Spring Style & Decor

My Top Ten Easter Decor, Inspirations & Gift Ideas ….Delightful Animal & Flower Things for Spring Time & Easter

1. Coral & Tusk Easter Linens

Basically any sweet embroidered Vignette from Brooklyn Based  Coral & Tusk. 

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2. A wool felted Easter Egg made by Natalia, Life & Wool

 

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 Via Life & Wool

3. A Wood Bunny by Aarika

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4. I need a note book to write down all my spring thoughts. 

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Petunia’s Whimsy

 

5. Rabbit Washi Tape for Easter

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From Pokeman Gardens

6. And some super cute watercolors, with case decoration by Natalie Lété

These are incidentally for children supposedly, but I don’t mind.

 

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7.  Whimsical Japanese cotton fabric for small sewing projects

 

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From Nanagracy, Etsy 

 

8. This squirrel cutting board by Natalie Lété

 

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9. These Gold Leaf Eggs

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From Angie, Little Inspiration

Angie’s site is very pretty, & she gives a very nice tutorial as well for these gilt eggs, & many other stylish ideas

 

 

10. Kayle’s Delightful Chocolate Eggs

And last but not least, this delicious idea that someone obviously needs to make right now. + Vegan Raw Peanut Butter Eggs dipped in Chocolate. YES. And if I can turn you onto Kayle’s site, The Kitchen McCabe, deed well done, even if you just had 6000 calories because of me. xxoooo

 

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Bonus + Did you see the sweet bunny plate as my featured image? So lovely and by Joëlle Wehkamp, Studio Sjoe, I love everything she makes…..like these amazing creations for Rice DK!

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table top setting ideas & vintage finds

 

Taking the time to set the table.

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As this feature suggest to go slow and enjoy your daily life, I  shall also show DIY decor ideas for your kitchen along with a favorite dish from  LoveGrowsWild.com

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There are so many great ways to source your eclectic tabletop -vintage linens, repurposed percale vintage sheets, thrift store finds like mismatched plates, and tumblers, use jam jars for flowers, and purchase ribbon ends from craft stores.

 

 

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Layer lace, use old one off vintage pieces, and even use old nicely pressed handkerchief as napkins. For a brighter look, add elements of bright colors such as blue and red.

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I love mismatched napkins with vintage tablecloths -it’s okay if there is a mend or stain, here or there, it’s better than a plastic table covering. Life can be lived on an second hand covering. Have you ever seen an Irish Linen tablecloth still in its package at a garage sale, clearly preserved from the wedding day? ….

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The woven blanket could also be used as a table cloth. Love this bright eating spots, designed for little one’s eating, and a backyard celebration. Source. 

 

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This fun and easy salad recipe from LoveGrowsWild.com is so lovely, we made it last summer, but this winter added some frozen peaches (canned from fresh works too!) Because of the sweetness of the canned fruit, you can skip much of the honey in the dressing. Add shrimp or grilled chicken if you like…

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Greens, mixed
  • 1/2 Cucumber, large
  • 2 Peaches, fresh (we used canned / frozen)
  • 12 Strawberries ( we used less)
  • Toppings: 2 cup Goat cheese & 1/2 cup Almonds
  • Dressing: 4 tbsp Olive oil, 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar & 1 tsp Honey, salt & pepper

 

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A Lady’s Christmas Wish List

A Gift Guide For the Women in Your Life


Handmade. Whimsical. Creative. Luxurious. Cozy. Sexy. Delightful. Unusual. Unique. Hand Forged.

Many of of the featured items are made by women small business owners, an added interest point for you to share with your loved one.

For your love….

A natural black, rose cut, pear-shaped diamond ring with a pavé diamond band. Just in love with Alex Russell’s gorgeous handmade jewelry. Her stones are ethically sourced & the colors and designs are uniquely edgy.

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Alexis Russell Black Diamond Ring (http://www.alexisrussell.com/collections/rings/products/w7)


 

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Gold Druzy necklace from Nicoletti St. Paul, Missouri. I have been a long time follower of Nicole’s Etsy Shop, she has a unique way of showcasing natural stone and the work is hand forged. I have a soft spot for her, she’s a very inventive & courageous woman.


 

 

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Arkansas earrings by American designer Hazel Cox. Hazel has quite a following, her beautiful endlessly cool creations are on so many wish lists!!


 

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Perfect rose gold sparkle studs from Project Dahlia

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Sparkle Bangles From Toronto based Project Dahlia, handmade & feminine, eyecatching delicacy, run by Tess & Kim with the assistance of a dog named Hugo, who is, apparently in charge of HR matters. Also available on etsy


 

Made by Gypsy is run by Philadelphia born Kate Ruggiero. Practical, easy, fun brights for the lover of the outdoors who likes pretty little things, these Hawaii based swim & lingerie pieces are absolutely stunning, tropical and surf bound. Reasonable prices.

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Onyx Undie by madebygypsy


 

If your love is edgy but loves romance & creativity this is the right brand for your sweets, Evgenia, Lingerie for the Modern Hearbreaker is headed by Stephanie Bodnar, an imaginative lingerie designer whose beautiful pieces have a rarified appeal, gorgeous fabric combinations & high quality handiwork make for a Boho fantasy world.

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Romantic & Sensual Night Gown, from The Tempest Collection, Evgenia. Photographer: Kelly Puleio, San Francisco


 

For Your Love, Mother, Sister….

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Bedding by Les Indiennes

Les Indiennes Fabrics & Bedding

This company is run by Mary  Mulcahy who developed her line with an expert kakamkari craftsman. The naturally dyed cotton fabrics are handmade in the traditional fashion, & are an extraordinarily lovely part of history. Shopping available on the website.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Finer Joy’s Long Dress Multilayer Organic Linen Dress Boho Dress, available in many sizes

Beautiful Anna, owner of Finer Joy, hails from the Ukraine & makes magical dresses that are also practical, & made for women’s body. Think princess meets bohemian organic gardener. Oh Hearts.


 

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Jester Vase by the American pottery artist Frances Palmer.

Frances Palmer has worked as a potter for nearly 20 years. Classic heirloom products that will become a part of one’s visual memories of home.


 

In this day of everything digital the hardcover journal is almost a luxury. A great gift for any woman you know. Simplicity & graceful palettes with traditional patterns…at mtfold.

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Mtfold’s medium pastel journals


 

Okay. I know I like to feature pencils. I just like them. And I know you know someone who likes their pencils to match their desk or outfit. So here are some snazzy ones, as well as some hilariously inscribed ones.

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Preppy Prodigy’s Pastel Blue Pencils

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I am very busy. With my matching pencils, etc. LOVE. From Harvest Paper.


 

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Large Mug in Spruce from the American Studio Mazama Wares

Mazama Wares has a wide offering of works, these saturated mugs are simple & beautiful. A perfect writer’s coffee or tea cup to inspire fuel ideas while at the desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

A long time Etsy shop, Thimble & Acorn is run by Vermont artisan Eve. Beautifully made scarves, shirts, purses & more. Plus an awesomely glamorous lady in glasses as the model.

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Linen Cowl Infinity Scarf, Clover Green, from Thimble & Acorn.

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Project bag by Thimble & Acorn. Handmade in America, linen, organic cotton, leather, antique brass, &  wood

 


 

 

Besos………………..


 

 

 

 

the color black: a collection

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Miss Dita in Black (ironkittytumblr.com)

 

Oh Noir!  Long associated with negativity, death & depressive emotions, it seems noir has been maligned. Mysterious, powerful, seductive, full of adventure…..visit this richly evocative color in a gallery of unexpected images, places, styles and rooms…..luxurious nuit……

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Jean Patou black lace gown, 1957 (coutureallure.com)

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Charles James, Ball gown, 1954-1955. Black silk chiffon, silk satin, netting, and boning. (pinterest)

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Heart Ribbons, Victorian artefacts (wheremourningmeetsart.blogspot.com)

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Victorian Bracelet (http://www.masshist.org/)

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Black heels by Sergio Rossi..he always gets it right (pinterest.com)

 

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Claw earring from refinery.29

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Black……

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utsuwa kenchin. black ceramics. (www.pinterest.com)

 

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Mecc Interiors

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Foter.com…..

 

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Blackberries

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Black rice…. (pinterest.com)

 

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Guðrún Ólöf (Guðrún Ólöf.com)

 

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carbon colored wood (ultralink.com)

 

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House of Beccaria

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Zitkala-Ša (“Red Bird”

Gertrude Käsebier’s photo of Sioux author & activist Zitkala-Ša (“Red Bird”)

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The Black Wolf (freneti-c.tumblr.com)