Archive for March, 2018

…wishing you peace.

The fine folks at Conquest Maps make a great line of fun Pin Board Travel Maps and Posters. You know the kind – maps where you can put a pin on the place you have visited.

I like Conquest Maps’ Golden Aged World Travel Pin Map:

“This one is special! It’s inspired by old pirate maps, antique aged parchment, and adventures! This map provides current information while still capturing the allure of a world from another time. This could be very fitting in your library, bar, cigar room, or just your living room. It boasts a lot of character that’s going to be a true conversation starter! To everyone who sees it, this map is a gorgeous piece of artwork that will be the focal point of your room! But on the inside, the functional layers and structure make this piece extraordinary. It features a quarter ince sheet of cork so you can put any type of push pin into it you would like! And we use strong and durable materials for our frames so that this map will be a timeless part of your home decor.”

Learn more and see all the cool pin boards and travel maps from Conquest Maps  here.

I’ve posted about the fine folks at Juniper Books in the past, they produce exquisite heirloom book collections that are just the best. In particular, they offer quite an assortment of Harry Potter series complete sets, and they are the perfect addition to your collection or the perfect gift for that certain someone.

I like the Harry Potter Mashup Set:

“Not sure you fit into just one house? We’ve assembled this set for Harry Potter fans who are brave, inquisitive, loyal, AND cunning. We’ll have our “sorting hat” select which of our house-themed covers go onto which books in your book set. With 7 books and 4 houses, there are lots of magical combinations! Our photos show just a few of the possibilities! Using the American hardcover edition published by Scholastic and packed in their traveling trunk, this set will bring the magic of J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World to your bookshelf.”

See all the Harry Potter Collections available from Juniper here.

See all the other awesome heirloom-quality book sets from Juniper here.

There is nothing like a vintage baseball jersey, well there really is nothing like a vintage baseball anything, but I digress. The fine folks at Ebbets Field Flannels make a great line of vintage baseball jerseys and they are very cool and just the thing to get you ready for the new season.

About the vintage baseball jerseys from Ebbets Field Flannels:

“We have been making vintage baseball shirts for over 25 years. Our authentic wool flannel baseball jerseys are identical to the original in fabric and craftsmanship. All of our flannels are carefully researched and recreated using the original materials, lettering, sleeve patches and trim. We use real 1950s-era wool blend baseball cloth for all of our jerseys. Each shirt is a labor of love, and handcrafted especially for you.”

I like the Kansas City Blues 1951 Road Jersey:

“Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1951 by the Kansas City Blues. When Yankees rookie Mickey Mantle (#20) was sent down to Kansas City after a disappointing start, he considered giving up and quitting baseball.  His father told him that if he was going to be a quitter, he would drive him home to Oklahoma right then and there.  The “tough love” worked, and Mantle soon turned it around.”

See all the Ebbets Field Flannels vintage baseball jerseys here.

Check everything from Ebbets Field Flannels here.

You don’t want to be late for Easter dinner do you? The best way I have found to make sure things run on time for Easter is an Emily & Meritt Bunny Alarm Clock from the fine folks at PBTeen.

About the Emily & Meritt Bunny Alarm Clocks from PB Teen:

“Don’t be late to your very important date. Playful ears and a pretty finish make this alarm clock the best way to get up. It’s designed exclusively for PBteen by celebrity stylists and fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott.”

Find the Emily & Meritt Bunny Alarm Clocks from PBTeen here.

Just in time for Easter – or any day really – I found the Bun fabric from the fine folks at Lake August. The simple block print rabbit is presented on fine Belgian linen and it would be great as curtains, napkins or anything you can use a fine textile for.

About the Bun Textile from Lake August:

“A running bunny pattern made from a series of individual block prints.”

Find the Bun Textile from Lake August here.

See all the fine textiles and wallpapers from Lake August here.

I love these Decorative Artisan Eggs I found from the fine folks at Vermont’s Farmhouse Pottery. These hand-painted gems are not just for Easter – they make a nice accent for your home year-round.

Of course, as you can tell by their name, Farmhouse Pottery offers more than decorative eggs, they are in the pottery business and they are awesome.

About Farmhouse Pottery:

“At Farmhouse Pottery, we are old-world potters with simple tools and strong beliefs in process and authenticity. We believe the farmers, craftsmen, and makers are the core of our communities, and that farm-to-table isn’t a foodie trend, but rather the rediscovery of a more sustainable lifestyle and value system. Through our craft and in our daily lives, we’re reconnecting others to this lifestyle and defining its place in the modern day.”

Find the Decorative Artisan Eggs from Farmhouse Pottery here.

Learn more about Farmhouse Pottery here.

FF: The Madras Lentils from Tasty Bite

The fine folks at Tasty Bite make a great line of ready to eat products, from various rices to vegetables. My favorite is Tasty Bite’s Madras Lentils, which makes a nice quick meal over rice.

About the Madras Lentils from Tasty Bite:

“Our Madras Lentils are a quintessential recipe from India. Soft lentils and red kidney beans are slow-cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with onions and a variety of spices. Serve as a hearty soup, lentil & bean chili, or as a delicious blanket over a bed of rice.”

Learn more about Madras Lentils from Tasty Bite and where to find them here.

See all the great products from Tasty Bite here.

FF: The Red Roasted Peppers from Lindsay

Meanwhile, another fine prepared food that is great to have handy in the pantry are the jarred Red Roasted Peppers from the fine folks at Lindsay.

About the Red Roasted Peppers from Lindsay:

“Vine ripened to earthy sweetness, then roasted over an open flame and packed in sea salt to preserve their vibrant taste.”

See all Lindsay’s products – including their famous olives – here.

I love the decorative cow skulls I found from the fine folks at Evoke the Spirit. These authentic works of art use only bone, beeswax and colorful yarn and make a fine accent for just about any room.

I like Evoke the Spirit’s Prism authentic cow skull:

“The prism translates unseen light. It is expressed by the rainbow, the perfect alignment of this light. These symbols remind us there is an invisible perfection and potential in our own light and darkness. The Wixarika of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico believe artistic expression is an offering to the great spirits of the five sacred directions, and each creation is made in the service of prayer. This yarn painting collaboration honors the essence of this sacred endeavor, while incorporating other symbols, colors, and imagery found in Mexican art, craft, and lore. To yarn paint, the surface of the object is covered with beeswax that has been warmed and softened in the hands of the artisan. Then designs are rhythmically tapped into the surface of the wax with thread until the entire surface is covered. The rhythm becomes a meditation, which may continue for up to three days. The wax hardens as time passes. At the end of the process the piece is blessed and released.”

See all the Decorative Cow Skulls from Evoke the Spirit here.