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There's No Place Like Home 

Holiday gifts to brighten the places we live


Photo by David Richmond
Watching time fly Gadget lovers will adore this wood base-mounted silver desktop or mantle clock that is see-through to allow you to view all the working parts by Bulova, $110, from Gentry Corporation (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
Gadget lovers will adore this wood base-mounted silver desktop or mantle clock that is see-through to allow you to view all the working parts by Bulova, $110, from Gentry Corporation (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
Artful presentation
Handcrafted wooden trays from Israel come in several sizes, and socially significant designs are hand-painted on them, then they are lacquered to make them water-resistant and durable, by Kakadu, $26 large, $20 small; from Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 269-5707).

Photo by David Richmond

Photo by David Richmond
Love in bloom
A lovely, healthy orchid adds delicate beauty to any room, $18.95, and the glossy blue ceramic pot, $8, adds an extra spot of color, from Harold's Indoor Outdoor Plants (1135 Press St., 400-3709).
Home-style Christmas
A woven willow pig basket, $58, has a wreath of red berries around its neck and can be filled with anything from fruit to pretty ornaments to these berry rounds, $2.50 each, that can be hung as tree ornaments or used as napkin rings to brighten a holiday table, all from Judy At The Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).

Photo by David Richmond

Photo by David Richmond
Light up their life
A handcrafted cylinder base is painted gold with tiny stripes and large circles on a lamp designed locally by Flambeau, which has a gold band painted around the shade, $250, from Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com). Join the store for the grand opening of its home decor shop from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 10.
Time for art
A vintage 1950s wooden wall clock and matching candle sconces in the "atomic" design by Seth Thomas have explosive appeal, $159, from Neophobia (2022 Magazine St., 569-9963).

Photo by David Richmond

Photo by David Richmond
Test of Time
A Windsor cherry finish adds to the regal stature of this chain-driven grandfather clock with a Westminster chime. The clock features a swan neck pediment and shell overlay at the base of a turned finial, polished brass pendulum and weights, ornate corner spandrels and center disk on the polished and brushed brass face, a locking door, turned and reeded accent columns and more, on sale for $1,323, at The Clock & Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 523-0061; www.worldoftime.com).


Holiday Cut-outs
Add beauty to any room with hand-carved soap-stone containers from Agra, India, home of the Taj Mahal, including this cut-out vase, on sale for $24.50, or a bowl with a top, on sale for $49.50; both from Hopkins Blvd. Home Accents (8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, 864-0277).


Photo courtesy Hopkins Blvd. Home Accents

Photo by David Richmond
Holiday warmers
Ceramic pedestals with lime crackle glaze by HomArt come in several sizes, prices range from $18 to $27, and are a perfect base for large green candles wrapped in bamboo b y Bungalow Home Design, $21 each, all from Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com).
Toast of the season
Just in time for holiday celebrations are these new crystal champagne flutes decorated with hand-etched fleur de lis designs from local designer Mignon Faget, $120 for a set of two; from Mignon Faget (3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, 835-2244; www.mignonfaget.com).

Photo courtesy Mignon Faget
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