Saturday, March 28, 2015

Etsy Sale!

Happy Saturday to you! 

I've been keeping busy with work (over 65 hours this week) and estimates for landscaping and tree work in my yard (for operation take-back-my-yard). 

Summary:  people want a lot of money for projects I don't want to tackle myself (like cutting down an 80 year old tree).  I guess I'll just focus on the pretty stuff like pillows and planters :)

Anyway, I'm hoping to have some actual DIY/Fresh Finds posts in the near future...but in the mean time:


We're having an ETSY SALE!!!

FiveElevenDecor (you can also click on the preview link on the right sidebar)

10% off all orders over $35 through April 6th - use code SPRINGSALE



Happy Treasure Hunting!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fresh Finds - Summer Edition

Now let me start out by saying all of these finds are from Pottery Barn.  I didn't plan it that way but I started going through all of their new arrivals and I kept clicking 'add to cart.'

Do you do this?  Add a bunch of stuff to your cart like you're having a giant shopping spree?  The struggle is not clicking...'complete my order'



I separated the new arrivals into a few categories:


Absolutely have to have (well I wish):


As soon as I saw these concrete planters I started envisioning how amazing they would look on my deck as part of my 2015 redecoration/action plan to take over my deck and actually use it this year.  They're pricey for sure, I'm hoping I can at least get a code for free shipping to help with the price.


I don't eat oysters (I think they look like aliens) but I really love this serving bowl for my fictitious beach house...


I love how textural this lamp base is, it too would look amazing in my beach house


I think I've seen a similar bowl at HGs so I'm going to have to keep an eye out.  This bowl isn't super functional but its so cute if you're trying to add some nautical/beachy flair to your space.  

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Would love to splurge on these:



I've been wanting to replace the basic floor mirror in my closet room with something more dramatic.  This certainly fits the bill.  I love how it reminds me of leaded church windows (which I'm obsessed with).


If this was a map of Hawaii or my area I'd probably already have it hanging in the house.  I love the blue color and the fact that it's a mirror is amazing!


How can you go wrong with this beauty over your beach house table?  Stunning!






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So cute (but I could probably live without these):



Yeah, I'm not an iguana fan (I'm pretty sure I'd run screaming if one was in my house...) but I love this coffee table trend in decor and that's he's silver of course.








I don't have an umbrella but I feel as though I 'need' one of these starfish snack holders...so cute!


I think if you removed the expensive macrame this vase would look a lot like the super popular wide-mouth vases/jars I've been blogging about lately.  



I've seen this in the store before and it seems pretty well made.  I would probably use it in my closet to store clutches :)




I don't have any surfboards to store but I thought this would be great for keeping large-scale paintings/canvases, framed art, etc off the floor.  





Disclaimer:  I'm not being compensated for any of my thoughts and opinions above.  I'm not affiliated with Pottery Barn (although I'd love to be!).  I just really love the items and thought I'd share.


Have a great weekend!
-Alisa

Eleven Things Volume 20

1.  I can't believe it's the first day of Spring...and it's snowing.  SNOWING...really mother nature?  I think we've had just about enough this year (and my utility bill is over.it)

2.  This weekend I need to start nailing down my research for my Hawaii trip.  I've been taking screen shots of places I want to check out and and now it's time to put the list together.  Last night I had a mild panic attack about it all.  The money...the fact that I'm going by myself again...the fact that I'm one of those insane people that start freaking out when they're on vacation because the days are going by at a ridiculous pace and you can't slow it down and you're going to have to go.back.to.work.any.second.now....AGHHH

3.  Speaking of Hawaii...I found this absolutely amazing lantern at HomeGoods.  The first time I saw one it was in another woman's hand.  I'm going to be honest...I did think about tripping her and running off with it.  But I held back...and when I went to HomeGoods looking for a faux fur throw (a fiasco with PotteryBarn/WestElm led me to my old faithful HGs which never disappoints me)...I found my very own lantern.








Amazing...and when it's lit...even more amazing...I love how it looks with the giclee of an antique Hawaiian map I bought on Maui as a really special souvenir...




4.  Here's the faux fur throw if you'e interested.  It's not nearly as thick and luxurious as the one I was looking at in PB but it was way more affordable:






5.  How amazing is the blue velvet bench, I just put it in my cart (I can dream):



Nico Upholstered Bench via Joss&Main


6.  I did just purchase two of these jars from Joss&Main I think once I remove the raffia they'll look a lot like the antique canning jars I've been looking for (for a fraction of the cost):




                                                                           Dora vase via Joss&Main

7.  I can't believe I've been able to keep this little happy plant alive.  She seems to be thriving too.  Yes, she's a she.  I bought her from Ikea...I think I'll have to check out their plants again this summer and find her a little friend.



8.  As you can see I'm sort of obsessed with faux fur this year.  I found the lighter pillows (with inserts) around the holidays at HGs and the dark luxe covers at PotteryBarn. They're so soft and I love how they look mixed with my other pillows (in the photos they look more brown-toned but they're definitely gray).  Now to decide if I should swap them out with my more 'spring' like pillows as the seasons change...







9.  I'm obsessed with Sugarfina, especially these 'fruttini'  I know they're probably all sugar so I try to limit my orders...but it's a struggle.  They're packaging is amazing too! 




10.  I adjusted a few things around my office work space - here are a few random photos :)









11.  Since January was supposed to be all about the dining room (and it's now March and I'm still making tweaks and didn't move on to the bathroom or kitchen...).  Figured I might as well show my progress (this is after we finally got the curtain rods switched out...I know BIG changes :) )








Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
-Alisa