Dry erase boards come in handy for jotting down memos and to-do lists, especially once your kids are old enough to have school projects and activities of their own to keep track of.
If you’re looking for something with a little more style than a typical white square dry erase board, I think this London phone booth dry erase board from WallPops is simply adorable.
The WallPops dry erase board is made in the USA. It’s approximately 18.5 inches long and is 43 inches tall, so it provides lots of space for notes, lists, or silly doodles. A dry erase marker is included.
WallPops dry erase boards are repositionable vinyl decals, so they are easy to add to any room in your home. They don’t leave behind a sticky residue when removed, so they are perfect for renters or anyone who likes to change up their decor on a regular basis.
I like this particular dry erase board design because the different panels in the phone booth serve to visually separate each note. This means the phone number of the plumber you need to call doesn’t end up next to your reminder to buy construction paper and glue sticks for your third-grader’s science fair project.
You can buy the London phone booth dry erase board from WallPops on The Grommet for $20.95. Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more and this site has a ton of neat items for men, women, and children. Many of their products are made in the USA, handcrafted, and/or eco-friendly.
Although I do appreciate the sentiment behind a bouquet of fresh flowers, I’m always a little sad when the arrangement dies. That’s why I love these gorgeous paper roses from West Elm.
What could be cuter than a dozen roses that will never drop or wilt?
The roses are made from hand folded paper with wire wrapped stems and have a light red color. For $36, you get a set of 12 roses with 16 inch branches.
No vase is included, so you either need to use one from your personal collection or pick up a pretty West Elm vase with your order.
Paper flowers are a sophisticated alternative to silk flowers, but you do have to keep in mind that they are more fragile than silk flowers.
The product description says to wipe the flowers clean, but I’m thinking compressed air would also work to take care of the dust. (I often use a can of compressed air to freshen up my origami flower arrangement.)
You’ll also want to keep the flowers on a high shelf away from curious little ones who might try to take them apart.
If roses aren’t your thing, West Elm also has paper tulips, hellebore blossoms, snow drops, and dogwood blossoms that you can purchase. Floral arranging isn’t one of my talents, but the West Elm website shows several pictures of lovely arrangements that you can make from combinations of the paper blooms.
What’s your flower preference? Would you like a bouquet of paper roses or would you prefer the real thing?
Photo credit: West Elm