Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Gift Ideas Part IV–Asian Decor & Gifts

Asian decor is a popular design theme. Asia covers a large area of the world and includes many different countries and cultures. Asian decor comes in a wide variety of exotic and unique schemes, including oriental, middle Eastern and East Indian designs.

Oriental style gifts and decor have influences from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. If you’re not able to travel abroad to find these treasures, many can be found imported in boutiques and online. Here are some great items imported from China that would make excellent gifts.

Hand Crafted Chinese Bamboo Fans–These beautiful and exotic large oriental fans are hand painted with watercolors and have bamboo frames. Opening up to 60 inches, they make a great display on any wall in your home.

Rosewood Jade Decorated Wall Hangings–Made from elegant rosewood, these wall hangings feature four Asian flowers, Mum, Orchid, Cherry Blossom and Bamboo. They look great individually or displayed together in a group. Save when you buy all four.

Calligraphy Dinnerware Set–Rounded triangular ceramic plates embellished with Chinese characters in two sizes, 10.5 inches and 8 inches. Also included is a 5.75 inch ceramic bowl. Available in black or white. A unique, very affordable gift.

Square Bamboo Wood Wall Hangings–Another very affordable gift, these bamboo wall hangings add just the Oriental touch your home is looking for. Carved with raised lettering and measuring 10 inches by 10 inches, these decorative pieces will fit just about anywhere and come in 4 different styles. The Chinese characters represent Love, Happiness, Wisdom and Blessing.

Oriental Tea Sets–These exotic little tea sets are available in blue or black ceramic floral designs, and the Traditional Set comes with a large steam tray that holds steaming hot water to keep your tea warm. For a truly elegant gift, we have an authentic Jade Tea Set that comes with a beautiful gold and wood base.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Gift Ideas Part III–New Bedding

Some of the most popular selling items during the holiday season are quilts and comforter sets. It’s a great time of year to give your or your kid’s bedroom a new look. Here are some of this year’s most popular designs.

Girl’s Bedding

Annas Ruffle Purple Quilt Set A popular new design for girls of all ages, this quilt set is available in twin and queen sizes with matching shams included. A simple pattern of horizontal striping is accentuated with purple and green ruffles to achieve a look that is feminine and playful. The quilt is 100% cotton face cloth with 100% cotton fill for durability. This quilt is pre-washed for extra softness and comfort. A matching valance is also available.

Dragonfly Butterfly Quilt Set Butterflies and dragonflies adorn this cool new pattern that has a white face and a light green drop with scalloped edges. The quilt is 100% cotton face and fill for durability. It is pre-washed and available in twin and queen sizes with matching pillow shams included. Accessories for this set include sheets, a dust ruffle and matching valance which are sold separately.

My Pony Quilt Set A perfect design for a young horse lover! Pink ponies dance across the face of this classic patchwork and applique quilt. Each pattern is hand crafted and embroidered into the quilt. The matching valance, sold seperately, makes this a great gift set for young girls. Available in twin and queen with matching shams included.

Patch of Flowers Quilt Set Another classic design for girls of any age. Pillow shams included with twin and queen set. Lilac, green and yellow fabric are carefully embroidered into this asymmetrical quilt. The pattern is fun and feminine. A matching valance is sold separately.

Boys Bedding

Cool Skate Quilt Set A popular design for the extreme sport enthusiast, this quilt set has bright, bold colors. The patterns bring skate boarding action to life. This quilt features cotton patchwork face cloths with 100% hypo-allergenic fiber fill. Pillow shams are included with the twin and queen sets. This design also has a matching valance available.

Cadet Navy Quilt Set This versatile quilt is a great choice for teen or college bound young men. Dark navy blue horizontal stripping with a lighter contrasting beige make this quilt an easy match for most pallets. Perfect for a college dorm room. Available in twin and queen sets with matching shams included.

Dino Dave Quilt Set A great new design for younger boys who love dinosaurs! Each dinosaur is sewn into the face cloth with embroidered details and edging. Soft, earth-tone colors of browns and greens give this quilt set a natural look that will coordinate easily with most color schemes. Each twin or queen set comes with matching shams. Dino Dave valance sold seperately.

All State Boys Quilt Set This quilt design is our most popular seller for boys of all ages. A variety of the most popular sports are represented including football, soccer, basketball and baseball. Deep navy, light blue and tan colors give this set a masculine yet fun loving look. Matching shams included with twin and queen sizes. Sheet sets and matching valance sold separately.

Adult Quilt & Comforter Sets

Rhinebeck Quilt Set A classic, beautiful design of country stars, natural earth tones and delicate embroidered flowers. This quilt is pre-washed for a natural worn look and extra softness. Matching shams included in queen and king sets.

Scottsdale Comforter Set A spicy, classic southwestern design with beautiful Arizona desert tones make this comforter set a great choice for rustic or country themes. A velour fabric provides texture with a soft touch. This sturdy comforter will keep you cozy and warm on a cold winter’s night. The matching pillow shams have a tailored flange. Available in queen, this set also includes a bed skirt.

Zeus Comforter Set A modern, contemporary comforter with bold black and white patterns make this a striking set. This four piece set available in queen and king includes matching shams and bed skirt.

Kabini Comforter Set The woven texture of this beautiful natural green comforter gives it a unique look and feel. The shimmery fabric has small earth tone flecks woven into it. A striking ribbon highlight runs from head to foot at the drop, offsetting the solid color texture of the face cloth. This set includes matching shams and a detailed bed skirt. Available in queen and king.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Gift Ideas Part II–Tiffany Holiday Accent Lamps

In part two of my Holiday Gift Ideas series, I will be highlighting a colorful and traditional home decor gift idea. Whether you’re looking for your own holiday decor or a classy gift for someone else, a Tiffany holiday accent lamp makes a beautiful addition to any home.

Tiffany lamps were the invention of master stained glass window designer Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1800's and early 1900's. He created these stunning lamps by soldering individual pieces of colored glass together, forming beautiful and colorful designs. Original Tiffany lamps are worth thousands of dollars and are not easy to come by. Fortunately, there are still some manufacturers that continue to make Tiffany reproduction lamps using the traditional Copper Foil Method that Louis Comfort Tiffany used.

One such company is Meyda Tiffany. Located in Yorkville, New York, Meyda is a family- run business and one of the leading manufacturers of Tiffany lamps in North America. Any of their quality made Tiffany lamps would make an excellent gift, especially their line of holiday Tiffany accent lamps.

My personal favorite is the holiday Gingerbread House Accent Lamp. This festive lamp has pine green and berry red stained glass, candy cane and white winter snow accents on a beautiful amber frame.

If you like snowmen, you’ll love the next two lamps. This frosty pair includes an adorable Snow Woman Accent Lamp. She knows how to accessorise with matching green stocking cap, mittens and stylish red and green scarf. The sharp dressed Snowman Accent Lamp has a black top hat, red and green scarf and red mittens.

Some of the other holiday Tiffany accent lamps include the Christmas Tree Accent lamp, the Sleigh With Presents Accent Lamp, the Santa Accent Lamp and the Mrs. Claus Accent Lamp. All of the holiday Tiffany accent lamps have amazing detail and bright, vivid holiday colors. These lamps are only available for purchase by an authorized Meyda Tiffany dealer such as HomeTreasureCove.

So avoid standing in long lines at the post office and burning up your gas running from store to store. We can ship any of the gifts you buy online from us directly to your friends and family. Happy holidays and happy holiday shopping!