Just spotted on top of Salvatoreâ€™s fridge â€” the cookie cookie jar. Yes, Iâ€™m that far behind on watching â€œMad Men.â€ But itâ€™s good to see the same cookie jar that I grew up with back on t.v. again. (The first time I saw it on t.v. was circa 1989 on â€œThe Wonder Years.â€) Made by Los Angeles Potteries and sporting a walnut-shaped porcelain handle, the cookies cookie jar dates to 1955. On eBay for $149.99 or make an offer. Smug advertising guy not included. â€” Sarah L.
My digital bookshelf is beginning to get out of control, and just as I start to grow content with the solid stable of online magazines competing to draw me out of my Domino mourning, we have yet another to add to the list. Last week, the folks at Traditional Home launched Trad Home, their digital collaboration with the editors of Lonny. Slated to release issues in May and October, the venture promises to feature 100% original content. Traditional Home is also partnering with sale spot One Kings Lane to host tag sales curated by designers from their annual â€œhot listâ€ to watch. Running from June to early fall, each â€œTrad Home Tag Saleâ€ will feature a room created by each designer where consumers can glean dÃ©cor tips and buy anything they see in the set. Bookmarked! â€“ Sarah C.
When I spotted this fun Tiki Head pepper mill at Neatoshop ($15.95 ), I knew about five people off the top of my head it would be perfect for (myself included). He’s just the thing to bring a little Easter Island to the Easter table — just fill with 4 AA batteries (and pepper, of course), press his imposing nose, and your pepper will be effortlessly ground and dispensed right where it’s needed — like the scalloped potatoes. — Megan B.
Monday, the weekâ€™s cruelest mistress, is back again, (ugh) but fear not, dear readers, I come bearing todayâ€™s mental solace in the form of an Etsy find of epic proportions. Iâ€™m pleased to introduce Lisa Krowinski of shopsaplingpress and her ingenious line of cackle-inducing letterpress cards. In partnership with Jared Wunsch of DearBlankPleaseBlank.com, sheâ€™s reprinted some of the best submissions from the site to hilarious effect. Some favorites are shown above, and more will be added, so stop on over and write your own letter to life for your chance at 15 seconds of fame on the finest of paper stocks. â€“ Sarah C.
1) We love a good diy carpet coaster. Rebecca F. got her creative fix from Flor with her simple, inspired coasters. And they last! Hypothetical Woman says: â€œOooh, good idea! And easy to replace when they get yucky, too! But donâ€™t they fray at all?â€ Nope! Get the look here.
2) Everyone is looking for a pop of color and an accurate read on the weather. Our solution? A bright thermometer. Greta says: â€œI adore these so much. The colors, the style and the price make them irresistible. I want one for the front of my house, the back and in my kitchen. Do you think thatâ€™s too much?â€
3) The Allstate app is a digital way to catalog keepsakes. Sarah L. shared her most recent download to rave reviews. Ellie says: â€œGreat find, just downloaded. And I love your pencil holder.â€
4) You like the look of a bar and youâ€™re happy to make one happen creatively. Bar carts are having a moment. Jesselyn says: â€œWhen I moved into my current apartment 2 years ago, I made myself one of these (though itâ€™s less mobile) by simply buying one of those old LP media cases with the glass front doors. A few under-shelf wine glass holders laters, voila! â€“ and really, it would function great as a bar even without those.â€
5) A good pillow is hard to find, but we haveÂ resources. Sarah L. swears by Target. Kimberj says: â€œI found my best pillows ever, both latex and down, at Pennyâ€™s Outlet store. The regular store doesnâ€™t have the same stock so Iâ€™ve only ever found them at the outlet, which is closing in a couple months. Iâ€™ll have to try Target, I love a great deal on a great product!â€ Where do you get your bed pillows?
photo by Kletia Garies