I have been in love with this color combination for some time now. Oxblood (maroon, burgundy) paired with a bright pink or even sometimes a radiant orchid. By the way remember how I totally predicted this years Pantone color? Anyway, It's just such a fresh and unpredictable pairing. I love the warmth of the Oxblood with the cool tone in the pink. Also doesn't it just seem like only fun people would wear this or put it in their home?
I have really been wanting to re-upholster something in pink (unfortunately I decided to get rid of this chair in our last move...). So maybe I'll start there.
There are just certain things that I refuse to buy at a big-box stores. First off, I believe that one way of expressing myself is through what I put in my home--and there's just nothing unique about having the same items as everyone else. Also, I figure that if I can find just as good quality for a lesser price, I'd be dumb not to save my money. So I've decided to make a list of a few things that I only buy second hand. I'm sure I've left some out but here's what I could think up.
Sometimes I've felt silly posting a project that has been done a million times, but that is what is so great about craft and diy blogs. Sometimes it's seeing the 80th linen closet makeover that really inspires you to do it yourself. I had already seen multiple posts on pegboard organization, but when I saw THIS post, I was totally inspired and knew I had to try it.
Labels: thrifty treasures
A few days ago I went thrifting. It had been awhile so I was hoping to really find some treasures. While shopping I was thinking about the things I buy at thrift stores and the things I buy at regular big-box stores. There are just some things I will only buy brand new and some things I will only buy second hand. I've written a post on things I will only buy at thrift stores... I'm excited about it and plan to post it soon. However, today I feel like posting about my most recent finds. Say hello to the cutest vase... probably ever? I didn't really feel like I had the most successful trip but this kind of made it all worth it. The fact that the vase is navy makes it a dream come true.
These little trays are a perfect mini person size. Grant and I are working on building a play kitchen right now so these are for Trudy to play with when it's all ready. I can't wait to see them set at her little table.
I find some of the best deals on fabric and thread at thrift stores, like this pile of embroidery thread for just $2.99. For how many there are, this bundle came at a better deal than what I could get them for on sale at Walmart or any fabric store.I love oriental ginger anything. The designs on this lamp are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to pairing the lamp with a bright, beautiful and glossy lampshade.
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Labels: etsy favorites
I am in a super spring cleaning mood these days, I'm tempted to make a purchase at an etsy shop I've had saved for ages. Gardenmis is an etsy shop that sells beautiful lavender and botanical sachets. Doesn't it sound so dreamy to imagine yourself pulling out your favorite tee, underwear or linens to have them smell of fresh, calming lavender? Gardenmis sells fresh herbs in only high quality natural materials and modern prints. Their products make perfect anniversary, birthday or housewarming gifts. Check out all products here.
Even though we are now entering February, I couldn't keep myself from posting about so many of the adorable free printable calendars out there. I'm only showcasing one month out of twelve for each image but hopefully you can still see the difference in styles. I'm always amazed at all the talent online, it's so fun and inspiring to find.
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December: Eat Drink Chic
Check out my Printables board on Pinterest for more cute printables.