Category Archives: Grab Bag

Grab Bag- Pineapple Light

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality going back to colonial times. Seafaring men returned from their voyages with shiploads of tropical spices and fruits. To announce their arrival home, the men would attach a pineapple to the fence post inviting relatives and neighbors to drop by for a visit.


One or two of these pineapple lamps would look wonderful on a sideboard, fireplace mantel or bedside tables.

Three Easter Centerpieces


#1. Quail eggs with blue ribbon– design skool (top left). #2. Robin eggs speckled with edible gold paint- Honestly Yum (top right). #3. A moss covered wire chicken with eggs- Sweet Paul (bottom).

And To Bed


I love these beautiful bed linens in soft muted tones from Toast.

Details- Cho duvet cover & pillowcase with organic ticking sheets (top) and washed cotton duvet cover & sheets (bottom left, right). Green crochet throw is also available.

Leather Heart Pin


A fun way to wear a heart for Valentine’s Day. Full instructions at The House That Lars Built.

Then&Now- Photography Postal Stamp


Then- The U.S. postal service introduces the 15 cent photography stamp in 1978.


Now- A single stamp on ebay for $1.

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Grab Bag- Paper Heart Garland

opt-C&B-paper-hearts-garland-$8.95Paper heart garland is handcrafted by women in Nepal.

Happy Feet

ryssby-2014-slippers-&12.99-optWool slippers accented with red thread from Ikea.

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