Wednesday, April 1, 2009

thinking decorative thoughts

For the last 6 months or so, I've been collecting snippets of inspiration here and there. I knew from building our last house that decisions have to be made quickly (otherwise they cost a lot more) so I began this binder to put my ideas in. I keep a pair of scissors and my precision pen in the binder at all times. Even if I can't tape the photo in right away, it gets cut and stuck inside one of the pockets for safe-keeping.

It's divided into 2 sections:
  • Inspiration: Anything I saw that I liked and wanted to duplicate
  • Shopping: Anything I saw that I liked and had a specific store listed
I had cardstock weight paper 3-hole punched at Kinkos so the pages would be thick enough to withstand a lot of page turning. Then, I just taped the clippings on and made notes next to the images to remind me what I liked about them.

Here are just a few of the shop items that I've come to love:

  1. Cake Stands
  2. Coasters
  3. Ceramic Egg Rack
  4. Tiered basket
  5. Alarm Clock
  6. Green Glass Jars
  7. White Lamp
  8. Industrial Stool
  9. Red Console Table
  10. Porcelain lantern
Obviously, several of these items are quite pricey. I said I love them, I didn't say I bought them. Actually, I only bought the cake stand, and if you like it too, don't delay because the company that makes them (PotLuck Studios) has discontinued them, so they won't be available much longer.


Emily Pitts said...

what a fun and eclectic group of items. love what they say about you, you're a little bit vintage and a little bit modern, with some asian flair thrown in for good measure. :)

stephanie howell said...

love it all.
shocking, i know. =)

Nicole said...

hey A...that 2 tiered basket also is sold at Smith & if there's one near you, you may be able to pick it up at the store and save on shipping!! =)

*reyanna* said...

I LOVE this stuff! You have such great taste. Those coasters? I really think I have to buy them. LOL.

And I love your inspiration binder. I have one too, but it's not categorized yet. I really like your ideas! I think I may have to come up with a similar system...