Wednesday Weekly Wish List #43

Your weekly dose of new ideas, helpful hints, favorite items, and tidbits of wisdomfrom a trio of lifestyle bloggers who love to share! 

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Lory | Designthusiasm

spring vignette with tulips in urn designthusiasm blog

1. If you want some last minute ideas for Easter or are looking ahead to Mother’s Day or baby and bridal showers, this pretty new spring tablescape is perfect for all your upcoming celebrations! You also might like this super easy DIY Easter centerpiece and one of my most popular Easter tables.

2. DECOR CRUSHES OF THE WEEK:

UNDER $25: This wood pedestal riser has a great rustic attitude, this embroidered pillow looks like it would be so expensive (it’s not!), this gorgeous rattan picture frame makes a great gift, this shell-shaped dish would be a lovely accent piece.

UNDER $50: This wonderful rustic pitcher vase is a great price, use these banana leaf tote baskets to keep your rooms neat, this teak organic stool with dipped legs has a fun look, and this wood and leather magazine holder is perfect next to the sofa.

UNDER $100: Tuck this mother-of-pearl flower stool into any corner of your home, this whitewashed wood bead chandelier is just beautiful, if you’re looking for abstract art, here’s a great piece, here’s a terrific pair of herringbone ceramic table lamps.

3. I just did a complete update of my Amazon shop, with all fresh links that are active and in stock (at least they were at the time of the update… ;-)). THIS POST summarizes all of the decor and furniture categories and provides an easy way to navigate the shop.

4. DESIGNER LOOKS FOR LESS: Loving this boucle bag that you’d swear is Chanel, at 1/10 the price! How about these Hermes-look-alike sandals for comfort and chic style? These Gucci inspired sunglasses cost next to nothing! Why not pick up this not-quite-Louis tote for a fashionable summer?

5. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: Here’s the perfect representation of a rustic modern living room, a more updated take on both farmhouse and French. This room has a similar look but with just a bit of a spring infusion, yet equally rustic. And rounding out the entire package is this modern rustic kitchen.

6. FAB FURNITURE FINDS: This water hyacinth stool is completely of-the-moment yet entirely affordable, this distressed mango wood coffee table has a relaxed coastal vibe, this upholstered accent chair has an attractive wood base, here’s a wonderful outdoor wicker sofa with an equally wonderful price (and here’s the matching chair), and here’s a fabulous set of wicker outdoor club chairs. Finally, not furniture but a great deal nonetheless, this faux olive tree is a must-get.

7. A QUOTE WORTH THINKING ABOUT: “It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. —Walter Anderson

8. If you love up-cycling and bringing out the beauty in timeworn pieces, you’ll appreciate this video called Rescue, Restore, Redecorate with Amy Howard.

9. It looks like you’e all into spring cleaning, because my most popular recent posts have been about decluttering and organizing. There’s this Complete Guide to Kitchen Organization, this thorough look at Kitchen Pantry Organization Ideas and these Simple Ways to Declutter Your Under Sink Cabinet.

10. UP NEXT: A house tour comprised of my very favorite rooms!

Ann | On Sutton Place

polywood braxton table and chairs

1.) I’m beginning to think about our outdoor spaces, and just exactly what I want to do with them. The honest truth is I’m not sure! I loved our patio at the house on Sutton Place, and the white Polywood table and chairs we got last summer look great on our new patio. So that’s a good starting point. We’re getting a white picket fence to contain our new little puppy, which should work well with the table and chairs. It’s a small space, so I’ll plant herbs in a pot, with some colorful annuals. I’m ready! P.S. Here is our Sutton Place patio right after it was installed. It features black furniture and planters for a completely different look.

2.) RANDOM LINKS TO THINGS I LOVE: I love these metal arrow bookends, but this set is my favorite and should arrive any day! This colorful doormat just shouts “spring,” and this one is darling too. I just ordered this set of kitchen towels for a wedding shower gift…they are thick, lovely, and are available in several colors. I think this neutral outdoor seating set is great for a smaller space, and this wood bowl from Hearth & Hand would be perfect no matter what your style.

3.) INSPIRING SPACES: I adore this light blue home office, this seaside home literally took my breath away, here’s another home office with super cute wallpaper, and this coastal den project has an amazing before and after!

4.) WHAT I’M WATCHING RIGHT NOW: Season 2 of The Home Edit on Netflix…Julia on HBO. (All about Julia Child. It’s so entertaining and funny.) I finished The Dropout on Hulu and Season 2 of Bridgerton on Netflix. Coming soon to Netflix: a documentary on the rise and fall of Abercrombie & Fitch. If you have thirty-something kids, I bet you spent some time in one of their stores…loud music and all!

5.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “I told my friend that I’m emotionally hitting a wall and she said Sometimes walls are there so we can lean on them and rest. I can’t even begin to express how much I needed to hear that.” ~From facebook.com/simplify

6.) I have wanted to change my facial products for a while, but wasn’t sure what route to go. I decided to try the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line after seeing an ad featuring Jennifer Garner. I am using this cleanser, this gel moisturizer, and this lightweight serum. So far I really love all three products. They are reasonably priced, very easy to apply, and they feel wonderful.

7.) YOUR FAVORITE LINKS FROM THE LAST FEW WEEKS: this beautiful off-white cast iron dutch oven, this cozy Studio McGee quilt, these adorable nesting bowls, and this super functional white wicker serving tray.

8.) I’m on my way home from visiting with my son’s family…and I really enjoyed every minute. On the second day of my visit, I twisted my back out. For a few days after that, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it home! But it’s much better, and hopefully it will continue to improve. Our puppy comes home on Monday, so stay tuned for an update on that!

9.) I know it’s last minute, but if you need inspiration for your Easter dinner, just pick up a spiral sliced ham. Then make these Delmonico Potatoes, and maybe this old-fashioned Jello salad, appropriately called Orange Fluff. For dessert, here’s a delicious recipe for chocolate pudding cake that is so simple and moist. Everything can be made the day before…that way you can enjoy yourself on Easter Sunday.

10.) That’s it for this week…have a lovely weekend everyone!

Yvonne | StoneGable

neutral sofa in sunroom

1). I’m a seasonal cook. So, I’m putting lots of my soups and stews on the back burner (pun intended) to make room for delicious recipes with lighter flavors ready at our local farmers’ market. Here are two of my favorite asparagus recipes: perfectly roasted asparagus, and asparagus in puff pastry. And here’s an asparagus tip: remember to save all the woody ends of asparagus and freeze them to make asparagus cheese soup. Yum!

2. Spring is the time to freshen up our homes! So let’s chat about paint. Nothing is quicker for giving a room a fresh start! I have a series all about paint. You might like The Best White Paint Colors For Your Home6 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Paint Color, and Is Gray Totally Out?. These posts will help you choose and understand the nuances of the world of paint!

5. FINDS UNDER $30, this great basketthis beautiful eucalyptus wreath (in my shopping cart), a fabulous grab-and-go market basketthis overstuffed neutral lumbar pillow, my favorite concealer, and this handsome welcome doormat. I was at Target on Friday with my daughter and she bought the wreath and doormat. They have great home decor.

4. FINDS UNDER $60: beautiful medium and constellation lanterns, these pretty cuffed knit pants, this pretty white bathing suit cover-up, a straw sun hat, and my new favorite walking shoes.

5. FINDS UNDER $130: seagrass blanket basketa fabulous serving tray on sale, and silver outdoor torches.

6. Here are two great home videos: building a kitchen, and guest bedrooms do’s and don’ts!

7. FUN FACTS: How many flowers are there really in one sunflower? How many chocolate Easter bunnies are made every year?

8. When my hair looks like it needs a little help I give it a homemade hot oil treatment. I warm up about 1/4 cup of olive oil in the microwave (warm and not hot). Then I wet my hair, towel dry it, pour the olive oil over my hair, and massage the oil into my scalp. I put a gallon plastic bag over my hair and wrap a towel over the bag. I usually leave the oil on for about an hour or two. Then I wash my hair very well and condition it as usual. Just don’t do any of this in a shower. Slipping issues! This is best done over a kitchen sink. My hair looks and feels better for weeks!

9. Last week readers were in the mood to buy furniture! And a pretty dress too! Here are the top seven reader favorites links… this smart weekend shirtdressthis beautiful sideboard (I have one in my living room), this Polywood outdoor dining set (we’ve had the same one for years- highly recommend), this pair of french knot curtains (these are in my sunroom), this sleeper sofa, this reclaimed wood round coffee table and this reversible three-piece duvet set.

10. And here are the top tree view reader posts from last week: 10 Tips For Making A Room PrettierHow To Redecorate A Room, and Brown Is the New Hot Color, Really?!!

Answers to Fun Facts: the fuzzy brown center and the petals are individual flowers. Each sunflower has between 1,000 and 2,000 individual flowers! Sixty million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year.

One Comment

  1. Yvonne…can you please tell me where you purchased the area rug
    in your sunroom? it was shown in the pic of 4/13/22…looks like
    beige, gray and black?

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