Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Time = Party Time

Warm weather and long days make July the perfect month for a great party. We've picked some East of India pieces that will help you host a festive and fun outdoor gathering for family and friends!

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A great way to welcome loved ones or just to set the cheerful, relaxed mood of the event is to arrange big wooden signs on your porch or any outdoor area.

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These versatile art prints encased in durable, frames will give your party a rustic yet refined look.
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This perky little sign will definitely capture the party mood!
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Few things in the collection are as versatile as these DIY-chic reversible paper chains!

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One of the most traditional and beautiful ways to use the paper chains is to string them between trees above your guests' heads. Adding ropes of lights will create an almost magical effect.

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Another option is to hang them vertically-they'll look great when a breeze blows!

And who even says paper chains need to be hung? Use them in an altogether different way by wrapping them around candles, jars of utensils, cups, or whatever else you can think of!

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The skeins of twine East of India carries can also be used to create a multitude of unique and special decorations.

Hanging lights and paper chains is great, but why not also create a funky, original garland that your guests will look up at in awe?

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This beach ball garland is super easy to make and absolutely screams summer fun.

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Transport your guests back to their childhood with this adorable garland, made of pool noodles and craft sticks! And while you're at it, why not serve popsicles at the party?

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For a simple yet incredibly classic look, loop twine around some sand dollars. After all, isn't summer all about taking it easy?

Twine can be used for so much more than just hanging decorations. It can also enhance a table setting in many different ways!

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Wrap a few pieces around the rim of a mason jar candle, tie a bow, and voila: a gorgeous, functional centerpiece. You could also fill the jars with utensils or even food or drinks-get creative!

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Go with a nautical theme and use blue napkins and lifesavers to present utensils in an adorable and tasty way!


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You could also do a fun twist on  napkins and replace them with bandanas! After the meal they can be used as an accessory or even for three-legged races and other games!
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Fore a less rustic and more elegant effect, use ribbon with an uplifting message instead of twine!



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Our porcelain letters are a great way to add a personal touch to your event. Tie them to twine-wrapped napkins to mark each guest's place with their initials. 

Each comes with its own piece of twine, so you can also attach them to wine glass stems or almost anything else you can think of!

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You could also string them on twine to mark different areas, such as the bar or a game station!
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Encourage guests to relax and enjoy with these sweet plates.
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While mugs might not be the first thing you'd think to have at a summer party, the messages on these ones are as light and cheerful as the season itself.

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Create centerpieces by filling mugs with beautiful summer flowers, maybe even from your own garden if you're going for a natural, home-grown look. (The books are optional, but why not pile up some great beach reads and let people borrow the ones they find interesting!)

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Make microwaveable mug pies so your guests can walk around and socialize while enjoying a delicious summer treat!

Have a great party and remember to relax and enjoy spending this wonderful season with friends and family!


CHEERS
xoxo
























Friday, June 12, 2015

This One is for You


With Father's Day quickly approaching, we rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas for your husband, dad, son or any other special father in your life. 


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Because we don't tell you enough! 

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We'd surely all agree 

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I knew this from the moment I said "I do." 

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a special adornment on your gift! 


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 This saying says it all...
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Here's to many more years of being a great father. 

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Ours wish is that you will

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it suits you!

And remember...
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You are the 

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to my Mrs.

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This day is for you! 


CHEERS
xoxo

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Take This Key...


This past week one of our sales associates shared a heartwarming (and clever) story about a recent visit with one of her customers!


"When we came to the “Key to My Heart Key,” she said I will definitely be needing more of those! She told me that a gentleman came in and bought two of these from her, not thinking anything of it. The following week he came back in wearing the key around his neck: he used this key to propose to his wife! Of course she said yes and now they both wear these key’s around their neck! I thought this was so creative and sweet!"

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regardless of the occasion,
Say it with a KEY! 


Cheers
xoxo

Monday, May 18, 2015

Set Your Table With East of India


Warm weather brings many different occasions to celebrate so I rounded up a few 'unlikely' uses for some of our products you need to include at your next BBQ or dinner party. 

This past January at the New York Gift Show I got talking with an event planner who said she loves to use our paper chains as napkin rings. The thought had never even crossed my mind- but look how cute it is! 

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Lets face it, confetti has a bad rap. However, East of India's vintage inspired confetti adds character and depth to any table or display, not to mention you wont find traces of it stuck in your carpet years later.


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East of India's porcelain letters are probably the most versatile item in the line. I have seen customers use the letters to package gifts, make jewelry, and even as drink markers. Each letter comes with twine making it easy to tie around a glass stem.

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Take a closer look!
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We use ribbon all the time for packaging purposes but did you ever think to use it as a napkin ring or to tie on a place setting embellishment such as a flower or an herb?

Photo Courtesy of greylikesweddings.com 

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-send us your ideas at sales@eastofindiaus.com-


CHEERS
xoxo