It doesn’t take much to prompt me to begin my holiday decorations. This year, a mix of not really feeling Halloween–oh wait, that’s every year–and Hurricane Ana prompted me to deck my halls slightly earlier than usual. Our main tree isn’t up yet, but several of the smaller ones around the house are and my holiday tablescape is coming along quite nicely.

You know when you come across something that you know will work perfectly with your holiday decor, yet transition nicely into your home to become completely functional once the holidays are over? I love those items!

 I definitely had a moment when I stumbled across UASHMAMA from ella + issa co.  I originally saw their paper bag products on Instagram and knew that one tiny photo was not going to do it for me, so I checked out their website.

It was right then and there that I fell in love. The quality mixed with the versatility is a match made in heaven in my mind and I couldn’t be more excited for the paper bags gracing my table this year. Soon to be filled with glass gold balls (if our Target would ever bring them back into stock!) they are going to make a picturesque, yet fully functional tablescape.

Nothin’ worse than eating dinner & realizing you don’t have enough
room, only to have to move Joseph, Mary, Jesus, the Angel and alllll the
animals–ya feel me?

While I’m using my bags as decor, their function is only limited by the amount of household items you have. Read: USE THEM EVERYWHERE, FRIENDS! When the holidays are over, I plan to roll up the sides of our tan bag as an unread mail bin in our entryway, use the red bag for Judy’s training treats and the metallic silver bag (my fave!) in our guest bath to hold guest toiletries. Honestly, the possibilities are endless thanks to the way these bags are built.

UASHMAMA paper bags come in all shapes and sizes and are durable, moldable, foldable, washable, and functional. What could be better?
The paper bags are soft but resilient — they can be washed like fabric,
ironed and flattened completely for storage purposes. They can be
rolled up or down to various heights depending on what you’re using them
for, and they are such a beautiful way to organize anything and
everything in your home.

Made in Italy and travelled to North America!

UASHMAMA® (pronounced wash-mama) is a collection of washable paper products
that feel like leather and wash like fabric, holding their form so they can be
used over and over again – promoting sustainability. Originally designed as bread
bags, UASHMAMA products are great for storage, home décor and design, and a
variety of lifestyle purposes.

UASHMAMA washable paper is made using traditional artisan
methods from cultivated and sustainable cellulose fibre. The manufacturing
process is similar to leather where the paper is stretched and tanned making it
durable to withstand washing and daily use. 
The collection now includes a range of paper bags, handbags, carry bags,
aprons and other accessories!

Italian? Versatile? Beautiful? Stylish? WHERE THE HECK DO I SIGN UP TO BUY STOCK HERE?! People, this is like my dream come true! Thankfully, the beautiful people at ella + issa co. have graciously offered one CommuniKait reader a medium sized metallic silver bag (like the one shown in the photos!) of their very own to use and style in their own home. happy entering 🙂

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October 31, 2014