Category: Celebrations

DIY Hand Loom Designs

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The traditional craft of South American weaving has been passed down through generations of descendants. Today, the tradition lives on throughout Argentina and Bolivia… and the world! During our travels, we’ve seen hand-woven pieces in many countries. Our designers right here in San Francisco even do it as a hobby. Want to know how you can make these in your home? Follow our steps below to create your own hand-woven piece of art, DIY gift toppers and ornaments, just in time for the holidays!

5 Ways to Wrap Presents with Furoshiki

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We travel all over the world for inspiration, and we always find such unique beauty each culture. Long ago in Japan, we fell in love with furoshiki (“foo-roe-sh-kee”)—a traditional wrapping cloth used to carry gifts or clothing. Modern Furoshiki can be made from a variety of fabrics and colors. After years of our furoshiki only available in Tea’s signature brown, we’re so excited to announce that you will now find the cloth in three new colors — navy, light blue and red! We love furoshiki as an elegant, versatile and earth-friendly way to wrap or transport a gift. It can even be re-used as a scarf, a kerchief, a headband, a cape!

Have you ever thought about wrapping gifts in something other than paper? During the winter holidays, 4 million tons of wrapping paper and shopping bags are thrown away. Wrap your gifts the eco-friendly way with our signature Furoshiki Gift Wrap, inspired by the artful Japanese tradition of wrapping gifts in beautiful swaths of cloth. Your giftee can re-use and re-purpose the cloth gift wrap any time of year. Read on to learn how to wrap your presents 5 different ways (in all shapes in sizes!).

Gifts for Every Girl On Your List

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This holiday season, we’re making it a bit easier to surprise your little citizens with something they’ll truly love. We understand that no two little citizens have the same interests. And one outfit can’t make every girl happy!  Does she spend her days dreaming of adventure and loves to hike and ski? Or does she prefer to be cozy and curled up reading the newest books? No matter what her interests are, we have you covered!

Gifts for Every Boy On Your List

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We all know shopping for everyone on your list is a daunting task, especially when each little citizen has their own unique personality. This holiday season, we want to make things just a bit easier for you. We’ve put together the perfect outfits that are easy to gift, whether the little boy in your life is always on the hunt for adventure or he prefers to be at home reading about it, we have you covered!

5 Tea Prints. 1 Table Top. And, a colorful bonus!

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The coveted role of hosting Thanksgiving. You know the job. You need the clean house, the extra chairs, the extra oven space. Where will the desserts go? How many bottles of wine will you need? The last thing you want to worry about is decorating the table! Inspired by the geometrics, florals, silver and golds found in our holiday collection, our Thanksgiving decor seemed like an easy solve. With the help of 5 particular patterns, we pulled together a tablescape perfect for all your fall festivities! 

The History of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving. What comes to mind? You may think… A time to stop and reflect. A time to give thanks. A time for friends and family to pack into your house. A meal that everyone gathers around… they eat and eat until it seems impossible to eat anymore. You may think of your great grandmother’s famous apple pie or your in-law’s fried turkey.

Thanksgiving usually comes along with a few key dishes. You’ll find pumpkin pies, stuffing, green bean casseroles and of course, turkey! While these have become staple dishes, we’re afraid we have to tell you that the pilgrims didn’t actually bond over pumpkin pie. Traditions today have evolved over time. So, let’s a look at history of Thanksgiving and how it all came to be.