Saturday, February 12, 2011

show + tell international

One of my favorite things about blogging (and there are many), is the game of international show and tell we play. Many of us decor-enthusiasts pack our cameras when we go shopping or document great finds by sharing photos, reviews (er, GASP!s) and links.

Thanks to blogging friends everywhere, my swooning can reach beyond my local Target and HomeGoods to places tucked away in my own country and shops across the sea. Unfortunately some of these places that are far away don't yet ship to the States but their images still inspire!

The Painted Cottage {New Jersey, U.S.A.}

PiP Studio {Amsterdam}

Tilda by Tone Finnanger {Norway}

GreenGate {Denmark}

Pale and Interesting by Atlanta Bartlett {England}

Cabbages & Roses {England}

Cath Kidston {England}

Feel like looking at more places that might be new to you? Visit my favorite links where I try to compile places I like to visit later for ideas.

Any favorites of yours to share? I'm all eyes!



B said...

What a feast for the eyes! We obviously have the same taste I have all of those bookmarked. I particularly like PIP and it's gorgeous bright colours, and am hoping to use their wallpaper in my daughter's bedroom when I redo it next month. Thanks for sharing; I'm gping to check out your list of favourites. Have a fab weekend. B xxx

wig4usc said...

Those are all truly gorgeous!!

Jill said...

Wow! Those are all so great! I think you've already found the best of the best out there~ all of them so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing! I share favorites in my blog, but never thought of compiling a list. Great idea!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Such beautiful items and colors. I love all of these too.
Have a wonderful weekend Elyse!

Anonymous said...

Such pretty pictures! Unfortunately where I live we don't have any such places, and to ship here would make the purchase something beyond a splurge. I do love swooning over these places on line however.
Thanks for the colour pick me up!

It's me said...

I really like those but also a fan of Jeanne D'Arc living !! great !! happy weekend Ria.....❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤......❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤.......❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤.....

Roseanna said...

Love the images...such great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Please stop by and enter my vintage-y, handmade giveaway.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh no, youve got me swooning too! All those beautiful pops of color are making me yearn for new decor accents.

NanaDiana said...

The first thing I thought was how much the patterns you use remind me of the picture you posted from Tilda. I am going to have to pop over and check out those blogs now. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs-Diana

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

I really love PIP they ship to the US yet? it's been a while since i have been on the site. i also really like Emma Bridgewater pottery (UK), which you can easily find in the US, but it is $$ CHA-CHING $$ regardless. you know i love Cath Kidston!! i'll have to check out your list of links...

stefanie said...

oh, I know!!!! sometimes to much want everything,,,well at least I do!!!

koralee said...

Oh soooo many lovely places to shop...Love PIP! Happy Valentine's weekend to you my sweet friend. xoxoxo

Rustique Gal said...

What a breath of fresh air these pictures are! I, too, love the international flair of blogging. There is so much inspiration out there! Have a wonderful week!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, what fun! So much gorgeousness to be found in this beautiful world, isn't there?!

Thanks for bringing it all together for us to love, my friend!


tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Love all of them, especially the tin boxes from Tilda.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures from around the blog world! Have a blessed day dear Elyse! HUGS!

Roselle said...

Hey Elyse!
I live in NJ and I've been to the Painted Cottage! Such a beauteous place to visit!
I LOVE all the places you've shared! Inspiration indeed!

Brenda Kula said...

These are all treasures. I have several of the Tilda books.

debi said...

OMG! You're making me swoon to lightheadedness! Those GreenGate beauties are just toooooo much!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Elyse, it's a wonderful world we live in, isn't it? Inspiration at every corner. Love these. xo

KarenHarveyCox said...

Just stopped by to say Happy Valentine's Day, but then I had to browse a bit at the eye candy. There is so much wonderful inspiration in Blogland.

Hope you have a wonderful day.


Alison said...

Love all the pics -- such great stuff! Have you figured out a way to get Green Gate here in the U.S.? I'm dying over their catalog, but were can I order it???

Cheryl said...

Beautiful...don't we all wish that these places were close enough to spend a lazy afternoon browsing in. Thanks for making them a little closer through your blog.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous...
Grinning ear to ear at Tilda's pretty stuff. I love your choice of shops Elyse.


Sonia said...

Ok, I came back to take a closer look at GreenGate and Pip (they're new to me), and wow...they are divine. Especially love Green Gate!! I want to move and start house all over again. So many changes I would make!!!


Stevie said...

Such bright, happy colors! Makes me think of Spring!!! I LOVE the tea cups and tins. xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just went over to cabbage roses..To die for! I just love beautiful pictures!


KatCollects said...

Hi Elyse,
Beautiful photos!!! Wouldn't you love to find things like that cheap at garage sales to decorate with : ) I am trying to get back into the blog world, and wanted to say hi. I hope you and your family are good!

Anonymous said...

Oh elyse..I am so in the mood to shop now!
and I'm supposed to be creating!

all of those shops coordinate with your style and colours, they are so pretty and inspirational...and oh so YOU!!!! thanks for sharing!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Anna of IHOD said...

your blog is full of loveliness! So happy I stopped by!!