Seeing it Everywhere / Grey and Gold

I love gold.  Not necessarily the Au heavy stuff but I realize I wear mostly (faux) gold jewelry, love gold accents and generally gravitate towards the warm sparkly tones of yellow and rose gold as opposed to the cool, metallic nature of chrome or silver.   Recently, I started spotting grey and gold together.  It’s kind of the best of both worlds isn’t it?  Here are some great examples.

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(I mean dream bag…)

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Bash / Craigslist Wish list

Pinterest.  Facebook.  Craigslist.  Those are my go to guilt pleasure check them multiple times daily website.  There are TONS of other site I look at too, but those three are the simple, mindless, sure things in my book.

Part ‘Bash’ is my event rental company.  I am always looking for new items folks will flip over for their weddings, birthday parties or special events.  Here are a few I am currently considering:

Morris ChairThis piece could be pretty cool as part of a lounge set up.  The yellow and grey colors are really in right now.  I might consider painting the frame white to make it a bit more modern.  $75.

shabby benchThis bench is just the type of thing I like to have on hand.  I think the $75 price tag is a bit steep.  I could get some table or chair legs, distress them and attach them to a nice piece of cedar for the same look at a quarter of the price.

ottomanThis ottoman is a steal at $20.  I would keep the wood as is but likely change the fabric to something more funky, mod but neutral like this one:

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Pine side tables

This pair of side tables would be great at a wedding for escort cards (attach a few rows of wires horizontally below the dowel) or for thank you favors.  I would change the knobs, possible paint them a smokey grey (using this chalk board paint) and see what they would look like without the doors on them.

green chairThis chair is a no brainer.  I wouldn’t do anything to it at all.  $10.

Style / Flats

Is it just me or are these flats both masculine and decidedly feminine at the same time?  I have seen a few people wearing flats in this shape and I l.o.v.e. them!

Maryam Shoe

Maryam Nassir Zadeh. $311.

So chic.  $78.

Sparkly by Marc.  $250.

OMG.

Peachy keen. $150.

 Thanks coco + kelley for cementing it for me – these loafer are a must have.  I predict these are the IT style for fall.

Bash / Summer Party Favors

Summer schedule fill up quickly with bar-b-q’s, parties, and events.  I wanted to come up with a few inexpensive summer-inspired hostess gifts and party favors so I never show up empty handed and my guests always leave with a little more then they came with.

Farm fresh tomatoes.  Inexpensive, unexpected and so good they might not make it home.

Wrap up sidewalk chalk in wax paper for a perfect kid-friendly gift.

I love these wood containers – they are $2.99 for a pack of 4 at Michael’s.

cherries

More fruit to go courtesy of Martha.  Cherries in little white bags.  Use pattern edge scissors to make a plain bag special.

herbs

I received potted herbs as a hostess gift and it was such a creative gift idea I have been using it ever since.  Some garden stores have pre-made pots with 2 or 3 different herbs already planted and they go for as little as $8.99.

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