Here’s a great gift idea that will warm someone’s heart — like your favorite teacher or helpful neighbor: Jessica Rust’s adorable Mr. Bunny set. It says “Hoppy Holidays” or you can personalize your message. He comes in a gift box along with an 11 ounce mug and a stacking 6″ square plate. Since this little guy has a touch of sparkle (via a platinum glaze) you can’t put him in the microwave or dishwasher. Treat him gently and he’ll serve you forever.
$28.50 at rustdesigns.com.
I promise we won’t be writing about the Sandy the Superstorm forever, but I can’t I’m not done yet! Last week, during our five powerless days, we literally burned through dozens of tea lights. I thought we had enough to last us for a year and poof, they’re all gone! We even pulled out our half-burned squirrel candle from last year. As we start preparing for the next natural disaster (it’s only a matter of time, right?), I’m going to order a couple of these lightbulb candles from Branch.com. They’re on sale marked down from $32 to $25. Not only would they light up a table, but they’re sure to provide a smile. Now, if only this wax transistor radio could give us a weather report, too….
Is there anything more creepy than a box of old, beaten up, forgotten dolls you discover at a yard sale? Only perhaps, dismembered dolls, whose heads and limbs have gone astray. Perhaps they have wondered over to your house and ended up in your soap dish? That’s what’s your guests might think when they spot these chubby nubs in your bathroom. Real soap made from vegan glycerin, these baby doll arms will sud up your hands and send a chill down your spine. Baby powder scented, of course. Set of two is $6 at perpetualkid.com.
So perhaps a visit to the farmer’s market isn’t in your future. Maybe you’re working too hard and just can’t get out during the day (god, we hope that isn’t the case!). That doesn’t mean one has to suffer from lack of seasonal decor. Get thee a crate of pumpkins! Sure, $68 for 18 mini pumpkins might seem like a lot, but think of all the beautiful centerpieces and mantle-scatters you can do with them! Actually, these lovelies would be a beautiful gift idea. Thinking of sending flowers to your mom for her birthday? Try a crate of pumpkins instead! How can one not have a good day with these arriving your doorstep? Available now at shopterrain.com.
One of our favorite printing studios, Sesame Letterpress, has just released a deliciously macabre line of paper products for the Halloween season. Their Bags of Mystery will elevate any treat offering into a keepsake ($12/6), while these spiderweb coasters ($14/8) are must for any Halloween-themed cocktail party. The skull journal ($15) will help keep track of the guest list — and ghost tales.