Hello, again, everyone! I hope you all are have an amazing week. You're halfway through! I thought that this week I'd go with a wood theme. It's interesting to see what can be made out of something so natural. Maybe when you think of wood you think of tables? While there are tables, the variety of wood themed products are not limited to only that! There's jewelry and art, too! Lots of beautiful things.
Item # is from DEZAART
This lamp is pretty darn cool. It's very minimalist, but it also has very nice details with the separation of each of the rings. It would look amazing in the kitchen or office area, since there is usually a lot going on in those places. The last thing you need is a busy light fixture. This light will come to you packaged flat, so you will need your own light bulb ;)
Item #2 is from HFWoodworking
I really need one of these for my desk! Normally my phone gets covered up with all the other stuff I have on my desk. Maybe we are all a little bit that way! There are smaller stands for smaller devices and different pain color options. I personally am loving the mint green--simply gorgeous.
Item #4 is from AxMen
This watch is really unique. I'm really liking the look of this wooden watch--it's something different from the norm. The wood that this watch is made out of is ebony. Oh how I love ebony--it's just so pretty! On top of it being made out of ebony wood, it's also reclaimed wood, and you all know how much I love reclaimed items! You can also get this engraved for a family member or a significant other with up to 10 words. Definitely a keepsake piece that you'd want to give to a special person.
Item #5 is from ShopJoyo
I love the detail in this set of earrings! I also really like that are they in the shape of leaves. They are available in maple or walnut woods. I think either one would be really pretty..Maybe you should get both or put them both on your wish list! They will go with absolutely anything, and you can wear them during any time of the year.
Item #5 is from foreverandrea
I saw this cute little fox pin and immediately knew I had to feature it! It's adorable (I kind of want to scream because of its cuteness)! He is definitely a hipster with his scarf, hat, glasses, and camera. The little fox is laser cut and made into a pin that you could put on literally anything. Imagination is the only limit :)
Item #6 is from GetBentWood
These are some really cool earrings. They're minimal, but there is a lot of detail. You've got the curves, and the detail on the inner and outer side of the wood. It almost looks like crosshatching (a drawing term). There is a little bit of detail on the outside of the wood due to the wood grain. You could wear these pretty much with any outfit and for a majority of occasions.
Item #7 is from rusticcraftdesign
This candle holder would be a great piece for a romantic evening or for relaxing in the tub. it's multi-use! The wood for these pieces comes from salvaged wood (insert heart eyes emoji here) and comes in a variety of types of wood: black cherry, maple, butternut, black walnut, black locust, elm, and apple. While you the type of wood cannot be guaranteed, they will do their best to get what you would like. Each candle holder is unique as is each tree that they came from. Engraving is also an option if you would like that, but I love how nice this looks without it.
Item #8 is from susangracedesigns
This set of earrings is very lovely with all of the filigree detailing. The white wood filigree has red African beads wrapped around the outer edges and a blue turquoise bead in the center. Red and turquoise is a really pretty combination. The balance between the turquoise and the red is wonderful and allows the turquoise to be a focal point. No, these are not a heavy pair of earrings. They are light because of the wood they are made from. They will look fabulous on anyone, and you will probably have a exotic feel about yourself while wearing them!
Item #9 is from wwmake
I initially thought this was a kitchen table, but as I typed in its information, I realized it was a coffee table! haha! Even though I think this would be a great kitchen table (if it was taller and larger, obviously), I think it also makes a really nice coffee table. It's a very nice combination of rustic and industrial--Its not too much of either one and has married the two styles together very nicely. The tabletop is made from reclaimed wood from a barn in Ohio. Y'all know how much I love reclaimed and repurposed items! The color of the wood is absolutely gorgeous--I mean mouth dropping gorgeous! It has very warm colors with darker ones mixed in. The legs for this table are welded steel legs. I think the color of both the tabletop and the legs tie the piece together in an excellent way. It would look great in any living area and in combination with any decorating style.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this week's theme. Do you have any favorite wooden items? Let me know in the comments! Make sure to stop by next week for another round of product features. Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site to show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone!! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday Post! Since I've been featuring things that rival unicorns, I thought, "What a better way to wrap it up than to feature Mermaids?!" And that is exactly what you're getting this week. Now, don't kill me, but I'm not an overly huge fan of mermaids..they're ok, but not something I must have. I know how popular they are, but I just can't jump on board with the all things mermaid group. I really think it may be a fish and scale thing (I don't like any kind of seafood, and scales just make me cringe a bit) BUT, I did want to do this post for you because I do like these items, and I wanted to share them with those of you who do love mermaids more than me ;)
Item #1 is from BelaAnelaJewelry
I will have to say that this necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I personally think this is my favorite mermaid themed necklace on Etsy. It's so feminine and delicate. The wire is gold-filled, but you can get it in rose gold or sterling silver. I'm totally loving the gold filled. Actually I'm in love with the combination in the picture. It's very neutral, goes with anything, and is just gorgeous. You can choose two different flake colors and whether or not to add the starfish. Like I said...gold-filled, starfish, and gold glitter. I really think its the difference in the sizing of the glitters that makes the gold glitter stand out the most to me, but whatevs...whatever floats your boat :)
Item #2 is from BeachHouseDreamsHome
I picked these bookends because they would be something unique to have in your home. I'm a lover of unique things, and these suit that. These bookends are about 9 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and are very heavy (Note to all clumsy people like me: DO NOT drop on foot). The mermaids have been painted a very beachy robin's egg blue and distressed by the makers. I feel like they would hold up several heavy books considering their weight, but it wouldn't have to be several; maybe just a few so that the mermaids are center stage.
Item #3 is from OwingsDesigns
Calling all wine drinkers! I had a little laugh at this one. *Do be careful when drinking...don't drink too much..and stay away from cars!* Wine is just too good--my favorite is white; I just don't like how bitter the reds are. You can customize the color of the phrase and the mermaid--both are in a permanent, outdoor vinyl, so you don't have to worry about peeling. Cheers!
Item #4 is from CreativeSpiritGlass
Do you ever want to be able to see where you're going at night without having to turn the main light on? I know I do, because I feel like a mole when I flip the light switch! This stained glass night light might just do the trick! You'll have a soft teal light showing you the way. The stained glass has been detailed with a mermaid figure and decorative beading. If you want a different color of glass, you can get that custom made, but I really think the teal resonates with the mermaid theme.
Item #5 is from CHAiNGEthesubject
These are some fun little earrings. They are about the size of a dime in height and are mounted on surgical steel posts. These would be great for wearing on a girls' night out or on a summer trip--really though..just do your thang ;)
Item #6 is from MorrellDecor
I could see these knobs in a mermaid lover's bathroom or bedroom...maybe the kitchen. I love the distressed look, but there are other options. Seriously...go for this color...it's too gorgeous! They come in a set of two--the mermaids face each other. Get your decorating on!
Item #7 is from LittleCraneSoapCo
How could I not include bath bombs? Couldn't you just see a mermaid taking a luxurious bath with these? These are moisturizing and fragrant without the use of parabens and detergents. I really like this because I feel like even though we're focusing on what's been sprayed on our foods, we really aren't paying attention to what's being absorbed through our skin. I mean, how many harmful products is our skin coming into contact with each day?---most likely a large number. Protect your skin, too! The lovely smell of these bath bombs is ocean breeze, fresh water, and freesia. Sea kelp, kaolin clay, and Himalayan salt are also ingredients. Sea kelp has several amino acids and minerals that provide antioxidants to remove toxins. Himalayan salt aids in relaxing muscle tension (we've all got some of that), and the Kaolin clay helps to draw out more impurities. A variety of oils has been added to moisturize the skin to leave you feeling soft and smooth after your bath.
Item #8 is from stavri
I love my bangle bracelets! This one is no different! The mermaid and shell have been soldered onto a vintage metal bracelet base to make a simple and pretty piece. Wear it anywhere you need some arm candy...on vacation, out to dinner, or just hang out at home with friends.
Item #9 from Jkdezigns
Let me tell you, there are A LOT of mermaid shirts on Etsy. I couldn't find one that I really felt was unique until I came across this one. I love how the mermaid tail is done in an almost iridescent color--like scales, and I really like the handwriting and the quote. It's different than the "Mermaid hair don't care," ones I kept seeing. You can get this as a regular or fitted t-shirt or a tank top and in a different color--I think this one is best!
Item #10 is from ShineBoxPrimitives
I swear I run out of hooks all the time. I'm always needing a hanging spot (I tend to lose things rather quickly without them)! I thought these were really pretty with their cast iron patina coloring. They'd be perfect for the mermaid fan! They come in a set of 3 and have a hanger on the back, so they are ready to go when you receive them!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you have enjoyed this week's mermaid theme! I think mermaids are growing on me a little. Do you have a favorite mermaid item? Share it with me by leaving a comment! Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone. It time for another edition of Weekly Wednesday full of fabulous handmade items. What's another thing we've been seeing more of recently besides unicorns and flamingos?? Pineapples!! Not only are they often associated with tropical vacations and fruity drink but they are also a way of symbolizing the welcoming of guests. Enjoy :)
Item #1 is from HouseSensationsArt
What a better way to say "Welcome, to my home," than with a pineapple. Pineapples have traditionally been used as a symbol of welcome in the south and the eastern seaboard. (Learn more here about the pineapple's history!) When I initially saw this front door decor, I thought it was wood, but it's actually metal! That's pretty neat! It is powder coated and cured with heat to make it able to withstand the weather. This pretty piece comes in two sizes: 26 inches x 13 inches and 20 inches x 10 inches. The size you pick depends on the size of your door. In addition to the sizes, there are also several color options, so if yellow or gold isn't your thing, there are other fabulous options!
Item #2 is from FrancyJewel
Alright! Time for some jewelry! I think this ring is pretty neat and simplistic---very minimalistic if you will. This ring was crafted from raw 999 silver by the maker into this form especially for its future owner. It will go well with any type of dress--casual or formal (because you don't have to have bling to be classy). You'll receive this from Italy in a pretty box with care instructions and a thank you card :)
Item #3 is from KatieAbeyDesign
I know! Technically this is not a pineapple, but it's an owl made up like a pineapple. That counts, right? Well, it does since I'm writing--haha. This is just too darn cute to not include! You can get this as a magnet, pin badge, key ring, or pocket mirror. Any of these would be great, but I could really see this on a refrigerator! Want to see more? She has lots of other cuteness in her shop!
Item #4 is from YourBags
You can never have too many bags, right? I didn't think so. This is a pineapple-print, canvas drawstring bag. This would be great for carrying your stuff pretty much anywhere--to the lake, to the pool, to the coffee shop,etc. The pineapples are really cute, and if you look closely, you can see that they are formed from stars! That's so neat! The inside of the bag is fully lined and has two pockets...Pockets!! You can never have too many pockets.
Item #5 is from WeArePaperPlane
I'm really loving the color variation in this print! The colors give it so much dimension. And it's not just browns and greens! You have pinks and purples and blues, and oranges! The mint/light blue background really just makes it pop. You can get this print in size A4 or A3 to add to your gallery wall or to hang on its own. Now I want to do a gallery wall...hmmmm.
Item #6 is from NickelDesignsShop
Want to keep the summer alive even after it's gone? You can do it with this 'Aloha Beaches' door mat. You can take the phrase however you want as in literally, 'hello beaches,' or well, you know the other way. All of the designs are hand painted on door mats made from coir fibers (from coconut husk) with a vinyl backing. The coconut husk is resistant to mold and mildew, so you don't have to worry about any of that nastiness. The paint is all-weather paint and the mat has been sealed with a special UV sealant so your door mat stays pretty and welcoming :)
item #7 is from TheBlueRoseKY
I thought this pineapple racer back tee was pretty cute, and since it's been terribly hot here in TN, it would be a perfect way to keep cool. It is flow and is longer cut, which I love because I'm not a fan of short shirts that barely meet the top of your shorts/pants. With it being flowy, you'll probably catch a nice little breeze, too. I really like the gold and charcoal gray together...it's a nice combination. Hello, Kentucky!
Item #8 is from DesignAtelierArticle
I looked and looked for pineapple bookends that really stood out to me, and I didn't think I was going to find any...until I stumbled across this set. Don't you hate it when your books keep falling over or you have to flip them different directions to keep them in place? That's why you need some sort of book end. I think these are really cute and would look great in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, or in your office. This particular set is made from sheet steel and comes as a set. Gotta love the yellow color, too!
Item #9 is from Designbydd
I included a ring, so I obviously had to include some earrings! These are also great for any sort of dress and come in one of three different colors--rose gold, gold, and sterling silver. Can't decide which one you like? Get all three! That way you have a color to match any outfit! All three are really pretty. Wear them on vay-cay, during the summertime, or any time you damn well please.
Item #10 is from UrbanRagsUSA
Do you ever want to bring something tropical into your life when it's cold and dreary in the fall and winter? I feel like everyone does at some point! This is a long sleeve t-shirt with a pineapple logo image. I think it's cute with just the right amount of detail. And I love the length of this one! It's a hip length, slouchy shirt that won't be too short. It's very versatile as it can be worn on or off the shoulders. Make sure you order a size up since it will be a little tighter on the hips and be ready to make your day a little bit brighter!
Item #11 is from ForSuchATimeDesigns
Stamped metal has always been really pretty to me and always stood out. This fork is no different! This is especially for when you're eating your pineapple on a hot summer day wishing you were somewhere tropical. I really like that the pineapple stamp was continued up the tines--it gives it more detail. All of the pieces in the maker's shop are repurposed (love this!). Everything deserves a second chance at life, and it is so much fun treasure hunting! Make sure to check out the rest of the shop as there are many awesome items!
Item #12 is from NutmegandArlo
I had myself a little giggle when I saw this pineapple pine. He's sort of a cool pineapple, and his name is Pedro. He has gold metal detailing, glitter enamel, and some rockin' shades! He would look cute and add some cool to your shirt, jacket, or bag! (This has absolutely nothing to do with the pin, but I have the heart and cloud washi tape in the background haha).
Item #13 is from ManyMornings
I actually decided to feature two things from this shop because there were both men's and women's versions of the same sock. It'd be a cute way to match without it being so obvious as wearing matching clothing. It'd be a little secret between the two of you. I love that these don't match but in a way they do because both have a pineapple on them (the yellow sections and the actual fruit). They're different from what you normally see, and I like that! Another awesome thing they do is part of the Share A Pair initiative-when you buy a pair of these socks, they donate a pair to those in need!
Item #14 is from TrueNorthCollection
I've been doing a lot of cardio here lately, and I sweat...A LOT. Cardio has kind of grown on me but it's still hard. I always have these tiny pieces of hair that curl and then end up tickling my face while I'm jumping. In addition to being all sweaty, there are plenty of other times that you just want to keep your hair out of your face (especially when it's long)--in the car with the windows down, cleaning, etc. These headbands come in a variety of prints and is made from a stretchy, lightweight fabric that keeps it all in place.
Item #15 is from SimplyHeaven
Have you ever been somewhere and needed a bottle opener? Yes, I know a lot are twist tops now, but sometimes, you need a little help. Never be without one with this classy pineapple bottle opener. This one is actually a set of favors that come in a set of 6. These would be awesome gifts at Christmas for co-workers or as stocking stuffers (and weddings)!
That's of the the pineapple-y goodness I have for you today my lovelies. I hope You've enjoyed this week's edition of Weekly Wednesday. Have a favorite pineapple-themed item? Show me below in the comments. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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So, we finally got our engagement pictures done! I guess it's about time considering the wedding is two months away..haha. I honestly took a long time for me to find a photographer whose style I loved. I just kept seeing more of the same things over and over. I wanted something unique, something nobody else would have (different poses, different shots, etc). I can't tell you how many different photographers I looked through. My fiance was getting bombarded with links to different people with me asking, "Do you like this one?," and , "Do you like that one?" He was pretty much done with looking for a photographer. I guess most guys are though, right? I told him initially that this was going to be the area that I would be the most picky about and where I would most likely be willing to spend more. Imagine two weeks of non-stop looking. I FINALLY found the perfect photographer. Her style was everything that I was looking for, and my fiance was pleased as well.
Her style is primarily documentary with a little bit of posing; it's what I call photojournalism. It captures the moments as they happen and looks so much more realistic of life than the often overly posed pictures you see. That was the one thing I did not want--overly posed pictures.
So far the experience we've had has been incredibly enjoyable. Nothing felt forced--she did guide us a little bit, but we were allowed to make it our own. I'll be sharing some pictures below for you to see now (the photographer information will be above them), and I'll show more after the wedding :)
Photographer: Mandy Rhoden Photography
Facebook: Mandy Rhoden Photography
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.