Sometimes we all just need a straight talkin' to. That's especially true when the pots and pans are piling up. So beyond a bit of Palmolive and some elbow grease, perhaps the answer is the Show Pony Do the Dishes Tea Towel ($20), a fair trade organic cotton towel with the kitchen commandment spelled out in screen printed stacks of dirty plates. Perhaps you're a gal who goes for the three-packs of striped dish towels from the grocery store, so this one may not be for you. But I love me some tea towels, and have an ever-growing collection, so you can bet your bottom dollar that this Show Pony piece will show up in my kitchen.
I recently found Crafter user Lilyvanilli's beautiful hand-embroidered tea towel on Craftster. She writes that, "This was my first time using one of those blue, water-soluble markers and I gotta say, I'm hooked! The pattern lines came off so easy and it was really nice to be able to mess up on my lines and not have to redo the entire pattern. I highly recommend that marker for anyone doing lazy daisy stitch!"
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I'm far from an Adam Sandler groupie, but there are a few of his movie scenes that always get me. One of these is in Mr. Deeds, when his character tries to sell an ice cream glove to investors — such a dumb idea but I still kind of understand the need for one. Since the fictional product was never produced, we'll have to make do by wiping down our sticky fingers with the MrPS Ice Cream Lollies Tea Towel ($16). The 100 percent cotton tea towel is hand-printed in retro turquoise with hand-drawn and photographic images of ice cream cones and popsicles, images synonymous with Summer Style. Sorry, fudgsicles not included.
Danish company Ferm Living just launched its new bedding line at the Scandinavian design fair, Formland, in Denmark. The bedding will include several of my favorite wallpaper patterns including Feather, Waldots, and Bindweed. Right now it is only available in European sizing, which is a bit small, but the US sizing should be available in early Summer. Ferm also recently launched a nature-inspired pillow collection as well as some lovely tea towels, which should all be available in May. Come Summer, I may just have to redecorate entirely!
Even though we believe that macaroons are the new cupcakes, we're realistic enough to know that the cupcake isn't going anywhere. Simply put there are just too many cupcake fiends out there to make the trend go away. Besides, cupcakes are still adorable and the trend is still going strong. Translation: even if you don't realize it, you've probably got a cupcake fiend on your holiday list. So surprise them with a set of laser cut cupcake wrappers (more than 20 designs to choose from) or an Onieda 24 Cupcake Carrier. Looking for something unique? Try these adorable cupcake dessert plates from Rosanna. Want more ideas? Scroll through below.