Along The Way

December 7, 2016

Throughout the year I may stumble upon an idea or an item or two that seem like the perfect gift come Christmastime. If you follow simplequietmodern you may have noticed some of them popping up over the last many months…others just jotted down and slipped into a file until they’re needed. Like now.

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Set of three natural broom cake testers for you, and two of your favorite bakers. photo via http://lostine.com/collections/kitchen/products/cake-tester

Worse than running out of Champagne is running out of glasses. Everyone could use a specially price set of  8 cylinder flutes at the holidays. The rest if the year they can be put into service as a simple cluster of vases. photo via http://www.cb2.com/set-of-8-cylinder-champagne-flutes/s422283

It reminds me of those great Sputnik inspired Christmas ornaments of the 50’s, but on a much grander scale at 24″. Who wouldn’t love to receive this simple statement? photo via http://www.shopterrain.com/holiday-home-decor/winters-night-star

Based on Woodcut by artist Brian Nash Gill is this simplequietmodern set of 12 notecards. We all know someone who would rather put pen to paper than text. Photo via https://www.purlsoho.com/woodcut-notecards.html#

A perennial favorite… the Heath Ceramics Holiday Candle. Their large modern cup, in Linen, is filled with a soy wax candle by Scents of San Francisco in a warm spicy blend of cinnamon and fir. Photo via http://www.heathceramics.com/decorate-items/candles-and-lighting/holiday-candle

A little retro holiday sweet treat might be in order for someone, like these Bourbon Balls. A simple no-bake DIY that is always appreciated. photo: gp https://simplequietmodern.com/?s=bourbon+balls

 

 

 

 

Cleaning Up

December 4, 2016

I’m a sucker for a linen dish towel. What can I say? I love natural linen. And, with all the holiday baking, cooking, prep, entertaining and clean-up it seems I can never have enough. A good linen apron doesn’t hurt either. You might have someone on your Christmas list that might feel the same.

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My favorite Lithuanian linen towel from Fog Linen http://needsupply.com/linen-lined-kitchen-cloth.html

Black linen Garcon apron by Fog Linen http://needsupply.com/life/brands/fog-linen/linen-garcon-apron.html 

Black brushstrokes screened on natural cotton and linen by Cotton and Flax is made in the USA http://needsupply.com/linen-tea-towel-brushstroke.html 

White dot pattern screened on natural flax by Hawkins New York   http://needsupply.com/linen-printed-tea-towel-dot.html

All photos via Need Supply Co.