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Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate, Ornaments, Gifts

Here at MaJe Gallery, we strive to find Easy Elegance choices for all areas of your life. Now that the holidays are upon us, elegant holiday choices are at the forefront of our minds. This week, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite new discoveries from across America.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate

Elegant holiday choices like boxed chocolates from Spokandy
Delicious boxed chocolates

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Since 1913, Spokandy, made in Spokane of course, has delighted discerning chocolate lovers with a wide variety of chocolates. In addition to several other options, we now have these delightful and affordable boxes of 8 delicious chocolates. On the left is the premium truffle assortment, complete with eight different flavors because who wants the same one twice? Unless, of course, it’s dark chocolate sea salt caramels. In that case, an entire box of eight will do just fine! And that’s what we have on the right. Just $14 per box. Excellent for teachers, neighbors, staff, and whoever else might pop along unexpectedly.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Ornaments

Elegant holiday choices like these unique triskele ornaments by Palmetto Cat Designs
Triskele Paper Ornaments

Every year, I scour artist websites and the internet for interesting and affordable ornaments. This year, the most interesting choice goes to North Carolina artist Palmetto Cat Designs for her triskele ornaments.  A “triskele” is the “triple spiral” motif found in traditional Celtic art. It’s made of three strips of paper, which are scored, interlocked and folded to create the triple spiral motif.

This group also features the original artwork of the artist. From left to right, we have cats and dogs saying “We woof chew a hairy Christmas”, candy canes, nativity scene, and Santa and Rudolph. Complete with a gift box, the triskele explanation, and a coordinating “to-from” card. Just $14.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Gifts

Elegant holiday choices in gifts like quote keychains by Basic Spirit
Quote keychains

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When you need just a little something, these $12 keychains come to your rescue. Made of heavy-duty pewter, they’ll stand the test of all the use they’ll get because of their daily usage. There’s just one keychain of each quote, so if you like one, get it soon! They even come in their own decorated gift box.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Home Decor

Elegant Holiday choices for home decor include this trio of glass candle shields
A trio of candle shields

Simply elegant trio of fused glass candle sconces add ambience to your dark, dreary evenings and holiday festivities. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, each set of three sells for $39. There is only one set for each color, so if you like this, don’t hesitate to order yours today.  Each set includes one each that is 5″, 6.5″ and 8″ tall.Our newest arrivals can be found on our facebook page, so stay tuned!Next week, keep an eye out for our Elegant Jewelry choices!

Wedding Gifts To Cherish

MaJe customers resist buying wedding gifts from the bridal registry.  Why? Because it’s too boring and meaningless.  MaJe customers want their gifts to be remembered and cherished for many years to come.

Enjoy our specially curated selection of wedding gifts for the coming onslaught of summer weddings.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass tray and bowl
Fused glass tray and bowl

Made in Renton by Covey Designs, this fused glass tray and coordinating “leaf” bowl are a perfect example of a unique, functional art gift. The tray measures 11″ x 9.5″. The bowl is 7″ x 4″ and 1.5″ deep – perfect for a dip for whatever’s on the tray.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass wall vase with copper
Tassled Vase of fused glass with copper

A particularly stunning piece to help decorate the home of the newlyweds is this wall vase. Made in Mill Creek by Charlton Glassworks, the ancient technique of fusing copper between two pieces of glass is what creates the colors and textures. It can hold water and real flowers if you wish, or a simple dried flower arrangement such as is shown here.

Wedding Gifts like this 10" mosaic mirror
10″ mosaic mirror

This gorgeous mosaic mirror was made in Seattle by Angie Heinrich. Angie studied mosaic making with masters in Italy and Spain. She says the biggest lesson she learned from them was craftsmanship.  You’ll notice the excellent finish work on each of Angie’s mirrors – a testament to her lessons learned. Angie’s mirrors come in a wide range of colors and styles. The particular one shown here uses colors present in a wide array of Northwest home decor.

Wedding Gifts like this space needle candle shield
Space Needle Candle Shield

A lower-priced gift that would be both fun as well as cherished is this fused glass candle shield featuring our beloved Space Needle. A combination of translucent and dichroic glass makes this a compelling art piece that has personality both day and night. Made in Kirkland by Celeste Stuhring, this is another wedding gift to cherish.

Wedding Gifts that are fun to use, like this salad set
Beaded Salad Sets – fun and functional

One of our very most popular wedding gifts are these beaded salad sets. Fun and functional, this is a perfect gift because it’s something unique and special that people really enjoy using, but rarely buy for themselves.  Beaded in Seattle by Chantal Trandafir on high quality stainless steel.

Wedding Gifts like this matching pair of wine glasses
A matching pair of wine glasses for the new couple

For a low cost but effective gift, a pair of stemless wine glasses with heart charms is just perfect.  At $15.95 each, this is both fun and light-hearted.  The glass charms are made or opaque and dichroic glass for a bit of sparkle. Many choices of hearts available in store.  Can’t come in? Let me know and I’ll email you pictures of the current selection.

These excellent ideas are awesome for wedding gifts to cherish. And of course, many more ideas can be found in-store as well, so stop by and check it out!

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Five Tips For Holiday Decor

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, especially when you have beautiful things to put out and enjoy.  Our artisans have been hard at work creating lovely things.  Here are five ideas.

Glass decorations for the holidays

Two different artists are at work here, both working in glass. A self-standing snowman couple enjoy looking at the gifts beneath their tree on this lovely fused glass art work by Bellingham’s Heidi VanderWerff.  Just $79.95.  Three art glass trees in varying sizes are made of clear glass, with edges smoothed out both for safety and it also creates a frosted effect.  Nice and sturdy, these actually come in 5 sizes – $18 – $68.

Fused glass holly tray by Linda Covey

Place your Christmas cookies or cheese and crackers on this lovely fused glass tray by Renton’s Linda Covey.  13″ x 8″ and $60.

Fused glass snowman plate

And how about this one?  Adorable or what?  Sparkly fused glass with a bow-tied and top-hatted snowman in the center.  Another perfect dish for cookies or candies, or simply to adorn the coffee table.  Made in Kirkland by Celeste, this one is $32.

Glass and aluminum tree trio

I’m hearing from several customers that they are giving up putting up a real tree now that the kids have moved on.  Instead, they’re getting this fused glass votive tree trio.  Fused glass adorns an aluminum frame, behind which you can find a “shelf” for a votive candle.  The aluminum is open in the back, so when the candle is lit, it glows through the glass is a very charming manner.  Sold separately, these are $18.50, $21.50 and $23.50 respectively.

Group of glass trees

Another choice made by some in lieu of a Christmas tree is this lovely, simple trio.  This features a stack of fused glass in gradually diminishing sizes.  These are nice and sturdy and have rubber feet so as not to mar your table top.  Elegant!  $18 – $68 (5 sizes available in all).

So stop on by and get adorned for the holidays by MaJe artisans!

See you soon!