Agate rocks home decor
The allure of gemstones and minerals long has inspired designers captivated with their natural beauty. Slices of agate are particularly rocking home decor because of their mesmerizing crystal quality, swirling bands and range of subtle to brilliant hues.
Aerin Lauder likes them; she has brilliant green agate coasters with 18-karat edges in her home line. For his spring collection, Phillip Lim designed silks splashed with vivid agate-y graphics in brilliant blues. In the fall, Target’s Threshhold collection included gorgeous glass trays imprinted with agate patterns. While some products might trend in and out, the look is rock solid.
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Garden tip: weeding
Mild winter days like this weekend’s are perfect for beating back winter weeds that are now growing and will become a nightmare in early spring if left unchecked. Clear seedlings with a sharp hoe and spread a thin layer of shredded leaves or compost to prevent further germination.
Indoor farmers market
The next winter Kansas Grown farmers market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 inside the Extension Center at 21st and Ridge Road. Local and area vendors will be selling meats (bison, beef, chicken and pork); fresh produce; farm eggs; jams, jellies, salsa, honey and baked goods including gluten-free items; handmade gifts and wood crafts; and herb plants. Admission is free.