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I’ll have scrambled eggs with a side of “Luv U” toast, please! How cool is this pop art toaster from Urban Outfitters? This very out-of-the-ordinary “toast art” is sure to put a smile on the face of your kids, yourself, or any special someone! The toaster ($40) is available in bright red or white and […]

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West Elm just added some cool new table linens to their collection! Rich orange and playful sequinned circles add a bust of sunshine to your table! Sequin floral runner ($34) and sequin placemats ($10/ea) both available at westelm.com. For a coordinated tabletop, pair with West Elm’s new fringed napkins in Cinnabar or Espresso ($16/set of […]

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27 Jul

urban chic

Gotta love Urban Outfitters – hip, funky style at an affordable price! Check out this cool Graphic Plates Set and wrapped cocktail shaker from their Kitchen & Barware collection. Vintage vibe + sleek shapes = perfect vintage mod! To play up the modern factor, pair the plates with solid table linens in extra-bright hues like […]

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“unfed loves you” is their tagline…and guess what? we love them back! How could we not when they have such cool stuff – like these funky linen table runners and matching napkins. The dark olive cotton twill runner (aptly named “oh they are a runnin”) has funky printed deer in vivid orange and bright aqua, […]

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Now here are some blues I’d love to have! These delicious blue & white porcelain dessert plates each come in sets of 4 mix & match designs! The porcelain Sausalito Dessert Plates from uncommongoods.com boast mod floral designs inspired by pop art ($35/set). Or check out Crate & Barrel’s Blue and White Plates – inspired […]

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These minimalist “floating” platters are a seriously fabulous find! Sleek glass with polished aluminum and chrome – guaranteed to take your hors d’oeuvre display to the next level! Cubist Platter and Chrome Ring Platter – $38/each at chiasso.com

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Impress your guests even before the party starts with gorgeous, modern imprintable letterpress invites from Elum Designs. The luxurious look of letterpress at an affordable price! I’m loving “Le Belly” for baby showers, “Good Food” for dinner parties and “Groovy Celebration” or “Party Horn” for any special occasion! Also – be sure check out their […]

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When I get an email from West Elm that boasts “up to 75%” off, it’s a great start to the day! Check out the great deals at their Summer Sale – like this brilliant turquoise Capiz Serveware crafted from colorful capiz shells. Both the round platter and the serving bowl dropped from $29 each to […]

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Designer Stefano Giovanni really knows how to shake things up with his line of modern, playful objects for your kitchen and table! This “lilliput salt & pepper set” is a guaranteed conversation starter – cute little characters with magnetic feet that stick to their metal base in a variety of configurations. Go ahead…play with your […]

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A BIG THANKS to my sister-in-law Kris for introducing me to this great website! rockscissorpaper.com has funky & adorable cards, invitations, paper party supplies & more! I absolutely adore their mod pin collections (as shown above) – which are sold in sets of 4/$6. They currently have 16 sets to choose from in a variety […]

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When everyone is setting their drinks down on the same coffee tables, kitchen counters, or patio tables, drink mix-ups and abandoned “still-practically-full” bottles are sure to follow. Never fear – help is finally hear – in the form of 2 great “drink claimer” gadgets! “Mine” beer bands are stretchy, molded rings sized to fit your […]

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17 Jul

Orange Zen

Orange and black is such a great color combo – why should it’s only appearance be at Halloween?! Add some bold splashes of yummy orange to a sleek black and white palette and you’ve got the perfect setting for your next Asian-themed dinner party! For an affordable and very appropriate centerpiece, simply fill a large […]

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14 Jul

Table Talk!

At some point in time, you will inevitably encounter those moments at dinner parties or casual get-togethers that the conversation starts to lull – or maybe it never really got off the ground in the first place. Well, awkward silences be gone! This conversation-starter game is such a great invention. Funny and thought-provoking topics to […]

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Move aside, plastic wrap and boring food containers – these French Bull serveware/food storage containers are SO much more fun! With their heat-resistant, shatter-proof melamine structure and bold, splashy patterns like striped Cabana and funky Mosaic, fashion and function are in perfect synch! $32 for a set of 3 (Large, Medium, & Small) at plumparty.com. […]

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These mod candles by Skeem Product Design ($18 each at Plush Pod) will add some serious spark to your table whether they’re on or off! Arrange 3 or more down the center of your table in a straight line for a super easy but ultra-cool centerpiece. The fun, lively Circledots collection is available in 3 […]

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