We spotted a pile of vintage seed packets for sale in one of our favorite boutiques, John Derian. Everytime we step into that store we want to turn around and hit the flea markets. They have such a talent for turning the overlooked into something extraordinary. That said, we’re now adding seed packets to our watch list. There’s lots of crafty things you could do with these, but we’d probably just pin them to a wall or prop them along a window sill. You can check out eBay for some right now.
If you’re a regular Shelterrific reader, you may have noticed a few changes to the site this week. We went from two columns to three, added a few new ways for you to find things, and made it easier for your to share our stories. But what you might not have done is clicked over to our contributors page to read about the gals who give it up for Shelterrific week after week. Each of us offered up a photo of something in our homes that we feel represents us, at least perhaps at this moment in time — it’s always changing! Above, a photo of Mary T.’s beloved light-up squirrel. “How I love him,” she says. “I webbed that chair he’s on myself! One of my prouder moments (but webbing a chair is really simple; it’s finding the webbing that could get challenging; I inherited mine from a friend.)”
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In our constant quest to seek out the next big-little critter in home decor (Squirrels? Fish?) we thought we’d take a moment to cast your glances towards some of the adorable hare-themed items in stores now. Unlike those eggs the Easter Bunny leaves behind, these treasures will last and last.
This oval Lapin platter from John Derian, $200, is almost too pretty to use. But what a treat for your dining table. Serve it with glazed carrots.
Okay, we admit this is pure fantasy, but wouldn’t you love it if a rich aunt appeared out of nowhere and gave you this Nymphenburg Sketches bowl by Hella Jongerius ? At Moss for a whopping $2,725.
Salvor’s rabbit pillow at Velocity, $84 will politely occupy any chair until you arrive.
There’s no reason these butter yellow Bunny towels from Mahar Dry Goods, $25, only have to come out once a year. Great for kids, but not exclusively.
What would you put in these charming Arthur Court bunny canisters from Horchow, $55-62. Cotton balls, perhaps?
SurLaTable’s Majolica ceramic bunny platters are inspired by the work of Portuguese ceramist/political cartoonist, Rafael Pinheiro. A total steal for $20.
Happy Holiday Weekend!
Have you seen Fishs Eddy’s new American Handpressed glass collection? The owners of the store discovered a warehouse full of it last winter and have added the selection to their site, which already features great new and vintage dishware pieces. The colored glass comes in a few charming shapes, like lady figures, sheep saltcellers and this lovely Rose Thistle pitcher, $50. Yes, you can use it for water or lemonade, but wouldn’t it be great stuffed with a big bunch of fresh daisies? Also, a three piece Hen-on-Nest set for $31. Log onto fisheseddy.com.
Ahh, springtime. A time for butterflies, bunnies, flowers and…. garden gnomes! We’ve noticed a lot of plump little cone-hatted fellows cropping up in the world of decor lately. Our friends at Delight.com featured Gnome plates recently, but they sold out super fast! Luckily we found them Posh Chicago as well, $12. Mahra Dry Goods introduced these crocheted gnomes, that come with a toadstool and a little green patch of turf, $30. More crocheted goodness is over at Jack Rabbit’s Etsy shop, where you’ll find recycled pint beer bottles with a crocheted sleeve, $30 each. Urban Oufitters is having a sale on its plastic Gnome lights, now only $12 (marked down from $18). And if you’re in the mood for an investment Gnome, go for Philippe Starck’s Gnome table for Kartell, $321 at Unica Home.