GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, January 14, 2013
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The Red and White Cabana pillow is the perfect addition to a seaside home. The antique white linen pillow is accented with antique white linen cording and is made in the U.S.A. It is also available in an outdoor fabric. 20"x20". Ox Bow Decor, Weston, MA. 781.239.3546.
Read Between the Lines is a new greeting card/notecard line that features phrases and tongue-in-cheek messages lightly printed, double-spaced and repeated on the cards. The double-spacing is intended to encourage the sender to write a personal message "between the lines." $6.95 each. Read Between the Lines, Dallas. 469.999.1798.
Chalk It Up
The Baby It's Cold Outside collection by Midwest-CBK offers up some sleek, black holiday decor with added chalkboard assets. The entire collection features photo frames, wall decor, magnet board and container. Deer figures and ornaments feature a chalkboard surface for easy personalization. Star and snowflake ornament, $6.99; photo frames, $16.99 each; deer, $29.95. Midwest-CBK, Cannon Falls, MN. 800.394.4225.
Sense of Smells
New to the You Smell line are four liquid soaps and five lotions in signature bottles that are reminiscent of old seltzer bottles. Fragrances include: Lemon (verbena mixed with a dash of sweetness); Peach (juicy and pungent fruit); Buttercream; Honeydew Mint (a fresh, clean scent); and Lavender (with a secret flower added). Lotions and soaps are made with more than 25 natural ingredients. You Smell, Emeryville, CA. 415.244.2419.
Groovystuff's reclaimed metal peace sign comes in three colors and is suitable for indoor or outdoor decor. 23"x2"23". $99.99. Groovystuff, Dallas. 214.956.0536.
For the Memories
Brownlow adds Kids Say the Cutest Things to its collection of family heirloom books. The book has childlike artwork and quotes from children of all ages, and includes room to record the charming expressions and observations of the children in a family. Hardcover. 64 pp. 7¼"x5¼". $8.99. Brownlow Gifts, Fort Worth, TX. 800.433.7610.
Splat Art is an art book from Klutz that starts the fun of self-expression with an "un-blank" page. The pages in the book feature full color images of ordinary things such as a coffee ring stain, an ink blot or a fingerprint to start the creative juices flowing to turn those objects into works of art. 81/4"x11". For ages 8 and up. $12.99. Klutz, div. of Scholastic, Palo Alto, CA. 866-MY-KLUTZ.
On the Road
One of the latest spring scents from Bridgewater, Open Road opens up the possibilities of fragrance. The scent is a blend of ripe cucumbers, citrus and florals, including jasmine, water lily, gardenia and roses with a touch of sandalwood and amber. Available in small jar candle, large jar candle, sachet, petite reed diffuser, votives, wax potpourri and new car freshener. $2 to $22. Bridgewater Candles, Spartanburg, SC. 877.843.2734.
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