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Wring Out the Old Year

Well, 2009 is almost over and it will be time to change out those calendars so it is time of course for those wonderful things, Tea Towel Calendars! The thing I love about tea towel calendars is you can keep enjoying them as functional items when it is time to take them off the wall.

Letterpress stationary and other paper goods seem to be everywhere lately, this is a great version of One Canoe Two’s poster calendar.

Don’t rest on your laurel in the new year, there is much more to accomplish, but do enjoy these laurels from Hello Handmade. I like that the format of this calendar is not the traditional rectangular layout.

I must admit I am a sucker for anything with a cute bird on it, Libby says it is because my Grandmother was an avid bird watcher and is somehow genetic, all I know is this calendar is darn cute.  A great print from Tokyo Manhattan.

Time to start napping so I can stay up past my bedtime on Thursday.

May you have a very Happy New Year!


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A Bit More Cheer

Well it is almost here, just two more days and I am not even done making things! I have excepted that these last minute projects will just have to be Valentines day gifts (don’t worry my family is used to this). Mean while here are a few holiday goodies.

Nothing says Christmas like a drunken cake! Another fun set of designs from MrPS.

I love this towel because it is not especially Christmasy and could be out year round to remind you to take joy in the everyday tasks of life, even doing the dishes. This joyful (yes I know) design is from Cram.

And lastly some fun felt ornaments from Tobyboo,  tree or no tree these are just cute.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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Hanukkah Tea Towels

This post goes out to all our Jewish friends, we hope you have a great Hanukkah, plus we really like latkes.

This awesome towel from FREVD was found for us by a friend, this Hebrew alphabet was first printed in 1540s by Giovambattista Palatino and appeals to my inner font and linguist geek. Great for any day of the year really especially if someone in your house is brushing up their Hebrew.

I think the holiday theme of peace is one we can all get behind, especially with all of the military action going on overseas. Blue and white/off white designs are very attractive to me and I love the florishy details in this print. This print is from America Jane, she has drawstring ditty bags too that would be great for packaging up gifts instead of wrapping paper, with 8 days of gifts that will save a lot of paper!

A great gift needs a great card, these hand printed Menorah cards from Letterpress Light make me want to trade holidays, they are so cute. The dreidel ones are great too.

Happy Hanukkah and may your dreidel spin fast!

Off to get some Star of David cookies and some tea!

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Tea Themed..Bathroom?!

What do you do when your collection of tea ware is to much for just the kitchen?

Lisa from St. Paul was redecorating a small half bath and saw a solution to her desire for a fun bathroom theme and wanting to display more of her large collection of tea cups. It is also a little ironic since a lot of tea can send you running to the bathroom.  Do you have a fun and unique way/place that you display your tea paraphernalia?  If so we would like to hear about, leave us a comment below.

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A Tea Chair


Browsing through Apartment Therapy blog posts today I came across a post for this great tea cup chair  designed by Holly Palmer (click photo for purchasing info). Of course it is made in the UK so shipping to the US might be a bit steep.

I don’t know about you but I think a tea shop with tea cup chairs would be fantastic, especially with some round cushions in different colors of brewed tea. Imagine sitting on a bright cuppa Matcha green!

Do you know of any other great tea insprired furniture?

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