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Just got the most amazing new candle today! It’s Royal Apothic brand, Edwardian Fireplace scent. When I pulled it out of the package, I let my co-workers smell it and they [also] loved it so much that they asked me to light it right then. So I took this picture of my new candle burning on my desk at work for everyone to enjoy! Haha. (The scent is hard to describe, but I’d say it’s very slightly masculine…but clean at the same time. Nothing like an old chimney or ashes, like you would think with a name like “Edwardian Fireplace.”) You can go purchase it HERE.
It doesn’t hurt that the packaging is also really cute. Definitely a good gift. Maybe I’ll get some family members this for Christmas… Hmmm…
My friend Nishat that I’ve posted about before, is featured in Book City Jackets’ new Artists Edition No. 2 along with Cheeming Boey and Michael Hsiung. BCJ’s mission is to make every book beautiful by creating unique book covers printed on recycled kraft paper. Pretty nifty, right? It reminds me of when I used to do that in middle school…except mine was covered in horrible doodling rather than beautiful art. They’re available at Book City Jackets [dot] com.
Terrain at Styers has just started selling their wares online. I’m pretty fortunate to live close enough to the store to just drive down there and go shopping, and yet I never do…and therefore I look through their website and lust after some of their items. One in particular is this vintage Texas Glider.
It would look so perfect on my new back deck. Once it’s finished of course.
I just saw this cockroach plate on Etsy. I’m strangely drawn to it, and repulsed at the same time. What’s your verdict? (This plate is made by Etsy seller Catherine Reece.) You know…I think it would be best as a platter. That way, once the food starts to disappear your guests would be shocked and a conversation would naturally erupt. I’m just saying…
Is it rug week or something? I’ve got them on the brain these days it seems. Anyways, my last rug post was really focused on searching for major rug BARGAINS out there. (Personally, I’m all about being thrifty, while also being fashionable. ) However, while digging for bargain rugs, I also happened to come across some designer ones that, although not in my price range, made me stop and take notice. These rugs are all conversation starters. What do you think? Would you own a rug that stopped traffic and became an instant topic of conversation? Or do you prefer something more traditional?
Doves & Stripes Rug by Luke Irwin.
Fishtail rug by Emma Gardner.
Adrift Rug by Amy Helfand.
Dimpled Spindle Rug by Eva Zeisel Rug.
I’m more of a traditionalist with rugs, but I could definitely own the peacock feather rug by Matthew Williamson, and I’d consider the one by Eva Zeisel. What about you? If you’ve got a crazy designer rug, post a link to a pic of it in the comments section!
Recently, I had the pleasure of getting to speak with some of the lovely people at The Vera Company about their newest projects licensing classic Vera prints to retailers to reproduce & reinterpret her designs for their products. It was so refreshing to chat with them to learn more about who this iconic designer was (because previously I had NO idea!), and also just to meet people who were so passionate about her designs. It definitely made me excited about her too! Apparently she designed during the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s, and you can see that reflected in her designs. At any rate, now some of her designs are being re-interpreted onto new items like these dessert plates so keep on the lookout at stores across the country for new Vera products. (I seriously LOVE these! N are you reading this? My birthday is coming up soon!! Haha.)
Here’s a link to stores across the country where you can find new Vera products. But also for those vintage junkies amongst us, it turns out that with a few quick searches on Etsy and ebay you can pick up some fabulous classic Vera originals for not that much money! I could definitely imagine the ones below framed, sewn into pillows, or even just worn as they are. Her prints are so great mainly because they’re just so happy…and that happiness seems to be translated through the design. I also like that many of them have a very watercolor feel to them. Anyways…here are a few of the great vintage ones I found: