Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fin-tastic Finds: Pretty Little Things.

It's often the slightest detail that makes the biggest effect in your home or at an event. In the name of all things pretty, I've been fishing around for vintage pillow cases, old-school patches, Hippie candles, DHOOP incense sticks, pink salt, nautical stacked rings and a rope bracelet to warm up your wrist (or your dinner table!)

Ikat and geometric prints go well together. In fact, many prints (especially the ones that seem like they may clash) often look spectacular when placed in clusters!

I found these bohemian candles at Elizabeth Bauer in NYC. (http://www.elizabethbauerdesign.com/) Light up these, and to really set a mood, DHOOP incense sticks lit outside can create a relaxing and meditative atmosphere.  Bring on the wine and free spirits!

My friend Stella is the Mermaid Maven behind these one-of-a-kind patches. Sew them onto a military jacket (Stella bought her jacket at the Army/Navy store and collected patches from her travels to decorate it), or use these to create colorful coasters for your next travel-inspired party!  Just cut out cork or foam core board to size, and paste the patch right on top.

You won't find these in a wedding registry, but what a beautiful way to celebrate a marriage! My Aunt Cheryl let me dive into her vintage pillow case collection last weekend! These delicately embroidered pieces have a timeless charm and look even better when mixed and matched with a modern set of printed bedding or fabrics.

Your Breville juicer may live in the back of a pantry, but these charming linens will dance to center stage.  I love how the lace on this one doubles as her dress.  eBay strikes gold again!

Himalayan rock salt gives off a beautiful coral hue, and boasts some major health benefits too. Why not mix some in to update your salt shaker?

And because a hostess should decorate herself as well as she decorates her home, I've included some chic (and cheap!) finds that will be a hit all summer long.  List-making made a little easier with this beautiful paper journal found at Roberta Freymann in East Hampton. (http://robertafreymann.com/)

The knot details of these rings from C. Wonder look intertwined when stacked together. So pile high! (http://www.cwonder.com/)

I picked up this rope bracelet in Montauk for $1.50.  Found at any beach side shop - an affordable accessory that looks great layered with other bracelets. At a price like this, how cute would these rope bracelets look as napkin rings for your next Summer dinner party?

I hope this week's Fin-tastic Finds has you feeling inspired! Whether you find yourself peering into your Aunt's linen closet or headed to your favorite store.  Enjoy!

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