Loving this Industrial Wire Wastebasket from High Street Market. It has a great raw style to it that would add a nice little touch of edge to a girly office or all white bathroom. Even though it's dubbed "industrial," it seems to have an organic earthiness to it that I'm digging. I pretty much like wire anything so I'm thinking this might need to work it's way into my apartment somehow!
Found by my Mom, who is the best thrifter ever (seriously, she finds the BEST stuff). She discovered some amazing vintage maps of Paris and London on her last excursion, and this quirky little piece is a page that was tucked inside the book of maps. And the owners gave it to her (get this) for FREE! In terms of the frame, I was going to go with my usual plain black, but when my framer (who happens to be really talented at what he does) suggested gold I realized how nicely the color complemented the red crown. Then I chose this ornate, European looking frame, and I think it goes perfectly with the whole royal, English vibe of the piece.
I love the story behind this and I love how it's a unique, vintage, unusual piece that you're definitely not going to see anywhere else. Plus it's just quirky, kind of funny, and eye-catching. Oh, and with the Queen's recent Diamond Jubilee, it's just so very on trend :). Definitely one of my new favorite things!
Adding some much needed height to my coffee table.
Pretty and interesting from all angles!
This inspired me to do a quick re-styling of my coffee table (is it weird that I find that really fun? Possibly). I added in my Rifle coasters, which coordinated nicely, along with some pink-accented coffee table books. It all ties in with my hopefully-can't-tell-they're-fake flowers, AND my new feather tray from Jayson Home & Garden! So excited for that-of course discovered via Danielle's blog Breakfast at Toast. My apartment was definitely crying out for a little touch of gold, and I love how it coordinates with the little black and gold Laduree box.
Love, love, love. And can I just mention how sweet and nice the folks over at Jayson Home & Garden were? The tray was on backorder and they sent me several very professional and considerate e-mails apologizing for that fact and updating me on the status of my item. Plus they included a hand written thank you note in the package. Um, wow. So customer service does still exist? (In the Midwest, anyway).
Lately I just cant stop lusting after the gorgeous Clara Apartment sofa from Pottery Barn. I've been contemplating the idea of a new couch for the last few months, and this beauty definitely caught my eye. I love the color, the simplicity, the legs, the tufting (oh, the tufting!). It's so chic and elegant looking-and perfectly apartment sized! Not sure that I'll be taking the new couch plunge anytime soon, but when I do Clara will definitely be on the top of the candidate list!
How. Cool. Is this Distortion Candlestick from the MoMa store? It feels like something out of Alice in Wonderland or a Salvador Dali painting. It's so interesting and quirky, yet the white cast resin material keeps it looking simple and elegant. It's a twist on something classic, which is totally my thing-plus it's only $24.00. Add to cart? Mm, yes, I think so.
And guess what kind of candle I'm going to put in it?
I've been obsessing over this little fondue au chocolat from Mignon Kitchen Co. ever since I saw it in Cup of Jo's Mother's Day gift guide. How delicious does that look? After heating in the microwave, the stoneware jar keeps the milk chocolate inside warm while you go about dipping fruit, pieces of croissant, or anything else you can dream up. And when you've finished dipping, you're left with an adorable little stoneware jar to use in the kitchen or at your desk. Lovely as a gift for Mom, or a little treat for yourself.