I know many of us turn to our iPhone, iWatchs, iEverything when we’re looking for the time, but there’s definitely something charming of the old-school (or old-old-old school) way of keeping track of time.
Here are two options from CB2 that can keep you on track for a 15-minute or 1-hour activity.
15-minute sand timer
white sand hour glass
This Jenny Bird necklace available at Chapters-Indigo has inspired today’s two-for-Tuesday feature.
abundance collar necklace – Jenny Bird
Veronica clear quartz crystal table lamp
What’s prettier or more feminine than ruffles? Okay, maybe hearts and bows, but ruffles are still at the top of the femininity list, right? They’re great for your wardrobe and your home as you can see by today’s two-for-Tuesday.
Lanvin ruffle top, $2750, via Far Fetch
Linen cushion cover, $17.99, H&M
As many of you know, the pineapple is a symbol of warmth and hospitality. So when my sister and I spotted Joni Tyrrell’s Pining for Pineapple in Minted’s art shop a couple of months ago, we thought it would be a perfect addition to her family’s new home.
Pining for Pineapple by Joni Tyrrell
It has finally been placed on the wall near the entrance, and it certainly offers visitors an inviting welcome.
photos by me
Gorgeous, right? The sideboard will be painted eventually. We can talk about the impressive ceiling height, the archways, and the gorgeous moldings another day, I promise!
Thanks to Minted for sponsoring on this post. All opinions are my own.
In case you wanted to buy a Zebra pillow to match your inflatable Zebra, I found one for you.
Zebra pillow, $65, Hunters Alley
Chapters-Indigo is one of those stores that is continually improving. Each season brings new home decor, fashion, beauty, and food and entertaining items, not to mention a variety of new and interesting books. I know I’m not alone when I say that spending an afternoon at Chapters-Indigo is really relaxing. If only I had more time, I would read every one of those best-selling books!
Anyway, I headed to Toronto’s Eaton Centre a couple of weeks ago to attend Chapters-Indigo spring kick-off. I snapped some photos of some of the things that caught my eye.
Mugs…why am I such a sucker for a good typographic mug? I’ve got most of the ones featured in these photos (I spoil myself regularly, it seems):
The fashion/style department is the largest I’ve seen it, what with the jewelry, scarves, totes, clutches, and watches. The items are super cute.
Chapters-Indigo has partnered with Etsy and has featured collections from 8 Etsy designers. Way to support artists, Indigo!
I was surprised to see theÂ NestÂ thermostat in the electronics department. Then again, I shouldn’t have been that surprised considering what a hot product it is for the design conscious customer.
The selection of gourmet food and home decor items seems to be expanding. I loved the little jars of salt (reminds me of the jars I picked up in France earlier this year).
And some books…of course…wouldn’t be a bookstore without a great selection of books!
Photos by Jordana.
Easter is just around the corner. While my Easter revolves around chocolate eggs, I know others out there enjoy decorating their homes with any and all types of rabbits. Here’s my round-up of rabbits that are easy to grab a hold of.
Hunter’s Alley: white handmade finger puppet, $19; recycled metal rabbit, $68; modern ceramic rabbit sculpture, $39
Crate & Barrel: Eleni’s bunny cookie, $11.01; papier mache bunny, $34.55; bunny plate, $8.81; bunny place card holder, $5.47
Etsy: stuffed bunny toy, $25; bunny iPhone case, $42.60; Easter bunny baby hat, $25;Â Herend rabbit, $95; Â white rabbit earrings, $8.62;Â white bunny party picks, $4.99
Williams-Sonoma: sculptural bunny spreaders, $26.48; sculptural bunny tiny taper holders, $26.48; white ceramic bunny 12-egg platter, $59.65
Bows – so girly, so feminine, so right! I love bows on my clothes. My collection of belts with bow closures has steadily grown over the years. I think they add a simple touch of femininity to my usual black-on-black outfits. While I don’t think I have even one bow in my home, I think I should look out for something that’s just right. Perhaps the gorgeous Kate Spade vase I featured below. Perhaps.
Marni bow belt shirt, $825, Matches Fashion
Valentino peplum cardigan, $2203.58, FarFetch
Salvatore Ferragamo purse, $917, My Theresa
classic Panama hat, $155, Matches Fashion
dotty spot & bow umbrella, $19.99, Forever New
bow earrings, $7.99, Target
baby bodysuit, $5.10, Target
Viviette skirt, $200, Avenue42
Marbella adhesive tattoo, $134, Luisa Via Roma
Grace Avenue vase, $75, Kate Spade
bathing cutie shower curtain, $54.99, ModCloth
Ikea is making it pretty easy for us to bring a good Jul (holiday season) into our homes this year (and every year, right?) what with its super selection of holiday items that are less than $20. For a very special edition of 20 Below, I am featuring not one but fiveÂ great white decor items from Ikea that can be used during – and after – the holidays.
STRÃ…LAÂ 7-armed candelabra, $19.99
BLOMSTER lantern $19.99
JULKUL pastry cutter, set of 6 $4.99
STRÃ…LA floor lamp, $16.99
JULFINT mug, $2.49
Images courtesy of Ikea.
West Elm is still quite well-stocked for Halloween and so if you waited this long to purchase Halloween decor items then you’ll now be able to benefit from the sales!
skull mask, $2.04, West Elm
hanging skeleton people, $10.23 each, West Elm
skull candle, $10.23, West Elm
bone bottle opener, $6.14, West Elm
teeth bottle opener, West Elm
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!