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Vintage Phulkari

 

Phulkari is an embroidery technique that was used on the cloth you see here, and means "flower working". Such vibrantly hand-sewn pieces would be used to celebrate a momentous event in a woman's life, like a wedding, the passing of a loved one, or childbirth. Each color of silk was thought to possess attributes that would guide her and her family to prosperity. This piece is quite rare with a bright green trim that lines the edges, something uncommon in cloths of this vintage.

 Written by Ryan Creery, edited by Jim Starr

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Agate Coasters

Can agate you a drink? Of quartz! Do away with chintzy coasters and upgrade with something beautiful. These natural agate coasters are a sophisticated place for your beverage of choice, not distracting to your lovely side or coffee table. Each coaster will be unique in color, grain, and shape, a nice bit of added texture and personality when you entertain.

Written and edited by Ryan Creery 

 

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Iron Garden Table

Actually, as it turns out, it's pretty easy being green. At least when you're weathered with an elegant patina. This iron table is ideal for a patio or sunny room, either set up for potting your plants or paired with a couple chairs as a conversation space. Keep in mind though, that while the green finish makes it charming, it doesn't protect it from the weather. We recommend it be used in a covered space.

 Written by Ryan Creery, edited by Jim Starr

 

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Chicken Quilt

The hand-stitched quip, "Cockroaches don't stand a chance with my chicken around" seems symbolic of how something so bright and cheery can come from a place of gloom. Here's a quilt made by a cooperative of women, deep in the heart of Haiti, working to remedy the economic plight of their community. Just a glimpse into their daily life proves their appreciation for art on anything from vibrantly painted taxis and buses to colorful storefront murals. It's the perfect example of how, even with the widespread poverty and disease afflicting the Haiti, her people still have a way of seeing artistic beauty in their surroundings. Crafted with a dowel casing to fit a dowel up to a half-inch in diameter. On the back you'll find a patch embroidered with the title of the quilt, its production number, the dates it was made, and the name of the quilter who made it.

Written by Ryan Creery, edited by Jim Starr 

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Natural Entertainment Unit

Cabinets overflowing with bowls and blenders? This impressive, six-shelf, beech and elm rack is an elegant solution for all your storage woes. Place heavier items like stand mixers at the bottom, color-block your cookbooks, and use baskets (try our Seagrass Storage Baskets) to store miscellaneous items. Now, just one thing is missing: that fancy new appliance you've had your eye on. Go ahead—you've got plenty of room. Need a place to fit your TV? Remove the shelves and you can fit a 54" screen inside. Natural variations in wood color and grain mean each one is a little different.

 Written by Carly Stewart, edited by Ryan Creery