Unique Spoon Rests

uniquespoonrestsThe unique spoon rests featured on this page would make a great addition to your kitchen decor. There are many spoon rest styles including hand painted and ceramic.  Some of the fun designs include dog breeds, cat breeds, nature, wildlife, humorous sayings, fruits & vegetables and more. You can also find Holiday and Christmas themed spoon rests.

Boston Warehouse has done it again with its unique line of novelty spoon rests. These quality ceramic spoon rests are made from hand painted earthenware and are whimsical and fun. Some of these spoon rests have other coordinating kitchen items available.

The spoon rest styles include cats, penguins, summer fun, fish, fruits, Holidays, cows and more.

These dog breed ceramic spoon rests from Rescue Me Now are hand painted from original photos. A portion of the proceeds from every sale go to benefit the WSPA; world society for the Protection of Animals.

Some of the dog breeds include English Bulldog, Spaniel, Schnauzer, Golden Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Border Collie, Poodle, Jack Russel, Labrador and more.

The cat breed spoon rests include Tuxedo Cat, Tortoise Shell, Calico, Tabby Cat and more.

Ganz offers a beautiful line of decorative spoon rests.  Each spoon rest is crafted in zinc and features a detailed design on both the front and the back.   Some of the styles include cupcakes, teacups sunflowers, turtles, owls, roosters and more.

Lastly, Highland Graphics has nice ceramic spoon rests for your kitchen decor.   These spoon rests feature a sweet, country feel to them.

Lamp Shade Adapter

lampA few months ago we remodeled my girls’ bedrooms. As part of the remodel, we purchased my younger daughter a lamp shade from Pottery Barn Kids that coordinated with her new bedding set. Since my older daughter’s lamp shade was in bad shape we tossed the shade, but kept the white stand for my younger daughter to use with her new shade. The stand was still in like new condition.

When we finally got a chance to put the shade onto the stand we realized that all the hardware was attached to the shade we threw out. That was just the way this particular lamp was assembled.

So I went to the Home Depot to purchase a lamp harp to see if that would work. The harps were inexpensive and came in three different sizes; 8″, 9″ and 10″. Since I had no idea which one would work I purchased one of each and figured I would just return the harps I didn’t use.

My husband attempted to attach the shade with one of the lamp harps and then realized that he would have to take the entire lamp base apart and re-assemble the wiring to possibly get this to work. We decided that was a huge pain so I figured I would just purchase my daughter a new white stand. However, they were either very expensive, my daughter didn’t like them or they wouldn’t work with the shade she had.

So I did a bit more research and came across the lamp shade adapter clip featured on this page. I decided to purchase it and believe it or not, it worked! All you need to do is clip the adapter to the light bulb and then attach the shade on top. Presto!

I love this little piece of hardware. It saved me a lot of money on purchasing a new stand when we had perfectly good stand already. My daughter loves her new lamp. This lamp clip would work well in any situation where you have a shade and base you want to use, but that don’t necessarily go together.


Beautiful Antique Chic Bedding

beddingWhen my husband and I were remodeling our bedroom I began my search for the perfect bedding set. In our previous home, we had a wonderful puff patchwork quilt. I loved this quilt so much, but we had it for many years and it was time for something new.

Our puff patchwork quilt had very similar country colors as the Antique Chic quilt featured on this page. As soon as I saw it I knew it was the look I wanted for our bedroom decor. The colors and designs were absolutely gorgeous. Some of the beautiful rustic colors in this quilt include hunter green, burgundy, country blue, vintage rose and beige. It wasn’t a puff style quilt like our old set, but it did have a nice patchwork look.

I ordered the king sized quilt for our king sized bed. The description stated that the quilt was over sized and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it actually was a nice large comforter. Sometimes bedding sets are sold as over sized and they really aren’t. This was not the case with this antique chic comforter. It goes about 3/4 of the way down all sides of my bed which I love. I don’t even need to hassle with a bed skirt. That is a definite plus.

The quilt is 100% cotton and it is also reversible. I personally have never made the bed using the other side, but it is very pretty. So, you have a nice option with this bedding.

The king sized set came with an over sized quilt which measured 105″ wide and 95″ long. I also received two king sized pillow shams which measured 20″ wide and 36″ long. If you order the queen you also receive two pillow shams and if you order the twin bedding set you receive one pillow sham.

Once I received my new antique chic bedding set I selected the paint color for the bedroom which matched the vintage rose color in the quilt. The paint color looks darker than it actually is in the photo of our bedroom below. As part of our bedroom remodel my husband installed a wood wainscot around the entire room. The combination of the quilt and the wood wainscot created an amazing rustic, country look for the room.

We have had this quilt for close to six years now and I love it as much as the day I got it.