We’re thrilled that you guys love our new kitchen linens collection as much as we do. They are such a delight to behold and can be used in so many ways – as placemats, to line serving trays and fruit baskets or to decorate the home.
One of our customers, Min Choi, kindly shared with us her creative take on our tea towels – by using it as gift wrap for boxed liquor and a bottle of wine! We love how easy it is, and best of all, can be re-used long after the gifts have been unwrapped. Here’s her step-by-step guide for stylishly wrapped presents:
For boxed gifts
1. Place your gift in the center of the tea towel.
2. Take one end of the tea towel and fold it over the gift.
3. Lift the bottom of the tea towel and hold it in place.
4. Take the opposite end of the tea towel and make a triangular fold with it.
5. Wrap the triangular fold over the gift, then twist the top and fasten it with ribbon or twine.
For a bottle of wine
1. Slip the neck of your wine bottle through the loop at the back of the tea towel to secure it.
2. Take one end of the tea towel and fold it over the bottle.
3. Roll the bottle towards the other end of the tea towel.
4. Tuck in the ends and secure the package with the loop on the tea towel.
Thank you Min, for showing us how you are re-purposing our tea towels!
How are you using your Poketo kitchen linens? We’d love to hear from you!
Nothing brings a smile to our face than lovable creatures that somehow sneak into our dishware Wouldn’t you love having these guys sneak a peek at you early in the morning as you slurp through your morning cereal?
Made with beautiful white porcelain, these wave bowls make use of the peaks and valleys to form a cheerful silhouette of a lion, elephant, dog or cat.
Put them by the door and have a critter stand guard over your keys, coins and knick knacks. I never know where I put those little items in my pockets, so maybe now I won’t forget to drop them with the most lovable animals in town.
The best part of these bowls are the thoughtful details in and outside the bowl. See those paw prints in front?
This dog derriere is the cutest. I’m fighting the urge to help him up the lip of the bowl.
This elephant is trying to reach an apple subtly drawn just to the side. (See it?) Guess elephants aren’t working exclusively for peanuts after all.
This lion isn’t here to scare anyone. It’s just there playing with a butterfly just out of reach on the left.
Made in Nagasaki, Japan, each bowl is beautiful and an endless source of everyday inspiration. Bring a little friend home and see what you think.
Color literally makes the world a brighter, happier place, which explains why we are enchanted with these mugs.
Each of them were dipped into a colored glaze to create a simple, beautiful color-drenched look. It was hard to pick which hue we liked best, so we went with all of them: charcoal, blue, yellow and red.
Made in Nagasaki, Japan, these beautiful white porcelain mug is made even more special with a dose of color. The dipping process creates a nice, subtle gradient that gently fades to white. Doesn’t that look like liquid sunshine?
Sunshine in a cup.
This reminds me of a clear, blue sky.
The red wakes up my senses.
A classic combination.
Which one is your favorite?
With the start of fall (and school!) comes one beloved annual tradition…. the Back-to-School Shopping Trip. We may not be in school anymore, but it’s a great time to find deals on small items to perk up our living spaces.
If you’re moving into dorms, apartments or little corners this fall, don’t forget to get in on our 50% off sale on art prints and wall decals. And keep these easy tips in mind:
Blank walls are white canvases, add your style and go!
Keep your walls neutral, but add a row of framed art to create a great contrast without chaos.
Art prints bring a pop of color into a neutral space. A great piece can also be a conversation starter.
Shop for space savers
Look for furniture that does double duty or folds into a compact space, so you can maximize the space in your apartment. Some pieces might be made especially for close quarters, but exercise your creativity and you can often find other uses for pre-existing items.
Swap out one plant for utensils on this mountable planter and you instantly have a bit of green with extra space.
Do without walls, but do divide your space
Walls constrict and nobody ever wants to run into them. Divvy up your living area by adding a visual element. Why not use a plant, a stack of books or wall decals as a divider?
Have you found some great tips to spruce up a small space? We’d love to hear them! Share your photos and tips on the comments below!