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Reusable Produce and Bulk Foods Bags

Happy Vegetable Reusable Bags in Red by Seattle-based Wunderthunder are a fabulous idea.  It seems Meagan and Sasha have thought of everything:

This is a set of four reusable vegetable bags including a bonus herb bag.  Made from preshrunk recycled cotton muslin with an organic cotton drawstring.  Drawn and screen-printed at our home with water-based ink on preshrunk and recycled cotton muslin.  A great biodegradable alternative to plastic bags!  Easy and fun to use! Entertain your local grocer!

Take to the farmer’s market to bag your apples, cabbage, limes, lettuce, snap peas, or radishes without that horrible plastic bag guilt. Perfect for the bulk aisle of the grocery store for lugging home a bunch of bulk cereal, rice, pasta, flour, or even gummy sharks and chocolate bits.

Use the little herb bag to purchase cheap bulk herbs or teas. Take it to your local herbalist store and bring home some medicinal herbs to clean out your liver!

They won’t effect the scale at the grocery store either!
The large bag weighs .75 oz, the medium .45 oz, and the small .25 oz. The largest bag will add .001 lb.

In your set of four you will receive:
Large 10” x 12”
Medium 6” x 10”
Small 6” x 5.5”
Herb 3.5” x 5”

All sizes have a drawstring except for the little one!

Machine washable, tumble dry.

Etsy, $20 for the set of 4 bags (purchase here)


Mix It Up Print from The Bowled Series

Mix It Up! is 8×12 photograph by Pennsylvania-based The World Is My Studio on Etsy.  $32 and also available in custom sizes.

I think this would be gorgeous framed in a kitchen.  I love the earthiness of the wood and how the bowl is empty except for the whisk.  Just think of the what you could mix up!

Tea Mug Cozy, Hand Crocheted

What a brilliant idea from New Jersey-based KnitStorm on Etsy: a Hand-Crocheted Tea Mug Cozy, $14.

Transform a regular old mug into a fun way to insulate and decorate your tea with this tea mug cozy.
This cozy is flexible, and will slip right onto your cup, and has an opening so that the mug handle fits through.

Hand-Woven Table Runner

Hand-Woven Table Runner by Frederick, South Dakota-based Annikki Marttila, a.k.a. Finnish Weaver on Etsy.  It’s on sale for $38.

I love table runners because they look nice during mealtime and non-mealtime alike.  They can be complemented by placemats, but that’s optional.  I love the colors in this runner; bright but neutral.

My aunt Peggy also lives in South Dakota, near the border with Wyoming, and is a talented weaver.  She gave me a beautiful grey rug on one condition: that I would use it.  She didn’t want me to keep it on a shelf to “preserve” it.  Its tag reads: “By Peggy and Her Sheep.”

Paper Flower Decorations for Cupcakes

Cupcakes just got even cuter with Paper Flower Cupcake Toppers by England-based artist Millalove on Etsy.

Choose from Pink, Light Green, Light Blue, Yellow, Cream, Light Grey, White, Dark Turquoise, and Lilac.

$12.50 for a set of 10.  They’re reusable.  But not edible- no matter how sweet they look- they’re paper.  Besides, if you ate them, you wouldn’t be able to reuse them.

Obama Logo Cookies

Obama Logo Cookies by Philadelphia-based Whipped Bake Shop on Etsy.

$20 for 6 cookies (pretty packaging, too)

Enjoy Inauguration Day!

Beer Bottle Glasses: Recycled, reusable art

Aren’t these beer bottle glasses awesome?  Greensboro, NC-based Bodhicitta (on Etsy) melts and fires glass bottles and recreates them into entirely smooth, reusable glasses for juice, milk, water, wine, soda… or beer, if you’re a thinking-inside-the-box type.

I’m not a beer person, but I love the colors and designs.  And little makes me happier than recycling via sustainable re-use.

Chandelier Sticker Decal

I kind of want one of these chandelier decals above my dining table.

By Cincinnati-based Single Stone Studios on Etsy.

Birdie Napkins

Lace Birdie Napkins are 100% cotton and made from Amy Butler fabrics.

Atlanta-based artist Bella Bee sets a good looking table!

Etsy, $28 for 4

Waiter, There’s Ants on my Cup and Saucer

Bring summertime back to the Christmas season by gifting Ants on My Cup and Saucer by New York-based artist Re Jin Lee.

Maybe it will keep you someone (we’re giving it as a gift, remember?) from overdosing on egg nog and cookies.

Etsy, $47

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