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More Pinwheel!!

I came across some pinwheels sold by Crate & Barrel which I thought were just darling (and surprisingly inexpensive) but that prompted me to go on the hunt for some great DIY tutorials. To be completely honest I’ve never made one myself, they’ve just never really called my attention as a fun purposeful project or party theme (unless it’s for Fourth of July.) So on my hunt around Pinterest I was surprised to find so many beautiful pinwheel projects for so many different occasions. Conclusion: I’ve changed my mind about them, I love them now! Here are some of the awesome projects I’ve found so far…

Pinwheel Wreath

This pinwheel wreath is just adorable and very simple to make. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer depending on the colors. I think I’m going to modify this for a summer nautical theme and add some deep blues and reds…and stripes of course. Love stripes.

Pinwheel wreath from Neverland Nook

Pinwheel Wall Art

This one is just adorable and they look perfect frame along with these other cutie works of art. The pinwheels are made of felt and the bling bling in the middle is a vintage earring which can get from any thrift store. This would be a very easy DIY project where all you’d need is an old frame, old earrings and spray paint and a glue gun.  Head on over to Allison’s for a step by step. (by the way, looove her blog!)

Gift Topper

How about this gift topper designed by Patti Milazzo on fiskars.com. Next time you find your gift a little on the boring side just whip up one of these and spruce up the look. I’ve found that people appreciate the wrapping as muchand sometimes more) than the gift itself. A beautiful wrapping shows you took time and care about making that person smile. BTW…have you been to fiskars.com? It’s pretty cool and they have a neat project gallery.

gift topper designed by Patti Milazzo

Pinwheel Stationary

Looks like I’m not the only one that has the Pinwheel revelation. I just had to laugh while reading Kimberly’s  blog post “Seriously, you need a pinwheel right now. They are amazing. I have discovered if you add a pinwheel to anything, it suddenly becomes epically awesome. Have a piece of paper? Put a pinwheel on it! Have an ugly, plain wall? Put a pinwheel on it!” Just made me want to sing “if you liked it then you should ‘a put a ring on it”… But really, she has some beautiful pictures of her pinwheel stationary project.

Make your own cards

Giant Pinwheel

These giant pinwheels would be great for summer parties. I can just imagine the kids running around with them. These playful pinwheels were featured in the December 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. You can download the Flower Pinwheel pattern here.

Giant pinwheels...yes please, thank you!

Back to School Pinwheel

I think this is one of my favorite pinwheel DIYs, simply because I love vintage maps and travel themes. This would be a beautiful “back to school” little gift for teachers (better than an apple) or inspiration for a Back-to-School party. Guess what the best news is…you can just buy these on Etsy! The store owner is Betsy Ryan Hany and her store, Elizabeth St, is just darling.

Back to school

You can also buy this super cute Cake Topper from Pickled Parlor

Cake topper

…and since we’re getting into the party mood, let’s talk about Place Settings…

How cute are these???

Where did I come from? Who made me?

Farm Wedding Place Settings

…and here is another amazing example. These wedding pictures are to die for. I agree that “burlap table runners, mason jar vases and chalkboard signs are just a few of the details that made this wedding stand out”. Check out the rest of these southern country wedding  pictures here.

Pinwheel place settings

Baby Shower Favor Gift Boxes

Lastly but not least…you have to see this baby shower…A-MA-ZING! And the best part is that anyone can set up this beauty of a party, I swear! You can do it! Just keep in mind details like the flowers in the glass vases, lace cupcake toppers and rock candy keep it fresh and elegant. The most important trick to making your table a perfect 10 is keeping it perfectly simple.  Even though this table is your typical pink and white, the reason it looks elegant and not trite is that they stick to ONLY pink and white.

pink baby shower party favor topper

Photos are originally from Eat Drink Pretty.

As you can see the table is mostly white with pops of pink and details of green.

There aren’t any other patterns involved or competing colors.

Don’t you just want to have a baby now? hehe 🙂

OK, lovies…hope you enjoyed these as much as me. I hope I have inspired you to try making some fun loving pinwheels.

Elisa
Live.Play.Love

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Kitty Art

Buy at KilkennycatArt on Etsy.

Dream Big

Buy at flyingmouse365 on Etsy.

The Mona Lisa

Another one from KilkennycatArt. Follow on Tumblr on Etsy.

Found on Tumblr. No source :{

From DesignSponge.com

Buy at KelliMurrayArt on Etsy.

Apparently was from Etsy but link is no longer working. I found it on Pinterest.

Found on Tumblr. No source :{

And lastly…

I know it’s not cat related but I love it as much as I love kitties.

Hope you loved these.

>^_^<
Elisa
Live.Play.Love

Sea urchin air plants

Recently I came across this shop on Etsy that I just LOVE. I find a lot of interesting items on Etsy but there are just few that I cannot resist myself from purchasing…and this was one of them…

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tentacle . air plant . jellyfish . tillandsia garden urchin

How beautiful and unique is this?? I’m so excited to receive this package and I can’t wait to proudly display it in my…I don’t know yet, somewhere special tho!
Now, let it be known that I’m a total sucker for anything ocean or beach related (maybe it’s ’cause I’m a Pisces) but honestly, this is a great price for what it is (pure awesomeness). They have a variety of plants and amazing vases along with special care packages for the plants. They have birthday, valentine and even Easter “arrangements” and if you want it for a gift they will include a beautiful card…AND since a friend’s birthday is coming up and she just got a new apartment I just HAD to get her one too…

… with the birthday special

…and the plant enhancer

…and to  make matters even more difficult they just have to have the cutest two headed turtle Iv’e ever seen. I’m a turtle lover, as mentioned on this previous post and I already have these from another Etsy shop but I don’t have a two headed turtle yet…yet. Don’t you agree this one would be a wonderful addition to my collection??

Fun fact…these flowers “bloom”

From the seller:

…your air plant will transform throughout the year turning deep red while blooming then changing into a deep plum/silver before turning back to green! Sit back and enjoy the show, my friends. Currently as of June all our air plants in stock are green and will ship green – but dont worry they are sure to put in a show for you over time!

How cool…is that?!!

  

Well kidos, I just wanted to share my excitement and latest purchase.

Much love,

Elisa.

Cool shop Friday…The White Pepper

Everyone knows Etsy is the go-to online mall for all things vintage and unique. Just recently I found this amazing vintage shop: The White Pepper – Mid-Century and Groovy Vintage Goodies. The owner is Christina, a former Montessori teacher turned treasure hunter…and I must say she is good at finding those treasures. Here are a couple of them to feast your eyes on…but don’t feast for too long or these cool items might be gone.

Click on the pictures to go to the shop.

Hhm…I can keep my art tools in here.

Crafting Book Collection

Mid-Century Replogle Globe - 12 inch

This would look so amazing in a little boy’s room.

Mid-Century Starburst Tumblers

Super cool glasses. I would use these for cool cocktails :p

Brass Turtles

I NEED THESE!

Mama and Baby Bunny Crewel Embroidery

I can just picture this is a very cool nursery. It’s just adooorable!

Pair of Brass Penguins

Love these penguins.

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Hope you enjoyed these cool little items. I think I’m going to get the brass turtles…I LOVE turtles and these would be a beautiful addition to my collection.

Heads up, this weekend I’ll be tackling some floral projects I’ve had twirling in my mind for some time. Stay tuned for pics 😀

Ciao lovies…have a wonderful weekend.

Thrifty Nifty Shop

I couldn’t resist from returning to Flamingo Plaza this weekend. I have no idea why I went back…I didn’t really “have” to buy anything :/ BUT there were so many amazing little items I just had to have! So I followed my own tips from my Thrift Finds post, gave myself a budget of $35.00 (that was all the cash-back Walgreens would give me, hehe) and on my way I went to find more treasures.

Red White and Blue Thrift Store

While I was browsing it came to me…I’m going to make a new Etsy shop where I can sell these awesome thrift store items!! This way I will give people who don’t have access to a thrift store the opportunity to still own some vintage treasures AND I still get to shop…YEY!!!

However now that I was shopping for other people I suddenly became more “price conscious” (a.k.a: stingy :P) I started noticing that some items were really overpriced and honestly I even felt a little insulted. It was obvious to me whoever was pricing these items had no idea what they were doing.

So when picking out items I asked myself these questions:
– Am I getting a good deal?
– Is this item functional?
– Is this item of good quality?
– How does this item fit into today’s modern home?
– Would I buy this item for myself?

Sadly I had to leave some pretty awesome (although the more expensive ones) behind. There was a bronze birdhouse that was really old and actually functional that I had to leave behind and I was so bummed about it. I imagined this in an modern home on some design books next to some bright pink flowers on the sofa side table…ahhhh, dreamy. BUT, I figured I’d open shop with the less expensive items and if I had a positive response then I’ll step up my game for the next shopping trip 🙂

So, without further ado…here is the new Nifty Thrifty Shop and here are some of the items for sale:

Two Vintage Avon Ruby Red Glass Cape Cod Pattern Berry/dessert Bowls Dinnerware

White flower vases for eggs - perfect for easter

Vintage Milk Glass round vase (Wedding Milk Glass -Wedding Decor -Shabby and Chic -Pedestals)

Vintage real brass candelabra

Vintage silver-tone embossed jewelry box

Steel party tray with wooden handle, three compartment

I hope people like the items that I have picked out and that someone is able to bring some of these treasures into their home.

O.K…have a happy week, lovies…keep it cool till next weekend 😉

Elisa

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Pretty soon I’m going to be writing a post reviewing my favorite Etsy shops.