'Gifts'

The Jewels Of Mish

January 30, 2018

By Tab Byrum

During this time of year thoughts often turn to jewelry for both men and women, men are thinking of giving baubles for Valentine’s Day and women are thinking of receiving them. I recently became aware of the beautiful jewel work of Mish Tworkowski of New York City. Mish has created beautiful and sometimes unusual designs using amazing colored gemstones, diamonds, and metals. Elegance is the word that comes to mind when looking at the work of Mish, sometimes simple elegance and sometimes over the top. Join me today for a look at the beautiful creations of Mish of New York, perhaps you’ll see something for that special someone…or for yourself. Enjoy!!!

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Valentine Goodies From Williams-Sonoma

January 29, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s still a couple of weeks until Valentine’s Day so you have time to order special goodies for your sweetheart and Williams-Sonoma has some gorgeous and delicious things to choose from this year. Whether you need a special dessert for a home-cooked Valentine’s dinner or just something to say I Love You or maybe I Like You…A Lot, Williams-Sonoma has some great choices. Visit their website here to see all the choices, I hope you like what I’ve collected here for you today. Enjoy!!!

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Food & Gifts From Vermont Country Store

December 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday I focused on Christmas Candy from Vermont Country Store and today I want to look at some of the other edible treats available from VCS. There are all kinds of fun, delicious, and unusual things available on the VCS website that would be great gifts in addition to just being delicious. Really good food items are always a great gift, whether it’s for someone on your list or for yourself, or maybe you want something new and unusual to serve on Christmas morning. Whether it’s Vermont Maple Syrup for pancakes or wonderful breads from Germany they’re available here. Join me today for a culinary tour and order soon if you’re going to do it, there are only 10 days left until Christmas. Enjoy!!!

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Christmas Candy From Vermont Country Store

December 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Candy plays a HUGE role in my family at Christmas, my mom has always been the candy maker and I shared her easy to make and delicious to eat recipe for Chocolate Peanut Clusters here a couple of years ago. When I was growing up I worked in the grocery store in my hometown from the time I was 14 until I graduated from college and at Christmas, we all looked forward to the candy. Christmas candy of all shapes, sizes, and flavors was ordered in bulk and it was our job to unpack it, weight it, price it and display. Hours were spent filling clear bags full of chocolate drops, gumdrops, candy canes, orange slices and so much more. We set up a big table at the front of the store and filled it with bags of candy, I can smell the chocolate and orange slices now sitting here while I’m typing. Today I want to share the candy choices you can order online and have shipped to you at Vermont Country Store, they have a lot of the old favorites as well as some I’ve never heard of but would love to try. All of these would make great gifts for hard to buy for family and friends, great stocking stuffers or just look and taste great sitting out in dishes in your home during the holidays. It’s still 12 days until Christmas but order soon. Enjoy!!! (remember to click on anything in Orange to visit that items webpage)

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Halloween Candy Bowls

October 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’m on a spray paint kick here on Tabulous Design and I’ve come up with a couple of things I want to share with you that you can either do for your home or they would also make quick and easy gifts. I started this one with the small bowl vases I found at Dollar Tree for one dollar each, I chose the ones with the ruffled edge around the top. I thought that if these were painted black they would look like Halloween witch’s cauldrons, then fill them with a brightly colored treat like Candy Corn and you have instant Halloween candy dish. I’m using the glitter spray paint from Krylon because I thought it would be fun to have a little sparkle, this was my first time to use the product and I like it. I need some more practice because it clumped in a few spots but I actually like how it turned out, the clumps gave it a creepy and aged feel to it. I painted the second one of these ruffled jars glitter orange just to see how it would work. I’ve filled the black one with traditional Candy Corn and the orange one is filled with brown Candy Corn that is Chocolate Sea Salt. You could easily wrap these filled jars in cello wrap, tie them up with a fun Halloween ribbon and give them as neighbor or Teacher gifts. Let me know what you think and check back tomorrow when I’ll share some fun Halloween vases I made to decorate tables, Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ Williams Sonoma

August 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I have a big soft spot for anything vintage that has the look of the 1920’s through the 1950’s and Williams Sonoma has a Halloween collection this year called the Grim Tabletop & Decor that I’m really wild about. It calls to mind the antique postcards and posters from those days gone by. The colors of the collection have a definite antique feel to them with lots of orange, black, gold, green and shades of blue. Fun and whimsical Jack-O-Lanterns take center stage in this collection as they take human form and ham it up for lots of Halloween fun. There are plates, platters, glasses, placemats and even an adorable welcome mat. Join me today for a look at the Grim Collection from Williams Sonoma and Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ Pier One

August 22, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Day two of our Fall Preview for 2017 and today we are checking out the recently revealed goodies from Pier One. I always enjoy shopping at Pier One, they have merchandise you don’t see everywhere else and many times they are one-stop shopping. You can find candles, dishes, napkins and placemats, holiday decorations, and tons more. Join me for a look now at Autumn in Pier One and Enjoy!!!

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Charley Harper Collection From West Elm

July 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday we explored the artwork of American artist Charley Harper, I was doing that for two reasons. First, because I enjoy his artwork and second because West Elm just announced a new collection of items in their stores and available online that they’ve created in conjunction with the Charley Harper estate. There are several wonderful pieces available from West Elm, a wonderful chair done in a print we featured yesterday and some wall art. I particularly like the pieces for the kitchen, the white ceramic trays decorated in Charley Harper prints run from $8 to $19. I’ve gathered up some photos today for you to see of some of the items, check them out at West Elm’s website here when you have a chance, for now, Enjoy!!! (above, Tapestry Wall Art)

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Best of Tabulous: To The Moon and Back

July 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

During the first year that I started the blog, I wrote about the trend of “I love you to the moon and back” and how it’s influenced design from home decorating to fashion and jewelry. You can look at this post here and see the great ideas we featured then and find some moonish inspiration for today. Enjoy!!!

Rowen & Wren Housewares

June 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

So many good things that happen are merely by chance and that’s what happened recently when I stumbled onto the website for Rowen & Wren Housewares, to be honest, I can’t completely remember what led me to them but it was enough that I made note of their website on a running list I keep going on my desk of websites to revisit. You immediately know when you enter the world of Rowen & Wren that you are someplace fun, elegant, and different, one of the words they use in their self-description is eclectic and I couldn’t agree more. They have everything to choose from, whether you’re looking for a baby gift or champagne glasses that are the traditional saucer shape they have it at Rowen & Wren. I know I’ll be returning to see what else they have to choose from, especially when it gets closer to the holidays, in the meantime join me today for a quick look, an overview if you will, of all the beautiful offerings from Rowen & Wren of Bagshot, England. Enjoy!!!

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