In the current economic climate, I’ve found myself shying away from purely aesthetic items to things that are a little more…practical. Still beautiful, but at least I can justify the expense because it’s something that I can actually “use”. So here are some of my favorites that I can see justifying right about now!
These vegetable bags from Wonder Thunder solve an ecological debate that I’ve had going on forever. I hate the plastic bags that you get at the grocery store (talk about eco-guilt) but aside from lugging in your own containers, there’s really no practical way of buying bulk foods or veggies. These solve the problem! Plus they’ve got great style and are sure to make everyone smile. Their shop has some other excellent, funny prints – I highly encourage stopping by!
I just recently stumbled across ekaminsk‘s shop, and I have to say, I am delighted. Instead of trying to fruitlessly preserve your corsage or boutonniere, why not get something that will last forever, and will be far more unique than whatever you can get at the florist’s? Lovely colors, beautiful details like pearls and jewels, and a big helping of feathers will set your big day apart.
Yeah, so, I’ll admit it. I have a love for all things paper. And these great notebooks from jedgell really scratch that itch. My favorite time of year was always back-t0-school, but not because of school itself. Buying school supplies was always so much fun! New crayons, pencils, notebooks and the like. Maybe I’m biased because my dad was in office supplies, but I can’t help what I love. These pocket size notebooks are like a grown-up school shopping trip. And best of all, you can justify it because, well, who doesn’t need to write things down?
These notebooks from Paper and Twine delight that part of me as well. Although I love the grown-up touch of the Eames Rocker Chair (my notebooks always had Lisa Frank on them). Plus the craft paper covers and lovely twine ties really give it that eco-feel. And I’ll admit – I’m a bit of a sucker for the blackboard backdrop.
Thanks to this week’s lovely contributors!
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