The Best Non-Burning Scented Wax Vessels

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Around this time of year in New England, the weather becomes mild, the trees begin to turn green, and the air becomes fresher. It is the best time to get ready for spring cleaning and get your house in order for the new season.

Whether you have to dust your entire home thoroughly, clean window treatments, or organize the kitchen cabinet, you’ll want to finish it off with a refreshing scent to make your home feel crisp and clean.

And what better way to make your home smell continuously pure throughout the house than to add a natural scent to any room with a non-burning scented wax pottery vessel. Breathing in natural scents helps you breathe easier and minimizes allergy symptoms, which is why we are sharing with you the best non-burning scented wax vessels to add to your home today.

Wax Pottery Vessels

Garden Vanilla Wax Pottery Vessel

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Decorative and natural fragrances are the best accessories for the home. This wax pottery vessel is embedded with a natural fragrance that releases a creamy vanilla scent with hints of lily and rose for a sweet and relaxed aroma.

Cherry Blossom Wax Potpourri Vessel

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A beautiful long-lasting aromatic fragrance makes these wax vessels an ideal piece. Natural essences of citrus, apple, and cherry with a hint of sandalwood and vanilla musk redefine this decorative potpourri vessel.

Butterfly Garden Wax Potpourri Vessel

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A butterfly signifies the season of change, joy, and color.  This hand-poured wax vessel has mixed scents of sweet herbs with a hint of cedarwood and lemon grass for a fresh, sweet, and earthy aroma.

Honeysuckle Yellow Vine Wax Pottery Vessel

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Releasing a lovely scent in whichever room you decide to place it in, this wax pottery vessel is embedded with sweet honeysuckle blooms with a touch of leafy greens for a sweet, garden aroma.

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The beautiful daisies embedded in the wax vessel make this a lovely décor accessory for the upcoming spring season. No matter where you place it, the non-burning fragrance will release a scent of French lavender and chamomile with a hint of citrus, rose petal, and clove for a refreshing, soothing, and soft aroma.

4 Must-Have Spring Accessories For Every Woman

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The smell of spring air is right around the corner bringing joy and cheerfulness to many people. It is the perfect time to start thinking about adding bright and pastel colored accessories to your look. Adding these springtime accessories will give you an immense pop of color. From brooches to straw sun hats, there is definitely something for everyone. Here are our 4 must-have spring accessories for every woman.

Brooch Up

ARIJB2Every spring, bumblebees come out of their hibernation to reestablish a colony. They are thought to symbolize good luck and wealth, which makes this brooch an ideal piece to pin on your blouse, handbag, or scarf. This vintage-style bumblebee brooch is adorned with colorful jewelers’ enamel and Swarovski crystals for an everlasting beauty.

Trendy Pink

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Fashion is thinking pink right now. With a combination of gold and pink hues, this sculptural scarf exudes a bold look, giving off a fun and trending ambiance.  The ends of this scarf are twisted, making it a one-of-a-kind accessory.

Floral Fever

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Floral is an ideal pattern to accessorize with during the spring season. Styling with floral prints will make your outfit look warm and fun. Handmade out of the softest Italian leather, this elaborate floral patterned handbag is accented with a blue suede tassel and an orange interior.

Soaking Up The Sun

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Sun hats have many styles and colors to choose from. This woven straw at will offer sun protection during those beautiful sunny days. Wear it with a casual dress or a t-shirt and jeans, giving off a classic and cool touch to your look. Adorned with a green patterned silk ribbon for a pop of color, this staple straw hat is handcrafted one at a time in meticulous detail.

5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the wonderful Irish culture. This religious and cultural day dates back to the 17th century in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Throughout the years, it became a global celebration, which involves parades, wearing green, and much more. Since this is a widely known holiday, here are 5 of the best St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas to give to a friend or family member.

St Patricks Day Polish Pottery Rainbow Clover Heart Dishes

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Be inspired by the Irish culture with these colorful patterned heart dishes adorned with clover and flower motifs. Whether you use this set as jewelry dishes or side dishes, they will give a pop of color to any space.

Green Capodimonte Porcelain Rose With Shamrocks

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Made from the finest porcelain of Italian pottery and designed with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, this Capodimonte porcelain rose was meticulously hand-painted in mint green. You can place it on a mantel, coffee table, or kitchen island for a truly festive and elegant touch.

Pewter ”Lucky To Have You” Wish Box

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This wish box, which includes a shamrock necklace, will make a charming gift. The engraved “Lucky To Have You” quote tells that special someone exactly how you feel without saying it. This 2-in-1 gift is hand-casted in pewter and then buffed to a shiny finish.

Murano Glass St. Patrick’s Day Charm Bracelet

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Add a little extra luck to your life! This charm bracelet features green and gold lampworked beads including clover shaped beads to signify an Irish-theme. Accessorize your outfit by throwing on this decorative piece of jewelry to give off a nice pop of color and to show Irish pride.

Shamrock Stoneware Mug

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Do you know someone who wakes up to the smell of coffee every day? Mugs make a great gift, especially if you’re sending it to a coffee enthusiast. The shamrock on this ceramic mug is hand-cut meticulously to create a three dimensional look.

The History And Uses Of The Amethyst Stone

Amethyst is one of the world’s most admired stones and the official birthstone for February. The stone is a beautiful deep grape-like color, which was considered a noble color for many centuries. This gemstone is known to promote calmness, peace, love, and stability. With many years of history and uses behind it, let’s explore the origin of this regal stone.

History

Amethyst stone has sparkling crystal formations, and its rich color has been considered a royalty treasure throughout history. This stone was first discovered around 2500 BC. The name “Amethyst” originates from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning, “not intoxicated” which comes from the early Greek legends because it is linked with the God of Wine, Bacchus. This semi-precious stone was known to conserve its wearers from the deleterious effect of wine. It has also been associated with many other legends, religions, and cultures throughout its time.

Uses of Amethyst

This beautiful stone possesses different uses in numerous cultures, for example:

  • Egyptians used amethyst stone in rings and burial sites.
  • During Medieval Europe, soldiers wore talisman of amethyst to keep calm during battle.
  • Tibetans considered Amethyst a sacred stone, and would use it in their prayer beads.
  • It was used to adorn crowns, which made this stone associated with royalty.
  • In today’s world, it is associated with the month of February and is the zodiac sign for Pisces. It also complements both warm and cool skin tones, which makes this stone an ideal piece to wear.

Amethyst Jewelry

Nilson’s Amethyst Cross Necklace

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A cross necklace is a great way to express a religious theme. Featuring an amethyst stone, this necklace is hand-sculpted using brass and then plated with chrome for a shiny effect.

Swarovski Crystals Purple Amethyst Drop Earrings

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These drop earrings are inspired by the Art Nouveau period. Swarovski crystals dazzle against the amethyst stone making it a statement piece.

Chrome Amethyst Flower Cuff By Nilson Of Rio De Janeiro

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Featuring three amethyst gemstones, this cuff is hand-sculpted in exquisite detail and then plated in gleaming chrome.

5 Fashionable Winter Blue Hues

Shades of blue generally evoke a cool feeling, which best represents the winter season; however, some shades are warm-toned with hints of grey or yellow. This color palette is identified with having the ability to soothe. Adding different soothing hues of blue to your outfit will give off a relaxed look. Bring the simple beauty of “blue hues” to your style by adding this calming and peaceful color palette to your wardrobe.

Elizabeths White And Blue Silk Kimono

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Throw on a kimono for a stylish look. You can wear it over a basic dress or wear it with jeans and high heels. You can also dress it down by throwing on a pair of sneakers for a causal, more relaxed look. This striking kimono, which is handmade of silk and viscose, has a pop of royal blue with blue tassels giving off a bohemian flair and ambiance.

Blue Weave Printed Florentine Suede Bucket Bag

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Add a great deal of pop with a hint of shimmer to your outfit this winter to eradicate those winter blues. By accessorizing your outfit with a bag that has an appealing shape, you will have all eyes on you. The blue pattern makes this bucket bag unique and the tassel gives off an effortless ambiance.

Light Blue Hand Marbled Florentine Leather Lipstick Case

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Store your favorite lipstick fashionably in a work of art by our Italian leather craftsmen. The gorgeous light blue color and marbled interior of this lipstick case are truly unique. Featuring an interior mirror, this small case makes it easy and convenient to apply your lipstick with precision.

Blue Alpaca Ruana Shawl

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Scarves are a necessity for the winter season and what better color to toss around your neck than a luxurious blue. This shade of blue will flatter most skin tones. The material of this alpaca scarf will keep you warm and cozy while making you look fashionable. Its shiny appearance will add an elegant touch to any outfit you wear.

The Nani Cobalt Blue Feather Felt Fedora

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A fedora adds a timeless look to your outfit. This cobalt blue is a beautiful vibrant shade of blue and it will look elegant paired with a black peacoat. It is adorned with a black grosgrain ribbon and fancy feathers in colors such as cobalt blue, brown, and black.

 

4 Ways to Say I Love You

Do you want to make someone’s heart feel warm and blissful? Communicating your feelings to someone keeps a bond strong and long-lasting. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, everyone wants to express how much they love a special someone whether it is their mom, dad, sibling, or friend. This year, get creative with how to say, “I love you” without using those three beautiful words by giving them a gift that says it all!

Pewter I Love You Hand Figurine

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Love You To The Moon Ceramic Mug

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Do you know a coffee lover? A pottery mug with a sweet message, “I Love You to the Moon and Back” will make anyone smile with joy. The details of the moon will leave them feeling delighted because it signifies exactly what the message is expressing.

Handcrafted Pewter Love Magnets

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Magnets are great because they are enjoyable and functional accessories. You can put them on any magnetic surface, such as the fridge or an office board. These love magnets are a great way to express how you feel which makes them a truly special gift.

I Love You Heart Box

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A storage box with a special engraved message makes this an ideal treasure. This functional wood box created from cherry and sapele wood will make your loved one smile every time they open it. It can be used to store jewelry or sentimental notes.

 

 

5 Handmade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is a day to honor romance and friendships, and the gifts we give are those special gifts that can make a loved one smile with joy. Handmade gifts are the perfect way to express your love to that special someone whether they are near or afar, because of how unique these treasures are. Everything from hearts and roses, to pops of red and pink represent this beautiful day. If you are wondering about a unique gift idea to celebrate friendship and love this year, we present you with 5 handmade Valentine’s Day gifts that everyone will adore.

Pewter XOXO Magnets

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Do you know a special someone who likes to hold precious photos on their fridge or in their office space? Handcrafted from hand-cast, lead-free pewter, these pewter magnets will look adorable displayed in a place where you will walk by and see them every day.

Murano Glass Red Rose

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Red roses are a traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but unlike real roses, this Murano glass red rose is everlasting which makes it truly special. Each glass petal is lampworked one at time using the techniques of mouth-blowing and hand-shaping. Colored pieces of molten glass are added to obtain vibrant colors, creating a lovely sculpture to be treasured for a lifetime.

Heart Charm Bracelet

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A bracelet that includes heart-shaped beads will make a sweet gift. This charming bracelet is adorned with lampworked beads in different shades of pink with pops of silver, signifying a loving theme.

Hand-Gilded Hearts Wine Glass

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Do you know a special someone who is a wine enthusiast? Let them celebrate this occasion by giving them a beautiful wine glass that symbolizes love. This wine glass is decorated with stucco hearts, and then hand-painted with a layer of red and gold leaf.

Stoneware Lips Mug

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Can mugs get any cuter than this? This adorable handmade mug is hand-thrown and then formed into a delightful design. After this process, it is high-fired and dipped in a formulated glaze to obtain its vibrant colors.

 

 

 

5 Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

Fireplace mantels are a striking focal point in any room. There are many creative decorating ideas for this specific area depending on your personal style. Of course, you want your mantel to be styled to perfection. If you are looking for decor inspiration then you came to the right place! Here are 5 decorating ideas for your fireplace mantel.

Capodimonte Flowers

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Featuring flowers on your mantel will surely give off a warm look during the cold winter months. Capodimonte flowers are as delicate as they are stunning. Placing these porcelain flowers on your mantel will add an elegant Italian touch.

Millefiori vases

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A Millefiori vase will make a great accent piece to your space. You can fill it with flowers, leave it as is, place it in the center of your mantel, or off to the side. No matter which way you choose to display your Millefiori vase, the colorful patterns will create an aesthetically pleasing display.

Wooden Figurines

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Do you love the equestrian sport? Placing a horse figurine on your mantel will create a stylish western theme. It is a great décor piece for horse riders and lovers. This beautifully carved figurine will add instant beauty on your fireplace mantel.

Candlesticks

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Displaying candlesticks on your mantel will add a magical ambiance to your home. You can add a couple or multiple candlesticks for a classic and warm touch. These gold and white swirl patterned glass candlesticks are iridescent and hand-blown.

Kaleidoscope

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With the many designs out there, a kaleidoscope is a captivating piece to add to your mantel. Not only will this peacock kaleidoscope look magnificent on your mantel, but it also revolves to the tune of a song for our artisan, Massimo’s 10th year of partnership with Uno Alla Volta. The details of this piece are exquisite and classical.

 

5 Unique Treasures for Your Desk

Whether you work at a corporate office or at home, you can add a little inspiration or pizzazz to create an inviting workspace. Making your space into your own personal style can make you feel productive, organized, and enthused. Therefore, we present to you 5 beautiful treasures for your desk.

Paperweight

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Eye-catching paperweights will liven up your desk space and make your entire space look neat by keeping papers organized. Containing dichroic glass, this full moon glass paperweight captures the detail and mystery of a naturally stirring occurrence.

Inspirational Plaque

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An inspirational plaque will give you the courage to pursue your dreams. It will guide you to create the right path you need to take for success. This reversible pewter plaque is a perfect accessory to have on your desk to bring out the optimist in you.

Letter Holder

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Do you find yourself spending too much time scouring for important documents? If so, an organized desk will truly boost your productivity. To achieve a tidy look, a letter holder will keep your letters organized and help you focus on your day-to-day tasks. Polish pottery artisans handcraft this sunflower letter and napkin holder from local clay and each one is fired for immense durability.

Scented Wax Vessel

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What is better than a non-burning scented candle? A decorative fragrance vessel will not only freshen up your space and add a pleasing aroma to your desk, but transform your mood and improve your productivity! Embedded with natural essences and silk botanicals, this wax pottery vessel releases a soft floral scent that can help redefine the way you handle your daily tasks.

Trinket Dish

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Are you looking for the ultimate organization treasure for your desk? A trinket dish is decorative yet functional. It is the perfect piece to hold paperclips and binder clips. This beautiful trinket dish is handcrafted using glass, faux gold leaf, and 18-karat gold paint.

 

5 Chic Hats For Women

Centuries ago, hats symbolized social status and wealth. Throughout the years, women’s hats have taken many forms that vary in shape and size, as they are one of the best accessories to change up your look. Materials such as feathers, flowers, lace, and bows are affixed on hats to give off a luxurious touch. Since there are so many different types of stylish hats, we share with you 5 chic hats for women everywhere.

The Floppy Hat

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This red wool floppy hat is adorned with a black silk band and flowers. A wool hat is the perfect accessory for the fall and winter season because it adds warmth and style. A floppy hat itself can definitely dress up a casual outfit, and the color of this particular hat gives off a bold statement.

The Fedora

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Hand-pressed and shaped out of felt, this cobalt blue fedora has a wide brim with an indented crown. Although the shape of this hat is considered masculine, the feather accent adds a feminine touch! This stylish hat is finished with a grosgrain ribbon for embellishment.

The Cloche

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Featuring a style from the roaring 1920s, this cloche hat is a vintage fashion piece. It’s adorned with a black velvet band and a vintage silver pin, making it an exquisite accessory to flaunt your style.

The Beanie

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Beanies are a great way to stay warm and stay in style; you can wear them dressed up or dressed down. The chunky wool used to handcraft this beanie is also the perfect material for winter. This type of hat gives off an effortlessly relaxed look while adding a touch of elegance.

The Derby Hat

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Straw, wide-brimmed hats are the most exciting accessories in fashion. This functional yet fashionable hat protects you from UV rays while giving off a sophisticated look. This sun hat is designed from natural fiber and adorned with a big white bow for glamour.