we suggest the famously fresh and citrus-like Verbena or floral Egyptian Jasmine.

As with any high quality room diffuser, keep away from direct sunlight to avoid rapid evaporation. To “strengthen” the scent in a room, turn the sticks over occasionally to keep the reeds damper than normal. Take empty bottles or reeds and place them in your car or drawers to scent the small area.


05.06.09 / aromatherapy, gift ideas / Author: / Comments: (3)
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