Monday, March 30, 2009

Shopping Spree


I keep reading about wonderful shopping trips on other blogs and thought, I want to go shopping, too! So I did.

Flower Frog Quest
My first stop was my favorite antique shop to find a flower frog. Lori introduced me to these cool things and now I have my very own. I was so excited to find one. I love its worn, green look. It's currently holding one of the tags I bought from Maryjane's Etsy shop.


Country Store
Next door to the antiques shop is a wonderful country store. I bought this set of 3 frames and an S hook to hold them. The distressed frames hang by a lovely sage ribbon.

I am thinking of filling the frames with either sepia-toned photos, fabric or wallpaper.

The Good HomeGoods
A few days later I made a trip to "the good HomeGoods"–the one that always has great plates and everything else.

I really like how the roses on these delicate teacups and saucers have a modern twist. There were only 2 sets available. They are so pretty that I think I will probably hang the plates and use the teacups for something like displaying small collections. Too cute to conceal.

Online
Being a fan of good packaging and things that sparkle, I couldn't resist buying some pure silver from The Little Pink Studio.

Photo credit: The Little Pink Studio
I love children's book illustrations (as you may have guessed) and so I especially like Cerri's cute logo. This pure silver will be pure fun to use and the bottle will look very cute on a shelf in the Girly Office.

I hope I stimulated the economy in a small way. I know I gave myself a little boost!

xo

31 comments:

Lori said...

hooray!!! your flower frog is wonderful:) it looks really cute holding your tag...LOVE the cups and saucers, what a pretty pattern and lovely colors...you will LOVE the pure silver glitter...it is the best...i love when it starts to tarnish...it lends a wonderful patina to anything you sprinkle it on!!!

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Elyse, you shop like me...a few small things and you feel so good when you take your little "prizes" home....not a lot of money spent, but a great shopping trip, and pretty things to look at! Great shopping!!

I think the sepia tone photos in those frames would be perfect!

:)h

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

I just LOVE shopping too Elyse, here and at Home Goods too :) I hope to get some shopping done this week too! I feel so much more caught up this week, I'm enjoying some "me" time again, browsing blogs, decorating, and catching up! I love love love your finds!! And that shutter screen in your LR is fabulous sweetie! I *gasped* when I saw it! The frames look perfect there too! And ohhhhh boy those tea cups are gorgeous!! and your right, a girl can never have too much glitter :) lol

Have a wonderful day kiddo! Enjoy!

Big hugs, Cyn xox

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful shopping spree you went on! I love the vintage frog....
Hugs,
Penny

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

Great shopping trip Elyse. I want one of those frogs. I can think of a million uses for it!

Danielle

TattingChic said...

What a cute flower frog! I remember as a little girl trying to explain it to someone because it looked like a metal version of those old rubber scalp scrubbers...remember those? No one knew what I was talking about, LOL! See, it's so nice to know I am not loony tunes and the flower frogs really DO exist, LOL!

I LOVE Home Goods! They have the best cake pedestals and servingware and OH! I LOVE their lamps, too!

Looks like you had fun shopping! :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, this looks like a wonderful shopping spree. I love Home Goods, I think that store is always good for a great find, especially their dishes! I love their soap section also. That glitter looks lovely too. Karen

Claudia said...

Elyse, your finds are wonderful! I want a little flower frog. What a great idea. Don't you love finding little things that bring a smile to your face? We have a good Home Goods and a not-so-good Home Goods back home, too!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Such fun! thank you for doing your part to better our economy.;-)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love the flower frog and what a clever idea holding a tag...my tag (giggle, giggle)! Don't you just LOVE Home Goods! I go crazy there! Love the pretty teacups, soooo you Elyse! A lot of love in this post! Have a wonderful day and looking forward to receiving my goodies from you Etsy store! Can never have enough of your wares!

Love ya,
Maryjane

Glitter and Bliss said...

I am loving it all!! You did great my sweet friend. I love the frames (sepia photos will look great) and the flower frog. Isn't it fun to find wonderful "little" things. In this life you really do have to find pleasure in the small stuff. :)

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oooooo! Love your pretty finds! I love your shutters standing in the corner...beautiful!

Lynne Laura said...

Just love Home Goods, can't beat their selection or their prices...great teacups. Keep an eye out, they may get more in.
Is that your house the frames are hanging in...love the pillow.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Little Pink Studio said...

I love those tea cups, so pretty!
I was just in Home Goods, but didn't see anything like those.
Love flower frogs for holding all sorts of things. :)
I hope you will love your pure silver glitter too! Thanks for mentioning it on your blog! :0)
Cerri xo

Lisa said...

Oh I love your blue teacups.I'm going to have a go at the HomeGoods near me. I'm feeling lucky!

Marilyn said...

You made your shopping expedition sound like so much fun. Now I want to go too... hmmm.. I just love the simplicity.. not having to spend too much..and come home with gorgeous little treasures. Marilyn xoxo

Clarisa said...

Oh! I just love your cup and saucer. And moreover you've written so well about them. Why don't you start off writing product reviews... you'll earn money for next shopping! ;)

Elyse said...

Hi Big Sis!

You've totally made me want to go on a shopping spreeeee!! So glad you found your flower frog; it's so precious!

Feels like we haven't talked in a while! Hope your week is off to a good start. Love how the blog is looking!!

xo, Lysie

Life'sJourney said...

I love the flower frog!! I love when bloggers share their shopping finds.. I feel like I got to go shopping myself!! Great finds!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Elyse!!! You have been having some fun! I adore all of your purchases! I think the flower frogs are great :) I love the tea cups too, so pretty!!

Hugs,
Amy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Now your making me want to go shopping! I found the same cups but mine have red, I haven't seen the blue yet but if I do they will be coming home with me (; Don't ya just love them. I love your screen in your living rm and the frames too!
Hugs~Kelly

Amy C said...

LOVE the teacups

Betty Jo said...

Elyse what fun treasures you've found while shopping. I adore, adore, adore the cups and saucers. I went right away and looked up the nearest Home Goods store. It is about an hour from us. Carolyn and I are going for a visit just as soon as possible. ♥

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Elyse, I was going thru some of your post, and have enjoyed it very much. You have a adorable cottage and so cute inside. I'm going back to enjoy more.

The teacup and saucer is sweet, love the blue on it! The pink cake pedestal I want-

Have a Wonderful Day-

Natasha Burns said...

Loving your finds, especially that adorable cup and saucer! Shopping is so much fun!

Fröken Tindra said...

Love Your blog!! The colours and the flowers!

Bethany said...

Fun post. Great goodies. I need a flower frog too!

Stephenie said...

Wow, I love your shutters..They look sooooo pretty..Just love the color...That teacup is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I think wallpaper would look so pretty in the picture frames..Actually, they're all good choices..
Stephenie

Angie said...

Hi Elyse...thank you for stopping by my blog..so glad you found me! It does sound like we are kindred spirits..I am having such fun poking around your blog! I love your flower frog and am looking for one of those myself. It looks perfect with your tag. I will visit again soon...have a wonderful weekend!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Elyse...I was at Homegoods today and didn't see those cups and saucers~boo hoo!~Janet~

melur said...

i've just found your blog today.. marvellous.. so many ideas that i can adapt to my home.. just that some of these items can't easily be found in malaysia.. what can i do... i have so many things to share .. i've just started my blog.. not exactly ready yet...I just hope i can find those items you have here... goshh...

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