As I try to get over the fact that Southern Accents magazine is shutting down (one of my favorites), I am distracting myself with catalogs.
Our mailboxes are beginning to fill-up with the Fall edition of catalogs, tempting us with thoughts of the holidays that lie ahead of us. I'm not ready for those thoughts just yet but it is necessary for me to begin organizing my ideas for gift giving.
Whatever the occasion may be, this Bamboo Wabi Sabi gift set from Viva Terra is a great gift idea. Housewarming, get well soon, happy birthday or happy holidays for the tea drinker. What attracted me to this set is the stacking of two trays. One for storage and presentation of tea bags and the top tray for serving teacups.
I haven't seen the latest Ballard Designs catalog yet but it doesn't stop me from going to their website to see what's new. When I saw these mini-pendulum clocks, I realized not only would this make a nice gift but it would make a lovely accent for our home too.
The Wisteria catalog is another one of my favorite catalogs. They introduced a number of new items in their latest edition, including this Squirrel with Acorn Pot. Acorns, a definite sign of fall.
I hope to spend some time this weekend reading (and flipping thru more catalogs), planning (making lists of gift ideas), strategizing (home-related stuff of course) and resting while sipping on a cool beverage. May your summertime weekend be an enjoyable one too.