4/28/2008

UNusual gifts for Mother's Day, part 1

Tea Lovers' Root Basket
Tea Lovers' Root Basket
Every sip of our loose-leaf herbal teas proves beyond a doubt that organic sources deliver the purest, most concentrated flavor as they calm, soothe, and rejuvenate. Pecan cookies for dipping and rare black sage honey extend the cozy, nurturing pleasures of tea time. This assortment comes in a one-of-a-kind basket hand carved from the root of a reclaimed Chinesefir. Its natural imperfections create fascinating contours and textures, and after the last sip, the basket delivers years ofservice.


Tea For Two
Tea For Two
The tea service arrives in a kiri wood box whose lid flips to become a secure tray. The set includes two endearing ceramic leaf teacups with matching saucers, a tea infuser, a box of our exclusive organic Garden of Delights herbal tisane, and a bag of melt-in-your-mouth pecan cookies.

Chan Luu Beaded Scarf
Chan Luu Beaded Scarf
Accented by beads, designerChan Luu's sheer silk scarfcaught our eye with its subduedglimmer and watercolor pastelpatterns. Since we offer onlythe most unusual scarves, theyneed to win us over with irresistiblepanache. Hers did, fromthe moment we took it along ona trip, where it proved to be aremarkably comfortable andstylish traveling companion thatstarted up numerous conversationswith admiring strangers.

Loofah Luxe Set
Loofah Luxe Set
This delightful flower-likenatural sponge adds a uniquedecorative accent to any bathroom.We've added a royal honey, mint-julepbody lotion filled with antioxidantsand an orange mint overnight foot balm with almond oil and therapeutic, hive-derivedpropolis, and a body brush.

Yes! Bag
Yes! Bag
Just say yes. We did when afew of us tried this bag and discoveredat once that it moldedperfectly to the body, lookedspectacular with any color wewore, and did all that withstylish fringe and comfortablestraps, to boot. Made fromfabric scraps, our Yes! Bagmakes a cool or playfulstatement in any company,wherever it roams.

Metal Twig Jewelry Tree
Metal Twig Jewelry Tree
With loops for earrings andplenty of branches for necklacesand bracelets, our recycledmetal twig tree in bronze finish,organizes with ease, adds it owndecorative accent to your bedroom,and takes up almost nospace on your dresser, shelf ortable.

Misprint Watering Can
Misprint Watering Can
This news may come as a shock, but not every can comes out of the sheet metal factory bearing a perfectly legible logo on its sides. The numerous rejects used to be destroyed, but our designer prevailed on a few factories to give her their colorful misprint remnants, and she transformed them into our super functional watering cans. They move with liquid grace from patio to interior to become decorative flower containers. No two are exactly alike.

Veggie Parchment Bowls (set of 2) - Zucchini and Mexican Papaya & Beet
Veggie Parchment Bowls (set of 2) - Zucchini and Mexican Papaya & Beet
Inventive natural sculptor Margaret Dorfman brilliantly transforms edibles into luminescent vessels. Building her bowls slice by slice from fresh produce, Dorfman presses each one into durable parchment, which she hand-shapes to resemble large, bright undulating flowers with vivid repeating patterns. Invisibly coated to maintain their vibrant translucent colors, the bowls comfortably hold a votive candle in a cup. Not food safe.

Garden Pail Gift - Zinnia
Garden Pail Gift - Zinnia
The problem with planting herbsand flowers is that you usually have tobend down to prepare a seed bed inthe garden, then remember to waterthem. Not hard chores, but we'vemade it much easier by supplying anattractive small metal pail to growthem in, the seeds, soil-and everythingelse you need except sunlight.You get that free by placing them onyour kitchen windowsill, and as abonus you get to watch them sproutbefore your eyes

Twig Heart
Twig Heart
Handmade hearts-especially this one, individually crafted by the artisan-are perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day. She imbues her heart with loving attention to detail and a delightful hint of whimsy, too. Create "I Love You" or your own customer words with our twig alphabet.

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