Functional Decor with a Splash of Color

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In an effort to keep from over-buying, I’ve vowed to only purchase items that are both functional and beautiful. After hearing that Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, I’ve been in full on spring mode! Here I’ve chosen a few select items that will help me get started with some spring cleaning, entertaining, and get back some bright, energetic colors in the house. Let’s hope Punxsutawney’s predictions are right!

1. Check out this Superior Server set at Ladies & Gentlemen. Each piece is available in 4 lovely colors.

2. Available through mjolk and hand made by Japanese craftsmen, the name of this product is “Kake-Busho”, meaning even a lazy person can use it. The small size makes it easy to get into narrow spaces, and is designed to be kept nearby, so that cleaning materials don’t have to be stowed away.

3. This candle is designed so that once the candle is finished burning, the wooden container can be reused for decorative and serving purposes, or refilled with one of the kits at the Himalayan Trading Post.

4. Beautifully painted measuring cups available from Anthropologie.