Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lovely Jane Austen Figurine

I'd love to put this beautiful Jane Austen figurine on my writing desk or mantel for inspiration. This china figurine was made by Rockingham in England.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Disney's Adorable Its a Small World Meal Set Lunch Boxes for Kids

I wanted to show you these darling meal sets based on Disney's "It's a Small World" ride and characters. Each meal set is comprised of a bowl, plate and cup. They're dishwasher safe, but perhaps not microwave safe.

The line also includes an American Boy set, placemats and pencil tubes.

Disney "London Boy" Meal Set

Disney "Swedish Girl" Meal Set

Disney "China Girl" Meal Set

Disney "Mexican Girl" Meal Set

Disney "Irish Boy" Meal Set

Disney "French Boy" Meal Set

Disney "Indian Girl" Meal Set

Search eBay for more Small World meal sets for kids!

Lovely Retro Bread Bins

Living alone like I do, it's hard to eat up a whole loaf of bread in a week or so, before the bread becomes stale. I've been wondering if I should commit some counter space to a bread bin to help keep my bread fresh.

These retro styled bins are so cute, they're definitely tempting me!

I'm not interested in the boring ivory one, but I'm going to have a hard time choosing between the red and the blue, as my kitchen has pots and pans and kettles in both colors!

Retro Bread Bin in Turquoise Blue

Retro Bread Bin in Ivory

Retro Bread Bin in Red

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Darling House-Shaped Birdhouses for Winter

This Cape Cod birdhouse is so cute! I wish my real life house looked like this! It also reminds me of a little dollhouse I had when I was a young girl, though I suppose mine was more Colonial style.

The thatched roof on this birdhouse makes it look like a little storybook cottage.

This birdhouse is made to look like a farmhouse on the prairie.

This birdhouse is lightly painted yellow and depicts a little Victorian cottage. It's also available on eBay.

This vintage 1970s rattan birdhouse wouldn't withstand the elements in winter, but it might look nice hanging from your deck in the summer.

Here's a quaint little blue birdhouse.

Here's a birdhouse that depicts a different kind of house altogether: a little yellow schoolhouse!

I love the look of this freestanding Victorian birdhouse, but I'm afraid my rambunctious dogs would knock it over.

This birdhouse looks like a cross between the White House and the Capitol building.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Delightful Book-Shaped Bento Boxes

I love this concept! Here's a bento box shaped like a book!

The book opens up to reveal two separated compartments for your lunch.

Wouldn't this make a great gift for your librarian or bookstore employee friend?

The box comes in several different designs. My favorites are the Peony Red and Peony Black.

These book shaped bento boxes are microwavable, too!

Beautiful Electric Kettles from Bella

I serve a lot of hot tea in my house. I'm very tempted by these attractive electric kettles, but can't seem to choose between them!

Teal Ceramic Electric Kettle, on Amazon

Purple Ceramic Electric Tea Kettle, on Amazon

Blue Aztec Design Ceramic Electric Tea Kettle, on Amazon

Bella Ceramic Electric Tea Kettle in Red, on Amazon

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Darling House-Shaped Bento Lunch Boxes

These are too darling! I am screaming! I can't even think of a legitimate excuse to buy one of these house-shaped bento boxes since I work at home and don't need to carry a lunch box. Maybe I can show up at a spring picnic with one of these though, hrm!

They make one in pink too! It's also sold on eBay.

The house-shaped bento boxes are microwavable (except for the roofs).

This bento box is shaped like a little cabin. I love that it shows smoke coming out of the top of a chimney!

Here's a similar red brick house with smoking chimney.

This white house bento box is sold on eBay.

This bento box depicts a sake shop in Japan.

This bento box is made to look like a Japanese green tea house.

There are several more house-shaped bento boxes offered on eBay.

Find multiple variations on these houses on Amazon. Each one comes with a cold pack.