Tuesday, May 10, 2011

i will find you



Has this ever happened to you? You're reading someone's blog when you see an image that evokes a GASP! and suddenly you find yourself on a mad Google-fueled Amazing Race-type expedition of what it is and where to find it. Friends, I admit that this happens to me.



And happens quite regularly at Koralee's inspiring and always beautiful blog Bluebird Notes, where I fell hard for ... cupcake liners ... from Greengate ... a home decor company in Denmark from which I can't figure out how to order. So, the quest began ...



My search ultimately lead me to Norfolk Textiles in the U.K. and I am now the owner of cupcake cups and paper cups (although not the same GASPed-over pattern, they are still very sweet).



In related news, I have had similar reactions to pieces from PiP Studio in Amsterdam, as shown above.



So, I actually did a GASP+double take when I saw this plate while sauntering about TJ Maxx yesterday.



Although it is not from PiP Studio, it really looks (to me) like it could be. I bought just one plate to display ... for now.

{What is it about these rosy patterns that makes me swoon?}

Remember to shut-down your computer before running out the door to TJ Maxx ...

xo
elyse

37 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh no you didn't!! I never get to TJMaxx fast enough. I love that plate, PIP Studios and Greengate!! I need to get dressed and find my keys!!

Theresa said...

I was at TJMaxx yesterday and received a gift card from there for my birthday:) Love the designs you have swooned over! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Jen Kershner said...

Evil Elyse. Now I have to go shopping. And I was so comfy in my chair. Thanks a lot lady!

Laura said...

I'm gasping right now!!!
Everything is just gorgeous. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

A Vintage Chic said...

VERY swoon worthy, Elyse...all of it! I always love the pretty things Koralee shares...

LOVE those plates! Wish I had a TJMaxx by me...not so lucky! I love that style, too...so pretty!

Hope your day is beautiful, my friend...

Julie

Cynthia said...

Love that plate! I saw the middle flower and it looked familiar-so to my kitchen I went. I have the matching bowls-yes, they have bowls too!!!

Rebecca said...

I'm drunk with JOY over TJ MAXX. I live there.

xoRebecca

BEAR's Mom said...

i love those cupcake papers
and the plate is adorable
i dare say i've never visited
TJMaxx and we have one just
across the street from ACMoore!
gotta go check it out :D
~victoria~

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These liners are very pretty indeed. I love Greengate, bunches of Greengate items make my home happy ;)
Have a wonderful day, Elyse o xx o

Alison said...

I'm jealous -- you got the liners AND the paper cups!! I've been procrastinating on my order because the shipping is so high.... but no more -- off to order!
By the way, haven't had time to do a blog post yet, but I bought cute bright melamine bowls yesterday at Michaels -- 1.99 each; they look like plastic versions of the Anthropologie latte bowls, and the colors are a perfect match with Cath Kidston stuff -- blue, green, red and pink.... Just sayin'!
XO,
Alison

birdie blue said...

love the plate, elyse. the greengate wrappers and cupcake papers are adorable.

i stopped by tj's yesterday. i found a whole bunch of things, i didn't know i needed. isn't that always the case?

xo
~molly

julie - eab designs said...

I can totally relate Elyse! I adore everything from GreenGate and have often commented to my husband that we need to move to Denmark so I can purchase all of their cherry bright dishes. How I wish they had a US store.

Cynthia said...

Elyse,

Thanks so much for the blog love!!!



~Cynthia

Lilybets said...

Beautiful designs,so coloured and romantic,I love your blog's photos Elyse!.I have found only a shop in Malta with many items importedvery nice,but much expensive!
:-(

It's me said...

This look so great !!..we sell greengate in our shop !!...lovely day darling....love Ria...xxx...

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh! Now WHY can't we find those cute paper things here stateside? It makes no sense to me! I LOVE your plate- I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat too! SOOOO beautiful and it goes perfectly with all that you do! Love it all~ xxoo Diana

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

omg! (can't believe i just used omg! ) but i saw those at tjs and immediately thought of ... yes you!!!!!!! i said those are so elyse... i should get her one to give her when the day comes that we meet in person! but if i get it for her... you know it will end up on my kitchen shelf... and i will never give it to her!!! can't wait to see what you do with those darling cupcake liners!

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

I love the cupcake cases...purchased mine from Driftliving in the U.K...love the pretty plates too...
Susan x

myletterstoemily said...

you certainly made me swoon over those
gorgeous enchanted plates!~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh yes this happened to me, I saw this really great picture of tea cups on a blog, found out she bought it at Tuesday morning and now it is hanging on my wall. I think that plate has got to be the same, glad you found it

Carol

LaurieStar said...

I liked that last part about shutting down your computer first. Ha ha... very funny. I bought cute cupcake liners too and have yet to fill them! :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

I have to say that whenever I see this pattern or a similar one, I think of you. OMG I just peeked at your links, they are tempting.

By the way, I was somewhere the other day and I saw something with a similar design as your background. I was so tempted to buy them and send them to you. And then I thought, Elyse is going to think I am a stalker or something.

Well, those cupcake papers are to die for, and thank you so much for introducing me to such fun links.

Karen

Patricia said...

que cosas mas lindas
me encantaron
besos

icandy... said...

hi there, cutie!
i have been the worst bloggie friend... ever! shame on me.
NO WONDER you fell in love with koralee's finds... they are simply beautiful! so glad that you got your hands on some!
hugs!
ox

koralee said...

You are so cute...thank you for mentioning me my sweet friend. I was very blessed to get those liners..yours are lovely...can't wait to see how you use them. I soooo love Pip studios...I have just come to the realization I need to be a millionare! Hugs and love to you.xoxoxo

Bee happy said...

I do love Greengate! I have started collecting PIP things, have a plate, mug and bowl, love them! I was in John Lewis yesterday and noticed a PIP duvet cover and cushions on display, so cute!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! I wouldn't be surprised if you put on your racing shoes for these pretties. Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Zuzu said...

So pretty, Elyse!

I have a 'thing' for shops across the pond. Cabbages and Roses. Pip Studios. Cox & Cox. Green Gate. Cath Kidston. Bloomingville. Kate Forman... I could go on and on and on. Sigh. When oh when will they come to the US of A?

:)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

this always happens to me! i am pretty good at sleuthng things out i like to think... ;)
i love Greengate and find it so annoying and sad that you can't order from them. I did notice some UK companies that sell it, but they didn't ship to the US either! looks like you found one that did...will have to check it out! LOVE the plate you got at TJ's! yes, what is it about these patterns that makes us soon?!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'll admit that frenzied google searches are almost a daily activity in my life! :) Those cupcake liners are so sweet. I can understand your mad search!

Rhonda said...

I love GreenGate! Why can they not come to the USA? I'd be their best customer! ...ah well "We'd be their best customers! :)
Blessings
Rhonda

Angela said...

I saw those same plates at TJ Maxx, too. Totally up your alley! :)

Kimberly Kostka said...

Elyse, I still remember a post you did long ago about something you got from TJ max that I really wanted. For the next year I would look for it whenever I went there! Ha! These cupcake liners would be darling made into a wreath or banner....
Kim

debi said...

Oh Elyse, this post is making me whoozy! I'm loving all of these beautiful goodies you found! The colors are fun, pretty and definitely swoon-worthy.

Hearthandmade said...

i love pip studio so much and greengate but i couldnt justify spending the money on greengate cupcake cases! I love that plate. I must check out TK Maxx over here and home sense ^_^ i love that place!

Mandi said...

I don't blame you..I LOVE those cupcake liners!!!!! And I can't believe you found that plate at TJMAXX...I am never that lucky!!!!Beautiful pattern!!

Marilyn said...

Oh how I love Greengate! Like you I can never work out how to place an order....so now I add Pip Studio to the list... we don't even have T J Maxx sighhhhhh.