Wednesday Weekly Wish List #54

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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Ann | On Sutton Place

pottery barn grain sack pillow cover on sutton place

Hello everyone! We had such an incredible response to the gift card giveaway that we hosted for Home Style Saturdays, that we thought “Why not do this every week?” Beginning today, Yvonne, Lory, and I will be giving away a $75 gift card every week for Wednesday Weekly Wish List. So that’s 3 gift cards each week! There is a link at the end of the post where you can find a complete explanation, including exactly how to enter. We will include this link every week so you will always know where to enter. We’re very excited! We are incredibly grateful for your support, and how you’ve embraced this series. So check it out and good luck!

1.) WHAT’S INSPIRING ME: I can’t imagine anything better than spending time at this cottage on the Potomac River, I love the way this old dresser was transformed, I could move into this house and be perfectly happy, and this gorgeous blue and white entry makes me smile.

2.) FAVORITE QUOTE: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck

3.) WHAT YOU LOVED IN JUNE: the most clicked link was for this Norfolk Pine Christmas garland, and it’s still available! After that, you loved this Culver Grainsack Striped Reversible Pillow Cover that is on sale, and has free shipping. (It’s pictured above.) You grabbed up this reasonably priced Hearth & Hand comforter set, my favorite capri leggings, and this fun outdoor umbrella that has LED lights. I hope you are enjoying everything!

4.) I tend to stay away from trends, but I thought this article was very interesting. We’re halfway through 2022, and a few of the trends listed have materialized. I don’t really agree with #7, but I totally agree with #5!

5.) KITCHEN ITEMS I LOVE: I just ordered two sets of these dish towels, and they are amazing. They wash up beautifully, and come in a wide array of colors. This set of baskets is perfect for so many things. I currently have fruit in the large basket, and tomatoes in the small one. This Ohio Stoneware crock is great for storing utensils, and it’s very reasonably priced. Last, I needed new bowls to store food in the refrigerator. I love this large bowl, and I also have this smaller one. I, of course, bought them in blue, but they are available in more colors. They are perfect for melon, salads, and leftovers.

6.) Our Evolution Series continues on Sunday with our foyers. I have a huge surprise, and a big change to show you! If you want to catch up, we first shared our living rooms, and after that our dining rooms, followed by our kitchens. If you aren’t on my email list, you can sign up HERE so you don’t miss a thing!

7.) If you need inspiration for a garden shed makeover, look no further. This garden shed is not only beautiful, it’s so functional. There’s even a bin for their potting soil!

8.) I want to thank you for your kindness and support while I spread my wings by sharing this outdoor adventure post, as well as this recent backyard fun post. I thoroughly enjoyed writing both pieces, and I hope you felt they were valuable. I know they weren’t my normal decor, recipe, or DIY content, but I enjoyed the challenge very much. I’ve been at this blogging thing a long time, and switching things up a bit felt good!

9.) Have a wonderful week!

Yvonne | StoneGable

WWW #54 Mirror In The Foyer- StoneGable

1). Are you a downsizer? Or are you thinking about downsizing? Do you know that I am writing a year-long series about downsizing? The latest post in this series deals with How To Handle The Emotions Of Downsizing. And you can find my downsizing story and 10 things to know about downsizing in the post too. Do you have a downsizing story? Please share your story with us in the comment of How To Handle The Emotions Of Downsizing.

2. 5 Easy Organizing Tips: 1- organize one drawer in your home every day 2- organize just one shelf of a closet every day 3- clean out your refrigerator once a week 4- fold laundry or go through paperwork while watching tv 5- organize your dry goods in airtight food storage containers and label them. Here are my favorite organizing containers: these airtight food storage containers, and these organizing bins.


3. Fabulous Finds, The Shop My House Edition! I thought you might like to see some of my favorite things in our home!

Under $50- this versatile jute table runner, this round footed wooden tray, this beautiful frosted candle holder (half price- I just ordered 2), this goldtone eternal loop sculpture, and a set of two versatile pillow covers.

Under $100- this cute long lumbar pillow with a down insert, long rattan ottoman tray, set of three galvanized metal trays, and this folding bar cart.

Under $200- this Bluetooth wireless speaker, this cotton waffle weave blanket I love, and these drapery panels in natural.

Worth The Splurge- this pretty pedestal tablethis gorgeous bookcase (on its way), this wooden ball mirror, and this console table in white.

4. Fun and Interesting Facts: How many ways are there to make change for a dollar? What is the only state in the US that is one syllable?

5. I just found Gordon Ramsey’s Ultimate Cooking Course! LOVE! This video is amazing! And there are so many more! See an episode HERE. And here’s the pan Gordon Ramsy uses. Here’s another great cooking video: how to make a pasta meal using one pot! I’d cook the garlic, onions, peppers, and tomatoes first to break them down and then cook the pasta with them.

6. July 4th is next Monday! Happy Birthday USA! Here is a Quick Patriotic Vignette you can put together in less than 20 minutes. And I make Cherry Pies In Jars With Stars every July 4th. Have a safe and fun holiday!

7. Reader’s Favorites Last Week: this trio of rustic candlesticks, this textural jute rug, this Laura Ashley Comforter, and Sham set I have on my master bedroom bed, beautiful adult paint by numbers, and my favorite tee shirt.

8. What Inspires Me This Week: the color green (and velvet), flake salt, and because seasoning food with salt makes all the difference- Salt School, and Garden Herb Salt DIYHow To Decorate, the podcast, hydrangeas especially these, and laughing!

9. Happy Summer! Although I’ve been celebrating summer for a while now, it is officially here! To help you celebrate summer inside and out here are my most popular summer posts: 12 Summer Decorating Ideas And DetailsSUMMER HOME TOUR 2022SUMMER BEDROOM DECORATING IDEAS, and 7 Easy Small Porch Decorating Ideas.

10. Wardrobe Capsule Must-Haves- this great book that will help you build a capsule wardrobe, this modern take on classic jeans, the perfect white shirt, this classic soft black tank shirt, these beautiful natural colored mules, this classic black foundation pebble-grain purse. Look for more capsule pieces in upcoming WWW’s.

Answers to Fun Facts: There are 293 ways to make change for one dollar! Maine is the only state in the US that is one syllable. And what a beautiful state to visit! 

Lory | Designthusiasm

Palacio Real de Mardrid

1. We are so delighted to be bringing you our weekly Giveaways! In order to be sure you can enter on each of the 3 blogs, be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you have every opportunity to comment on the posts and take advantage of as many entries as possible. As a subscriber, you also will receive my free guide, “20 Ways to Update Your Home for Your Changing Lifestyle”.

2. Are you traveling this summer? If you’re eager to start seeing the world again, you’ll appreciate this post about a first trip to Spain, with an itinerary of 3 diverse locations. Even if you’re mostly an ‘armchair traveler’, be sure to enjoy the many inspiring photos of this gorgeous region!


UNDER $50: These awesome cast iron taper candle holders, this beautiful brass tray, this small carved vase, this marble disc decorative object, and this rugged decorative bowl.

UNDER $100: This fabulous graffiti pillow cover, this square upholstered cube, this barnacle vase, this cream abstract canvas, and this velvet wood drum ottoman.

UNDER $200: This wonderful metal accent table (comes in two colors), this boucle upholstered bench, this tufted natural rug and this grey farmhouse table lamp.

4. If you’re looking to get your home ready for summer, you’ll love these summer decorating ideas for the living room. You might also appreciate the evolution of our patio decor and what comes next, to see the various stages it’s gone through to get to where we are today.

5. FASHION PICKS: If, like me, you’ve got a bunch of bridal and baby showers to attend this summer, here are some guest dress ideas. This tiered midi-dress is so lovely, if you prefer above-the-knee dresses this babydoll option is oh-so-flattering, this very pretty style is a bit more tailored with the arms covered, this high-low maxi offers quite a bit of elegance, this gorgeous fuller style covers all you’d want covered and here’s an all-around great A-line style for an amazing price.

6. WHAT’S INSPIRING ME AROUND THE WEB: This delightful little nook in the bedroom is the perfect mix of timeworn vintage with crisp white modern, this wonderful updated powder room is punctuated with a magnificent sink, and for light and airy organic modern I love this living room.

7. FURNITURE FINDS: These super cool velvet dining chairs, this elegant marble and brass coffee table, this wood scalloped armoire cabinet, and this 3-piece modular sofa.

8. THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG I shared this DIY chalk-painted Mora clock, the story of how I transformed my dining room without replacing the furniture, and these 6 simple steps to a lovely summer table (with table linens and ruffled chair covers).

9. LUXURY LINK OF THE WEEK: One thing I always take with me when I travel on a plane is a soft throw blanket. It’s packs easily into my carry on and keeps me warm and comfortable on the flight. This stunning cable knit cashmere throw is the one I use, as it’s the perfect size and gorgeous, well worth the splurge.

10. UP NEXT: Finally the reveal of the entry foyer floor!

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  1. Kim Monroe says:

    I love the blue but rarely find them anymore😥

  2. Kim Monroe says:

    I look forward to getting this in my inbox each Wednesday. This week didn’t disappoint.

  3. Kathy Ravis says:

    I look forward to you’re to your blogs each week. Such refreshing ideas. Thank you for the time and effort you put into your blogs.

  4. This was fun and I loved all the questions!

  5. Love your Wednesday posts! Even though I rarely shop for my home at this stage of life, I love seeing the different items and consider how to use what I already have in new ways! Thanks for the gift card giveaways, too!!!

  6. I look forward to the Wednesday wish list. You all share such interesting things!

  7. Great list – I have used a family crock for about 30 years for utensils.

  8. Jeanne Neperud says:

    Love love the Wednesday Wish List. Thank you for all the work you do to put this together.

  9. Edna Smith says:

    I loved the Potomac cottage. Those crank-out windows reminded me of the windows in my elementary classroom when I was a girl! Thanks for the tour!!

  10. How wonderful! Thank you! And I did guess Maine but had no idea there were that many ways to make change for $1!

  11. Love these weekly Wednesday. I usually can’t get to them until a couple of days after they post.

    Thank you!

  12. BOUGHT THE MAGNOLIA HEARTH AND HAND COMFORTER SET! Not from woke Target but found one online for $30. When I paid with PayPal I was offered a payout on my cash back account… so the set cost me $0!! Thanks so much for your tips and suggestions 😇

  13. Oh my goodness Wednesday wish list just got even better!! How kind and generous of you to continue with the gift card giveaway
    Thank you💕

  14. Your evolution posts have been one of my favorites! I love to see how your mind works and how your tastes change.

  15. Juraye Moran says:

    I love the mix of your WWW articles. Especially your recipes and clothing suggestions

  16. Oh, when I read that Erma Bombeck quote, it so reminded me oh my Mom! She loved Erma and we used to laugh together so often reading her columns and books.

  17. I love your Wednesday Weekly Wish List!

  18. What a great round-up!

  19. So happy to see your ideas. I am inspired by them, everything always looks so lovely. Thank you

  20. Tina Vore says:

    Love all of the items you have shared and all of the decorating inspiration! It’s a pleasure to read your blog.

  21. Tina Vore says:

    Love all of the items you have shared and all of the decorating inspiration!

  22. Look forward to reading all the design suggestions and viewing new products.

  23. Ann,
    I would love to have the blue and white foyer. It is so refreshing and welcoming. When I clicked on your kitchen decor, I once again saw the blue/white pitcher on the top shelf of one of your cabinets with glass panes. I wish I had at least one glassed cabinet door in my kitchen. Could you please email me the pattern name, maker, and where purchased of that pitcher?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Bev…that pitcher is a vintage pattern called Liberty Blue. You can still find pieces at antique stores, eBay, and Etsy. That pitcher was actually a gift from a reader!

  24. I love those blue and white dish towels as well. So many other pretty colors too.

  25. Always look forward to Wednesday because
    Of these! These♥️

  26. Look forward to your Wednesday posting every week. Thank you!

  27. Anne Marie says:

    Love you style and all your inspiring posts!

  28. I so look forward to your posts.
    Many thanks!

  29. Can’t wait to see your foyer reveal. I’m interested in how you’ve been integrating vintage touches into your new construction home.

  30. Patricua M. says:

    We are moving after 25 years in the same house. Your blog posts inspire, encourage and keep me motivated. (It helps that we share a passion for blue and white!) Thank you for such great information!

  31. Your home is so beautiful and I love all the blue that you incorporate in your space. I aspire to create a home as relaxing as yours.

  32. Joanne W. says:

    Another great post! Thanks for all of the fabulous ideas.

  33. Looking forward to seeing your foyer….and more of your new home!

  34. Ann,
    Thank you for all your beautiful suggestions. I check out every one!

  35. I have always wanted a garden shed and that one is gorgeous! Great job of a makeover!
    That quote is one of my favorites!

  36. Ann,
    I so appreciate your beautiful blog & I am drawn to your down to earth nature. I also appreciate the affordable links you post in these Wednesday wishlists which introduce us to beautiful items for our homes.

  37. Thanks for the great inspiration as always

  38. Carol Kindtq says:

    I always come away with so much inspiration from your blogs. Especially the sections about using what you have, shopping your own house for decorating items, etc. Wonderful.

  39. Love your Blog and always look forward to Wednesday!

  40. These “Wish Lists” are so helpful & fun! It’s nice to have something to look forward to reading in the middle of the week.

  41. Kathy Burns says:

    I haven’t missed a Wednesday Weekly Wish List! The ideas are unique every week.

  42. Christine says:

    This week’s list is one of the best. You have so many things that I like for my home and I have that round wood tray in my Amazon basket. Have a great 4th!

  43. Suzanne Hansell says:

    Love your Wednesday wish list. So many ideas and I love them all!

  44. Donna Jacobs- Cancik says:

    I so do too luv the Wednesdays post. I can say you have given me the drive to get my place in order after my move.
    Luv all the kitchen things / blue was my favorite color with the mauve colors. Still have this today. Thanks again for your great ideas

  45. Love love love all three of you ladies your ideas knowledge and design tips are amazing and I’ve learned much. Ann love your navy blue I gave touches in my home too. Thank you.

  46. D. Ingram says:

    Love Wednesday Wish List —on all 3 sites. I agree with you — don’t think we are done with home offices. Also love mixing the old with the new.. I just mix whatever makes me smile… Always finds inspiration on your site.

  47. I love your favorite quote. I pray I can say the same.

  48. I’m looking forward to seeing the foyer! I also appreciate the link to the striped pillows. Love them!

  49. Teresa Brownie says:

    Can’t wait to see what you did in your foyer! And I just put the kitchen towels in my Amazon cart!

  50. The Wednesday Wish List is always so interesting to me. Took me a while to get thru today’s post as I found so much that I just had to read. Thank you!

  51. Karen Cadden says:

    We share the love for the color blue and it is so much fun to see all the ways you incorporate it in your home. Thanks for sharing!

  52. Trisha Wright says:

    5 stars
    I look forward to the Wednesday Wish List. I love the simple and beautiful touches we can incorporate in our homes.

  53. Kristi Flournoy says:

    I love the Wednesday wish lists posts–they’re my favorite!

  54. I always look forward to reading these Wednesday posts from all three of you.

  55. Terri Herman says:

    Wednesday is nicer with your Wishlist!

  56. I truly enjoy the Wednesday Wish Lists…….always come away so inspired! Thank you for taking the time to put this together every week…….and now a weekly giveaway……a win-win for everyone! 💝

  57. Sara ross says:

    Love your posts each week. I find so many great ideas!

  58. Great ideas – I’ve bookmarked a few things to order.

  59. A give-a-way every week – WOW how nice of you!

  60. Stephanie says:

    I loved your posts today. I can really relate to them. The little house on the Potomac was very interesting. And, I am a big big fan of blue and white. I always have been. Thanks for the ideas

  61. Cheryl Foley💓 says:

    Thank you for the inspiration each week. I do enjoy it.

  62. Ann, Love your Wednesday ideas and quotes and books you are reading and …. really enjoy your blog! Thank you!

  63. Mary Lou Cross says:

    Wednesday is my favorite day of the week because of you Ann. I love your decorating, your recipes and your gardening ideas. I wish we lived next door to each other so we could have coffee together. Thank you so much for all of your inspiration.

    Mary Lou Cross

  64. I look so forward to the Wednesday Weekly Wish List. So many inspiring ideas. Thank you ladies!

  65. Ida Foster says:

    Wednesdays are now my favorites for new tips!

  66. 5 stars
    That beautiful, airy blue and white entry made my heart skip a beat! Love Wednesdays with you.

  67. Hump day us the best!!! Thankyou for all the information you really have alot here love it!

  68. I totally enjoyed the backyard fun post! My kids are older but not quite in the grown stage-but I am so watching those of you in the stages ahead of me to be set and ready for when, Lord willing, I get to be a grandma. Your stuff looked so fun!!

  69. Ann, I look forward to your decor posts with each new season. You are such an inspiration.

  70. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to read the article you linked on trends. Your Wednesday Wish list is my favorite email every week.

  71. maggie browning says:

    I adore those grainsack pillows!

  72. 5 stars
    I just love all the ideas and tips very helpful !

  73. Love the Wednesday posts! There is always something interesting and inspiring. Thank you!

  74. Anne Erickson says:

    I loved today’s post about the cottage on the Potomac!

  75. Michelle Schmidt says:

    I love that you splurge on the important and more permanent things in your home and fill in with the fun and more affordable details!

  76. Dawn Faber says:

    Downsizing ideas are great.

  77. Always look forward to your emails filled with new ideas ,delicious recipes and great products 😀

  78. BettyAnne says:

    Ann, I love all your choices from J.Jill, my favorite online shopping site!!

  79. Always look forward to your posts.

  80. Debra Starner says:

    5 stars
    Your blogs are wonderful, I look forward to Wednesday’s. Before I start my day I take the time to read (and re-read several times) your post. You do everything I wish I could do to my home. You are truly inspirational!

  81. 5 stars
    I love Wednesday weekly wish list, look forward to it. thank you for your posts Ann.

  82. I look forward to the Wish List each week. While some of the ideas are out of my means, I love to find a budget alternative.

  83. Micki Summers says:

    I love Wednesdays now!

  84. Linda Buchanan says:

    My best travel tip is to keep your cosmetic bag packed at all times. Replenish anything that needs replenishing as soon as you get home.

  85. Valerie Alexander says:

    A little perk of happy during the week. Always enjoy these! ☺️

  86. Ann,I think we are some how related ! I love your posts with home decor and fashion.Remember to always keep it simple.

  87. I love this page – every Wednesday with coffee – first thing I do

  88. Susan Webster says:

    Thanks so much. I would love to get some of those bowls. I like the clear top.

  89. Jill Scott says:

    I love your lists on Wednesdays! Beautiful ideas.

  90. Jennifer Nelson says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for good leggings… I will check out the ones you recommend!

  91. I love the pillow covers!

  92. Lynn Burnett says:

    You always have wonderful decor suggestions. My granddaughter is getting ready to build her first house and your styles are so similar that I insisted she join OSP.

  93. Can’t wait for Wednesday to see what you post. Love the little basket set!

  94. Lori Geiger says:

    5 stars
    So many links! So little time! Having fun clicking through to each article! Thanks!

  95. MaryAnn Merrell says:

    I love your Wednesday Wish List! I look forward to it every week!

  96. I always love Wednesday’s post. I usually work on Wednesday and was off today. I couldn’t wait to read!!

  97. Great list! Isn’t it wonderful when things are on sale?! Look forward to the list every week!

  98. Mary DeJardin says:

    Wednesday Weekly is just Wonderful!

  99. Jane Rowen says:

    Almost late for golf again today as I couldn’t pull myself away from the Wednesday Weekly Wish Lists. Love!

  100. I love Wednesday’s. Truly enjoy this series every week!

  101. Always love to see what you’re loving and recommending!

  102. Thank you for taking the time. And effort to familiarize us with so many beautiful things and ideas

  103. A fun wish list as usual!

  104. Kathleen Fowler says:

    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful information!

    1. Tammy Bennetts says:

      Wednesday’s post is the best part of hump day! Thank you for the inspiration. Can’t wait for the foyer post.

  105. Love fresh inspiration!

  106. Thanks for sharing these links!

  107. Marilyn Schafer says:

    Love Wednesdays for inspiration and ideas…thanks, ladies