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Win Designer Plant Pots from Toast & Honey Studio

painted plant pots from toast and honey studio in red tones

I’m yet to meet a person who isn’t absolutely obsessed with designer plant pots. You know, those gorgeous handcrafted pots that feature bold tones, pretty patterns and sublime shapes. I might not be the best green thumb in the world, but Lord knows I adore me a stylish pot to house my plants in. And I know you do too!

On that note, I gotta tell you about local brand Toast & Honey Studio, who are absolutely killing it on the plant pot front. With a range that’s both broad and beautiful, I thought it time I find out how the creative mastermind behind the brand, Maria Karandasios, comes up with these dazzling designs.

And not only is Maria sharing insights into her world (and business) in today’s post, but she’s also been kind enough to team up with me on a giveaway. You’ll have a chance to enter to win one of Maria’s coloured plant pots further down. But in the meantime, let’s find out a but more about Toast & Honey Studio.

red and black designer plant pots from toast and honey

Designer Plant Pots from Toast & Honey Studio

Toast and Honey Studio was born in 2017, a few years after Maria decided to step away from her role in architecture to get a better work/life balance; spending more time with her family and focusing on her creative side.

Founding a studio that specialises in pots, artworks and plywood decor, Maria has created a cohesive collection in her online store that’s quite modernist in its design aesthetic.

It’s actually her architectural background that influences the brand’s designs, but Maria tells me that inspiration often also comes out of left field.

“Sometimes it’s simply looking at the shape of my pots and trying to come up with a design that would be complimentary to their curves,” she explains. “Recently my two-year old was painting a picture and the brush strokes she used inspired me to try something new!”

pink plant pots from toast and honey studio

Maria’s Fave Designs from the Range

As I mentioned earlier in this post, the range in the Toast & Honey online store is so broad. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a design you’re not keen on, as there’s a colour palette to suit every home’s interior design scheme.

While I’m absolutely obsessed with the Sorbet and Venice pots in the collection, Maria tells me that she’s drawn to a few other designs due to their playful nature and inspiration source.

“I love the Geneva pot as I think it looks great in black. It was also inspired by one of my favourite architects, Frank Lloyd Wright,” Maria says. “I also really like the Cosmopolitan pot; there’s something quite playful about it”.

ombre painted plant pots from toast and honey studio

It Takes a Village to Raise a Business

With two girls, Erin and Maya, and her husband Jonathan by her side, Maria has created an amazing brand. It’s a business that not only reflects her individual passion for bold design, but it’s a product range the public can’t get enough of.

Any creative business can be tough to get off the ground, take it from me. But in many cases, it’s even tougher to keep it going. Thankfully, Maria has the support structure she needs to ensure the brand continues to flourish for years to come.

Jonathan not only works his own job outside of the biz, but takes care of tasks like web development and project planning for Toast & Honey. It’s this support that helps Maria focus on the creative side of the business. And as you can see from the images of her work in this post, it’s a pretty amazing undertaking.

designer plant pots from toast and honey in terracotta white and gold

Every Pot is Made to Order

When it comes to creating the designs for her designer plant pots, Maria explains that every single one is made-to-order. I love that each pot is unique and one-of-a-kind, don’t you?

“Once I have an idea for a design, I sketch it on paper,” Maria tells me. “There may be a little bit of editing and I finally test it on a pot. Usually I’ll have the exact colour to try in mind. And usually by this stage, I’m pretty happy with the design.

All pots are made to order. This means that I don’t actually have any already made in the studio, each one is specifically made for each customer”.

If the images in this post have your heart racing as much as mine is, you’re in luck. Below Maria and I have teamed up to give away three of her designer plant pots. That’s one pot each for three lucky winners!

striped designer plant pots from toast and honey

Win a Designer Plant Pot from Toast & Honey

Simple follow the below steps to go in the draw to win a designer plant pot from Toast & Honey, valued at $120. You might also want to show Maria some love by following Toast & Honey on Instagram here.

  1. Click here to hit the Toast & Honey website
  2. Pick your fave pot from the $120 range
  3. Come back here and drop a comment below naming your fave design and why

Competition is open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Monday April 30. Winners will be announced here and contacted via email. Each of the three winners receives one pot each.

Good luck everyone!

Chris Sig

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    Karen
    16 April, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Apart from wanting them all (there’s never too many pots or plants is there?) the Sorbet in pink pot keeps catching my eye. Such a great colour combo, pink and white to make the plants foliage of green pop. Thanks for the chance and love these pots.

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    Shelley
    16 April, 2018 at 9:17 am

    So hard to choose as there are lots of gorgeous pots but really drawn to the Cosmopolitan in pink would look amazing in my living room. Thanks for the chance to win one of these

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    Alicia
    16 April, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I love the Sorbet pot in black. I love the relaxed feel it has with the brush strokes and I also love the simplicity of black and white, it helps to really make the green of your plant pop!

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    Joanna
    16 April, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    They are all so lovely but I’m really drawn to Dip Tease Pot – Gold Stripe in Blue/Gold for it’s classic yet bold look. I’ve been growing a Fiddle Leaf for a few years in a basket which would love a revamped home. Teamed with this beautiful pot it would really create a feature in my home!

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    Cass Atkinson
    16 April, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I love the Dip Tease pot with bronze stripe – partly because I love a good pun but also because it will tie in beautifully with the living room palette I’m currently designing for our new place. The couch is getting a new throw and cushions, so my rubber tree plant could have an updated pot at the same time.

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    Amanda Powwll
    16 April, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    So very hard to choose but I love the Ivy range especially the charcoal colour. It really makes the green foliage pop from the plant and the little bit of gold brings an extra touch of class. You have a gifts d have created some beautiful designs which would look great in any home.

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    Karen
    16 April, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    The Chicago Pot is absolutely stunning! It’s timeless and elegant yet so different to any other pot I’ve seen on the market. It’s on trend without being too “trendy” and will be a standout statement piece for many years. It’s hard to pick a favourite colour but I find it hard to go past pale blue and gold.

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    Brock
    17 April, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I absolutely love the SORBET range, they are something a little bold, yet subtle, the perfect blend for the interior with an amazing juxtaposition to their surroundings. Love them.

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    Natasha Andrews
    17 April, 2018 at 9:59 am

    They are all so fabulous I love the sorbet in dark blue – I love the more structured designs as well but this relaxed style just looks perfect to me – I can imagine it with a very structural plant like an Agave (of which I have 2 ready for repotting)

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    Ashley Curnow
    17 April, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I have already ordered a stunning Sorbet pot in black which is on its way but I’d love a Manhattan Pot in neutral and black. It work love a dream in our kitchen area. Maria’s prints are gorgeous too!

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    Wendy
    17 April, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Love them all… honeycomb in black is my fave! And I’d get the honeycomb print too!!

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    Natalie Galluzzi
    17 April, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I have recently painted my entire house a beautiful soft grey colour. I absolutely love the Decho Echo Pot and Ivy Pot in the soft pink/blush tones with Gold. I have a new Happy Plant that would look adorable in one of these amazing pots xx

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    Rachael
    17 April, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Sooo hard to pick but I LOVE the Stripe Tease Pot in Grey/Black! This simple white and striped design will match my apartment dècor perfectly. But all the other designs are so pretty and tempting .

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    Rachael
    17 April, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    It’s so hard to pick because they are all sooo pretty but I LOVE the Stripe Tease Pot in black/grey. This simple white and striped design will match my dècor perfectly. Toast and Honey is a great little local business. So happy to be supporting it!

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    Derek
    17 April, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    All the pots look amazing, however the range that really resonated with me was the Ivy pot range. Quite bold and intricate patterns it would really stand out in my apartment and compliment it knowing how unique each pot is.

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    Paul McCormack
    17 April, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    I love the black tie pot the design is a timeless classic that would suit any decor

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    Renee
    17 April, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    In love with them all but have my eye on the black tie pots! The white, gold and grey one! Minimal in design but still oozes lux!

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    Lisa
    17 April, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I’m in love with the black tie pot! It is simple yet unique and elegant. I’ve have a hard time deciding on my favourite colour because they all look sooo good! My front runners would be pink, green and neutral… if it were up to me I would have all of them – a girl can dream! They would all suit beautifully in the home, especially the bathroom as it needs a few extra touches!

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    Shazia khan
    17 April, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Indeed all the pots speak for themselves but I am inspired to change my colour combinations with the dip tease silver pots. I am known as the crazy plant lady so it will be just right in my home.

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    Natalie
    17 April, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    So pretty! I think my fave is the dip tease with gold stripe. I feel like my fiddle fig would look so cute in it, it would stay alive just to keep looking fabulous. Wishful thinking, maybe!

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    Tara
    17 April, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I just started following toast & honey only last week on my hunt for some amazing pots to top off our renovations. I love so many of them but if I have to pick just one I would have to say the deco echo pot.

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    Randy Jayakody
    17 April, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Granita Pot is my fave! So different and unique!

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    Samantha
    17 April, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Oh my! They are all so pretty but if i have to choose just one design, I’d choose the sorbet range and i wouldn’t mind the yellow one because yellow is such a happy colour. I think it will add a pop of yellow to the living room we’re in the process of making over. This makeover is way overdue and I’m so glad we finally took the first step by ordering the first piece of furniture to get this project started last weekend. It’s a tan leather couch!

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    Megan
    18 April, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I think the sorbet pot in black is the absolute business! It’s fabulous in its simplicity, but beautifully bold.

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    Danielle
    18 April, 2018 at 1:07 am

    The sorbet pot in pink! I love the simplicity and softness of the design, but that it also so unique and pleasing to the eye. It just makes me happy to look at it. I always love anything that’s made to order because it means that it’s made specially with you in mind.

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    Julie
    18 April, 2018 at 5:33 am

    I love the Deco Stripe Pot as it is classic and elegant. I’m trying to improve my collection of indoor pots and thus would be a great place to start. Plants really enhance a room and have so many benefits.

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    Michal
    18 April, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    There are so many beautiful pots, though my favorite would be the heartstrings one. So simple yet with style and could suit any room with its subtle beauty.

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    Nadine
    18 April, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Love the Sorbet Range, particularly the Neutral shade. So soft and elegant. I also love it in pink…reminds me of Summer ice cream colours. I am currently planting my outdoor terrace with tropical plants and i think it would fit perfectly!

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    Karin
    18 April, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    My husband and I are moving into an apartment soon, a first for us, and we are keen to embrace indoor plants as we won’t have a backyard, which is also a first for us. We want it to be a fun experience and are enjoying getting inspiration from your Instagram account both in terms of your pots and also plants. I love the Venice pot in grey. It would be a great start to our collection!

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    Andrew Golden
    18 April, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I’ve always been a sucker for some quality geometric vibes so am naturally drawn to the Maya and Geneva, butttttt i cant go passed the Deco Stripe! it fits perfect into my interior greenery decor style. It’s a bit masculine, a bit industrial and a whole lot timeless!

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    Sarah
    18 April, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    How freakin gorgeous are these pots! I LOVE the Granita Blue pot, green and navy are my favourite combo, I can already picture a rubber plant in it!

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    Renata
    18 April, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    The Black Tie Pot with the pink top is beautiful. Coupled with a plant with interesting soft foliage like a maiden hair fern the pot would be a bold hero. I can see it in a well lit room, on a sideboard, in front of a stunning black and white image of a Highland Cattle 😉

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    Monica Manley
    18 April, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    The Ivy pot in Black looks gorgeous! Would love it to come live with my plant family at home!

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    Sallie
    18 April, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    So hard to as all designs are Devine!
    The SORBET in the soft pink would be my favourite. It’s simple, yet elegant!

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    Mark P
    18 April, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Hands down favourite is the Sorbet collection – because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be reminded of deliciously sweet sorbet every time they walk through the door. Sorbet and indoor plants is some dreamy match made in heaven. Plus, I’m still crushing hard on blush pink (as is the rest of the world, no?) so that would be my colour pick without a doubt.

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    jody Oconnell
    19 April, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Loving the dip tease pots blue/gold think it would match a beach theme happening in my new house im getting built

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    Carly
    19 April, 2018 at 7:51 am

    They’re all stunning, but the sorbet pot would be the perfect piece to finish off my ensuite renovation.

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    Morgan Jolly
    19 April, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Wow thanks for the share, they are all so amazing! Sorbet in dusty pink is the pick, so soft to catch those admiring eyes, but not too busy it takes over the room. Love love xx

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    Suzanne
    19 April, 2018 at 10:58 am

    The sorbet pot is lovely – if I had to choose at all. I love them all. I like the sorbet for its simple design yet also fluid which is how I feel complements plants so beautifully. Each one unique as they respond to their environment

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    Damian Claridge
    19 April, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I’m in love with the Deco Echo Pot.
    A classy and classic piece that is timeless and elegant

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    Vicki Miriklis
    19 April, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Super gorgeous range, Maria is very talented absolutely love the black tie range. So classy would go with anything love to see this in my home

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    Melanie
    19 April, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    So hard to pick one, love them all! But if I have to choose, Granita would be it! I love the abstract & organic paint contrast against the pot. It has a classic & timeless look & colour palette which will not date over time.

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    Sarah Grenfell
    19 April, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I love the Manhattan Pot, why because who doesn’t love Manhattan. One of my best holidays trips yet.

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    Emily Bland
    19 April, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Oh my!! I’d love the Dip Tease Pot in the pink/gold stripe to make the nursery more feminine for my 6 week old daughter. She’ll be surrounded by her brother’s things, so this would be a nice touch and all hers!

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    Katherine
    19 April, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Deco Echo in pink/gold. Love anything Art Deco.

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    Vicki M
    19 April, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Super gorgeous range. The Black tie range is stunning and would fit in any decor. In fact all the range is to die for. Maria is very talented and love her prints too. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

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    Shaye
    19 April, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I love the Chicago pot! My partner just settled on a block of land so my mind is going a million miles an hour with ideas on how to style and build it! Definitely taking a lot of inspiration from TLC interiors ❤️

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    Ashleigh
    20 April, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I love them all honestly, but my favourite child…. Strip Tease. One for its cheeky name. Two for its elegant simplicity of navy and gold parallel lines. I’m drawn to those somewhat more traditional designs with a modern twist and I feel that from Strip Tease.

    Nice little juxtaposition of elegant/traditional to cheeky strip tease too 😉

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    Kerry
    20 April, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Who knew pots could look so good!! Never great with too many choices – they are all gorgeous, but there’s something about the sorbet and granita designs that grab me. So based on my love of all things sweet I’m easily tipped by the sorbet – it has a ‘watercolour’ type effect to it which oozes simplicity and calm. The perfect home for a happy plant!

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    Penelope White
    20 April, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Chris it has to be their ‘Deco Stripe Pot’; because I have a very French style balcony and the versatility of these beautiful pots is incredible. Whatever style decor you have you’ll find a ‘Toast & Honey’ pot to suit. Love them x

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    Julie Herczeg
    20 April, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Obsessing over all of your designs. What an amazing way to bring some colour and personality to ones space. Loving the Heartstrings range, so mystical, like a distant galaxy.

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    Lauren Barnes
    20 April, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Sorbet Pot’s remind me of icecreams and would be iconic to a lovely kitchen reminding all that everyday is as sweet as dessert.

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    Nikki
    20 April, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Oh My! How do you choose just 1?! Loving the Dip Tease Pot – Gold Stripe in the blue. Furnishing a house running with your tan and baby blue idea with a hint of gold from your blog a few months back. This would look divine in the corner. I just might have to buy a few as they are all gorgeous! Great find.

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    Orit Ofer Peleg
    20 April, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Hi!
    Everything is just perfect!!
    It’s not east to choose!
    I will choose the Monochrome white – it’s classic and elegant and always look good. Or – the Manhattan – which is beautiful and has the name of my favorite city in the world!

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    Milly
    20 April, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I am just finishing a massive renovation and it’s looking a bit bland so any of these would be great to add colour and beauty

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    Barbara Fehmel
    20 April, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    i love them all But the “Manhattan Pot” is the one that took my eye the best. Elegant and would add a statement to my home.

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    Jewel. Etcalfe
    20 April, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    So hard to choose, but I do love the Ivy Pot. Can’t go past pink, so on trend. I have a Breezeway and it would look fabulous in there with a large Raphis palm. (Lady palm)

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    May Cross
    20 April, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    The deco stripe pot is my favourite as I am having a love affair with Art Deco and the 1920s era. Fabulous darling!

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    Tess Thomson
    21 April, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    After seemingly endless tossing and turning I’ve decided my favourite from this delightful range is the yellow Sorbet pot. A gorgeous pop of colour that I can already envision on my sideboard. The heartstrings and deco stripe are also beautiful and unique designs. Thank you for introducing me to this designer and her inspiring collection.

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    Bettina Brent
    21 April, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Um, any! I love these are made to order, so many amazing combinations of colours and patterns. I think the Ivy or the Aztec, actually maybe the Manhattan…… in black x

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    Lisa
    21 April, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    So hard to choose, but the Venice in grey wins my vote. I love the subtle colour variation, the simple design and I think the angled colour splice lends a hint of playfulness.

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    Eithne
    21 April, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    It’s the Venice in gold for me. A sexy stylish but understated pot, proud to gleam and act as a contrast to my deep green Zanzibar gem. They are all a joy.

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    Marie D
    22 April, 2018 at 11:18 am

    A toast to Honey and Toast for such a gorgeous selection of pots. Adore the dip tease pots with the silver stripes and red base to bring warmth and class to our living space. Thanks

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    Jennifer Essad
    23 April, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Black Tie – the designs are perfect for my husbands office, classy and jazzy

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    Britt
    24 April, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Loving the Dip Tease Gold Stripe with a black bottom. Perfect for our renovated kitchen, lounge, dining area with black and white patterned floor and gold accents everywhere! xox

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    Nicole
    24 April, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Loving the Black Tie Pot in the pink or green. I have the perfect spot next to the bar so I can soften a masculine area without being to feminine 😉

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    Sarah
    24 April, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I love the bold, free form look of the Sorbet pots – one in either pink or darker blue would complement my bohemian mid century styled lounge room so well!

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    Matt
    24 April, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Really like the Granita Pot, we are building a new home in Tas and are on the look out for style you don’t see in all the big name shops, so any on your pot would be fantastic.

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    Matt
    24 April, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Really like the Granita Pot, we are building a new home in Tas and are on the look out for style you don’t see in all the big name shops, so any of your pot would be fantastic.

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