Posts filed under ‘Entertaining’
I cannot get over the new line of green products at Whimsy Press!
I also love their other products, like this stunning wedding gift wrap:
Indeed! I fell in love with these bookplates:
As a notorious lender of books, I simply MUST have these. I will strive to always have whimsy in my life & Whimsy Press on this blog!!!
Of course, I mean my favorite store in the world: Jayson Home & Garden!!! I stopped by my beloved shop with my visiting Mom & my husband in tow & both were amazed by all the beautiful things. Here’s just a sample of my favorites:
That Faulkner chest is astonishing in person. It has the lovely, faded shimmer of a formerly gleaming piece of furniture that has seen many days & could tell a roaring story. I love pieces like that! (more…)
After a ridiculously long hiatus, I’m happy to announce that Big Daddy Seashell is again open for business!!! I can’t wait to post in the coming weeks all the wonderful things I’ve been inspired by, loved, hated & experienced since I last posted over a YEAR ago. I hope I haven’t alienated all my readers by my lack of new material & I hope you all will enjoy what’s to come!
Let me begin this by saying that I love winter. I love the first big snowfall of the season when even in the city, there’s a hush, the silence of snow. I love when everything is covered in layers of white & the snow shimmers in the sunlight. I even enjoy being bundled up in the brisk air & coming home to snuggle on the couch under blankets with a hot mug of tea in my hands while a classic film flickers on the TV.
What I do not like, however, is the endless winter we are having in Chicago. ARRRRGGGHHHH! Even I, winter-lover, am getting tired of it. This girl needs sunshine, green grass, spring flowers & leaves on the trees. Sooner rather than later Mother Nature! Today while trudging to the train I heard several different birds chirping. It seemed like they were bound and determined to force spring upon us. Thank you birdies! You rock.
I think that’s enough whining for one day. Let’s cheer up our winter blahs with bursts of sunshine yellow!
This adorable lamp base is from Urban Outfitters. Actually, everything today is from Urban because they have a fabulous shop by color feature. Love that.
(more rays of sunshine after the jump!)
How about some red & pink products from Urban Outfitters for this Greeting-Card-Company-Created holiday that I secretly love?
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Usually, I am lucky enough to dream in full outrageous technicolor. But last night was one of those rare nights when I was thrust into a black & white dream scape. These stunning pieces of hand-thrown porcelain clay from the KristenKSwanson Etsy shop would have fit right into my night visions:
(More of this lovely stuff after the jump.)
Where have I been? I can’t believe I didn’t know that Lorena Barrezueta has an Etsy shop! I have been in love with her unique ceramic products since I saw a clip about them on TV. (When & on which channel, I have no clue.) Her etsy shop is full of pieces that have slight imperfections, or products testing a new glaze, or are just lovely surprises. I love them all:
I love the pretty greens & blues. I am also in deep smit with this idea of taking something mundane & ordinary to a new, beautiful & sustainable place. Very, very cool!