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Its Tuesday and have I got some fun Etsy finds for you.  Now that most people are on some type of budget for the holiday season, why not do some early shopping with all the talented folks on Etsy.  Today I am showcasing finds that would make for some great gifts, or you know awesome additions for yourself too!

First up are the lovely finds over at CC Star.  If you have a love for fun, bright vintage fabrics, then  you will love Celeste’s shop!  Lately I have had a fascination with little buttons and have started collecting them for a larger project, and some of these are just way to perfect to pass up!  CC Star is filled with coin purses, cuffs, buttons and small pouches all made with found vintage fabrics and ties!  How cool is that!  And if you are in Northern California and are just loving all the crafty goodness, be sure to stop by all the craft fairs CC Star is participating in, I sure wish I could! And if you are on facebook, you can even be CC Stars fan too! Just a few things that I am crushing on, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Next up are the fun finds from The Crafty Pantry.  Using drawings, paintings, photography and digital drawings, this talented lady has a fun and colorful collection of totes, cards, gift tags, lunch bags and even wine bottle bags.  I am just loving all the bold colors, and want all the totes!  How perfect is that Cheers bag for wine gift giving… it will look so much better then sticking your bottle in one of those holographic bags.  And those produce bags, I think I need an entire case of those for this veggie eatin’ household! And be sure to check out the blog for shop updates and all around craft fun. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The 3rd shop for the day, Rohmer,  is filled with all kinds of fun pencil cases made from colorful and whimsical prints.  Like me and a little old for pencil cases? Why not store your makeup or small items…. we all have something that can use a bag!  They could even double for a casual clutch too!  Your little ones will love them, the older ones will always find a use.  For an inside on how designer Eileen creates these little guys, check out her featured seller interview for Etsy.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

And on a side note I somehow managed to find two stores today that are both located in the Oakland area… a short driving distance from my hometown!!

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Ok, so the holidays are coming up, and the economy is starting to pick up again, but lets face it, not fast enough.  So, for today, I present to you a collection of items that can spruce up your place or make for some great gifts, all on sale.  That’s right, every single item below is on sale!  Granted some sales are better then others, but a sale is a sale! So please peruse the goods and save some money!  Click each number under the images to get to the sales.

Sale bathroom

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Sale tabletop

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Bedroom sale

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Have you stopped by Jonathan Adler lately?  I stopped by earlier in the week, and there are just so many fun new items!  I am loving all the stark white accessories, and LOVE the pops of color!  And you know, sometimes designing a regular home is just not enough, also introduced in the new collection is the Barbie accessories.  I was never into Barbie when I was little, always opted for outdoor activities instead, but some of those bright pink accessories are just too cute!  Just a few things that caught my eye:

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I was asked by a good friend recently my thoughts on shelving.  Well, I love it.  Surprise surprise!  Shelving is such an easy way to transform a room on somewhat of a smaller budget.  And for your viewing pleasure, I put together a collection of shelves and small units that caught my eye, all ranging in price and design.  I am a huge fan of displaying a collection of smaller shelves in a clump, and of course, I love adding that pop of color, i.e all the brightly colored examples below.  And don’t be afraid to mix and match.  A modern space may look great with a more traditional version bringing the eye to a more detailed focal point.  Shelving can be your friend, as long as it is kept clean and without clutter!

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I know for a lot of you out there, the thought of painting your walls a dark color is horrifying, yet if done right and with hints of color, it will not only give off a classy look, but it will actually look bigger!  I just love black/grey walls, there is just something about the lack of color that makes the walls pop and is just so darn relaxing.  Today, I pulled together inspiring images with rooms that were done right.  Adding white, red or my current fav right now, teal to a dark interior can really bring your eye to exactly what you want ie in photo 3 the stunning red sink! Click each number for links to the large photo! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Dark interiors

I so rarely see black, yellow and white done in a great way, but Elizabeth from Everything Yellow did an amazing job on her guest room/office.  It looks grown up yet still whimsical and fun and that storage… a-maze-ing!  I can’t get over her attention to detail and love love love her tags!  Made me look at my crafting area and groan.  Be sure to check out Everything Yellow for more photos and all kinds of design goodies!

(photos via everything yellow)

Everything Yellow

Ok, so you love the idea of adding black to your place but the thought of painting makes you cringe.  Why not add black accessories?  These days, keeping it simple with black and white is hardly seen yet so good looking!  Everyone is going crazy with color (me included) but there are so many little beauties out there waiting to transform your space into a ubber chic experience.  A few things that caught my eye around the web: 1. Starburst Wall Clock, 2. Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio by Elista, 3. Ribbon Cup and Saucer set, 4. Black Links Rim Bowl, 5. South Hampton Desk, 6. Black Stitched Suitcase, 7. Sway Can, 8. Damask dinnerware set, 9. Florence pillows.

Black Accessories

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Its Friday, and boy am I ready for the weekend!  I thought I would take a quick look over at Velocity and CB2 to see what is new in stock, and found a large amount of glass objects for your home.  There is something about these clear little pieces that make me want them all!  

When I was little, my Mom kept a huge porcelain piggy bank in her closet and every time my brother and I saved up some coins and the hard to come by “paper money” as we liked to call it, we dropped it in the bank.  I am loving the Glass Piggy Bank by Roost, made from borosilicate glass, these could be the perfect solution for a more modern kids room, or you know, in my bookcase!  Lately, I have been seeing more and more terrariums becoming popular, no doubt due to its insane cuteness and who doesn’t love a living plant in their room?  These Recycled Glass Bubble Terrariums are hand crafted without a mold so no two look exactly alike.  The organic shapes are perfect as a small centerpiece for a tabletop or shelf.

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These Palette Bowls are perfect for summer entertaining!  I am loving the pop of orange and yellow… I can just picture a pile of green apples sitting in these.  My motto, you can never have too many vases, and these Noir Vases are nice enough to look at even without flowers!  They may not be made from glass, but I couldn’t help myself!  Made from matte black iron and polished nickel on the inside, these will sure turn some heads.  Last but not least, these Glass Canisters are perfect for keeping your bathroom and small objects nice and tidy!  If only I had seen these when I was in need of some jars!

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I am like a kid in a candy store these days when it comes to everything crafty, and I just stopped by Paper Source to get my fix for the day, loving all their new products!  Yesterday, I got my first burst of energy in a week and decided to organize my craft area… a few hours later and some money spent, Im still not done.  I think I see a trip to PS in my near future!!  A few things that I am loving to spruce up your home, office or home office.

First up, Ceret Cerise Canvas Fabric, sold by the meter.  Perfect for those out there who are crafty enough to turn fabric into fun and colorful accessories.  A great way to add a punch of color to a patio or living room!  And, its only $10 per meter!!

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I am always scribbling down new usernames and passwords thanks to all those sites I adore, and am loving this Open Sesame Password Journal.  This sure does beat having to wait to have your password sent to you, just as long as you can remember where you put it!  And I just love the front cover, although, Bob is not my Uncle, he’s my Dad!

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Working on setting up my inspiration board, okay, I have only bought the backing so far, but that counts!  After seeing their collection of fun magnets, I am seriously thinking of adding a magnetic area.  The iPop Owl Magnets are just too cute, and a great way to add little details to all your work.  They are a great way to add some color to your fridge as well, they sure do beat those free ad magnets we get in the mail!

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You know me and my thirst for everything colorful, these organizational boxes will sure come in handy to get all those loose papers in order and add some fun to those shelves. The Papaya Pool Gravel Stripes Office Organizer comes in several different box types, making them perfect for any type of organizational needs.

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