All At Sea


I really like home decor for gifts – obviously it ties in nicely when you’re staying at someone’s place as a houseguest, attending a party and wanting to thank a hostess, or simply gifting someone with a housewarming token. Obviously, someone out there recognizes that our home is one of our most prized possessions, so who wouldn’t want a gift to go with it? Today’s gift ideas are all for the home – with a summery, nautical twist. I’ve handpicked items that evoke the season, so no matter the occasion you’ll have a go-to gift at the ready.

Quercus Design Beachcombing SeriesBeachcombing Series No 34 – $41 @ Quercus Design
First up we’ve got a photography series from Bar Harbor, Maine-based photographer Jennifer Steen Booher. Trips to the beach net all kinds of found treasures, which are artfully arranged and then photographed to create these simplistic yet eye-popping visuals. An excellent pick for the bathroom or entryway of a summer cabin.

Docksmith Double iPhone Five DockiPhone 5 Double Dock – $138 @ Docksmith
Another entry from Maine – this time in the form of a would-be carpenter that traverses the coastline to track down pieces of glorious weathered driftwood and repurposes them into docks for your favourite i-Gadgets (including iPads and iPhones of all generations). Personally I love the mix of old-school crafty charm with Apple’s slick products. Imagine giving one of these to your spouse to decorate his or her new office? Shipping ain’t too horrendous either – everything I clicked on was about $16 a pop.

Porthole MirrorPorthole Mirror – $137 @ Amazon.ca
Ramp up the nautical feel with this porthole-inspired solid cast bronze mirror. Use it to create an underwater feeling in a hallway or bathroom, or if you’re simply creating an ocean-themed room in your home. Personally I think getting a few of these and using them in the basement could create a virtual ‘yellow submarine’ of your kids dreams – but that’s just me. A fitting retirement gift for the sailor in your life, or a swell pick for that friend that simply loves the ocean life (and look).

Rope DoormatNautical Front Doormat – $70 @ Karen’s Wedding Shop
This rustic rug is inspired by a classic sailor’s knot and makes a great wedding or housewarming gift. The infinite knots are a romantic detail, while the sturdiness of this handwoven mat means it’ll stay in your family for eons. Also cool? It’s actually crafted by a Canadian outfit, which not only knocks down shipping costs ($25) but just feels a little more special too. For the record, this entire shop is a great trove of ‘by the sea’ gift ideas. Browse away!

Roots In Rust Blue Mason Jar DispenserBALL Blue Mason Jar Dispenser – $38 @ Roots In Rust
Yet another fun store that’s simply filled to the brim with summery housewares ideas. Roots in Rust features tons of terrariums, plants and more – and as long as they don’t contain any plants to begin with, they’re all easily shippable to Canada. My personal favourite new houseguest gift is this vintage, limited-edition mason jar pump. The elegant sea glass-inspired blue colour (part of a limited 100-year collection from Ball) sets this apart from an everyday DIY mason jar craft project, while the sleek chrome and cute twine details make it a standout choice for any hostess’ bathroom. Keep in mind, these pretty pumps are only available till the end of 2013 – so stock up while you can and have ready-made gifts tucked away for any occasion.

And with that, I’ve got some seaworthy news – I’m actually giving away a BALL Blue Mason Jar Dispenser to one of you lucky readers. Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by July 4th with  your favourite Roots in Rust product + your favourite featured oceanic gift idea.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 5th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province.

4) Bonus Entry: Roots in Rust is on both Twitter and Facebook. Like ‘em. Leave ‘em a Tweet / Comment. Link back in the comments below. Earn two bonus entries. 

Earn some extra bonus entries (and much love from me) when you refer new folks to the CGG. Learn more here!

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71 Responses to “All At Sea”
  1. janicour says:

    Alphabet planter would make a great baby shower gift. http://rootsinrust.com/collections/best-sellers/products/vintage-alphabet-planter-large. Love the Nautical Doormat. https://www.facebook.com/RootsinRust Janice E Cournoyer

  2. Taps says:

    i like the ‘Zen’ Teardrop Terrarium and the BALL Blue Mason Jar Dispenser

  3. diane p says:

    I like the Steampunk Spring Planter Trio and my favourite gift idea is the Ball blue mason jar dispenser.

    • Zsuzsanna says:

      Diane – the Steampunk Planters are one of my signature designs so I’m specially excited that you picked those out of the mix! Thank you, Zsuzsanna @rootsinrust

  4. diane p says:
  5. cookie3 says:

    My fave Roots in Rust product is the Steampunk Spring Planter Trio .
    My favorite gift idea would be the Porthole Mirror- of course the giftee would have to me,lol.

    • Zsuzsanna says:

      cookie3 – funny, I just wrote this to Diane! The Steampunk Planters are one of my signature designs so I’m especially excited that you picked those out of the mix! Thank you, Zsuzsanna @rootsinrust

  6. I really like the RootsinRust glass orb terrarium. It’s beautiful, but useful. And I really like the driftwood iPhone rechargers. Now all I need is the iPhone…

  7. Joan G says:

    I like the Sweet Natural Pod Garden and the Porthole Mirror as my favourite oceanic gift idea.

  8. Julie G. says:

    I like the ‘Zen’ Teardrop Terrarium and my favourite featured product is the Ball Blue Mason Jar Dispenser.

  9. Jennifer C. says:

    My favourite “Roots in Rust” product is the “Floating” Air Plant Window – 2-pane!” My favourite featured product is the “Nautical Front Doormat.”

  10. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow “Roots in Rust” on twitter! Here is the link to my tweet: https://twitter.com/PumpkinGirl78/status/347509591124348928

  11. i love the Ball Blue Mason Jar Dispenser it’s great to see that’s not only used for canning anymore

  12. beewbedard says:

    Nautical Front Doormat and “Curling Fence” Wall Garden

  13. Evan says:

    I really like the Docksmith Double iPhone Five DockiPhone 5 Double Dock – $138 @ Docksmith. Thanks so much.

  14. CLC says:

    My favourite Roots in Rust product is the blue mason jar dispenser. My favourite oceanic gift idea is the porthole mirror.

  15. Jared McCready says:

    blue mason jar dispenser and the nautical mat

  16. realy like the front door mat

  17. nicolthepickle says:

    I really, really like the mason jar soap dispenser. It’s so country charming, It would just fit my house.
    I really liked their vintage alphabets letter planters as well.

  18. Patricia says:

    Love the Nautical Front Doormat

  19. crescenza2 says:

    I like the nautical front doormat and the blue mason jar soap dispenser.

  20. Linda Baron says:

    Love the IPhone 5 double dock station and the porthole mirror!

  21. Penny says:

    I love the Ball Soap Dispenser. In the last couple of weeks, I have been looking at Craft sites with ideas to re-use jars, and there was something similar on the site that really interested me. However, I also really like the Steampunk Spring Planter Trio – very unique. There are some great products on this site. The Cinder Block planter is another great idea.

  22. Dyann Brunet says:

    Nautical Front Doormat is the one I would pick. This is something I would definitely buy. It’s different and interesting.

  23. Elizabeth Imlau says:

    The mason jar soap dispenser, and the port hole mirror

  24. leamarie902 says:

    I love the blue Mason Jar!

  25. Bailey Dexter says:

    BALL Blue Mason Jar Dispenser – Quart, I love this. and my fav gift idea would be the same but a set of two!

  26. Janice Lewis says:

    Any of the Terrariums from Roots and Rush are so beautiful! I love the double ipod dock, it really suits my style :)

  27. Kimberley Macpherson says:

    I love the Roots in Rust alphabet block planters and my favourite nautical themed gift is the porthole mirror from Amazon.ca. I have the perfect spot for it in my house.

  28. Susan says:

    My favourite Roots in Rust product is the Drop Terrarium: http://rootsinrust.com/collections/terrarium/products/drop-terrarium

    My favourite Nautical themed gift is the Nautical Front Door Mat.

  29. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love the Nautical Front DoorMat

  30. Beth Rosell says:

    I like the Giant Steampunk Spring Garden from Roots in Rust and the Nautical Front Door Mat.

  31. mousecat says:

    I like the Giant Steampunk Spring Garden ( http://rootsinrust.com/collections/featured/products/giant-steampunk-spring-garden )
    and the Beachcombing series # 34!

  32. Jeffrey says:

    Love the IPhone 5 double dock station

  33. Sam says:

    I can smell the sea air and feel the sand in my feet! It’s a tie with me. I love the portal and the
    IPhone 5 double docking station.

  34. melinda says:

    love the nautical door mat and gift the mason jar .to cute

  35. I like the Window Frame Terrarium Wall Gardens

  36. Sarah N. says:

    I like the Vintage Alphabet Planters but I love the Ball Blue Mason Jar Dispenser. So cool!

  37. Jessica L. says:

    i love the nautical door mat and the mason jar

  38. Alison K says:

    My favourite Roots in Rust product is their, “Window Frame Terrarium Wall Garden – 4-Pane” + my favourite featured oceanic gift idea is the “Porthole Mirror – $137 @ Amazon.ca”

    Roots in Rust Bonus Entry: followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/349379756342513664

  39. laura says:

    I just love the blue mason jar dispenser could see that one on my counter at the sink. Great idea.

  40. kelly pc says:

    The glass orb terrarium is awesome & I love the PortHole Mirror!

  41. Julia says:

    http://rootsinrust.com/collections/vintage/products/love-vintage-alphabet-block-planters This is my favorite roots and rust product – the vintage alphabet block planter that spells out “L O V E”, and my favorite featured oceanic product is Beachcombing Series No 34 – $41 @ Quercus Design

  42. Pamalot says:

    my fave nautical gift idea is the BALL Blue Mason Jar Dispenser – $38 @ Roots In Rust
    my fave roots in rust product is the floating vase.

  43. Pamalot says:

    I liked on twitter and left them a tweet.

  44. Kaitlin says:

    This is hard, but I love the Floating air plant window 2-pane

  45. Kaitlin says:

    I love the knot door mat featured in the blog post!

  46. Kaitlin says:

    I liked Roots in Rust on Facebook and commented on their page, I also followed them on twitter and posted the following tweet: https://twitter.com/knitatini/status/350269456582320129

  47. Tracy Martin says:

    I like the Steampunk planter – medium, for a new house gift. I like the blue mason jar dispenser, it would look beautiful in my bathroom!

  48. Ria A. says:

    “Drop” Terrarium is my fav Rust in Roots product and my fav oceanic gift idea is the iPhone 5 Double Dock!

  49. Giant Steampunk Spring Garden and nautical front doormat

    • Zsuzsanna says:

      UglyMummy – the Giant Steampunk Spring was a one-of-a-kind find. I hope to discover more of those amazing antique engine springs to create with! Thanks for having an eye for the unique! Zsuzsanna @rootsinrust

  50. Melissa D says:

    The front door mat and the vintage alphabets letter planters

  51. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the porthole mirror!

  52. being a down east girl i fell in love with the beachcombing picture series number 34 it reminded me of home and growing up combing the beach had so many layers to it as a child it was memories of something to do with your parents and grandparents as a teen beach combing became something to do alone or with your best friend and a comforting serene thing to do as a adult then when i had kids of my own the cycle started again as i hope one day i will do with my grandkids.

  53. Angela Mitchell says:

    The Roots In Rust Product that I really like is the Window Frame Terrarium Wall Garden – 6-pane
    http://rootsinrust.com/collections/rustic/products/6-pane-terrarium-window-frame
    I like all the nautical themed ideas especially the Port Hole Mirror.

  54. Marlene J says:

    Faceted Wood Planters – set of 3 http://rootsinrust.com/collections/featured/products/faceted-wood-planter-set-of-3
    Nautical Front Doormat – $70 @ Karen’s Wedding Shop

  55. aimee says:

    faceted wood planters and I like the porthole mirror

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