Archive for the ‘Host/Hostess’ Category

Reminiscent of Carrol Boyes’ “Lady in the Tub”, imagine having a woman’s body in the middle of your stove that also serves a purpose. Enter Carrol’s cast aluminum spoon rest. Both functional and fun it is not only serviceable but affordable and the perfect length to hold even longer utensils, (9.3” by 3.2”). Every time I show this to a customer it brings smiles both because of the humor as well as the unexpected function of the gift they intend to buy…usually for themselves. The price is more than right at $32. EW

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Love the look of this vintage Gucci Horsebit Cocktail Pitcher.

via Paris Hotel Boutique

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Brighten your kitchen with a touch of mid-century modern design and Japanese prints on these fresh cotton tea towels from Tikoli.

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Lemon Verbena is one of Agraria ‘s signature scents from the Nob Hill Collection. The Fragrance Sheets feature the brisk & clean fragrance of lemon scented verbena leaves with a touch of Caribbean lime and hints of jasmine and rose – a very lush scent for Spring and Summer.

The beautifully packaged Sheets make a wonderful host/hostess gift. You can also bring a sheet to your office – for a bright and energizing scent or pack in your suitcase to freshen your hotel room. Enjoy HH

Agraria Lemon Verbena Fragrance Sheets

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Write On and More’s “Stylish Steal” of the week features the gorgeous L’Objet Platinum Garland Salt & Pepper Set.

Lobjet Garland Salt and Pepper Set

These stunning crystal spheres are surrounded by an intricate platinum garland band that sparkles with crystals. A perfect gift for those upcoming Spring Weddings! The Stylish Steal will only be available until Monday (3/24)! HH


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Blogging is new for me, but great product identification is not. There’s a hot gift for brides that won’t stay on our shelves. It’s Claude Dozorme’s cheese knives. The colors look like a poster for sherbert; orange, gold and pink over mother of pearl handles (There are blue/green shades as well). The blades are for the purpose – serrated for slicing bread, a hard cheese knife as well as a spreader. The story behind the blades is even more appealing. When the company began in Laguiole, France in 1902, the place where the blades were being made had no heat, so the men were bundled in clothing with their dogs keeping their feet and legs warm, while they straightened and sharpened their blades. The product has developed to become a beautiful and more sophisticated gift and perfect for the bride. EW

Claude Dozorme Cheese Service

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In Full Bloom Notecards

Flower Notecards

Beautiful flowers and glitter – what more could a girl want! These fabulous hand-glittered Notecards are packaged in a sleek square tin box – use it later to house receipts, coupons or small treasures. Colorful Roses, Ranunculus and Lilly of the Valley shimmer on creamy card-stock. The set includes 2 of each design (blank inside) with coordinating chocolate brown envelopes. Simply stunning! Enjoy. HH

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