Snow globes date back to the early 19th century in France. In 1889, a snow globe containing a model of the newly built Eiffel Tower was produced to commemorate the International Exposition in Paris. Snow globes became popular in England and in the early 1920s, crossed the Atlantic to the US where they became a popular collectors item.
In the 40s, the snow globes became a way to advertise. In the 50s, the glass objects became available in plastic. Today’s globes can be found with music boxes, internal lights and moving parts. In this DIY, you’ll learn how to assemble a simple mason jar snow globe.
When dreaming up the designs for our dressy special occasion looks, we couldn’t help but think back to all of the lovely lace we set eyes on in Scotland. As it turns out, the Scots have mastered a lot in the way of the textile world – from their famous Fair Isle patterns to their iconic Harris Tweed – and lace is yet another craft they lay claim to their repertoire. Follow along to learn more about the inspiration behind our Scottish lace inspired designs!
Fairy tales are believed only to exist in books, movies and our own imaginations. But take a peek behind the scenes of our enchanting holiday shoot, and you’ll find a Scottish wonderland where opulent castles and fairy tale adventures await.
There’s a lot to love about winter—toasty layers, steaming mugs, festive lights, family gatherings, and snowflakes if you’re lucky! It’s a magical time of year meant for celebration, togetherness, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
One of our favorite past times is snuggling up in our coziest PJs with a good bedtime story. And what better way to wind down than with a warm and fizzy bath? Plop in one of our DIY bedtime bath bombs for a relaxing and fragrant tub time treat. Not only are these a cinch to make, but they’re all-natural, your little ones will love them, and they make for a thoughtful homemade holiday gift! Follow along for a simple step-by-step.
From magnificent fairytale castles to highly decorative home interiors, Scotland is an architecture enthusiast’s dream. Ornate details are everywhere you look, with grand Art Nouveau flourishes gracing many of the country’s historical structures and monuments. Our latest Tea prints celebrate the Art Nouveau spirit in lovely detail, and Kirstin Bridier of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is here to share a behind-the scenes look at one of the movement’s most iconic masterpieces.
On the magical Isle of Hebrides, under cozy thatched roofs of traditional “blackhouses”, crofters have been hand-weaving Harris Tweed for centuries. See how our designers found inspiration in age-old techniques.