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Heath Holiday 2013December 17, 2013

Each year, I’ve pared down the clutter of holiday decor to make way for fresh-cut branches and simple ornaments here and there. However, perhaps a few new toys wouldn’t hurt, eh? Last year I was swooning over Schoolhouse Electric‘s German holiday folk decor (my favorite is available again this year!), and these wooden pyramids from Heath Ceramics continue my desire to start collecting. I wasn’t sure what I loved so much about it last year, but I started to think about why I could validate my attraction even further…

Despite both my maternal and paternal grandmothers coming from different cultures and backgrounds (Grandma was a Philly gal born in Belfast and Mom-mom was a Polish girl from New England), I remember lingering on some folksy holiday decor in both of their homes. Each of them also had great respect for items of quality. So it is no surprise that I became an uber fan of Heath Ceramics and most everything they offer, especially these new additions to their classic holiday collection:

“Our hand-crafted wooden holiday decorations are made by a cooperative of artisans in the town of Seiffen, Germany, known as “toy village,” where woodworking has been a part of the local trade for hundreds of years. These pyramids continue a centuries-old tradition of portraying various winter country scenes that celebrate the season. Heat from the candles rises, causing the propeller to spin for a fun and quaint centerpiece.”

Of course, they will always remind me of Cousin Eddie, but that only makes it better.

 1. Deers & Large Tree Pyramid | 2. Mini Shepard Pyramid | and see more here.

Images & quote from Heath Ceramics.

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Gift ItOctober 7, 2011

I’ve just stumbled on Wantist, the ULTIMATE gift-giving guide. So ultimate that I’m not sure if I should go ahead with my gift guides like last year or just refer you to this site. Upon said stumbling, I scrolled through to find ideas for the upcoming holidays, and ended up finding more things for myself.

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Timbermade HonorJanuary 24, 2011

These laser-cut wooden medals are perfect for friends and family for any occasion. They were originally created for Angie & Tyson’s wedding party (featured here on Design*Sponge) and are now available on etsy at Angie’s site, Norwegian Wood. They start at $35 each and if ya like them apples, check out Miju, who helped make the originals.

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Homemade RandJanuary 3, 2011

I’d like to wish you a happy new year… and belated happy holidays! I had meant to come back to you, friends, but became consumed with the whirlwind of the season and sort of crapped out on you. For that I apologize, but I’ve put together proof of my elf-like work ethic, crafting up gifts and decorations until the last minute. Click here for all the fun, including a few DIY tutorials.

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Things I Wouldn’t Hate for ChristmasDecember 10, 2010

All I want for Christmas is… everything and nothing, really. I don’t care if I get anything, but I wouldn’t hate any of these (clockwise form left): Knit Trapper Hat by j.crew; Promises to Keep Cardigan by anthropologie; Concertina Wood Trivet by A+R Store; Duet Tea Infuser & Coffee Press by Miam Miam at Horne; Crosley Revolution USB Turntable at Urban Outfitters; Double Wrapped Sliced Leather Bracelet at Zappos; and Cotton Plaid Metallic Scarf at j.crew.

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