'Gifts'

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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Tabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide~The Grommet Kitchen All-Stars

June 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s Day 3 of the Tabulous Gift Guide for Father’s Day and today we are sticking with The Grommet website but this time we’re moving to the kitchen, whether it’s inside or outside. I’ve found that if Dad is really interested in cooking then he’s probably a pretty good cook and of course Dads often make great outdoor chefs. Today we’re going to look at 5 items that would help Dad be an even better cook and are also fun, whether it’s lighting a fire or flipping the burgers here are some things gifts that will help it happen with lots of style. Enjoy!!!

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Tabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide ~ Grommet Tech

June 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In Day 2 of our Tabulous Gift Guide we are going high tech or at least some tech, we’re looking at several items from The Grommet, a wonderful website that keeps you on the cusp of everything new and au currant. If your Dad is like a lot of men then he likes his gadgets, those little helpers that make life more interesting and in some cases easier. Today we are going to look at several items from the Gadget & Tech department of The Grommet that are fun and useful. Whether it’s allowing Dad to use is iPhone camera underwater, helping older dad pick things up off the floor, or cleaning his glasses and electronics the chances are The Grommet has something for him. I’m highlighting 7 different items today but there are many more that you can find here on The Grommet website. Check back tomorrow when we look at another category, Enjoy!!!

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Tabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide ~ Unsimply Stitched

June 12, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, a day we set aside to honor the man who helped bring us into the world or the men who took us in and raised us as well as the men who have been important to us and our families. As with all these holidays, we give gifts and that is not always an easy gesture to accomplish. This week I’m going to share with you some of the items I’ve found that I like and enjoy and that I think would be great gifts for Dad. We are going to start with socks, and before you roll your eyes about socks you have to check out the great designs and styles from Unsimply Stitched. I know these socks won’t be for everyone, but for those Dads who enjoy a little Sartorial panache, they are great. I ordered several pairs of their No Show socks that I like to wear with pants and jeans when you’re wanting to show skin instead of fabric and I also wear them with low top sneakers, like Converse, in the Summer. Here’s a peek at some of the fun and colorful offerings from Unsimply Stitched, Enjoy!!!

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Mother’s Day: Kimono Jackets from Anthropologie

May 9, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The other day I was searching the internet looking for fun and unusual gifts I could feature for Mother’s Day, I always like checking in on what Anthropologie has as far as gifts and housewares and I was glad to see they had a section devoted to Mother’s Day. While I was looking at their Mother’s Day selections I began noticing several different bright, beautiful, and elegant Kimono jackets and that’s the direction I decided to go for today’s post. A Kimono is defined as a long, loose robe with wide sleeves and usually tied with a wide belt, originally in Japan it was meant to be a formal garment but today is worn around the world as a robe and in today’s examples as a jacket. I just think the colors and patterns of these Kimonos are beautiful, they can be paired with jeans or a dress or in some cases even a gown, these Kimonos can definitely take a simple outfit and send them over the top for a night out on the town. Check out these and other Kimonos on Anthropologie’s website and maybe give mom some pattern and color this year. Enjoy!!! (Leopard Cocoon Kimono)

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Mom’s Day Gifts: Rizzoli Books

May 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

One of my favorite things to both give and get as a gift is a book, books have always been a huge part of my life and always will be. I love a big thick coffee table tome full of beautiful photos and wonderful descriptions of what we’re seeing. I thought today I would share some recently published beauties from Rizzoli, the ultimate authority on all things coffee table book. There are so many more books than I’m covering here today so visit the Rizzoli website here and check out all the most recent publications. We’re going to start with the above book, Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes,  which is described as, “Through a playful series of alphabetical vignettes, Manolo Blahník reveals his ideas and inspirations in newly photographed examples of shoes and whimsical drawings.”  Join me now for a look at several other books that Mom might love that focus on fashion, flowers, interior design and home decor. Enjoy!!! 

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Mother’s Day Gifts From Rifle Paper Co.

May 2, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Rifle Paper Company not only has beautiful greeting cards for mom this Mother’s Day but also beautiful gifts. The stationery line at Rifle goes far beyond cards and tablets as you’ll see today. There are beautiful address books for mom to keep track of family and friends and if mom is a cook there are gorgeous recipe boxes and cards so mom can record all those recipes we’re all so fond of. If you want to get mom a piece of art this year there are beautiful art prints featuring the stylized flowers and colors that Rifle uses so beautifully. Join me today for a look at gifts in stationery from Rifle Paper Company or visit their website here and Enjoy!!! (above image Coral Botanical Art Print)

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Mother’s Day Cards From Rifle Paper Co.

May 1, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Mother’s Day is two weeks from yesterday on Sunday, May 14th, so let’s start planning now how we can make this a great day for all our moms. One thing moms love to receive are beautiful greeting cards, whether you send it in the mail or attach it to a gift, a beautiful Mother’s Day card always makes a good impression and brings a smile to mom’s face. Rifle Paper Company is one of my favorite card and stationery companies, I love their designs and the colors they use. Their designs are fun and have a retro feel to them, all the cards I’m sharing with you today are blank on the inside so you can write a personal message to mom. To see all the cards available from Rifle you can view their website here and check back tomorrow as we look at some of the great gift ideas for mom from Rifle Paper Company. Enjoy!!! (above image Happy Mother’s Day)

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John Derian 2017

April 18, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Tomorrow I’m heading to New York City for a few days, I’ll give you more details on the trip tomorrow, but I thought today we would look at one of my favorite NYC artists/shopkeepers, John Derian. Derian is known for his wonderful decoupage art, all his decoupage is done in his New York studio using images he reproduces from his large collection of vintage prints, all the images are transferred to handblown glass. John Derian’s images come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes including ovals, round, rectangles, and multi-piece wall hangings. I have a couple of the smaller trays and paperweights he’s created but I aspire to one of the multi-piece wall hangings. Today I want to share some of the newer pieces since we last checked in on John Derian, I love his use of florals, animals, and especially the more “unique” pieces such as the multi-piece skeleton wall hanging. I hope you like the work of John Derian as much as I do and remember you can see his work here and order online if you can’t make it to New York. Enjoy!!! ( above image Roses III)

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Christmas Decorating Tips With At Home~ Decorative Nesting Boxes

December 8, 2016

By Tab Byrum

Day Five

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I saw all these beautiful boxes from At Home and just had to mention and show them on the blog. The boxes are decorated beautifully and can be used for SO many different purposes and easily stored since they all rest inside of each other taking it down to one box to put away. So, without waiting any longer here’s a look at a few of the different boxes available from At Home and some ideas of how to make the best use of them. Enjoy!!!

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