Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring, come out come out where ever you are!

I haven't done much shopping at all in the last 2 months. We have been busy as bees working on the house and filling custom orders with WhiteBerry, so decorating has taken a backseat. This weekend was my first trip out shopping since the holidays I think, so I was like a kid in a candy store! Here are a few of my spring finds, although it hardly feels like spring yet.
Egg wreath's ($20, HomeSense) have been something I've always loved but have yet to buy. I love all the colorful ones, but wanted to wait until I found a nice neutral one that would suit our house. As soon as I saw this one I immediately thought "Looks like Martha made it!". It has all her signature colors, and was simply elegant so I decided to throw it in my cart.
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I like that it has a hint of bling with the "sugared" eggs.
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Another Martha-esque item is my new apple bowl. I can already picture it on our future marble counters (no, we haven't officially started ripping out the kitchen but we are finalizing our cabinet order as we speak!!!).
Photobucket I love the mint color and with some lemons or red apples it will be the perfect pop of color in our white kitchen. But before then I think it will hold all our Easter eggs in the coming weeks.
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And my 'favorite find of the day' award goes to my new hardware organizer for the office. It will be hung on my inspiration wall with my blackboard and paint swatches. I love it as it is (and for $40 I couldn't be more thrilled!) but I am going to be adding antique library card labels to help keep inventory of how many knobs I have laying around. I tended to stash them in various drawers around the house before this came along and never knew what I had or how many, so it is nice to visually see what is on hand.
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If only they had 2 of these! I already have every bin full and have a feeling that it will be an ongoing battle to limit myself to these 15 bins.
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I have also been working on updating my Spring wardrobe, so be warned that there may be a few fashion posts lurking in the near future. I have no hope of wearing this stuff for weeks it seems so I need to let out my excitement somewhere~

29 comments:

Jaime said...

Holly the hardware shelving is to die for. I want to make it, do you know the dimensions about? I'm thinking wire baskets in each slot but #2 pine painted for the structure. I'd love to know the size if you don't mind.
Great find.

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE the wreath!! And your storage piece is awesome~ Cant wait to see your spring wardrobe too! Hugs,Rachel

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Preppy 101 said...

Love all your choices!! Just gorgeous. xoxo

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That "hardware organizer" is adorable! I might have to hope my Home Goods has something like this!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love all your finds. The hardware organized is fabulous! Wish we had a Home Goods in our area. :(

hannah fancher said...

the apple bowl is so cute!

The Starr Family said...

Gasp... LOVE that hardware organizer!

Miss Ashley said...

It is all so cute!

Mimi said...

Great shelving and the wreath is just gorgeous! I look forward to seeing your fruit bowl in your new kitchen! Mimi x

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh my gosh that last piece is AMAZING! I seriously need a find like that to hold... well, just about anything! Great find! :)

Allison said...

That hardware organizer is wonderuful! I also love that bowl your found. Great color! I always enjoy seeing your fashion posts, Holly, so I'm looking forward to your spring outfits.

Michelle Richardson said...

Where did you find the apple bowl at? Its lovely!

Amanda said...

loooooooove everything as usual! any chance a blogger friend (moi) can beg beg beg you to sell some of your blue color wheel knobs???? pretty please with a cherry, or macaroon, on top. ;)

Jennie said...

Holly, the HomeSense on Calgary Trail had one of the shelving organizer things today (Tuesday) when I was there. It's always best to have two of something!

Christie said...

Whoa! Hold the phone!!
What is the apple bowl sitting on ? Is that white washed ? Distressed ? weathered ? I wanna make something like that! Right now!!! But, I don't know how!!!! Some sort of directions, Pretty please ???
~ Christie

mommara said...

Loving the apple bowl. Where did you find it.

Miss Rubio said...

I love that hardware organizer!!! And that egg wreath goes so well with your style and your beautiful home. And can't wait to see your new spring wardrobe...was missing those posts of what you wear :-)

Brandy said...

Holly I love all your finds but because I'm a weirdo I couldn't keep my eyes off the weathered driftwood/barnwood-ish dresser you used for the apple bowl pictures. Did you do that? It is beautiful! I would love to know the technique you used.

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Holly, can you tell me how to did the sideboard in your kitchen? It is lovely! Maybe you already blogged about it and I missed it...

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Jaime, it is 27 inches tall and 22 inches wide.

To everyone who asked: the bowl was from Homesense. I saw it on my shopping trip ($12 I believe) but forgot to put it in my cart. My
sweet mom came by a couple days later with it as a surprise.

Amanda, LOL you crack me up lady! They were from Anthro last summer. Actually now that I look, all the knobs in the organizer are from Anthro!

Jennie, I am SOOOO going to check it out this week thanks so much for the heads up!!! (My wallet probably won't be so grateful LOL)

To everyone who asked about the dresser it sits on, I wish I could take credit for the finish but that is something that only years and years of wear can do! It is an antique that has slowly lost all it's paint. I scooped it up last year for $40 and never had the heart to touch it with a drop of paint, and never will for that matter~

Maybe I will try to recreate something soon and see what happens.

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Yes, Holly, please let us know if you recreate the dresser. I need to know how! :)

Calmly Chaotic said...

I love the bowl! I might just swing by home sense and see if they have one here in Ottawa.

Kate said...

I can't wait for your spring fashion update! I love your style posts :)

christine, just bella said...

That hardware organizer thing is fantastic! Anthro just put a ton of their hardware on sale this Tuesday.

Kacey said...

Love that hardware organizer! What a great idea. I have been searching for something to corral all our hardware. Home Goods, here I come!

Amanda said...

oh, believe you me pretty lady, i know where they're from... i missed out on them before they were gone. :(

if you want to sell any... i'm interested! i've been searching ebay ever since, hoping they'd pop up. no luck.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Oh that really is an amazing organizer shelf! So pretty, with great color & texture. I didn't realize you bought your hardware in bulk, but I guess that makes sense, since you do a lot of pieces, and if you see something you like, might as well get as many as you can! I've really loved those color wheel knobs since you first showed us a photo of them, and they all look so pretty in those bins!

decorater4life said...

Ohh My, I am in LOVE with that minty colored fruit bowl!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!




Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

erin said...

Love the shelving! I am very jealous! :)

 
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