Holidays and seasons come but once a year, but many of them bring with them a tradition of beautiful decorations. So, what do you do with all the lights, candles, textiles and displays for the other 11 months of the year? Consider hiding them in plain sight by turning versatile modern trunks into seasonal-item storage.
Large or small, a great trunk will have generous storage capacity and the stylishness that allows it to take a place of honor in a room. With the right trunk in your space, you can forget the pain of wrestling decaying cardboard boxes of holiday gear in your attic or garage. Large trunks can be used as storage furniture, and small trunks can be tucked into a bookcase or onto a table, making your holiday swag easy to access when it comes time to celebrate, and providing better protection from the elements with their sturdy construction.
With a range of styles and sizes from contemporary to antique, you are certain to find a trunk that fits your budget, as well as your home or office décor. Choose a single trunk that has it all, or select trunks of different shapes, styles and sizes to stack on one another or to simply distribute throughout your space to create an attractive display. In that way, you can keep the holidays close at hand… and out of sight.
The Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote in praise of whiskey: “We’ll make our malt, and we’ll brew our drink. We’ll laugh, sing, and rejoice, man…” and we find in the echoes of his words the appreciation so many people have developed for a fine glass of whiskey. A bit closer to home, backwoods moonshine has largely given way to distilleries of excellent repute, but the unfettered spirit of the moonshiner lives on in those whose passionate enjoyment of the drink is undiminished by time and situation.
For those who share the enthusiasm of the Scottish and Irish for their traditional spirit, the name of which is derived from the Gaelic for “water of life,” we are pleased to offer this beautiful decanter and glass set, worthy of the finest whiskeys available today. This seven-piece set, made of 24-percent Italian Lead Crystal, combines the classic durability and brilliance of lead crystal with beautiful 24 karat gold embellishments. The set includes a 9-inch tall 16.9 ounce decanter and six 1.9 ounce glasses, making the set equally perfect for a quiet nightcap alone or for sharing a round.
Even if whiskey is not your spirit of choice, these classic hand-detailed pieces would make a delightful addition to any barware collection and a lovely accent to almost any home or office decor. The fine quality and excellent price make them a perfect gift for the discerning whiskey lover in your life. The next time you open the perfect bottle of whiskey, give it the glassware it deserves with our fine decanter and glass set.
Who doesn’t love having beautiful things around them? Let’s face it: we all do. And, over time, most of us will amass quite a collection of photographs, books, collectibles or artwork. It is easy to fall in love with a photograph or painting of a favorite person, place or moment, or with a gorgeous piece of china or a wonderful old book. Sometimes the trick is not finding the right bit of art or nostalgia to display, it’s figuring out how to best display it! When you are looking for display solutions at you home decor store, it is great to have options, and this lovely golden iron easel is one of our favorites.
Standing 16 inches tall and boasting simple, clean lines, this charming easel makes an excellent display for everything from plates, frames and signs, to books, religious icons and even small canvases. It comes fully assembled and ready to blend seamlessly into your home or office décor. The easel itself is made of strong, durable iron, with an eye-catching golden finish. It holds your display items on sturdy tripod legs that make it perfect for use on any flat surface. The easel also features two inobtrusive supports, upon which your item can securely rest.
At home or at the office, there are dozens of ways to use this golden easel. At home, employ it to set off a favorite collectible plate or book, or to elevate a favorite snapshot in a frame or on a mat. At work, use it to turn an ordinary sign into something extraordinary, to post the menu for a luncheon, or to simply thank your customers for their business. At less than $20, this easel is not just sylish and practical, but also affordable. All this easel lacks is your special touch. How will you use yours?
Spring is here and summer is coming, ushering in what has become for many the season of travel. Whether you are hitting the highway, flying to exotic locales or simply enjoying a “staycation” in your own backyard, there’s planty of fun and relaxation to be had. So… pull up a chair, grab a cool drink, and enjoy the sunshine. While you are at it, why not treat yourself or one of your favorite females to a stylish, feminine way to get organized for favorite warm-weather activities and excursions?
Any woman who has traveled knows the value of well-organized luggage. Smaller items like lipstick or eye shadow can easily become lost in a purse or travel case, and tighter FAA regulations mean one often has to have multiple bags just to get everything safely through security checks. Leave the hassle at home by packing this great line of cosmetic bags and pouches, from Jacki Designs, that are as functional as they are fabulous. These versatile bags— the smallest of which is a compact 6 by 3 by 5 inches by and the largest of which is a roomy 14 inches by 8—are indispensible when it comes to keeping personal care items sorted and at hand. These great bags come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can keep everything in one spot—at least once you arrive!
Not traveling anytime soon? Use these great bags to store small items, or employ them as your everyday cosmetic containers. They really are that practical! Whether you seek a purse-friendly pouch, a large hanging bag, or even a full matched set of cosmetic organizers, chances are you will find something perfect in our Jacki Designs collection. Our current selection includes bags in four sizes, and two pretty polka dot satin designs that are sure to please. Priced at just $9.49-$18.99, not only will these bags fit your lifestyle, but they also fit almost any budget… leaving more in the bank for the vacation of your dreams.
American businessman Harvey S. Firestone, one of the first makers of tires globally, said, “Success is the sum of details.” Looking at the tires on the road today, it’s plain to see that Mr. Firestone knew something about success. Most of us will never attempt to start a global company, but we can apply this principle to many more mundane and personal pursuits, such as getting our home décor just right!
Most people spend a great deal of time and effort, not to mention money, getting the big picture right. You want the furniture to complement the flooring, and the walls to draw the room together. It’s easy to spend so much time on the big picture that you forget how much impact the little details can have on the overall effect. Sometimes the simplest accessories can finish a room. We’re thrilled to share with you one of the inexpensive, amazing details that can help you find the home decorating success you want: tassel curtain tiebacks.
These tiebacks, at $4.99 per pair, are a steal, and they put this fabulous finisher into the range of just about any budget. Practical and decorative, they pull back your draperies to let in the warmth and glow of Springtime in style. Made of shimmering thread and available in three fashionable colors, they can turn the ordinary window treatment into the perfect focal point. They can also be used to dress up a tapestry, and creative decorators will find plenty of other uses for these versatile accessories. Don’t forget, the success of your design is the sum of your details!
So, you’ve been invited to dine, and you want to bring something to share? The traditional gift remains the best: bottles of fine wine are sure to impress. If you love wine, you know that not just any wine will do—there is nothing like the right vintage from an excellent winery. Sometimes, not just any gift wrap will do either. You could choose a run-of-the-mill wine bag or box, or you can make a real splash with a vintage-look wood and leather wine trunk.
This unique wine caddy is more than a gift box: with a leather handle and lightweight, but sturdy, pressed wood construction, this is one practical and novel way to dress up your vinicultural gift. This stylish trunk holds two bottles of wine in separate compartments, and it offers old world craftsmanship with an affordable price tag. Furthermore, it transitions easily into a stylish wine storage solution and compact, flexible element of office or home décor. This great item allows those with limited space, or a flair for antique styling, to both enhance the beauty of a home or office and protect wine from light, or even from prying eyes!
Looking for more ways to make that gift of wine last? Many excellent wineries on the American West Coast, and in other locales, have wine clubs. Become a member, and they send you, by mail, a few bottles of their best on a regular basis. Check with your favorite winery to see if they offer gift wine club memberships… and deliver the great news with two sample bottles in this fantastic wooden box!
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve seen them everywhere lately: roses! Gorgeous long-stemmed red roses have become the quintessential emblem of love, both at Valentine’s Day and all year long. And, let’s face it, roses of different types and colors make a beautiful gift on almost any occasion: from visits to friends and family and the birth of a new baby, to a reminder of solidarity in times of sickness and sorrow. Roses, as perfect as they are, fade and wither, leaving little but their memory. But there is a way to make your floral gifts last: showcase them in a beautiful keepsake vase.
Vases come in all shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials; your florist is sure to have several options from which to choose. It is almost certain, however, that your florist will not offer anything as beautiful and lasting as this gorgeous crystal opera vase, embellished with 24 karat gold. This decorative vase, like true love, is meant to last a lifetime!
The opera vase combines the stunning light-refracting qualities and durability of crystal with the richness and warmth of genuine gold. While it would make an excellent gift for a sweetheart, its style is classic and versatile, making it a great gift for anyone—including yourself! Whether you are looking enhance your own home décor, or you wish to find a lasting home decor gift of more than just sentimental value, this elegant vase fits the bill. So, next time you find yourself ordering flowers, don’t forget to order the one thing that can make your gift even more stunning!
The attic of Grandma’s house was filled with treasures, but none were so alluring as the dusty old wooden trunk in the corner—the one that had traveled the globe and must have housed treasures as varied as the lands to which it sailed. That was the mysterious and exciting life of a steamer trunk, back when journeys could take weeks and a holiday could last for months.
These days, efficiency is key, fabric bags and durable plastic hard-shell suitcases have displaced steamer trunks as our luggage of choice, and a “steamer” is something we use to banish wrinkles rather than to cross the Atlantic. Still, thanks to these fabulous Old World Map Wooden Trunks, the romance of yesteryear is alive and well, and fits right into our modern lifestyles.
With antique-look hardware and historic world maps dressing up the exterior, these sturdy hardwood boxes provide a wonderfully unique alternative to the dull, mass-produced storage containers one finds so commonly in home décor stores. The classic muted colors and universal motif make them a fitting addition to any décor: from a gentleman’s study, to a family living room. Sized down to fit smaller items, you won’t need porters to move these steamer trunks from place to place, and, thanks to their compact footprints, you can easily display them on a desk or shelf to add a splash of old world charm to your home.
Only need one? Keep one for yourself, and give the other to your favorite child as treasure chest. With these compact chests, the possibilities are many. Decorative and practical, this may just be one of the better home décor ideas you have had in a long time!
Named for the French word “cloche”, which means “bell”, clocks have long held an important place in architecture, science and in private lives. Who can think of London without thinking of Big Ben, or of Munich without thinking of the magnificent Glockenspiel? Where would we be without a reliable way to know when to catch the bus or metro or hop in the car to get to work on time? Functional or fancy, we rely on clocks, day in and day out!
When it comes time to shop for a new way to mark the passage of time, there is no shortage of options. Discerning shoppers will find everything from genuine antique gear clocks to modern satellite-syncing clocks. Still, some clocks stand out because they do more than just tick out the time—they have classic, enduring style, like beautiful pendulum wall clocks.
More than just a way to indicate the hour, these clocks blend antique styling with modern workmanship. Just large enough to have a real presence in a room, but not so large as to be difficult to place, these pendulum clocks are a great choice for someone who appreciates old-world charm at new-world prices. Their melodic chimes and delicate scrolled details add beauty to your home or office, or to that of a favorite friend or loved one.
Clocks with glowing digital faces have their place, but they generally add nothing to the décor, unless one has extremely modernist sensibilities. These elegant clocks, on the other hand, are functional art. So, whether you are looking for a wall-hanging home décor idea item to complete the look of a room or you simply need a way to tell the time, these gorgeous timepieces get the job done with style!
There is nothing like the excitement of moving to a new home—and nothing like the work of hunting, buying and moving in! Fortunately, there is a lovely custom of bringing congratulatory gifts to a new home owner, providing them with something more than boxes and organization to anticipate. Even better, it provides you with the perfect opportunity to bring a house-warming gift that is certain to warm more than just the new house.
Traditionally, house-warming gifts include everything from wine to plants and meals for the family, but the best gifts are lasting, beautiful and practical. Consider giving your loved one or friend decorative home accessories such as plant stands, artwork or tableware—useful luxury items that are sure to please. If you have been to the home and know something about the owner’s style—traditional, contemporary or off-beat—you can tailor your purchase to their sensibilities.
If you are looking for a truly exceptional gift, keep that old adage in mind: “You get what you pay for.” Few things are more valued than crystal and gold, and elegant home décor gifts like this exquisite 24-karat gold embellished Swarovski crystal fruit bowl blends them flawlessly. The fortunate recipient of this elegant serving bowl is certain to find plenty of uses for it, because while it may be made for fruit, the discerning owner will discover that it can also be used to display other small items, such as decorative balls, fragrant potpourri or even cut flowers.
No matter what you choose, housewarming gift says “welcome home”… and that you care. It is a wonderful opportunity to enrich the life of someone around you, because when you warm their house with a thoughtful present, you also warm their hearts.