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Wish List for July 16, 2012

Feeling pink and gold today…

Inspired by this blazer/jacket I think:

And isn’t it great with that Anthro necklace? I’ve been a longtime reader (i.e. lurker) of Erin Gates’ blog, Elements of Style. And she has recently teamed up with a friend to start a line of blazers. The label is Two Penny Blue, and the styles are super cute. But really – this one is the stand out. Very unique – wish it came in other colors!

For a dash of gold, how about this cuff bracelet from Pondicherry?

Excellent price for something that looks far more expensive. I would wear it with everything!

Back to pink… I love this painting of pink cosmos:

Kelley MacDonald is one of several artists I follow who blog regularly about their work. I’ve been a fan for a while (in fact – I’ve posted about her before!)

And finally – something that I will forever kick myself for not buying at a private show last year…

A good friend saw a post I wrote about Jill Rosenwald’s ceramics and invited me to join her at a special showing that takes place every year in DC (which takes place at the home of one of Jill’s friends – who is a friend of my friend – SMALL world!) The timing was perfect – but I ultimately didn’t buy anything. Worries about money and that kind of thing… And I so regret it. Maybe next time.

This is a wish list after all…

Until next time!

[Guest!] Wish List for July 10, 2012

This week’s Wish List comes from my good friend Christy of A Lil’ Welsh Rarebit. She showed me some things that she’s been coveting and they’re pretty fab.

So take it away Christy!

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While I could never narrow my wish list down to FOUR items… Here are the current forerunners:

First, don’t you love this gorgeous 20″ chevron floor pillow? I’ve wanted one or two of these since I spotted them, but I keep getting overruled by the other adult who lives in my house. Sigh.

They also come in green, blue or brown.

And have you tried this summer beauty oil/perfume from Bobbi Brown? It’s called “Miami Beach.”

Since the beach is my favorite place to be  – how could I NOT want to buy this? The description says it was “designed with notes of sand, jasmine, sea spray and Mandarin.” Sounds heavenly!

While Christmas isn’t exactly right around the corner…I already know that I want to find THIS gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace in my stocking!

Luckily, our friend Jill is a Stella & Dot consultant. Think I’ll just hand my husband her card at the start of holiday shopping season…

[UPDATE: If you love Stella & Dot, you now have a GREAT excuse to buy yourself some jewelry. Anna of An Inch of Gray is hosting an online jewelry party to raise money for Samaritan’s Purse, a wonderful cause championed by her beautiful son Jack. Jack passed away in a flash flood last September, but he is still an inspiration to people all over the world who knew him, know Anna or have have read Anna’s blog. For full details, visit Anna HERE.]

And finally, because a girl can never have too much jewelry (at least, not THIS girl), I can’t stop dreaming about this ring:

It may need to wait until the kids are out of college. But I’ve tried it on a couple of times at a local shop and it jlooks PERFECT on me – ha!

Thanks for sharing my list Kate!

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Now I have four other things to add to my own running Wish List…

Do you have one to share? Let me know – this was fun!

Wish List for July 3, 2012

As you may have seen on The Big Piece of Cake last week, things were a little hectic and not very blogging-friendly. But I found several lovely home accessories that I thought I’d feature here today.

And the best thing about them is that they are affordable! So much of what catches my eye online would require some saving (at least for me!) So the fact that a few of the bright shiny objects I encountered offered maximum effect for minimal dollar signs seemed like an obvious “Wish List” theme. These aren’t just finds, they are DEALS.

So first up – this pretty Blue Q lantern that I spotted on Sneakpeek.

At a whopping $10, this little beauty is 13 3/4″ in diameter and would be perfect for livening up a drab corner. There are many options to choose from – all very fun and whimsical. Probably just a tad to contemporary for my current decor – but I could possibly use it in a bedroom. I have a thing for lanterns – and it’s a crime that I have never actually owned any!

Note: You would have to purchase a cord kit separately, but what did you expect for $10?

Next up is a simple striped throw blanket from IKEA.

Just $19.99, this black and white stripe is timeless. My only complaint is that it doesn’t come in any other colors. But I do love stripes and you can’t really go wrong with this one.

Next – have you ever purchased paper products from Minted? I recently saw that they also sell limited edition art prints. Like this sweet little chair (more stripes!)

I couldn’t get a large enough image so I had to cobble four of the colorways together. Guess they don’t want people grabbing high res images and printing their own? Smart – but not very convenient for my blogging purposes… Now that I think of it though, an assortment framed together could be cute. (They start at $40).

Also love this beach chair print.

Last on the list today, pink pillows:

So bright and cheerful. These 16″ x 18″ pillow covers from The Pillow People are $28 for a set of two. Tons of other colors and patterns can be found in this Etsy shop – you can cover your couch!

Well – that’s it for today. Wishing you a fantastic Fourth of July celebration tomorrow! And for the non-U.S. readers…have a great Wednesday!

Wish List for June 18, 2012

A little late in the day… But here is this week’s list!

I think I spent more time selecting my registry china than I did my wedding dress! So of course I am obsessed with these…

…discovered via one of my favorite sites, Creature Comforts. The online shop, Fine Little Day carries so many treasures – you should definitely check it out.

And, you know…

…OBVIOUSLY. I really want this Clare Vivier tote. Better for fall really…but I just saw it this week.

Then – this is kind of a surprise:

Because I’m not the huggy-kissy type. But I find something so appealing about this bracelet from Mujus*. In fact – I’m mesmerized by their entire jewelry page. I’ll have to blog about it later this week.

And last – but not least…

Paint chip place mats (!!) from Avril Loretti. I’m dying. You can also get napkins and table runners.

What is on your list this week?

*Discovered via sneakpeeq – I’m telling you, I find some great stuff there!

Wish List for June 11, 2012

Today’s list includes a true range of affordable to attainable to maybe when the kids are out of college-able. For ME, that is…as a ring that has four digits in the price (BEFORE the decimal point) isn’t a priority for our family right now.

ANYWAY. How fab are these?

First – a pretty top from Rickshaw Design:

I picked this particular style/fabric because of the picture (most are just a garment shot – no model). But I would also love the tuxedo kurta in tangerine or navy.

And how gorgeous is this ring from oli + me?

This image is from LA artist, Jeana Sohn’s beautiful website (a picture she took when the designer, Grace Lee came in for portraits). I love Jeana’s style and always find fantastic new-to-me designers on her blog.

Want to see a close up of the ring (in three different colors)?

Sigh.

And back to the realm of retail reality (again – for ME)… Here is a super cute bag from Charm Design:

I’ve had this shop in my Etsy favorites for a while. So many pretty fabrics and simple, elegant designs.

Finally – here is a print from Driftwood Interiors that combines two of my favorites things (art and textiles) in another of my favorite things (interiors in art):

I want a real life version of that ikat upholstered couch! The artist, Kerri Shipp also does beautiful paintings of Chinoiserie and sea coral.

Do you have anything new on your wish list this week?

Wish List for June 4, 2012

After a year without posts (and a brief attempt at a return), I’m bringing back my Wishing True blog!

Now a page on The Big Piece of Cake, I’ll use this space to write about all of the beautiful things I find online (and there are many). This will include everything from jewelry and fashion to textiles and art – but every Monday I’ll post a little “wish list.” (I know! An actual feature that requires consistency – I’m nuts.)

Today, I’m feeling inspired by Etsy… So I’ve pulled two “new to me” shops as well as a couple of old favorites.

First – a cheerful little gem from my friend Anne Harwell of Annechovie. I love her perfume bottle paintings with their bright background colors. And this one is an original!

Find full details on how to buy it HERE.

Then there is this oktak chevron print bag that caught my eye recently – it also comes in a lovely blue. But yellow is my favorite color…

Buy it HERE!

And speaking of yellow… This fluttery Holly Stalder number has LONG been a favorite of mine. Gorgeous canary yellow – perfect for summer.

More details HERE.

Finally – How great are these bracelets from Leather Wraps? I JUST found them a few minutes ago when I logged on to Etsy. They come in an array of colors and silver/gold options. Something for everyone!

And? They are a STEAL at $23 for a set of six.

So that’s the list for this week. Let’s see if I can keep it up with another list next Monday. And if you have any suggestions for items to add to future lists (something from your own shop?), drop me a line!