ONE raised pattern, handblown glassware is one of my favorite things. I use some similar glasses in a lot of styling and people always as about the source. Although mine were from an outlet, these are very similar and are $12 each from Brooke Farm General Store. TWO How awesome is this rug? And at just $99, you could afford to play with the splash of color in your home. From Urban Outfitters. THREE walnut dinner plate with pretty blue trim is $48 from Anthropologie. At that price, I’d just get one or two and use them as serving dishes! FOUR brass animals on parade! I have the rhino on my living room shelves and love it! $10 each from Target. FIVE this tiered cart is colorful and practical. I think it would make a wonderful addition to a fun bathroom that is lacking in storage. $50 from Ikea. SIX hand screen printed goodies from Lauren Alison are all so so pretty. Take your pick of striking gold or lots of brights. This one is $57.
Happy Friday everyone! I am happy to have a lot of events lined up (a walk for breast cancer and a house warming party to attend) so it will be busy, but filled with fun. How about you?
ONE dip dye hanging pendant basket would make a great DIY! This one is from Serena and Lily and is $195. TWO this shagreen pillow cover is so pretty and comes in four colors – I love it! $90 from Maresca Textiles. THREE It’s not a secret that I’m obsessed with pretty hand towels and these are no exception. They’re handwoven, naturally textured, and so subtly pretty. $22 each from Jayson Home. FOUR who doesn’t need a cute little pouch for something. I like to keep my iphone charger, earphones, and zip drives in one for technology on the go! $20 from Red Envelope. FIVE this little stool is the perfect contrast between dainty and rustic. It would go wonderfully beside a bathroom tub! $68 from Serena and Lily. SIX cinco de mayo may be over, but a set of colorful papelitos from AyMujer can be customized for weddings, showers, and every fiesta in between. These shown as $18 for two sets.
This week has been beautiful around here, which made it a little more relaxing than most weeks. The sun stayed out until past 8 pm, the green trees are all blooming, it’s just perfect!
I am super eager to take advantage of the wonderful weather for the rest of the weekend also. I do have some other excitement on my agenda, however. We’re heading to a local casino to party for Matt’s grandmother’s 93rd birthday (she loves slot machines!) and I’ll try to take in the fun and try my hand and some roulette.
If you’re still up in the air about what to do for Mother’s Day, have an easy tea party with full shopping list and recipes here! Have fun!
ONE ombre pillow from Target’s Threshold Collection TWO new, removable wall tiles from Hygge and West by Joy Cho. THREE brass and lucite two tiered table from Jonathan Adler is totally perfect. FOUR gold glazed pebble dish would be perfect for entertaining and comes in a set of two! FIVE I’ve been obsessed with these juju headdress wall ornaments and this one in emerald is to die for. From Ecochic. SIX bring an outdoor party up a knotch by using wood instead of plastic cutlery (and it’s better for mother earth).
SHOP THE ENTIRE COLLECTION on KEEP.com
Happy Friday, guys! Today, I’ve rounded up all of my faves in one easy place on Keep.com. This is where I save most of my shopping inspirations and get new ideas, so I thought I’d let you guys know so that you can take advantage as well!
This weekend, I’m in super creative mode already and have so many ideas swimming around that I don’t even have enough days in the week to share them all with you! I’m going to hunker down and do some projects today, possibly landscape around the new patio tomorrow, and finish reading my book, State of Wonder, which I’m really enjoying!
What is on your weekend agenda?
p.s. We have a GIVEAWAY going on! One corksicle and a set of break resistant wine glasses are going to one lucky ready courtesy of Wine Enthusiast! Go Enter!
While Emerald has it’s time in the spotlight, I’m loving the dustier blue that is one of the supporting Pantone colors of 2013. It can be bold, quirky, serene, or trendy and I also love it as a wedding color for this spring as well. Even Diet Pepsi is getting in on the action with a can that was specially designed by Vern Yip (HGTV Designer) to reflect the trend.
I was inspired initially by the dusky blue overcast April sky here in Hong Kong and thought this color was perfect for a fresh spring home update. What do you think?
I’ll be back here tomorrow with another Beginner Blooms post, so get excited!
Photo Credit: Frames | pillow | wallpaper | rug | diet pepsi
*this post is sponsored by pepsi
I’m currently in the air heading to Hong Kong for a little business trip. I posted about my travel jewelry box before, but thought that letting you guys in on how I bring the comforts of home with me on all of my many adventures would be fun.
So, as you’ve realized, I am up in the air about every couple of months, so where I used to ‘rough it’ a little more, now I really value making the places I spend so much of my time feel comfortable and welcoming. Illume happened to send me some goodies which coincided with my trip and the new line is called Eternal Nomad, which I’m beginning to think is the perfect word to describe me.
ONE a notebook for all of those crazy ideas that I get mid-air. TWO a travel candle for when I get to my room and it’s musty (which is usually with the humidity in the far east). THREE a travel jewelry box to keep my gems in check. FOUR coconut mango cream keeps me hydrated in flight and the body wash is what I use to wash my hands and up my arms before deplaning for a meeting. FIVE a soft scarf to use as a blanket, a pillow, or to wrap around my face in a duststorm.
Don’t think that because I’m on the other side of the world that I didn’t prepare an amazing couple weeks for you on House of Earnest! Tomorrow, I have my National Painting Week reveal to show you which I’m crazy excited about.
What can’t you live without when you travel?
ONE wooden nesting bowls are a bright shot of color for your kitchen, $45 from Kate Spade Saturday. TWO a big a’hoy to a great hook. $38 from High Street Market. THREE a minimalist and artistic serving tray will go with any entertaining direction this spring. $40 from Leif. FOUR talking about artistic, an abstract mug would be so perfect for your (saturday) morning tea, $10 from Kate Spade Saturday. FIVE a sisal rug is perfect for warmer weather and the navy on natural color scheme and $135 price tag couldn’t be better. SIX cocktails, yes. Gold, yes. $445 tray table from High Street Market is wonderful all around. SEVEN A neon dot is a lot easier to incorporate into your home when it’s on a foundation of neutral linen. Neon dot pillow is $198 from Anthropologie.
This Friday is going to be amazing. I have the day off work to prepare for a wedding which I’m doing flowers for tomorrow and I’m preparing for a trip to China (again) for which I leave this Sunday (did you get that? I am doing a wedding on Saturday and leave for China on Sunday?). I’m a little stressed, but I have some pretty amazing projects to share with you while I’m in the far east and I’ll also be sharing photos on Instagram and tweeting my adventures. Are you guys ready?
What is on your short list this weekend?
ONE from the newly launched Rebecca Atwood Designs, this stunning black and white hand printed spots pillow has an exposed brass zipper and butterscotch back is my absolute favorite. $200 Rebecca Atwood Designs. TWO This brace sconce is so perfect, it’s what Iwould have put above my bed had I had an extra G lying around, $495 from Horne. THREE somewhat geometric, somewhat cozy fair isle, the teal in this rug brings it current, but the texture keeps it cozy. $1900 by Donna Wilson for Horne. FOUR embroideries are awesome and monograms are awesome. Put them together and you have these sweet pieces of personal art from Anthropologie, $99. FIVE I can’t say enough good things about this stool from Serena & Lily. It’s a great price at $125, it’s versatile, and will probably be my next home purchase. SIX I talked about Illume’s new spring collection a few weeks ago, but this Cactus Verde scent has been wafting through my house all week and I can’t get enough, $26.
I just want to jump right into the Friday faves today. How about you? I’m in a complete nesting mood (as opposed to the party mood or crafting mood – hehe), and I just want to switch around some stuff in my house. I think I’m going to get some different art going and will post about it next week. I’m also putting the finishing touches on my patio this weekend and although the whole shebang won’t be posted until it’s debut on the Home Depot Style Challenge, I’ll give you all a few sneak peeks next week!
In addition to those things, I have a meeting on Sunday with Benjamin Lowry to talk about some exciting upcoming projects (super fun) and a mountain of laundry to do (not fun).
What do you guys have on the short list for this beautiful April weekend?
Did you collect things as a child? I can remember really wanting to start a serious collection (of anything) but never quite being passionate enough to stick with it. It was such a normal idea though. Now, I feel that the idea has kind of slipped away as a very antiquated hobby.
Lisa Congdon was an avid collector and even posted a picture each day for a year of her collections. I got to thinking about the fact that subconsciously, I actually have been a collector all of these years. I have a very extensive collection of glassware (almost rivaling another Erin) and am seriously on my way to a (bordering on crazy) vase and vessel collection – which maybe still falls in the glassware category.
All of this to say that maybe the difference between hoarding and being a collector is our treatment of the pieces. Lisa carefully arranged and photographed hers. I keep my glassware lined up and styled on my bar – bringing it out for many a photography session. Our respect and admiration for the pieces is the key here.
Which brings me to ask – Do you collect anything? Do you display it? or have it carefully tucked away?
photo credit: glassware | pillows | porcelain | books
ONE what’s cuter than some bugs? Insect art is just $15 from Winged World. TWO serve up a beautiful brunch this spring with these ditsy floral servers from bhldn, $58. THREE this gold textured vase is perfect for a branch arrangement like we discussed earlier in the week! Mignon vase from Zara Home is $49. FOUR large scale floral pattern is very trend-right and in a toss pillow, it’s the perfect spring update for your home. Primavera pillow covers, $36 from Zara Home. FIVE the silhouette might be a little mid-century, but in a pretty pale mint, this bench is classic and feminine. $1495 from Jonathan Adler.
It’s been a pretty long week, and I’m in the mood for something pretty to take my mind off of it. I cannot wait to spend my first weekend at home in over a month relaxing and getting my patio ready for spring. It’s supposed to get warm tomorrow, so lets home I can get outside a bit!
I’ll (hopefully) be digging in some dirt this weekend and getting some awesome DIY posts ready for you to see next week!
What will you be up to?
ONE Raspberry glass pendant light is a perfect mix of feminine and vintage. I think it would make the perfect addition to a small space entryway! $42 from BootsNGus. TWO This brass desk set by Futagami is calling my name! I love that its shine is a little tarnished and it’s angles are reminiscent of a faceted gem. Cost starts at $50 for the small, so they’re not cheap! THREE I originally pinned the image of this Merchant & Mills sewing kit because I love the type and the packaging, but now I’ve realized that it comes with amazing little treats like scissors, a needle threader and notions galore – not to mention would make a wonderful gift, $75. FOUR Sweet and unique painted geo nesting bowls can scatter around the house holding everything from nuts to jewelry. The set of three from Furbish is just $24. FIVE what’s not to love about a faceted wooden side table? It’s sculptural fun, and won’t break the bank. $298 from Urban Outfitters. SIX I’m not sure why arrows are cool, but I love that they are. This simple embroidered pillow would look just as good in a living room or in a little boys bedroom. $128 from Terrain.
I’m not sure if I am happier that it’s Friday, or happier to be back at home. Either way, this weekend is going to include lots of relaxing, unpacking (and then repacking), and hanging out with some friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I think I’m leaning toward loving some of the cleaner lines and angular shaped things above partially because my house is such a disaster and these things make me feel quite orderly. I’ve got two giant unpacked suitcases, a few vases of dead flowers, and piles of mail just waiting to be tended to… but maybe I’ll go for happy hour first!
Tell me, what is on your agenda this last week in February?