Once, no civilized table would have been complete without a utensil for virtually everything you can imagine -- fish forks, lettuce forks,oyster servers, even ice cream knives. Finger bowls. And, something you hardly ever see on the table anymore, knife rests.
And that's too bad, because knife rests can do so much more than just keep your table linens clean. They can add elegance, wit and verve to the table setting. Great conversation starters.
Where do your knives lay their heads? How about this set of hand cut and polished Lucite fox and hare knife rests from KDD? One of the first attempts in what I hope to be an expanding line of KDD home goods.
Let me know your thoughts! And, I'd love to hear what you might like to see from KDD, in the way of home goods. Let me know in the comments!
A few months ago, my husband came home with two copies of Marie Kondo's popular book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
What a tempting dream this book presents -- I confess I always fall for the idea that someday, somehow, I can get my life in order. My house, my car, my studio -- all in order. Even my pets will be perfectly behaved and immaculately groomed.
Reality is a bit ... different.
However, I decided a few weeks ago to just dive in to something that's been bothering me for awhile now, actually for years -- my "boxes of shame." The boxes of shame are boxes filled with pieces of jewelry that have, in my opinion, fatal errors; or jewelry that didn't sell even after being in many galleries and shows. I put the pieces in these boxes, intending to take them apart and reuse the pieces and parts.
You know how that goes. Years have gone by and I have 4 large and dusty boxes.
So, I got into them. I have to tell you, it is kind of a pain, as well as painful. A pain to take all those bits and pieces and sort them, etc. Painful to see some of the work I attempted to sell -- yikes!
Life changing? Not exactly. But direction changing for a new spring collection? You bet! I have found wonderful beads and bits and pieces and am wildly inspired for a new spring collection that just drips color and romance. Above is an example piece. I'll be sharing more as they come along.
If I ever get out of those boxes ...
Fourteen people responded to our request for favorite romantic movies! I thank you all, and now I have many new films to add to my "must see" list.
Here are the films that were favorites:
"When Harry Met Sally" 2 votes
"Casablanca" 2 votes
"You've Got Mail"
"An Affair to Remember"
"Harold and Maude"
"Pride and Prejudice"
"Bridges of Madison County"
"Out of Africa"
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
And our earring winners:
P. Casey Telesk
Thanks so much all, and here's to a romantic Valentine's Day and year! And, if you didn't win this time, be of good heart -- I will be working to come up with new giveaways throughout the year!
Movies are such a popular first date, aren't they? And for many couples, movies remain a "date night" staple.
This Valentine's Day, KDD is compiling a list of our fans' top ten romantic movies, and giving away, to three lucky folks, a pair of my Swarovski crystal and pearl birthstone earrings!
Just tell me your favorite romantic movie and on Valentine's Day I will post a list of the top ten nominations I receive. And, I will do a random drawing of responders' names to determine who wins a pair of my Swarovski crystal and pearl earrings!
How do you let me know your favorite movie? Several ways:
Can't wait to hear from you!
Oh, btw, my fave romantic movie is old but sweet: "Murphy's Romance."