Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Decorating Ideas for Wine Lovers

You don't have to live in Nappa Valley to appreciate a great glass of wine. Whether you prefer white or red, if you love wine, why not show it?

There are several decorating styles that would work well with a wine lover's theme. An Italian kitchen or Tuscan kitchen theme would go hand-in-hand with a wine lover's decorating scheme. French country decor would complement this style, as would a rustic or country decorating style. You could even incorporate a wine appreciation decorating style with many contemporary styles.

Wine lovers come from all walks of life, young and old, city and countryside, sophisticated and free-spirited. If you like to relax in the evening with a glass of wine or entertain friends with a few bottles of merlot, show off your love of wine with decor that's influenced by this classy drink.

Start off with a decorative wine holder:

Grapevine Bistro Wall Rack

















Grape Cluster Wine Holder






Grapevine Candle/Wine Holder
















Rustic Wine Bar










Artistic Iron Wine Holder

















Wine Plantation Train Case

















Eccentric Natural Wine Rack















Verdigris Vine Wine Rack


















Basketweave Wine Holder







Next, add some decorative candles or candle holders to enhance the room's atmosphere or perhaps add an element of romance:

Mini Wine Glass Candles

















Grapevine Votive Stand


















Wine And Cheese Candle Set


















Grapevine Candleholder



















Finally, add some final touches with wine themed decor:

Wine And Grapes Wall Clock

















Connoisseur Telephone



















Friendship Suncatcher




















Cheers!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Home Decor and Gifts for 2011

It's a new year and hopefully there will be some great new beginnings. I'm certainly keeping very busy over at LoveToKnow, as one of their contributing writers for the Antiques, Bedding and Linens, Furniture, Interior Design and my newest channel, Green Living. I will be publishing a post from another guest blogger in the next couple of days about how to help increase the value of your home in these challenging economic times, so watch for that coming soon.

First, I wanted to share some of the new decor I've been adding to my store for 2011.

These beautiful Asian 3D clocks make very attractive wall decor. Buy one for yourself or as a gift for someone special. It's not too late to order one for Valentine's Day.

3-D Bamboo Designs Wall Clock











3-D Waterlily Designs Wall Clock












3-D Wooden Daisy Designs Wall Clock



Chinese Sayings Bamboo Pendulum Wall Clock













Another nice home accent would be one of these indoor tabletop water fountains. These make a great accessory for a home office because the sound of trickling water has a soothing effect.

Candle Bowl Fountain















Buddha Fountain













Woodland Splendor Fountain






You can find more fountains and other home accents in the contemporary home decor department at HomeTreasureCove.

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