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Remember Dad’s Day! Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and that must mean it’s time to start thinking about Dad’s special day! Here are just a few ideas to make this June 18th a wonderful and memorable day.

Click here for some unique Father’s Day gift ideas, including the items mentioned below.

For the film buff:
Spend some bonding time with Dad by watching his favorite show or movie with him. Don’t forget a container of gourmet popcorn as a treat, plus this handy remote control organizer.

For the sports fan:
Surprise Dad with a rally towel or a new cap from his favorite team. If he has quite a collection of caps, give him a convenient place to hang them all with this cap display rack.

For the avid fisherman:
You can’t go wrong with a framed photo of Dad with his prized catch, plus the Fishing in the Wild Table Sculpture. This detailed accent depicts a fisherman and is finished in metallic and verdi hues.

For the hunting enthusiast:
Gift your outdoorsy father with a camo print furniture cover (he can dream of hunting season as he dozes in his chair) and this Deer Head Drink Coaster Set.

Remote Control Organizer Caddy Cap Display Rack
Fishing in the Wild Table Sculpture Deer Head Drink Coaster Set

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding already this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss. Find them a beautiful wedding gift, whether they gravitate toward traditional, sentimental, or modern decor.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress, while the Just Married Sculpture has an abstract, modern aesthetic.

Love That Lasts Figurine Off White Just Married Table Sculpture

The We Decided on Forever Plaque has a rustic, minimalist quality. Lovers of vintage-inspired cottage decor will adore the Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque.

We Decided on Forever Wall Plaque Multi Earth Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque Charcoal

Provide them with words to live by with the soft and cozy Live, Laugh, Love Throw Blanket. The Mavita Wall Photo Frame is a darling way for the couple to remember their special day.

Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket Chocolate 60 x 80 Mavita Bow Double Photo Frame Gold

The You & Me Word Wall Art has a bold, graphic design that celebrates the bond between two people in love. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts and will be a beautiful representation of the happy couple’s relationship.

You and Me Word Wall Art Black Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Hippity-Hop! Delightful Easter Decor Is Here

This year, Easter is on Sunday, March 27th. Have you donned your bunny ears and decorated already, or do you still need a few ideas? This festive Easter decor will have your home looking beautiful and ready for the upcoming spring season. Click here to view an array of charming Easter and spring decor, including all the accents mentioned below.

Your Easter guests won’t have to go hunting for these Easter eggs! Welcome family and friends with the Easter Egg Wreath, which has a ring of pastel eggs and faux greenery in plain sight. This versatile Easter wreath may be displayed indoors or outdoors under a covered patio; hang it as a traditional wreath, or place it on a table for a unique centerpiece. And some bunnies are ready to greet your visitors too! The Bunnies Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture features a trio of adorable rabbits holding a welcome sign. This accent will look darling on an interior entryway table or outdoor stand.

Easter Egg Indoor Outdoor Wall Wreath Multi Pastel Bunnies Welcome Sculpture White

The Praying Angel Sculpture radiates serenity, from her off-white finish to her peaceful countenance. This stunning resin angel, approx. 26”H, has full wings and a long gown; her hands are folded in prayer. Place her on an interior table beside your favorite spring plants for a captivating display. Another representation of quiet beauty, the Spring Mementos Floral Wall Plaque Set brings pastel blooms into your decor. Each polystone plaque in this three-piece set has an aged brown background and a dimensional flower that calls to mind spring’s renewal.

Praying Angel Table Sculpture Spring Mementos Wall Plaque Set Multi Pastel Set of Three

The All Over Easter Eggs Cutwork Table Runner is covered in Easter eggs that are already decorated! An openwork design, cheery colors, and embroidered details will make this runner one of your favorite Easter decorations. The Bountiful Bunny Vase will be happy to rest awhile atop this colorful display. This white ceramic cutie holds a sunflower with an opening for the faux flowers of your choice.

All Over Easter Eggs Table Runner Multi Pastel 16 x 36 Bountiful Bunny Figurine Vase White

If you adore bunny decor, you’ll also love this Easter napkin-folding idea from Origami Tree. Learn how to fold napkins into a bunny shape – your guests will be delighted!

Beautiful and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is flying ever-closer, on cherubic wings, of course. Are you searching for something sweet for your significant other? Whether you like to plan ahead or you just want to find a unique present this year, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas will put hearts in your eyes.

Give that special someone a reminder of your relationship that will last long past February 14th.
Click here to view over 50 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, including the romantic sculptures, photo frames, and wall art described below.

Your beloved will be amazed at your thoughtfulness when he or she sees one of these meaningful table sculptures. The Everlasting Love Sculpture, 20”H, is an abstract representation of the bond you share; while the I Love You Sculpture, 16”H, shows that you need no words to express your deepest feelings. If you and your sweetie know sign language, this will be an especially touching gift. The Our Hearts as One Table Sculpture, 13”H, symbolizes the loved shared between the two of you, with textured, interconnected hearts.

Everlasting Love Sculpture I Love You Table Sculpture Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Are you constantly taking pictures of the two of you together? Place your favorite shot in one of these puzzle piece photo frames for a stylish yet personal gift. The I Love Us Photo Frame is cream with decorative designs and will hold one 6”x4” photograph. The Love Is Photo Frame is red with the quote “Love is what binds us together” and will also hold a 6”x4” photograph.

I Love Us Quote Photo Frame Cream Love Is Quote Photo Frame Red

Spell out just how much you care with word wall art or bookends. These fun accents have plenty of modern appeal, yet are versatile enough for almost any decor. Reflect feelings of togetherness with the Love Letters Word Wall Art Set, finished in silver and gold leaf; or the You and Me Wall Art, finished in black. If your lovebird likes to read, the Love Bookend Pair will be an oh-so-apt Valentine’s gift.

LOVE Letters Wall Word Art Set Silver Gold Set of Four You and Me Word Wall Art Black Love Bookend Pair Multi Earth

If quaint and charming is more the recipient’s style, set that vintage-loving heart aflutter with a floral figurine. The Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay will look lovely on her vanity; this dimensional, porcelain accent is sculpted and painted by hand. No need to preserve the pretty petals of the Angelica Long-Stemmed Rose; this porcelain creation is a lasting alternative with the classic appeal of the red rose.

Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay Mauve Angelica Long Stemmed Rose Red

Choosing a Nativity Set or Figurine for Your Space

A nativity scene will always be welcome as the heart of our holiday decor. This special decoration reverently celebrates Jesus’ birth and keeps us mindful of the true meaning of Christmas. When the holiday season starts to feel hectic, the nativity set will be there to inspire quiet moments of reflection. No matter the amount of decorating space you have, you can find a nativity to fit.

Consider a miniature nativity set if you have limited display and storage space. A mini nativity set is great for a small room, an apartment, a bookcase top, or any area where a larger set would be overwhelming. These nativity sets are no less captivating for their smaller size. The Foundations™ Mini Nativity Set features a stable and eight figurines, all of which are under 7.5”H. Designed for Enesco® by artist Karen Hahn, this nativity set reflects a delicate beauty with its pastel colors and crystal accents. 

Foundations Mini Nativity Multi Pastel Set of Nine Nativity detail

Another solution to limited tabletop space is to display a single figurine instead of a grouped set. A Holy Family figurine or nativity sculpture depicts the Christmas miracle in one compact tabletop decoration. Designed by Karen Hahn, the Holy Family Figurine features Mary and Joseph gazing at the baby Jesus in tender adoration. Raised vine motifs and small crystals enhance this sweet, detailed piece from Foundations™ by Enesco®. 

Holy Family Figurine Natural Figurine detail

Larger nativity sets will be at home on a display table, beneath your Christmas tree, or atop the mantel. Keep the stable size, measurement of the largest figurine, and number of pieces in mind as you plan where to place your nativity set. A tall set may need more space than the area beneath your tree can provide. The Heirloom Nativity Set from the Joseph’s Studio® Collection by Roman, Inc. has a traditional appearance that will remind you of a family keepsake. This 12-piece set consists of a 19”W stable and 11 figurines; however, many of the pieces can be purchased separately to create a display that best suits your space. These detailed nativity figurines are beautifully handpainted. 

Heirloom Nativity Set Multi Warm Set of Twelve Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 12.39.11 PM

Brighten Your Home with Sun Wall Art

Things are heating up with the approach of the summer solstice. On this day, we turn our (hopefully figurative) sights to the sun, which will weather its longest “shift” at its highest point far above our heads. But people have always had the sun on their brains. As an inextricable part of our existence, the sun has symbolized the harvest and fertility, the battle between good and evil, and reincarnation. The sun is also a recurring character in artwork, whether he’s flashing a toothy grin and black shades from a gas station sign or blazing down onto a pharaoh etched in a pyramid wall.

Even today, a sun bearing a human face is a popular motif. This imagery dates back to ancient civilizations, from the Mayans to the Egyptians, that wished to represent a sun god or embody some human aspect, like bravery or masculinity. The Half Face Sun Wall Art, with its verdi patina coating and crumbling visage, resembles a relic recovered from the site of a once-prosperous utopia. His thick brows and steady gaze profess machismo and self-assurance, the very leer of Apollo or Aten.

Though sun worship is as old as time, you can still express your admiration without appearing as though you had to ransack Machu Picchu to do so. An abstract sculpture won’t depict telltale rays or a beaming face but will rely on our innate fascination with the sun to get the point across. The high-end and contemporary Starburst Metal Wall Sculpture is a brassy core from which long, steel quills radiate, black and white accents creating the illusion of an intense glowing.

With such frequent appearances in creation tales, artwork, and other human activities, the sun can be found in all manner of decor styles. The Celestine Sun Moon Wall Art harbors a distinctly Mediterranean flavor. Here, vivid floral, star, and scroll designs tie the celestial and earthly realms together, just as the sun acts as the buffer between Earth and space.

Meanwhile, the arid Southwest style is never complete without at least some passing mention of the sun. The Santa Fe Sun Wall Art, imbued with the orange and golden yellow tones of a desert, makes use of a more earthy palette to portray this great star.

As the sun prepares to make its loftiest climb into the skies this summer, where will you be? Outside, soaking up the rays? Or indoors, taking sweet, sweet refuge in the air conditioning? Wherever you go, keep an eye out for unique sun pieces. You never know what might brighten up the place.

Evoke Another Time with Vintage Style Home Decor

The vintage style is a difficult home decor theme to define. On the one hand, the word “vintage” can be a disparaging remark, as in outdated. True vintage decor style, in all actuality, is the polar opposite. With just a glance, vintage pieces should electrify the viewer with a nostalgic montage of crackling phonographs and twirling rotary dials, trilling trumpets of Jazz Age bands, and the slow doo-wop of the ’50s. The vintage style, for all its elaborate beauty, is also surprisingly thrifty, allowing you to make use of forgotten family heirlooms or scour flea markets for that perfect bargain. Above all, the vintage style is very hands-on, an adventurous undertaking in interior design. You can even mix and match pieces from different time periods to present an eclectic mosaic of human history.

How do you know when you’ve happened upon the perfect item for your vintage decor? The piece should be exemplary of the time period it emerged from. The Fashionable Repose Figurine, for example, embodies the decadence of the Roaring Twenties. The archetypal flapper girl lolls in an antique chair with studded upholstery, her elegant, floral gown kissing the floor below. Contemplating a string of pearls with an indulgent smirk, she lifts her chin loftily, secure in her eternal beauty and infinite riches.

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp might be found on the bureau of a 1920s Hollywood starlet, but it’s by no means black-and-white. Jeweled hues like amber, cranberry, or pink imbue this dainty glass lamp. Standing on antique brass acanthus leaves, this lamp exhibits globular studs that will catch the light and dazzle onlookers.

Baubles and trinkets arranged just so on table tops and other surfaces connote an antiquated collection, as though the items were gradually collected over a great passage of time. But you’ll still want to pay attention to other areas, like windows. The Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains are versatile, complementing anything from a stately ballroom setting to an old farmhouse. The sheer fabric channels ample sunlight through ivory or white fabric, spotlighting your various heirlooms and finds. Ruffled edges bring a feminine touch to your timeworn living space.

Finally, you can sprinkle your old bedspread with the West Palm Crochet Decorative Pillows if you really want to up the ante on the old-fashioned atmosphere. The crochet texture is antiquated and homey, and the myriad of pigments will coordinate seamlessly with the color scheme of any room. Items such as these will transport guests and family alike to a different period, even if they were not present for it. That’s the beauty of the vintage decorating style.