Christmas Wish List

We’ve asked some of our loyal customers what’s on their Christmas Wish List from our store and this is what they picked…

1. Dropit Hooks –  fabulous, unique and great quality. Create something different on your walls.

Dropit Hook Canada

This picture below gives a great indication of the size of the hooks!

Dropit Hook Canada

2. Handmade Grass Clay Vase – great gift to help lighten ones mood by bringing a tuft of grass into the home this winter. This vase is handmade, watch how it comes together here.

Grass Clay Vase Handmade Canada Denmark

3. These unique Consilium vases are so sweet and cute in any space!

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

4. The classic herb stand, a great gift idea for the cook of the family! They can keep fresh herbs year round and have it just an arms length away while cooking.

Herb Stand Canada Denmark

5. Tint Throw Blanket, snuggle up with your loved ones this winter in this soft 100% New Zealand wool blanket.
Christmas wish list Tint Throw Blanket

 Also check out more great products in the Blackthumb store. All our products have been sourced and imported directly from Scandinavia.

If you would like use to gift wrap anything with a special note, just send us an email and we will be happy to do that for you!

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

Cozy Black & White Interior

It seem as winter is quickly approaching  we are seeing more and more of these gorgeous interiors filled with monochrome tones. I’m loving all the dark walls that are popping up. This lovely space is in Norway and belongs to graphic design student Mari Kristin Olsen. I really like the stools, and find that all the wood used throughout really adds a lot of warmth to the space. I also love how they’ve incorporated the lounge setting with the dining room table, how comfortable does that look.

Hope you’re all having a great day!

Souce: http://decordots.com/

Nature Inspired Christmas

Well I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by! Christmas is just around the corner so I thought I would do a post to help you come up with some fresh ideas on how to bring Christmas into your home this year with a nature inspired Christmas.

Our shop is stocked with unique and beautiful products for your loved ones. We have a flat shipping rate of $9.00 on now until Christmas and we can provide Christmas wrap and a special personalized note from you to your loved, contact us for details.

1. This is a beautiful way to gift wrap your presents. All you need is brown paper, burlap or ribbon, pine cones and some greenery. It’s a lovely, simple, and clean look!

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

2. Vases filled with short needled pine and holly. These sweet little  vases display ilex berries and pine beautifully don’t you think?

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

3. Fill a planter with green foliage to create a subtle yet classic look, which you can use as a center piece. Some classic greens to add are pine, berried juniper, ceder, ilex berries, boxwood, magnolia leaves or holly berries.

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

4. Make your own Christmas wreath, find inspiring wreath ideas here.

Ways to bring Christmas indoors Canada

5. There’s nothing that gets me more into the Christmas mood than a house smelling of fresh Christmas baking. This Gingerbread Pear Cake is easy to make for your next Christmas gathering.

Christmas Gingerbread pear cake Canada

Enjoy!

Source: http://ignitelight.tumblr.com/

Eye for Detail: Jeffrey Moss

I love when I come across a space created by someone with a great eye for detail.

This apartment which belongs to Jeffrey Moss, is so beautiful and unique. The walls crawl with black and white photos, none taken any later than 1963. It creates a wallpaper effect, and is full of so much history. I think it would be amazing to do a project like this, gathering pictures from all around the world and wondering who the people were, and what their story was. There is a market in Hong Kong that I have stumbled upon a few times filled with pictures (some a little graphic) and I always wonder how they ended up in the hands of the merchant, and who the people actually are, it’s fascinating.

Jeffrey Moss is an accomplished photo stylist and filmmaker and his exceptional eye for detail is so evident in the beautiful collage he has created.

Source and to see more visit http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Home/July-August-2010/Still-Life/

1934 Modern Home Design

This beautiful home was built in 1934 and is 230 square meters.
I love the exposed brick, and the raw wooden floor, it gives the space warmth and a very inviting feel. The family style table is stunning, I’ve always wanted one of those! The ceiling detail is also very subtle and elegant. They’ve done a wonderful job creating such a cozy atmosphere in this old yet modernly renovated home!

Source:

 http://www.femina.dk/bolig/boligreportager/bolig-entreprenoerens-og-storvildtjaegerens-legeplads

 

How to Regrow Vegetables from Scraps

Being one of those people with a black thumb (I think its slowly getting greener though!) I would always get a bit nervous trying to grow or keep something alive, in case it died again! If you’re like me, I thought you would like to know about this list of vegetables you likely have in your kitchen that regenerate. It’s a great way to start an indoor garden this winter, and really what do you have to lose since you’ve already bought the vegetable anyway! Have fun and I would love to hear how your progress goes, you can share with us through Instagram @loveplantgrow and check out the Herb Stand by Normann Copenhagen as a great product to use for regrowing and will look fabulous in your kitchen as well! Have fun and happy growing.

Garlic Sprouts- from garlic clove or bulb

Using a small clear container (so you can tell when the water needs to be changed) add enough water to cover the bottom of the container, just enough that it touches the bottom of the clove/bulb. Be careful not to submerge it as it can cause it to rot. Change the water when it appears cloudy, every couple days is best, and also keep an eye on the water level and add more as needed. You’ll need to place it in a bright sunny place, to maximize the growth. You can start harvesting your sprouts after they reach 3” tall, they can grow up to 10” tall. About 2” of the sprout blade is equal to 1 tablespoon. These are used best as a garnish on fresh food such as salad, hummus, guacamole, and other dips. If you’d like you can transfer to soil, but it isn’t required as the spouts are able to get the nutrients it needs from the clove.

regrow-galric-sprouts

Romaine Lettuce

Fabulous for so many dishes. By saving the bottom of the lettuce head place the bottom stump in a clear container in half an inch of water. Be sure to check the water level and add more as needed and change regularly, every couple of days. The lettuce will need to be place in a sunny window sill. It will start to regrow very quickly! Also you can transplant to soil but it’s not necessary as it grows really well in the water.

 

Vegetable to regrow in your kitchen Canada

Bok Choy

Fabulous with a stir fry, or as a side with chicken or fish, this is another easy vegetable to regrow. By placing the base of the bok choy in small container of water in a sunny location it will start to regenerate. Be sure to check the water level, and change it regularly to ensure it doesn’t get slimy. You can transfer to soil after about a week and it will continue to grow.

 

regrow-bok-choy

Celery 

Like the other veggies above this one is also really easy to regrow. Cut off the bottom and place in a clear container with a little bit of water. Check the water level regularly and also change the water to make sure it stays clean. With celery it’s best to let it begin to regenerate in the small container of water and then move it to soil after about a week, completely covering it and watering it to ensure the soil stays moist. You should begin to see leaves and stalks coming through the soil by the end of the first week in the pot. Be sure it keep it in a sunny location and have fun!

 

regrow-celery

Spring Onions

Easily regrown when you place the end with root in a small clear container of water. Keep in a sunny spot in your home and change the water regularly when it starts to get a little cloudy, also check the water levels regularly as well. These regrow quickly and you can continue to start to regrow again after you harvest them. You can also transfer these to soil to regrow but water works just as well. Try this lovely spring onion dip recipe

 

spring onions