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8.04.2011

Great Home Decor Finds!

I've found some really fun things for our home lately and I wanted to share a few with you!
If you know me, then you know that the icing on the cake (aka: decor) is one of the best parts about finishing a home project. Come on, you MUST agree :)

My first find was at IKEA... of course. ha!
I know, I've already confessed my love for most things IKEA, but the other day I had one of those jaw dropping moments when I came upon these adorable small patterned tumbler glasses. All of a sudden I pictured kid parties and cute little helpings of lemonade during Summer lunches :)
I picked up a few sets of 6 glasses for only $2.99 each! Woot, woot!
Now THAT'S a deal!
I'm not sure if this was just a limited supply that was at my IKEA, or if they are everywhere. I picked up some of these cute blue cups too, because I loved the color, and they were 'el-cheapo!
gah! You gotta love those dirty fingernails. ha!

My next find was kind of unexpected...



I visited our local kitchen supply store in town called Orson Gygi and picked up some of the most adorable decorative kitchen towels for only about $4-$6 bucks each! PS. I la-la-la LOVE this place!
The design and colors of these towels were so fun. Especially the hint of orange. I'm a HUGE fan of popping color in unexpected places and this was a great chance to do just that, without having to make a big commitment. Because let's be honest, towels in my house are usually trashed/bleached/or used to clean up some sort of "bright-red-stain everything" sort of drink, before too long :)



My last great find is one that was a TOTAL splurge, I have to admit.
I was wandering around Z-Gallery a few months ago, just doing my normal Oooing and Ahhing, when all of a sudden this absolutely fabulous throw JUMPED right into my arms and begged for me to buy it.
:) .... or at least that's what I told Cason. ha!
Seriously, how could I live without this geometric grey goodness?
I couldn't.
So home it came to live on my couch, for now.
:)

And while I was on a roll, I also picked up these awesome plates and small aqua birdhouse, to complete my kitchen shelf ensemble. I'm in love with the modern patterns, yet trendy color schemes.
So that's it! Just some great, stylish, fun finds that I wanted to share!
What have you found lately? Anything GREAT!?

34 comments:

  1. You didn't mention this in your post but I would love to know where your chevron patterned Utensil holder came from! :)

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  2. so wish those towels were on their site - that middle towel is exactly what i've been looking for!

    it wouldn't by chance happen to have a tag with the manurfacturer on it, would it??

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  3. Love all the patterns, textures and colors. You have a great eye!

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  4. Love Love Love your finds! Lucky girl :) I found some awesome antiques that I'm in LOVE with! You can check them out if ya want!

    http://lavenderandlemondrops.com/bargain-finds/antique-finds

    I think they are pretty awesome.... that scale... oh that lovely scale lol

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  5. I love IKEA too! When we finally got one here in Minneapolis, I was one of the crazy ones there on opening day! A couple of years ago I bought 8 red glasses from there and they were my favorite! But I only have 1 left because the kids have broken the rest of them :(

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  6. Can I come shopping with you? You find the best stuff, but it's your sense of style that I sure adore. Awesome finds! I hope to do some more shopping when my girls are back in school and I have the time. My priorities have been them this summer. Thank up for ALWAYS inspiring me and doing it with such a wonderful personality and spunk ;)

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  7. Will we be seeing a full shot of those fabulous kitchen shelves?

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  8. You're making me want to hit up Ikea so badly! Those glasses are too cute!

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  9. I have, on SEVERAL occasions, almost bought that exact same throw from Z Galerie! It's so gorgeous, who could resist?!

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  10. wow great finds! Those tumblers are adorable and the towels are by far the prettiest kitchen towels that I've even seen.

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  11. I love all your finds!! Especially that throw!! You have a great taste!

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  12. Fantastic finds!! I am so in love with the beautiful turquoise of your bird house!! and I agree, IKEA is amazing...must go and take a "boo" to see if ours carries those great tumblers!!

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  13. Love it all! I need you to come shopping with me.....I never find what I'm looking for!

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  14. I love the z gallery birdhouse adorable!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful finds with us. I love your style !!

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  15. I LOVE the birdhouse, utensil holder and towels, SOOO cute! :)how fun!

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  16. I think I need that turqoise birdcage. Bad!!

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  17. I bought these glasses in Houston! I love mine too! They go fabulously with my green & yellow kitchen (I have open cabinets!) :)

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  18. You just inspired an impromptu stop at Ikea! Ps. Where did you find those cute yellow flowers?

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  19. Oh girl I LOVE all the new decor!!

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  20. Great finds! Love the chevron canister - where did you find that? Cute!

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  21. I love ZGallerie! I just moved to Raleigh from Indianapolis (we didn't have one there) and I walked into a Zgallerie for the first time ever this week and it put me in the most amazing mood!

    Finally or store with gorgeous furniture and decor at reasonable prices!!

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  22. Loving your choices!!! I have to say I am inspired by your mantel :) I am already collecting things for the upcoming holiday season to use on my soon to be put up mantel :)

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  23. where did your cute plates come from? i NEED them ;)

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  24. Great, great finds! I was just in Gygi's yesterday and I bought some of those adorable dish towels. So cute. I need to make a trip to Ikea. Z-Gallery I haven't been to. . . better put that on my list. You are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  25. These really are some great finds. I love the aqua lantern. Where did you find the utensil holder I spy in the picture? I love it.

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  26. I love it all ...We just got an Ikea in Denver and I can't wait to visit ...Check out my Treasures I found at my local thrift stores .....You were the first blog I ever looked at and have been inspired by it ever since ...I have pinned so much stuff on Pinterest ....I'm totally hooked !!!!!! Thank you so much for opening up a new past time for me

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  27. sorry, i'm a little slow...figured out the cute plates are from z gallery too. so cute!!

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  28. Shelley,
    It was so fun chatting with you at QBM! You made my day with your sweet and genuine comment...and here I was thinking....I wonder if she will remember who I am! haha....AND...I can't figure out how I missed that you 'belong'. I never saw the temple pic on your blog....for some reason I thought someone told me you weren't a member. So sorry. The funniest part is I thought at one time....she would be a totally perfect mormon crafty mom. Anyway...I felt stupid when I realized it. Hope BlogHer was fabulous and I'm so glad you stopped by. Hope to chat soon!!
    ♥ april

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  29. Oh.... lots of pretties. Love the towels, the throw and especially that aqua lantern. Did you find it at Z Gallerie too?

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  30. Love those towels!!! Super cute patterns! And the throw jumping into your arms....totally believable!! Great finds!!!

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  31. I LOVE IKEA!! So much so I wrote a blog post dedicated to them entitled Ode to IKEA. I'm been reading your blog for a while now and I never got around to posting a comment. I just wanted to say I love your blog, it's so inspiring and you've given me a ton of great ideas especially the faux base board, my husband liked it too.

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  32. I, too, would love to know if you know the manufacturer of the towels. They are wonderful! Also, I so, so love the pic under the mantel of the bird and birdcage? Willing to tell where you got it?
    Thanks!

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  33. Ooh, I really love the chevron patterned utensil holder! Where did you get it?

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