Archive for December, 2015

nyeve

2016bBetter than the Fruit of the Month gift you may have received for Christmas is the 2016 DIY Fruit of the Month Calendar from the fine folks at Paper Trail. Unlike those pears you will never eat, embroidery never goes bad.

About The 2016 DIY Fruit of the Month Calendar from Paper Trail: “Embroider a bounty of fruit year-round with this easy poke-and-stitch calendar kit. Using the embroidery floss, needle and calendar cards provided, learn four simple stitches with the help of diagrams and instructions. The set includes 12 5.25″ x 7.25″ calendar cards, one embroidery needle, six skeins of embroidery floss and an instruction sheet.”

Find the 2016 DIY Fruit of the Month Calendar from Paper Trail here.

See all the great products of Paper Trail here.

2016AJust in time to make your own special 2016 calendar, or at least be ready to celebrate every holiday next year, we have found the Year of Holidays Carve-a-Stamp Kit from the find folks at Yellow Owl Workshop.

About the Year of Holidays Carve-a-Stamp Kit from Yellow Owl Workshop: “This festive all in one kit contains everything you need to create your own personal and festive stamps for a variety of major holidays. The kit includes 36 templates for year round celebrations, double sided Carve-A-Stamp bloc, carving tool with multiple blade, muslin keepsake bag and a green all purpose ink pad for printing on paper, fabric and more!”

Find the Year of Holidays Carve-a-Stamp Kit from Yellow Owl Workshop here.

See all the great things Yellow Owl Workshop offers here.

2016cThere are many options for your 2016 calendar out there. But I defy you to find one as charming as the 2016 Cottage Garden Calendar I found from the fine folks at Terrain.

About the Cottage Garden 2016 Calendar from Terrain:

“A charming addition to the desk, this tiny, three-dimensional calendar takes the shape of a quaint cottage.”

Find the Cottage Garden 2016 Calendar from Terrain here.

See all the great products Terrain offers here.

bf2Ok, so, I finally found the perfect tea to sip while winding down the week after Christmas – the Little Dickens herbal tea I found from the fine folks at Bellocq Tea Atelier.

About the Little Dickens herbal tea from Bellocq, Tea Atelier: “A chocolate-kissed blend that is loved by all, this caffeine-free tisane is blended from organic, fair trade South African rooibos, vanilla, soothing mint, and cinnamon. This treat calms jitters, settles tummies, soothes the soul, and does so especially well when served with milk and honey.”

Find the Little Dickens herbal tea from Bellocq, Tea Atelier here.

See all the Teas of Bellocq Tea Atelier here.

BF1One of the great stories of 2016 was the taking of the Triple Crown by American Pharaoh, something that had not happened in nearly 40 years. Now, American Pharaoh has been immortalized by a wonderful Breyer Horses ornament.

About the Breyer Horses American Pharaoh Ornament: “For 37 years, Thoroughbred fans around the world have been waiting for the next great horse to win racing’s Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In 2015, a stallion named American Pharaoh delivered. Owned by Zayat Stables and trained by the legendary Bob Baffert, American Pharaoh and jockey Victor Espinoza fought hard for their win in the Kentucky Derby. Two weeks later in a downpour on a sloppy track, they again persevered and won the Preakness Stakes by seven lengths. Three weeks later, American Pharaoh was ready to run in the Belmont Stakes with Espinoza again in the saddle. The longest of the Triple Crown races at 1.5 miles long, the previous 37 years had seen 13 Triple Crown hopefuls fall short. Ignoring history, American Pharaoh ran a seemingly effortless race, leading from the beginning and winning by 5.5 lengths. A champion of champions, American Pharaoh made his own history to become the nation’s 12th Triple Crown winner.”

Breyer Horses American Pharaoh Ornament is available to order from the fine folks at Jack’s Country Store.

See all the great products from the fine folks at Jack’s Country Store here.

xmas2015

XMAS.PLAZA.2015

OLIDAY FIND: The Luxury Christmas Crackers from The British Shoppe

c2About the Luxury Christmas Crackers from The British Shoppe:

“Traditional Cube Luxury Christmas Crackers – 12 pack. Christmas Crackers are a favorite tradition in England. Colors and Contents may vary.”

Because there is nothing like making people wear tissue paper crowns and tell corny jokes.

Find the Luxury Christmas Crackers from The British Shoppe here.

See The British Shoppe’s entire collection of Christmas treats here.

GIFT WE WANT: Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward All!

c1

…my 2007 Christmas greeting:

Christmas.London.2007