Purr-fect Gift for a Cat Lover and Mats Jonasson Crystal Sculpture Collector

In honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day, here is an opportunity for cat lovers to treasure a keepsake that will last more than 9 lives.

Kitten with yarn - Mats Jonasson Signature Collection
The kitten with a ball of yarn is part of the Mats Jonasson Signature Collection

This is a sweet Mats Jonasson crystal paperweight sculpture, intaglio carved from a slab of Swedish crystal in the form of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn. The crisp detail reveals it is a striped tabby.

Fully signed “MJ Sweden” on the bottom.

This  work is from the Mats Jonasson Signature Collection, Made in Sweden. Lead Crystal 28% lead.  Perfect condition.  Box slightly worn as shown above.

It would make a lovely gift for the cat lover or the collector of Danish / Scandinavian Modern art glass.

Size: 3-1/4″ high by 3-3/4″ wide, depth varies.

Price is $80 plus shipping and handling.

Only ONE available.

Mats Jonasson Signature Collection - kitten and ball of yarn
A closeup of the handcrafted lead crystal sculpture of a Kitten with a ball of yarn from Mats Jonasson Signature Collection 

For more Mats Jonasson Signature Collection items, visit Al’s Neighborhood.

NOTE: This will be shipped by UPS.  Cost is based on location, shipping from the Chicagoland area.  For more information, fill out the form below.

 

 

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Chocolatey Photo Frame

Kellogg’s® Cocoa Krispies® offers this great recipe.

Kellogg's® Cocoa Krispies® photo frame

Make this delicious photo frame with Kellogg’s® Cocoa Krispies®.

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows — OR — 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Cocoa Krispies® cereal
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel
  • Food coloring
  • Assorted candies and/or multi-colored sprinkles

Directions: 

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add Kellogg’s® Cocoa Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool.
4. Trim desired photograph to about 10 x 6-inches. Cut a piece of wax paper to same size as photograph. Place wax paper on center of cereal mixture. Top wax paper with photograph. Cut narrow strips of wax paper to fit just over edges of photo. Pipe frosting on wax paper covering the edges of the photo, keeping frosting off of the photo. Decorate edges of cereal mixture with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
Note:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

Perfume for Book Lovers

Word for the Day:

bib·li·o·phile
/ˈbiblēəˌfīl/
Noun
A person who collects or has a great love of books.

Read All About It and Smell Like it Too!

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Art comes in all forms — paper and perfume. Click here to get both.

This is a bibliophile’s dream come true… and, perhaps the best marketing campaign for a perfume that sounds like it might smell like my grandmother’s attic: old and musty.

The price is no joke.  This little bottle here sells for $98.  Don’t believe me?  Check it out for yourself HERE.

But before you totally dismiss this gift, which was launched in Milan of 2012, take in account that it is not just a perfume but a book as well… put together in “collaboration with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Wallpaper magazine, avant-garde perfumer Geza Schoen, and German fine-art publisher Gerhard Steidl” among others.

Paper Passion boasts of having the “chic and wearable smell of a freshly printed book” while including essays by Lagerfeld, Schoen, Wallpaper editor Tony Chambers, and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass.

Perfume: 50 ml. Book: 4 ½” x 6″.

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Tired Old Ass Soak Bath Salts

for the Overworked and  Under Appreciated

Vermont Country Store has the cure-all for those tired of being tired.

What a great present to give to yourself. Aren’t you worth it?

Frame your Loved Ones….

Treasure those Precious Moments

Personalize a picture frame for Valentine’s Day, Wedding Anniversary… or that blissful first 6 months of a relationship.   This photo frame could also make a good Mother’s Day gift as it features the children and/or grandchildren.

Or, you could feature a picture that displays a true, unconditional love…. your pet.

Click on the photo to find more information on how you can own the frame.

Personalized photo frame

Personalize this photo frame this Valentine’s Day.

     OR… Celebrate your Independence….

Love gone sour but the picture with the two of you together was the best one of you EVER?  No problem.   Just cut out the other person in the photo (or fold it over if you want to keep it…. just in case) and place the picture in this frame specially designed for such an occasion.  Click on the photo for more details.

"Dear John" photo frame

This frame is perfect for a vertical picture… like half of a couple.

         Treasure True Love

"Am I adopted?" pet frame

Unconditional love is something to be celebrated.

Here’s one more website to check out for Valentine’s Day photo frame: CLICK HERE.

 

Traditional Photo Frames

Lenox photo frame

A beautiful photo frame to capture your favorite memories.  Click here to find these frames on Replacements.com.