Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Modern Tea

It's no secret that I love having tea. I'll have a glass in the morning and again in the afternoon. Enjoying an afternoon tea ceremony is one of my favorite things to do. If your curious, here's a brief history of Afternoon Tea.
With my love for Tea, I decided to collect tea pots but It's hard to find tea pots that also fit in with my modern decor. So, after a little research, I found some new favorites. In no particular order...

There are many glass teapots but I like this one. The spout and handle are unique as well as the chrome lid and center. This one is from Bodum and there are plenty of other great finds on their web site.
I think this is my favorite of all of them. It's perfect for one pot, I love the chrome and the flat top is unusual. I found this at Living Comforts.
Go figure, Amazon.com has modern teapots. Is there anything you can't find on Amazon? This one comes in several colors, another unique flat top, and it is just too cute.

You can't have modern teapots without an Asian inspired pot. The angles make this one unique along with the shape of the handle. eteapot.com has many other teapots but I picked the best.

I can't end without mentioning my favorite place to have afternoon tea. I have had tea everywhere from DC to California and I have one spot that is my favorite. It's a little place called Savannah Tea Room on Broughton Street in Savannah. The decor is Mackintosh inspired and the food is incredible. If you are ever in the area, that's the place to go.

Hope these tea pots have inspired you. If you have any other great tea finds, leave me a message so I can check them out!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Designing a Party- Social Couture

I'm so hoping I can have a party soon that requires me to buy table decorations from this next place. It's called Social Couture and you can order full table decorations for a variety of party themes. They are incredibly beautiful and the prices are not bad. Check out the web site and all the other party options Social Couture

Modern Shoes

I would call this a modern shoe shopping experience. I found this shoe store and it is a very enjoyable shopping experience. Piperlime is a Gap company that sells only shoes. You can narrow the thousands of selections by your size, color, type, price, and more...That makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. When they arrive in the mail, you get a white box with green lining; your shoe boxes are wrapped in brown tissue with a lime sticker and your receipt is tucked in a green envelope. What a great way to get your new shoes. Check it out and buy some shoes that rock!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Modern Fireplace Screens?

I've been looking for a modern fireplace screen over the past few days and I've found that it's a lot harder than one might think. There are some beautiful options out there but finding one you can afford is nearly impossible. Here is what my research has found...

Chiasso has 2 of my favorites:
Screen 1 - This is probably my all time favorite although I wonder if it would be hard to keep clean
Screen 2- This one is way too expensive but I love the way it looks!

Kitchen Accessories Unlimited
This site has some really great screens and even better tools. They act like it's a bargain but they don't seem like that great of a deal to me.

Crate and Barrel
This is actually the one we ended up going with. It's a good looking screen and the best price I found.

Fine Living
Several nice options here the first one is a great price but $700 for the last one? I don't think so.

Contemporary Fireplace Screen. This is actually a bad example. I love target but this ugly screen looks anything but contemporary.

Okay, I'm tired of looking- I hope this gives you a good start to find your own modern fireplace screen.

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