East Fork’s Popular Seconds Sale Is Finally Here — and Things Are Selling Out Fast!

East Fork’s Popular Seconds Sale Is Finally Here — and Things Are Selling Out Fast!

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Here at Apartment Therapy, there are some DTC brands we find ourselves consistently turning to when looking to stock our homes and kitchens. And when it comes to ceramicware, we have an undeniable obsession with community-founded pottery brand, East Fork. The brand specializes in tasteful, muted colors and an organic feel, resulting in fan-favorite pieces that sell out faster than you can click add-to-cart. And while we find ourselves picking up gorgeous mugs, bowls, and dinner sets for our homes year-round, we anxiously await East Fork’s rare Seconds Sale. This can’t-miss savings event doesn’t happen too often and features some of their slightly imperfect wares at a discount — they even donate a percent of the proceeds from the sales as an added bonus!

And this weekend, we can finally put our anticipation to rest. That’s right, East Fork is having a surprise summer sale! You can score dozens of coveted, one-of-a-kind items for 50 percent off — that’s 30 percent more of a discount than previous sales on the site. The only catch: The pieces are available until they sell out. AKA you need to act fast in order to take advantage of the sale.

The sale is chock full of East Fork classics, like the ever-so-coveted The Mug, endlessly versatile Everyday Bowls, and fun, large serving bowls and platters all of which are available in a variety of stylish colors (including some of our favorite hues!). Each piece is hand-crafted with regional materials (local to North Carolina) and is 100 percent lead-free. Every bowl, plate, and mug is also microwave- and dishwasher-safe so that reheating and cleaning is just as breezy as using them.

Now, just because the discounted pieces are seconds does not mean they’re any less beautiful! These pieces either have minor blemishes, slight variances in shape or hue, or small scratches. But all the pottery included in the sale is perfectly safe and functional and still absolutely stunning. In fact, we love the fact that these reserved pieces have just a little more character. Who doesn’t want dinnerware no one else has?

With or without minor imperfections, East Fork is truly one of the best when it comes to craftsmanship, style, durability, and utility. Its virtually unheard of to get the chance to score these functional masterpieces at 50 percent off, even if they are a little more unique than their full-priced counterparts. Our philosophy? A little scratch never hurt anyone!

This DIYer Created a Ramadan Tablescape That’s Perfect for Breaking the Fast All Month Long

This DIYer Created a Ramadan Tablescape That’s Perfect for Breaking the Fast All Month Long

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, starts this year on April 2. While Muslims the world over are fasting from sunrise to sunset, Iftar acts as the main meal each day where family and community come together after prayers for a feast. (Suhoor is a hearty meal that happens before dawn that will help fuel fasters throughout the day.)

To mark the holy month, Ayesha Anwar, the creative behind the blog Plays on Patterns created a beautiful tablescape to celebrate Ramadan.

“In Ramadan, Muslims take part in added worship, reflection, building community, working on their character, and charity,” Anwar says in the video below.

“With two kids, we love to decorate designated spaces where we spend lots of time in, with decor that reminds us of our faith and culture,” she adds. “These include things like moons and stars, mosque domes, and lots of twinkling lights.”

“Our favorite time to come together is during the breaking of the fast meal called Iftar,” she says. “During this time we reflect and count our blessings and break our fast with dates and water.”

“The end of Ramadan is marked by a holiday called Eid,” Anwar shares.

Anwar ends the video by “wishing all my Muslim family a Ramadan Mubarak,” which translates to a blessed Ramadan.

Tara Bellucci

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Tara is Apartment Therapy’s News & Culture Director. When not scrolling through Instagram double-tapping pet pics and astrology memes, you’ll find her thrift shopping around Boston, kayaking on the Charles, and trying not to buy more plants.

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This Super-Versatile Folding Table Is the Space-Saving Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

This Super-Versatile Folding Table Is the Space-Saving Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

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In our endless search for small-kitchen storage solutions, we are always on the lookout for folding tables that are both stylish and versatile. Folding tables are fantastic pieces for anyone living in an apartment or house without a formal dining area or who also doesn’t want to sacrifice precious kitchen space for a bulky table. When it’s time to eat, these small-space dining sets expand to a full table, but when you’re done, you can drop the leaves back down. And we are happy to report that we have come across what we think might be one of the best folding dining tables out there: the Tiptiper Folding Dining Table with Storage Racks. With over 500 five-star Amazon ratings, this budget-friendly dining table is ideal for anyone in a small house or apartment who wants a smart entertaining and storage solution.

The Tiptiper Folding Dining Table with Storage Racks first caught our eye because of how compact it is, and we were very impressed with the added storage space thanks to the two-tier shelving underneath. At its largest, this expandable table can comfortably seat four to six people. After dinner, fold it back down and it’s chic enough to use as a console table, an entryway table, or as a side table in your living room. Or leave one leaf up to create a dining table for two or a perfect work-from-home desk. Six wheels on the bottom make it easy to move it from room to room.

What makes this foldable table even better is that it has two shelves underneath that stay in place whether the table is folded or unfolded. Use them for kitchen items like glasses, plates, or cookware; as a makeshift pantry; or as a landing spot for books or electronics.

Many reviewers rave about how convenient this table is, especially for the price. Unsurprisingly, tons of people who live in close quarters praise it for its size. “If I could give this a 100/100 I would! We’ve been looking for a table that fits in a small apartment but can sit more than 2 people! We can fit six comfortably. I highly recommend!” one customer wrote

Another shared, “I absolutely love this product! It perfectly meets my needs for a fold-away/roll-away dining table. I have a small 1 bedroom apt and use this as both a dining table and serving table for parties. I also like that it has storage space for table games, china, or whatever else I want to store. The quality of the tabletop pieces far exceeded my quality expectations. I highly recommend this product!”

Customers are also finding tons of unexpected ways to use this piece, like for a kids’ playroom or even as a compact dining option in an RV. “This is the perfect table in my craft room. You need only lift one side for a smaller project or both for larger. Love that it has wheels too. So compact when not in use. The two shelves are perfect for holding supplies,” another happy customer wrote.

Whether you live in a small space or you’re just in need of extra surface space, this affordable folding dining table will make your life easier and less crowded. Now it’s time to start planning your next (first?) dinner party!

Buy: Tiptiper Folding Dining Table, $125.99

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.

Etsy and Airbnb’s New Collab Will Make Any Home More Inviting

Etsy and Airbnb’s New Collab Will Make Any Home More Inviting

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If there’s any brand that has its pulse on what it takes to be a good host, it’s Airbnb. The peer-hosted travel accommodation site currently boasts an ever-growing 5.6 million listings worldwide, in countries ranging from the U.S. and Europe to Cuba and China.

It makes sense, then, that the folks at Arbnb would be very concerned with what makes a home comfortable — and a host or hostess successful. You know the feeling: You open the door to an Airbnb (or a friend’s house) and are immediately enveloped by a warm, welcoming feeling. It’s the scent; the amenities; the care and consideration; the perks — they all combine to create a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t soon forget.

Luckily for all of us with hosting aspirations, Airbnb recently partnered with Etsy on a marketplace collection full of products that will turn your home into the most welcoming place ever — whether you’re actually hosting strangers or just your in-laws. All the picks are sourced from the expert makers on Etsy, so you know you’re still supporting small businesses around the country (and world). Ready to up your hosting game? Check out some of our favorite picks from the Airbnb x Etsy marketplace collection, below.