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Free Gift Tags Online

Wrap, tape, cut, tie…. While you are in the midst of packaging your presents, why not top them with a darling and free gift tag that you can download from artists and designers online? And yes, I said FREE. What an incentive! I found a few that I liked and thought I’d share them with you…

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Artist Lisa Grue

Danish artist and fashion illustrator Lisa Grue just released her new signed prints under the theme, Where is Alice?, meant to help us see the magic in the everyday life as well as our childhood and to also lay truth on the fact that so many modern woman are looking for adventure in the wrong places. Her work is sweet but edgy…

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Where Are You Shopping?

I always like to know where people shop online for great gifts. Please reveal, I would love to know where you are shopping currently to make this season merry & bright for you and your dear family and friends. A personal favorite of mine, valued for their unique products, is the…

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Candles That Crackle By DayNa Decker

If you are still looking for fab gift ideas, and you need something special for a friend who seems to have everything, I’m willing to bet that a DayNa Decker luxury candle will do the trick! I was gifted by one from my friend and “Travel Stylist” blog author Natalie who lives in NYC, she brought one with her to Marrakesh when I taught there…

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Pantone Spring Color Forecast 2011

I know it’s barely Christmas and I’m already in the mood for Spring! Each and every December I geek out a bit and crawl the Pantone website to see what their color of the year is scheduled to be for the new year. Here are the colors that you can expect to see in stores for Spring…

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Online Shopping: Best Handmade Marketplaces, Ever!

Where are you shopping handmade online this season? Recently on decor8 I pulled together a post outlining all of my favorite must-shop handmade marketplaces online along with local craft market events being held between now and Christmas. In the spirit of giving, I thought I’d share the best of the best online marketplaces for handmade art & craft with all of you here today, too. Here’s my round-up of the best handmade online marketplaces, ever!

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Gift Wrap From Anthropologie

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Anthropologie, gift wrap and notions do not spring to mind but now… well it’s a different story. They’ve rolled out a limited edition line for the holidays and seeing it I can totally see this working well for them going forward during the holiday season. Did you have a chance to watch this cute video that they put together to show customers a glimpse of their goodies? If not, you have to check it out because it will surely put a smile on your face today.

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Looking For Lovely Cards To Send?

If you are looking for lovely letterpress cards to send this season, or for a stunning calendar for 2011, or even some button coasters for your next cocktail party then look no further than Parrott Design Studio. I love designer Sarah Parrott’s work, her letterpress impressions are so deep and the cotton paper she uses is so sumptous and lovely. And… you can now take 10% off! More on that below…

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Vintage Industrial Lighting

Vintage Industrial style doesn’t seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon — I see more and more big box retailers jumping on the trend wagon and embracing it with open arms. Recently while browsing the always fabulous Restoration Hardware website, I came across some of their new lighting – some vintage with definite French influence, others more industrial 1930s, and together this stuff works just brilliantly in a room. I also came across their amazing discount, which I’ve detailed at the bottom of this post so make sure you check it out!

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Meghan Guthrie Prop Stylist (with an etsy shop!)

I follow lots of prop stylists, I find them so inspirational and innovative — I love seeing how they arrange things and often re-purpose items in fresh, new ways. One stylist that I like is Meghan Guthrie, who is based in NYC, and found out just today that she has an Etsy shop, The Marshmallow Guild, where she makes and sells bunting and alphabet pillows for kiddies. This is a sweet discovery! Here are some of her products below.

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