Mother’s Day

There is no getting around it. We love our moms. They give advice, recipes, nuggets of wisdom…and not to mention they gave us our lives too. It’s that special time of year when we say “Thanks, Mom. You really are the best.” If you need a little help in the gift department, we broke it down for you into three mom-lovin’ categories that will surely make your mama smile. And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. 



HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. This outlined vase by MoMa kind of makes it easy on you when you’re filling it. Great for one beautiful stem. $68
  2. We love this handle vase by Torre & Tagus. The simple design with a unique spin on the standard vase really makes it special. And please. Fill it up with some pretty things before you give it to your mother. This comes in three sizes, starting at $28
  3. There is something about a black and white family photo in a black and white frame that soothes the soul. And you know mama loves looking at her favorites. All shapes and sizes are great for any room in the house, and even the office.
  4. Geometric shapes are all the rage these days. This Polygon Iron Frame by Torre & Tagus is an easy way to add  simple and modern flavor to a shelf. $38
  5. Brighten up mom’s space with this square mantel clock from Wolf. $56
  6. These pillows don’t need much of an explanation because they say so much already. They are fun and will surely make mom laugh. We carry other options from Alexandra Ferguson’s collection, so be sure to check them out.
  7. These loop candles are the perfect gift. They are affordable, classic and classy. You can purchase multiple ones and intertwine them together to make a long and lovely centerpiece. $46
  8. Spike it up with these fun little pieces. You can lay them down flat on a shelf or table, or easily hang them on a wall with a built-in mount. Small, $14; Medium, $24; Large, $30

HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. Organization is key. This design by Umbra is a must-have. It’s curved top allows for mail and notes to be stored, while the base of it is magnetic to stick keys or whatever else on it. $15
  2. We love these cube alarm clocks from Newgate. They’re sleek and small. The bright orange cheers up any office space, and we also have other color options. $42
  3. If you don’t have “x” rubber bands from MoMa, you’re doing it wrong. $7
  4. Letter “M” magazine rack by Torre & Tagus is an obvious choice to put your favorite publications. $49
  5. The sweet eucalyptus, white floral and a touch of rosemary scent of this candle is fresh and invigorating. So perfect for the office, it has “office” right on the packaging. Soy and paraffin blended, created with natural essential oil-based fragrances and has 90 hours of burn time. $59
  6. Stick it tape dispensers are so sleek and the many colors are a little burst of happy. A fun and functional desk definitely lies in the small details. $19
  7. Stay organized and charged with these pieces from Jonathan Adler. The schedule list pad ($18) will keep you on task, the sticky note set ($10) will keep your memory in tact and the On-the-go charger ($27) is just a no-brainer piece of equipment to toss in mom’s handbag. Adorable necessitates are our favorite.
  8. The Bink table by BDI is a must-have for everyone. Mom included. They are perfect for indoor or outdoor. So whether you’re on the computer at the sofa, lounging poolside or snacking at the TV, these tables are convenient and smart. AND it comes in a wide range of colors, so there is one to fit the decor in every room (or pool). $250

HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. We love how Torre & Tagus found a new design for the standard bowl. Perfect for the mom who is anything but ordinary. The circular piece of art is $44. We even have the pretty life-like apples for $4 a piece.
  2. Black and white is always a timeless choice. The fun geometric patterns on these mugs are a refreshing addition for your morning cup of joe… or sleepy-time tea. $26 for set of 4
  3. The chances are high that your mom loves a nice glass of white or red at the end of the day. The Umbra wine rack at $32 is a chic and affordable option.
  4. This ribbon bottle opener from Mint has a nice sophisticated look to it. Perfect addition to mom’s bar cart.
  5. If mom got her cooking utensils as a wedding gift…chances are she’s in the market for some new ones. These Joseph Joseph Elevate utensils are so smart. When you set them down, they rest on their built-in stand. No more food on the counter while cooking makes mama happy!
  6. Joseph Joseph does it again. The Nest 9 Plus set has 5 measuring cups, 2 mixing bowls, 1 mesh sieve and  1 colander, all nested together in convenient package. $50
  7. Prefer a stainless steel version? This comes with 5 measuring cups, 2 mixing bowls, 1 mesh sieve and 1 colander, in a more decor-neutral option. $110
Tick Tock!

It’s that special time in Indiana when there seems to be a little more sunlight in our days and we are wearing our winter coats less and less. Hoping that each time we do bundle up, that it is the season’s last. This also means that Daylight Saving Time is upon us. This Sunday actually.

I know. I know. That one precious hour really does seem to make a difference…especially if you have young children that didn’t get the memo. Melatonin anyone?

This does get us thinking though. A clock can be a great focal point to any room. Some are quirky, classic, colorful and some are just perfect for a kitchen. So if you don’t have one or if you’re needing to fill that space on the wall, we think it’s high time (pun intended) you grab yourselves the missing piece to your wall decor.

Here is a nice little sample assortment for you. We do have more at the store, so stop in and take peruse until you find one that meets your fancy.

Wall Clocks at HOUSEWORKS  Indy

  1. Miniforms Wall Clock, Clock | This one literally spells it out for you. It’s a clock, and it’s a bright little convo starter. $359
  2. Newgate “The Putney” | So we have a thing for red. And army time. $169
  3. Newgate “The Cookhouse” | Some clocks are just destined to be a fixture in the kitchen. This one comes in multiple colors so it will definitely fit your current scheme. $104
  4. BAI “Designer” | Big. Bold. Classic. It really is just lovely, isn’t it? $44
  5. Umbra “Elapse” | We love the simplicity of this one. It’s black and extra glossy. $84
  6. Miniforms “Box Wall Clock” | We have this one in yellow. It’s perfectly square with a little bit of something extra for that quirky little flare. $308
  7. Miniforms “Bull” | The jokes around this one pretty much write themselves. Perfect for man-caves, kitchens, your mother-in-law… $198
  8. BAI “Numeric Two” | If counting isn’t your forte, this one might be the one for you. Don’t default to digital. You too can learn to tell time without checking your mobile. $44

Don’t forget to spring forward this Sunday! 

Favorite Things: Kitchen Helpers

Happy Friday, folks!

As you know, we sell some beautiful and sleek furniture pieces… but we have a pretty beefed up assortment of kitchen gadgets too. So today, we bring to you just a small taste of a few of our favorite things. And we’re all about decluttering the counters, saving space and showing you function that still looks good. Pretty tools = pretty food. Right? Either way, enjoy!


HOUSEWORKS + Kitchen Gadgets + Indianapolis

  1. Magnetic Attraction. This utensil set has some real sex appeal. The handles are magnetic and stick together with the help of its sleek little stand. Definitely a space saver that won’t have you fumbling for a spoon in the heat of the moment!  Nest Utensils Plus by Joseph Joseph, $28
  2. The Spice of Life. We’ve seen them. Fancy spice carousels with 100 spices, and you only use 6% of them. Put your most used and beloved spices where they’re easy to grab. No spinning necessary.  Cylindra Spice Rack by Umbra, $15
  3. Style Mashup. A good portion of us probably use our tablets more than our Grandma’s Cookbook. Well, now there is a solution to those buttery smudges on the screen. A stylus and a spoon in one? Doesn’t get much more convenient than that!  iSpoon Kitchen Stylus by Umbra, $7
  4. Office Kitchen Files. Yes. It really does look like file storage; however, it’s just a really compact way to keep your cutting boards separate and for their intended purpose. No germy crossovers in our kitchens!  Index Chopping Boards by Joseph Joseph, $68
  5. Home Slice. Meet Pizza Night’s best friend, Scoot. This functional cutter eliminated the space-wasting handle for a more functional handheld device. It really is quite nice! Scoot Pizza Cutter by Joseph Joseph, $18
  6. Beauty Baggin’ It. We’re a little over the moon for these convenient boxes. They keep the wet and dry items separate and on different levels. When finished, it conveniently nests inside each other to toss back into your workbag. It’s great for adults, kids and your lunch budget. We also carry other on-the-go boxes for soups, salads and more if that’s more your thing!  Go Eat Space Saving Lunch Box by Joseph Joseph, $18
  7. Measure up. I don’t know about you, but I am so over those rings of measuring spoons and cups. They’re not convenient and they’re clunky. We’re thankful for these babies right here. The most common measurements at your chic little fingertips. Measuring Cup Set, $10.50 and Dash 4-in-1 Measuring Spoon, $8.40 by Umbra
  8. Tick Tock. We love these classic 55 minute timers. They’re magnetic and they come in multiple colors. Use them for cooking or to time time-outs for your sassy 5-year-old. Either way… it sure is pretty and convenient.  Magnetic Timer by Kikkerland, $16