Seven Pretty Ring Dishes

I’m absolutely obsessed with pretty ring dishes. I can’t stop myself from buying one whenever I see a new beautiful dish! Of course, I don’t just use ring dishes to hold jewelry. Some help organize paperclips and vintage stamps on my desk, one holds loose change by the front door, while others frequently hold small components of a DIY project on the kitchen table. I just love seeing these little ceramic dishes around the house – and here are a few of my favorites!

Seven Pretty Ring Dishes / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Love the sweet gold polka dots against a peach background from Up In the Air Somewhere

2. A cat ring dish! From Catbird, naturally

3. I’m completely obsessed with these bold black and white eyelash ring dishes by BDB NY (available for purchase here)

4. Unique colorblocked hexagon ring dishes from Quiet Clementine

5. A fun black and white splatter pattern from Paper and Clay

6. Two of my favorite colors: lavender and peach, with the most delicate gold line down the middle, from Redraven

7. I would happily buy just about anything from Suite One Studios, but I’m completely powerless when it comes to her ring dishes! Dark navy with gold splatters? Iridescent glaze? A deep emerald green or rose pink with gold rims? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

What to Grow in a Cocktail Garden

It’s fall and we’re all pruning our gardens back in preparation for winter – but this is also the time to be thinking about spring seeds and plantings! For my latest guide on eBay I’m talking about the essential elements of a cocktail garden, from herbs to citrus to berries. And the best part is that you don’t need a huge amount of space to grow a cocktail garden! Just a few containers on a patio or balcony and a kitchen window and you’ll be all set. You can find the full guide over on eBay right here – plan now to enjoy delicious cocktails in the spring and summer!

What to Grow in a Cocktail Garden / Oh So Beautiful Paper for eBay

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Quick Pick: Parabo Press

Have you all heard about Parabo Press? It’s a brand new app and photo printing service inspired by small batch printing processes – and it just launched yesterday! Like most parents these days, most of my photos of my kids live on my phone, so I’m always on the hunt for new ways to print those photos and display them at home – or even give them to family as gifts!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press is from the team behind Photojojo, which joined forces with photo printing service Zoomin in 2014. Parabo Press printing processes are optimized for the photos on our phones – no DSLR required! Although of course they will work with DSLR photos, too, but it’s awesome to be able to format and print right from your phone. Parabo offers art book-quality photobooks, small prints in geometric shapes, square photo prints, and accordion photobooks.

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I’m most excited about the Parabo Press larger art prints, including huge 3′ x 4′ black and white engineering prints, risograph prints, and full color newsprints. At price points of $20-$30 the art prints are ridiculously affordable! The risograph prints might be my favorite of the bunch. Risograph prints are printed on Xerox-esque machines that originated in Japan in the 1980s and have a screenprint-like effect. The risograph prints are available in neon pink, neon orange, teal, and blue. It would be amazing to print a favorite photo of my girls in one of those bright colors! And my mind is absolutely spinning thinking of all the party and wedding possibilities, from cocktail menus to seating charts!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

In addition to prints and photobooks, Parabo Press offers fresh and modern display accessories and hardware for hanging the prints on the wall – no framing required! I’m loving the custom wood rails, mylar tape, and pon pins that allow you to pin photos on a wall or cork board without putting a hole in the photo! Genius!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Inspired By: Pom Poms!

I’m having a MAJOR pom pom moment these days. It’s not like pom poms ever go out of style – especially when it comes to curtains and blankets – but I really just want to put pom poms on all. the. things. Baskets? Yes! Shoes? Yes! Here are a few current pom pom favorites!

Inspired by: Pom Poms! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Blabla mobile

2. Eliza Gran Studio baskets

3. Moroccan pom pom blanket

4. Proud Mary pom pom throw (and pillow!)

5. ASOS sandals

6. LEIF Striped Pom Pom Pillow

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights, Part 2

Today I’m winding down my NYNOW Summer 2015 recaps with a few more (non-stationery) highlights from the show! As much as I love stationery, I love getting to see what folks are doing with different mediums – like ceramics, textiles, and leather! Here are a few more favorites from the show:

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Beautiful play blankets (swans!) and sheet sets (eyelashes!) from blabla kids

2. Sparkly ribbon and beautiful red scissors from Studio Carta

3. Modern wood ring boxes from Oh Dier

4. Beautiful painted wood platters and trinket dishes from The Vintage Vogue

5. Hand painted leather business card cases from Cold Gold

6. Painterly ceramics in moody blues from Jill Rosenwald

7. AMAZING new glass and copper barware accessories from Tom Dixon (WANT)!

8. Beautiful new colors and fun patterns from Baggu

9. Minimalist ceramic wall pockets and vases from Ovo Ceramics

10. Beautiful porcelain dinnerware and trinket dishes with gold details from Redraven Studios 

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper