Must Have Practical Handmade Home & Garden Finds

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I tend to be a very practical shopper – except perhaps when it comes to art and shoes. So I’m often on the hunt for practical handmade household items that I can use regularly, but also allow me express my creative nature. Here are a few of my favorite handmade home and garden finds perfect for any household.

Handmade Housewares for Your Home and Garden that You Can Use Everyday!

1. Set of Four Oven Fresh Napkins via Nicole Porter / 2. Coral Dandelion Plastic Bag Holder via Modernality (I bought it along with a draft stopper!) / 3. Bright Yellow Salt Cellar with Tea Leaves via The Bottle Garden / 4. Upcycled Coffee Sack & Green Chevron Print Storage Basket via Been & Done / 5. Hanging Solar Mason Jar Lids via Treasure Again (I bought it!) / 6. Cube Magnet Vase via My Flower Meadow / 7. Aqua Mist Stoneware Bowls via Back Bay Pottery / 8. Everyday Reversible Cloth Napkins via Pixie Spit (I bought several!)

Unique Handmade Home and Garden Finds

1. DIY Green Cleaning Kit via New Directions Aromatics / 2. Marimo Aquatic Terrarium via Pink Serissa / 3. Recycled Coca-Cola Coke Glass Bottle Drinking Glass via Rehabulous (I also heart the Recycled Self Watering Wine Bottle Planter Kit!) / 4. Set of Eight Magnet Clothespins via Making the Nest of It / 5. Embroidered Pillow Covers in Faded Raspberry Red Linen via The Pillow Studio / 6. Postcard Ephemera Lavender Sachet via Gardenmis / 7. Set of Four Ceramic Artist Bowls via Blue Sky Pottery / 8. Tangerine Infused Wood Dryer Balls via I Heart Art and Baby

Be sure to treat yourself to something awesome from one of these shops as a gift to yourself for Mother’s Day. (I already did.) Then let me know what’s on your handmade home and garden wish list!

Upcycled Handmade Gift Ideas – Unique Gift Ideas for the Eco-friendly Conscious Recipient

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Upcycled. Recycled. Eco-friendly. Functional. Here are some super exciting handmade products I recently discovered that I love for their charm, function and more importantly for the fact that are either super eco-friendly or are made from recycled and upcycled products. These unique, handcrafted items are not only fun to buy and use, but would also make great gifts for the upcoming holidays!
Eco-Friendly Handmade Home Products
Upcycled Handmade Glass Home Products
Handmade Upcycled Jewelry and Accessories
Which is your favorite?

Handmade Cool for the Kitchen

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Sometimes you want to give a room in your home a makeover, but really all you can afford to do is dress it up a little. With the right accessories, you can make any room pop without giving it a major overhaul. Following are just a few fun and fabulous handmade products I found to be exceptionally cool for giving your kitchen a bit of that something special while still allowing you to change the room over time. These objects can also be moved from room to room – say from kitchen to living room – with the greatest of ease. You know. Just in case you’re a wee bit finicky and love to live up new styles on the reg.
Polka Dot Flower Linen Pillow Cover
Cool kitchen accessories
One of a kind handmade kitchen accessories

Wine Barrel Hanging Pendant Light to Keep Things Illuminated from Wine Country Craftsman | Carved Porcelain Fruit Bowl for a Table Centerpiece from Isabelle Abramson Ceramics

What are your favorite dual purpose kitchen accessories?

Handmade Spring and Summer Fashion Color Trends – From Accessories to Home Decor

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The Pantone Color Institute® is THE trendsetter for fashion and home decor color trends. Touted as the global authority on color, here are the colors that Pantone says will be hot for the spring and summer of 2012.
The colors for this season include: Tangerine Tango, Solar Power, Bellflower, Cabaret, Sodalite Blue, Cabaret, Sweet Lilac, Margarita, Cockatoo, Driftwood and Starfish. To read more on these exciting colors and how to pair them, be sure to read the Pantone Color Fashion Report.
Looking for some great, handmade summer accessories that utilize these great color combinations? Here are just a few of my favorite summer accessories that are sure to take your traditional store bought wardrobe and make it pop!
Clockwise from top left: 6″ Fabby Purse handmade by Oh Sweet Bag Of Mine (UK), Seashell Bracelet handmade by Amra Designs (USA), The Big Cool Bag handmade by My Lovely Sunshine (Israel), Orange Ceramic Fashion Jewelry Ring handmade by Azulado (Portugal).
But don’t just decorate yourself with these fun new colors, bring them into your home as well! Here is a just a sample of my favorite, handmade housewares and home decor items that boast Pantone’s spring and summer color trends for 2012.
What are your favorite Pantone colors for Spring and Summer of 2012?

Unique Kitchen Housewares – Designs You’ll Fall For

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Wanting something fresh and unique to spice up your housewares collection? Here are a few fabulously fun products I’ve discovered to make your kitchen truly and uniquely yours.

1. Book Plates from American Discount Tableware
2. The Cat Plum (Bowl) from Bernardaud
3. Electric Mavisluminare from Bonasera Ceramics Lighting Design
4. Ceramic Eco-Friendly Travel Mug from Yevgenia 

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