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giveaway! where women create + celina mancurti

the talented celina mancurti has been featured in the latest issue of where women create, so she reached out to see if we’d be interested in giving away three of her beautiful tea towels along with the spring issue of where women create together as a giveaway. of course, i said yes! celina is a passionate artist who loves hand-screen printing, handcrafting linens and using eco-friendly materials to create sustainable linens that will last for generations to come. i always love peeking into an artist’s creative spaces, and have really enjoyed getting to know more about celina’s process. i know you will, too!

giveaway! where women create + celina mancurti

about the tea towels: these hand-screen printed tea towels are made of 100% linen and printed with water based inks. they feature a cotton twill tape hand-tied loop and a vintage button sewn on by hand. they are approximately 18 x 22 inches. the linen and print softens with each use and wash, producing a more absorbent towel and vintage feel over time.

about where women create: this magazine invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.


about the giveaway: this giveaway is only open to those with a US or Canada shipping address.

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, march 24th at midnight, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: head on over to celina mancurti’s shop and take a look around. then come back here and leave a comment letting us know why you would love to win this set of tea towels and magazine.

additional ways to enter:

>> like both going home to roost and celina mancurti on facebook and leave another comment here letting us know you did so.

>> share on twitter and be sure to include my handle @gohometoroost – then come back here and leave another comment letting us know you did so.

>> share the above giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #celinamancurti & #goinghometoroost. come back here and leave another comment with the url of your pin.


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skip the paper towels

March 8, 2011

Posted by in simple living

i haven’t bought a roll of paper towels in 5 years. many years ago when i started learning about our environment and what effect we have on it, i quickly felt a personal responsibility to reduce my impact. first on the list was to cut out any unnecessary items. what was first? paper towels! they are a convenience we simply can’t afford. we just don’t need ‘em. here are some quick statistics:

– americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day.

– 51,000 trees per day are required to replace the number of paper towels that are discarded every day.

– the paper industry is the third largest contributor to global warming.

ready for the solution? switch to cute cloth napkins and dish towels!

vintage napkins
if your household uses one roll of paper towels per week, you could save more than $100 per year by switching to dishcloths, tea towels and napkins. plus, how darling is it to hand out cute vintage napkins to your guests rather than paper towels?!

think you can make the switch?

vintage napkins:

{row 1: 60’s neon splash napkins, gray and burgundy napkins, vintage napkins}
{row 2: rust rose circa 1950, lime green linen dinner napkins, mod rust and brown linen napkins}
{row 3: turquoise and fruit napkins, vintage earthtoned colored napkins, linen harvest dinner napkins}

simple living
resources: 1800recycling, a lighter footprint

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hi love birds!  i’ve been doing a little house cleaning, and thought i would share the news!  i’ve moved some things around as well as added tons of new things to my etsy shops, so here’s a recap!

the kitchen roost etsy shop

first off, aprons and tea towels have made the big move! you can now find all kitchen related goodies in the kitchen roost etsy shop.  here you’ll find aprons, tea towels, and organic shopping bags.

old renewed etsy shop

i’ve done quite a lot of work to my long neglected vintage shop, old renewed! here you’ll find vintage goodies to spruce up your your home decor, organization style and retro kitchen.

home to roost etsy shop

lastly, you’ll now find only eco-friendly wool felt pillows in the home to roost etsy shop! i’ve added lots of new designs and have a few more in the design stage, so stay tuned!

xox! bonnie

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mengsel designs

June 17, 2010

Posted by in handmade

mengsel design

the definition of mengsel is mixture, which pretty perfectly describes this london based south african designer, luzelle van der westhuizen and her work. luzelle’s work is inspired by african and scandinavian design, and i just can’t get enough of her beautiful prints.  my favorites (of course) are the retro rooster and moka express designs, two of my favorite things!  be sure to visit her beautiful blog and website as well, you’ll find enough inspiration to last you all day!

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the kitchen roost

February 19, 2010

i can’t believe it’s friday already! have you had a good week?  i feel like ours here has kind of been all over the place, but i’ve really enjoyed it and appreciate you hanging in there with me!  now for the news i’ve been wanting to share with you…

the kitchen roost

i opened a new etsy shop! haha, yes that’s right. feel free to whop me up side the head and ask, what are you doing?! i concluded that it was time to get all of my kitchen goods in one shop separate from the other, so alas, the kitchen roost was born!

to jump off the new shop, i’m also introducing a new line that i’m calling the organic kitchen. in addition to my usual aprons and tea towels, i’m now offering new tea towels, veggie produce bags and reusable shopping bags, all made from 100% organic cotton canvas. and, the appliques are all scraps leftover from aprons, so i’m saving those from heading to the dump.  what do you think?

i’ll be busy this weekend transferring all of my aprons and tea towels to the new shop, so when you’re looking for my kitchen goods, make sure to head to the kitchen roost! xoxo!

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i am dorkas

February 1, 2010

Posted by in handmade

i am dorkas jewelry lately, i’ve been completely loving i am dorkas! marianna dorkas jamadi is a “finnish, indonesian, california born, brooklyn based, world bound, creative creature of anything but habit.”  that, i’ll agree with! her collaborative work with her mother on textiles and portuguese beau on jewelry have brought out influences from all over the world and into her stunning creations.

i am dorkas napkins and aprons

working with her mom on kitchen textiles has resulted in these stunning napkins, aprons and tea towels.  i love to see a family come together to create, and this collaborative, cultural adventure is a definite must see!

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