CAN'T GET ENOUGH BLUE AND WHITE? 3 GARDEN STOOLS TO LOVE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Garden stools, the versatile decorative accessory have been spotted in living rooms and sitting rooms, library's and porches, providing the perfect side table.  Because of their interesting shape and small footprint, garden seats make a nice addition when space is at a premium. You can find interesting one's out there, and when I came across this trio of blue and white patterned ceramic versions at Wisteria I knew they were worth sharing.  I love their versatility, and garden stools have become a new classic accessory in fresh traditional interiors.

Photos courtesy of Wisteria

Photos courtesy of Wisteria

The painterly squiggles and dashes of the Zen Stool feels very 1980's but very now because of the monochromatic contrast of the blue and white

A spiral design in two shades of blue on the Koan has a bit of whimsy; I like the use of positive and nagative space

In a candy stripe, the Dharma would mix well with prints and solids 

AN ELEGANT BUG REPELLENT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Lavande Farm

Photo courtesy of Lavande Farm

Annoying, biting bugs are part of summer. Keeping them at bay doesn't have to be an unpleasant smelling experience anymore.  Scented with relaxing lavender oils, Lavande Farms Mosquito Spray handles bugs for up to five hours by disrupting their nervous system and sending them on their way. Grown in Austin, the lavender is pure and the elegant bottle and label look more beauty product than bug repellent, so you will feel good  giving it as a thank you gift. Make this must-have natural spray part of your beach bag contents and enjoy summer evenings unbitten.