Collecting canisters

Canisters from Great Bay

Canisters are one of those items that make collecting fun and challenging.  Many times sets are made to be broken, as is the case with this decorative and useful item.  Usually found in sets of three, these containers are little stories in themselves.  But because of their nature as separate items with detachable lids quite often canisters sets do not survive the test of time.  The canister itself can be found in interesting shapes and sizes while the subject depicted on the exterior creates another dimension where stories can be told. 

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Smells like Team Spirit

pink_yankees_bedroomIt’s that time of year again! No, not Halloween (though to be sure, I do have my costume ready for tomorrow night), but time for that Fall Classic; the World Series.  And being in New York, I’m in town to root on my favorite team! Now, I’m not going to go as far as too get any of this paraphernalia, “tchochkes,” if you will. A comfy hoodie is all I really need to show off my team colors. But, should your colors’ run thicker through your veins, here are some ideas as to how to infuse your loyalty into your home decor. Not a Yankees fan? Boo! Hiss! Just kidding, check for your favorite team at shop.mlb.com.

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Store Review: Leopard Fun (the kitchen shop)

Leopard Fun is located up the block from Leopard, the main home shop that we reviewed previously. However you would never expect the stores to be related by the style of the items they carry. Only the name of the shop gave it away. Both stores carry well made items – but Leopard Fun has a heavy dose of whimsy – which is great for the kitchen.

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Ignore the wallpaper and the seriously shoddy job of pasting the wallpaper on the wall – how cute are these kitschy clocks?

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Jewish drinking glasses, really!

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I can’t decide if these 10oz. juice glasses from Fishs Eddy are a nightmare or a hoot, they remind me of those printed jelly jars from way back when.  If anything they are haltingly insane, so much so that I stopped in my tracks when I saw them.  Labeled “Heroes of the Torah” and priced at $20.00 for a set of 4, you get a unique opportunity to re-connect with Rabbi’s “Goldberg, Hildenseiner, Rabinovitch & Spector (thank you very much).

These drinking glasses may be just what you need to stay connected to your Jewish roots just in case you didn’t make the connection the first time around… now I’ve seen it all! 

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Photos by Fishes Eddy online

* They do ship internationally via UPS.

Store review: Yafe – it’s the things that make a house a home

Store review:Yafe

Yafe is in Gedera. The gift shop is located in one of the restored Biluim buildings that I visited a few weeks ago. There are many buildings that have been converted into dress and gift shops, bars, restaurants and even a hairstylist. I think what drew me in were the windows.

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