i really love terrain but we all know how pricey they can be. for example, this knot weave doormat (so pretty, right?) comes in at $98. i can think of a bunch of other ways i can spend $100. and since i like to have my cake and eat it too (aka get what i want but save $)-here are some good copycats!
i stumbled on this amazing duo recently and am obsessed! i love how they came up with their name and i love every single thing they do. great story, great branding and amazing talent.
a little bit about them:
“Jersey Ice Cream Co was founded in the summer of 2010. Two kids in love found an old embossing stamp at a flea market, dreamed up a design empire, and then set to work trying to create it. Today Tara Mangini and Percy Bright spend their time moving house to house, job to job, leaving beautiful homes in their wake. They believe in craftsmanship, timelessness, and leaving things better than they found them. They do not make ice cream, but will happily have some if you’re offering.”
i know i’m not the only one who always has a bunch of tabs of ‘shopping carts’ from favorite sites, just sitting there waiting to bite the bullet. i thought it’d be fun to talk about some of the good things i’m desperately wanting.
eames style chair– such versatile chairs (and they come in a million colors!) think; a closet catchall chair, dining room chairs, desk chair, etc)
lexmold molded plastic rocker– theres this really cool old house down the street from us that i’m in love with (i’m dying to go inside because i have a feeling they have it decorated amazing!) and on their front porch they have two hermès orange planters with lettuce planted in them and then off to the side, one of these rockers. i love it! the juxtaposition of the mod and a national register historic house, is just too much for me to handle!
(off topic but) air/hotel reservations are also sitting in my virtual cart. we’re planning a trip to california (santa barbara/ monterey/ big sur/ san francisco/ napa) in a few months and would love some recommendations!
how cute is this? the notebook inspired vintage travel poster. i just purchased this from (couldn’t resist) windowshopgal‘s etsy store. there are more from other movies/shows too-love! (realllly into this breaking bad one too.)
another new series (!)- what you should be buying at _____. i’ll be spotlighting stores that i love and the amazing stuff they have.
first up- furbish studio. jamie meares, of the oh-so popular blog, i suwanee, is such an inspiration and has an amazing eye. such a great mix of home accessories, gifts, even bags and jewelry. i have yet to visit the raleigh brick and mortar but this is a site i check weekly to see what new goodies they have and trust me, they have so much good stuff.
check out some of my favorites.
this cult classic is back in stock and is so versatile- living room/ playroom storage, a bright pop of color in the bathroom or even a planter.
i’m such a sucker for an otomi textile. another versatile purchase- table runner, a cool wall hanging (how cute would it look in a little girl’s room??), even at the end of the bed.
about to scoop this up for the front porch (ps-i finally painted the headboard ceiling haint blue and let me tell ya, it looks GOOD 🙂 also, i wanted to be as historically correct as i could so i referred to the “historic colors of charleston” color chart by sherwin williams and picked piazza blue.)
i’m such a fan of local artists and this one just so happens to be from my ol’ stompin’ grounds. love this one from dorothy shain.
with so many big life events constantly being announced by friends (basically) daily, i thought it might be helpful to put together a few gift ideas (kind of like how i did here). i love the idea of a basket that incorporates a wide variety of things at different price points- perfect for the Mr and the Mrs! Plus, who doesn’t like multiple presents?!
our mini bathroom update (paint and tile) was finished right before thanksgiving and i never shared- sorry about that! although they were just small changes, it really did a lot for the space. ultimately, we’d like to gut/ rearrange it but for now, its good to go! now i’m just looking for small accessories (ie new knobs, some hooks, hand towels) to finish off the look.
i mentioned a few weeks ago on instagram that january had been really rough and thats why i disappeared. things are getting better and i’m slowly easing my way back into the swing of things. i have some fun projects coming up, so check back soon!
here are some things i’ve been collecting over the past month: