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at home with jayson home

24 Jul

When I first discovered Jayson Home while surfing the internet for home accessories a couple weeks back, I knew I was, well…home. I want to go to their landmark store in Chicago just to shop…but for now, online will have to do.

For nearly twenty years, Jayson Home has been selling modern and vintage furnishings, tableware, lighting and home accessories such as candles, pillows and books found from all over the world.

Although I love so many things; in fact, I could buy everything in the store, below are just a few of my favorite accessories from Jayson Home.

1. Burlap Vases, starting at $8
2. Ceramic 12-bud Vase, $22
3. Rustic Table Runner, $54
4. Farmers Market Baskets, starting at $20
5. Rope Handle Tray, $40
6. Moroccan Dessert Plate, $18
7. Checker Mother of Pearl Tray, starting at $250
8. Black Anchor, $8.50
9. Numbered Boxes, $12

P.S. You want to come back tomorrow because we have a fantastic gift idea and fabulous giveaway from Jayson Home. You don’t want to miss it.

{images via Jayson Home}


nothing but love for nautical

6 Apr

I’ve never lived by the water nor am I a boat person, but I ADORE all things nautical! There is something so crisp about the blue and white stripes and the clean look of the clothes and decor. Today, I’m dreaming I’m on the beach soaking up the sun and watching the sails go by. And, I’m taking the yellow and white striped bag you will see below with me…and you should too!


1. Women’s Sailboat-Print 3/4 Sleeve Top, Old Navy {$49.94}
2. La Mer Collection Navy Patent Odyssey Wrap Watch, La Mer Collection {$92}
3. Women’s Espawind Platform Sandal, Isabel Toledo for Payless {$44.99}
4. Riviera Romance Dress, ModCloth {$53.99}
5. Maggie London Stripe Nautical Maxi Dress, Nordstrom {$128}
6. White Nautical Rope Necklace with Golden Chain, Pardes on Etsy {$34}
7. Hunter ‘Huntress’ High Gloss Rainboots, Nordstrom {$125}
8. Lauren by Ralph Lauren ‘Anchor Buckle Belt’, Nordstrom {$68}
9. Variegated Multi-Stripe Scarf, Old Navy {$10}
10. Women’s Nautical Button Stripe Tank, Sears {$23.99}
11. Among My Piers Dress, Modcloth {$59.99}
12. Yellow and White Bold Striped Sailor Tote Bag, Bayan Hippo {$33}

All you Tutto Bella readers can add a nautical touch to your outfit today because…

Vildan at Bayan Hippo has graciously offered Tutto Bella readers 10% off her Yellow and White Bold Striped Sailor Tote Bag. Just use the code TBBreaders at checkout through April. All items in her shop are designed and handmade by Vildan, who studied text design and graphics. I LOVE, LOVE this bag, and will be purchasing one for myself.   

{images via Bayan Hippo, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Pardes, Payless, ModCloth, La Mer CollectionsSears}

just hitched

22 Feb

First I saw a Just Hitched sign on a newlywed couple’s reception chairs in Colorado Expression’s Confetti Magazine, then I found the one above {found at Bash, Please} and just knew I had to share it. It was love at first sight. Such a sweet, rustic touch to a wedding, and a charming decor item in a married couple’s home to remind them of their special day.

Green Wedding Shoes shares a wonderful tutorial on how to make a DIY rope sign here. You could make a just hitched sign, mr. and mrs. or whatever your heart or DIY-self desires.

{images via Green Wedding Shoes and Bash, Please}

crate and …

3 Oct

No, not Crate and Barrel {although I do love some of their things}. Just CRATES. I love this idea so much, it’s been added to my to do list…sorry honey {because knowing me, whether it be his helping hands or emotional support, my hubby will somehow be involved}. We could use some extra storage, and I love the vintage-feel of these crates.

Crates can serve as side tables and coffee tables too.

This vintage inspired crate-diy project from Hammers and High Heels is fantastic. Their how-to tips will have you hanging a vintage piece like this in no time {ok, some time}.

If you don’t need an entire shelving unit, make a couple to hold pretty pillows and throws. House of Smiths provide their own helpful tutorial to make these adorable crates.

And, if your getting married or just want a beautiful floral arrangement on your dining room table or anywhere in your home, these crates will add that shabby chic charm.


{images via Hammers and High Heels, House of Smiths, My Sweet Savannah, Pinterest, Ruffled Blog}

stars and stripes detail

27 Jun

I love the look of the vintage American-inspired picnic table above. I’m a sucker for all things worn and antique-looking, so I want to take a seat on that picnic bench right now, and then bring it home with me. Authentic. Simple. Love it.

Below are some ideas to add that extra special detail of red, white and blue to your party.  

Sparkler Favors, Twig and Thistle

Download the free printable for the sparklers here.

Download the Light It Up matchbox cover and straw tag here.

Pinwheel Bouquet, Good Housekeeping

DIY Vase with Patriotic Ribbon, Good Housekeeping

 I love all-white flowers, especially hydrangea. This standard glass vase gets a stars and stripes facelift with simple ribbon…a diy project that will be sure to get noticed. Just measure the vase’s circumference, then cut lengths of patriotic ribbon to size. Attach with double-sided tape to cover the vase.

Patriotic Table Runner, Good Housekeeping

This crepe paper runner {aka streamers} can be made in minutes. Cover a table with a white paper tablecloth. Cut lengths of blue and red crepe paper to the lengths of the cloth. Weave the colors, as shown. To keep the runner in place, use double-sided tape on the edges.

 Star Medallion, Martha Stewart

Make these fabric medallions and hang from your porch, above your table or as a backdrop to a dessert table. Adorable. For directions, go here.  

Nautical Napkin Rings, Martha Stewart

1. Bind 96 inches of off-white cord at 12-inch intervals with clear adhesive tape. Snip through tape and cord to create 8 lengths. Thread each length through a boat snap {Boat snaps, also known as eye snaps, can be found at boating-supply shops}.
2. Loop cord, aligning ends on a 2-inch piece of 3/4-inch-wide off-white twill tape smeared with white or fabric glue.
3. Pinch sides of cord together to create 2 smaller loops, securing with tape.

Lanterns on a String {Ribbon}, Hostess with the Mostess

Hang lanterns with red, white and blue ribbon and be sure to light a candle inside for a warm glow throughout the evening.

Striped Straws in Mason Jar with Name Tag, Celebrations at Home

Get the DIY name tag printable here.

DIY Fabric Flower, Celebrations at Home

I love this flower idea. It can be added to any basket, box or bucket. It’s that little extra something that makes the presentation special.

You’ll Need
Strips of fabric cut to size with pinking shears
A button
Needle & thread

How To
Begin layering your strips of fabric in criss-cross patterns until you have a full circle.
Then place your button in the center and sew a few stitches through it and the fabric to keep it all together.
Apply the ‘flower’ using glue dots

{images via Country Living, Twig and Thistle, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart, Hostess with the Mostess and Celebrations at Home}

diy home decor by oprah’s cutie, nate berkus

14 Apr

I’m a big fan of The Nate Berkus Show. I’m not sure my husband is loving my new obsession with all the new home design projects I have when he comes home from work every night. Ok, not every night…but close. Not only does Nate have a dreamy smile, but he has fabulous décor ideas.

How cute are these diy projects recently featured on his show with items that you already own sitting in your garage collecting dust?

The first item: an old table. Nate and his genius staff converted the old tables into shelving units. Unique, affordable and adorable!

table shelves

blue shelves

The second item: old rope. If you’re not throwing a country hoe-down party any time soon, why not use rope to connect shelves for a unique, diy shelving unit?

{images via The Nate Berkus Show}