Month: September 2022

Guest Picks: Herb Gardens for Gardens and Small Kitchens

I’m not much of a gardener, and granted, I don’t have a lot of space in my little backyard to backyard anyhow. However, I do enjoy having fresh herbs in my beck and call. Thankfully, there are clever ways to easily accommodate a fresh herb garden in or close your small kitchen, even in case you don’t have a great deal of space with which to work. All you will need is a location where your plants will get a lot of sun. Here are a few of my favorites (a few analyzed, others not).

Get ready! Spring is right around the corner. — Liza from (a)Musing Foodie

Garden Beet

Indoor/Outdoor Living Wall Planters – GBP 49.99

This miniature living wall planter is a great method to use wall space in a tight location. The business is based in the UK, but they ship internationally. If that is what you have been on the lookout for, then shoot them an email and they’re able to accommodate.


‘The Edible Balcony’ Urban Gardening Book – $21.99

Need a how-to publication for developing fresh herbs and create in a small area? Check out The Edible Balcony from Alex Mitchell.

Chef’s Resource

Bacsquare 4 Flexible Portable Container Garden – $159.95

If you’ve got a 2-foot-by-2-foot area, this petite backyard container is perfect for herbs, or possibly a small vegetable garden. Slip it in the corner of the kitchen or outside on your deck or terrace.


Rectangle Metal Wall-Mounted Cedar Herb Garden Planter – $149.99

This very simple and contemporary wall-mounted herb garden can be used indoors or outside.

Bobby Berk Home

Boskke Sky Planter, Extra Small – $25

Sky Planters from Boskke are perfect for small spaces because they hang from the ceiling, and you’ve got the ability to position them however you want. Line them up, place each in a distinct portion of your kitchen or create a triangle at a corner. I love these!

Chef’s Resource

Bacsac Window Box Hanging Pots – $124.95

Bacsac hanging window box pots are directly from France and are best for hanging on a kitchen wall in a small space. Imagine several rows on a vacant wall — amazing!

Produced in Layout

Herb Stand Flowerpot – GBP 30

This simple and compact design would be perfect perched on a small counter corner, arm’s reach from right where you’re cooking. And, yes, they ship to North America too.

Plow & Hearth

3-Pot Self-Watering Hanging Herb Planter – $24.95

How about an herb garden that waters itself? I love the idea! In addition, I love the fact that it is a hanging garden, so there’s no need to spare floor or counter space.

Plow & Hearth

Pyramid Planter – $79.95

This tiered cedar space-saver probably would not work in your kitchen, but if you have even a small outdoor spot available, you will still have a lot of room to cultivate your own herbs.


Round Ceramic Coralbell Strawberry Jar With 6 Pockets – $54.99

This herb garden could easily find its way into a kitchen corner sit outside. It’s intended for strawberries, but it would work perfectly for herbs also.


Hanging Planter, Vintage Faucet Handles by Reclaimed Grace – $25

Here’s a small artsy flair to your kitchen walls, complete with space for a couple of small plant crops.

Chef’s Resource

Bacsac Side-by-Side Flexible Pot Portable Herb Garden Container – $49.95

This very simple herb container container is portable, which means you can easily leave it outside most of the time and then take it to the counter when you’re ready to cook. Love it.


Creative Motion Wall Hanging Planter – $8.73

Talk about simplicity! It will not get any easier than this. Hang it on a wall, on a door, outside, inside — the sky’s the limit.


Ceramic Vertical Gardening Bowl by Blue Room Pottery – $42

How about dotting the exterior of your home with a beautiful vertical terra-cotta herb garden? Gorgeous.


Terra-Cotta Round Fishbowl Tascandi Strawberry Jar Planter – $134.75

This large strawberry pot would most likely need an outdoor area, but it still would not take up too much space on a deck or terrace. I love the appearance of natural terra-cotta.


The Urban Garden Vertical Planter – $74.98

This simple backyard can be hung anywhere.


The Vertical Garden Rod by Airy Obsessions – $31

Mix and match flowers with herbs, and alter the corner of your kitchen (or a deck nook) into a beautiful edible garden. You’re able to bring pots to the sink to prevent making a mess.

Master Craft Hanging Basket Bucket Planters – $16.26

Here is another simple way to get your herb garden off the counter and hanging up and out of the way. I’m enjoying that fresh green colour.


Wagon Wheel Rustic 4-Bucket Design Garden Planter – $63.64

For a rustic, classic appearance, have a look at this wagon wheel/bucket combo. When herbs are planted and growing, the green will look great against the dark timber.

Next: 4 Herb Container Gardens for Fabulous Global Cuisine

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Guest Groups: A Gilded New Year

Each January bursts with the luster of new beginnings and hope the new year will probably likely be more wondrous than any before. If I could translate the dazzle of the new year to house decoration, it’d be magnificently bright, hopelessly glamorous and conducive to continued merriment with loved ones. I have compiled 20 of my beloved gilded pieces for the house, hoping to bring a lasting luster for you and yours in 2013. Cheers! — Erika from Radiant Republic

West Elm

Gold Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting – $29

I have always wanted a set of golden flatware. This gilded set is eye-catching and tasteful.

Zhush LLC

Waylande Gregory Gold and White Lava Salt & Pepper Shakers – $135

I adore these brilliant, art deco salt and pepper shakers — plus they are hand-painted to boot.


Pencil Set, Gold – $12

I would love these gold pens for writing grocery lists and displaying in my desktop pencil cup.


Gift Boutique Fortune Cookie Box – $22

Wishing for good fortune in 2013? This darling fortune cookie box stores miniature keepsakes and stays pretty as a screen. I love to keep my great fortune where I could see it, so mine would sit on my desk.

Jonathan Adler

Mr. & Mrs. Muse Brass Place Card Holders – $98

Hosting a dinner party shortly? These brass card holders are too perfect for location settings — I actually “mustache” one to dinner.

Design Darling

Rectangular Lacquer Tray, Metallic Gold – $20

This metallic gold lacquer tray is a stunning entry table inclusion. I would style it with my favorite candle and put it to use for keeping my keys.

Eno Gold Bricks – $115

At the market for a smart doorstop or paperweight? This golden powder-coated, tongue-in-cheek brick by Arik Levy is a brilliant (no pun meant) conversation piece.

Society Social

Gold Stripe Cocktail Napkins – $18

Everyone can use a little glow at the dinner table, and these golden striped napkins do the trick.

Society Social

The Devlin Bar Cart – $515

My New Year’s resolution is to construct a party-worthy pub cart. The Devlin (in golden, no less) from Society Social would be absolutely the most stunning addition to my home.


Shimmer Peek Trinket Dish, Gold – $25

The peek of gold within these trinket dishes is a stunning contrast to the understated outdoor. I would use them on my nightstand to store rings, but they’d also be cute on a dining table to get a pinch of pepper and salt.


Woven Gold Bath Mat – $68

This woven gold mat could be cute only within an entryway. I might place it in my guest clean room to get a little glow.


Imperial Cheese Knives – $198

This cheese knife set is ideal for wine pairing parties. Add a small chalkboard label with every cheese, and the dining table is done.


Gilded Cash Cow Bank – $98

Saving for a rainy day? This tiny bank brings a new meaning to the word “cash cow.”

Frye Art Museum Store

Gold Cards – $18.75

How about a few gold playing cards for a night in with friends? If you’re not one to play with cards, you can frame a set of four. I would hang them in the hallway.


Glitter Salad Serving Set, Gold – $38

All these salad tongs make me want to eat vegetables. Sparkly and candy, they are a fantastic addition to some gathering — and a perfect hostess gift.


2-Piece Dahlia Candleholder Set – $19.95

This two-piece candleholder set reflects beautiful light. I would group three on stacked books on the coffee table.

Brass Gallery

Lion Head Brass Door Knocker – $66

This lion’s head door knocker is regal and sophisticated with a dash of whimsy. It would really pop against my red door.


Beige/Metallic Gold Zebra Stenciled Hide Rug – $700

This metallic and beige hide rug could be darling in a nursery. My spouse and I have (at least) a few years to go until we’ve got one of those, but I would still love to have this in our bedroom.


Golden Animal Magnets – $12

These gilded animal magnets are too adorable. They would be cute in a house office or on a magnetic strip in the entryway for reminders and notes.

Next: Color Guide: How to Use Gold

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