What a cute gift for a child - these trains are actually a complete dinner set, which includes plate, bowl, small tray, cup and fork and knife. Brilliant design. Available in blue or pink. $19.95 at Vat 19
I don't know why, but when I saw these Pixel Oven Mitts, I actually did LOL. Maybe it's because I spend my life on computers. Maybe it's the otherworldliness of them. Maybe it's because I could really use a new set of ovenmitts...These are sure to be handy (get it) for gamers and geeks, but I promise that normal people would appreciate these too. $16.99 at Perpetual Kid.
This post is dedicated to Rare Bird Finds writer, Ren, who always finds the neatest Dr. Who items. This TARDIS mug shows the TARDIS in disguise as an ordinary phone booth in the streets of Britain, and when you add hot water, it vanishes and reappears on the other side of the mug in a distant galaxy. Cool! $12.99 at Perpetual Kid
The significance of a number for you can be shown everyday on your coffee cup. Maybe you want a 3 to signify that you're a 3 cup-a-day drinker. These porcelain cups have a number on each handle. So sweet. $18 each at Japanese Modern Design
So I'm in the market for a new apron. Have a handmade one that's run it's gamut and is ready to be replaced. While doing a little window shopping online I came across the mother of all aprons. Check out this Wonder Woman apron! I always wanted to don the Wonder Woman outfit for Halloween but never did, and now it's impossible for me to fit in one. This is the next best thing (and I would fit in it ;-) ) $35 (on sale) at Modern Vintage Designs.
Ah, these Flapper Girl Cupcake pick toppers would be a perfect way to liven up a homemade batch of cupcakes on a girls' night in or at your next shindig. Love them! $10 for five at (where else?) Flapper Girl
These black stainless steel bookends show cooks doing what they do best. Organize your cookbooks with this set and you won't be looking all over for that recipe you know you had somewhere. $40 at Designmyworld.net
For the life of me, I can not do a crossword puzzle. I can start one, but I never finish. I have the know-how, a reasonably good vocabulary, a degree in English literature and a really good dictionary, but I can never get it...done. But I know this guy...we all know that guy, right? The one who MUST have the New York Times puzzle, USA Today is not gonna cut it. Well this cookie jar is for him. And for all the rest of you people who can stick it out to the end. It will give a nice pop of color to your kitchen and if you keep it filled, I'll have something to eat while you finish that stupid puzzle. $59.95 at The New York Times Store.
I was actually searching Etsy for some Star Wars stuff this morning (brother in laws birthday is coming up) when this popped up amongst my results. Check this out: custom, made to order 1980s Half Apron with over 40 different fabrics to choose from. Aside from the ones in the picture you can also get the A-Team, Alf and more. $47 from Razor Bloom.
Who doesn't love Mr. T? If you grew up in the 80s watching the original A-Team or even Rocky 3, then you know and love Mr. T. But how about Mr Tea? As in this handpainted, Mr. Tea mug. I pity the fool who don't drink his tea from this mug! $16 a Lenny Mud.
May the Force be with you every morning for breakfast when you make toast with this awesome Darth Vader toaster. Darth's face gets imprinted on every piece of toast - yum! $54.99 at Sky Mall
Don't you hate it when you make a cup of coffee or tea and you don't get to drink it fast enough so it gets all cold? This Put A Lid On It silicone cup topper will help keep your drinks hot! You can also put it on cans and jars to keep food fresh. Brilliant! $6 at Spoon Sisters
I'm sorry to say that these awesome Marvel glasses are out of stock at the moment, but I wanted you to be able to know as soon as they come back so click on that little button and stay in the loop. These would make such a great gift for any Marvel fan on your list. I am partial to Wolverine, myself, but you really can't go wrong with these familiar faces. $24.99 at Perpetual Kid.
Ever so not the coffee drinker, I prefer a nice cuppa tea. This little red riding hood set comes apart as a functional tea-for-one with the head as a cup, the bottom to hold the tea, and the lid to keep your cup's contents nice and warm. So cute! $60 at Made 590
Do you have a mini that mimics your every move? My little is obsessed with my high heels and being in the kitchen to help whip up a batch of something yummie. These retro pocketed aprons would add a skosh more pizzazz to the spirit of kitchen play, don't you think? $12.95 at Land of Nod
Make a big pot of this Pleasant Holidays with Family Tea and pass it around. I don't know what's in this tea, but it promises I'll have pleasant holidays with family. Ok. Bring it on! Anything should help. $9.99 at Blue Q
Forget the weird little people gingerbread cookies this Holiday season. Make your friends envious with these NinjaBread Men cookie cutters. Heck, make Ninja cookies anytime and kick a**. $9.95 for set at UMA.
The scenario: you have 20 people over for Thanksgiving. Things are stressful enough, but dinner went well. Time to wash the dishes. Your ring slides off your finger and into the sink and down into the garbage disposal. Not a problem. With this Alligetter Garbage Disposal Retriever, you can just reach down in there without having to touch the disgusting food scraps off of everyone's plate and retrieve your ring. No stress, no mess. $19.99 at The Container Store.
Ah, love the modern and sleek design of this espresso set. This espresso set, which was a winner of a student design contest, includes a bamboo tray with six inset bamboo saucers,porcelain cups, and stainless-steel spoons that rest across the cups. Don't just use it for espresso - consider using it to serve desserts and appetizers. $48 at MOMA
I have no connection with Cincinnati. Not sure I've ever even been there. But there's something about this charming tea towel that makes it seem really appealing. Great typeography and a nice, clean style would make this an ideal choice for a guy's kitchen, I think. Or...you know...my kitchen would be good too! $22 at VisuaLingual.
It is soooo beer season. I'm sick of going to the drawer to get out my bottle opener and then throwing the cap away when I could be drinking my precious beer already. That's why I need a personalized bottle opener witha cap catcher just like this! $31.50 at Innovation Workshop.
This handy tool can open canned food without leaving any sharp edges. Plus, there is a mini-plier that lifts the lid right off so you don't have to use your finger or a fork to try and lift out that can top. But again, let me repeat - no sharp edges! In addition, the auto safety master opener can break vacuum seals on jars, pull open soda can tabs, pop open a bottle cap and twist off a screw cap. Awesome! $19.95 at Vat 19
Now I am in no way a fan of sushi. Can't stand the stuff. However, this hand thrown Cruet and Sauce dishes just jumped out at me today. I love the simple designs and the blue glazes are just some of my favorite colors when it comes to pottery. I'm sure you could use it for bread dipping sauces or anything aside from Sushi. $60 at Sandy Moore Designs.
One of my dear friends and I were recently discussing back-to-school fears and hers included her mini's very scary allergy to nuts. When I came across the Divvies Bakery Cookbook which boasts fabulous recipes without the milk, eggs or nuts-- an allergy-mom's dream-- I just had to share. $17.15 at Amazon
Just cruising around the Kitchen ceramics on Etsy and I came across these cute Tea Bowls. These are traditional Japanese style tea cups or bowls rather. I like these because of the brilliant color and that they come in their own little gift box ready to go. There are other patterns available. $55 at Zalt 57