The warm weather and the flowering trees (I won't shut up about the flowering trees, will I?) and the iced tea all have me wanting more pink in my life, more fresh flowers and light jewelry. Those chunky statement necklaces and all the knits need to go into hibernation until the fall. Here are some of my absolute favourite things for the springtime, clockwise from the top left:
Lisa Rupp's tea towels, $22, always seem to me like something that needs to be revisited constantly, the perfect house warming gift with a batch of brownies and the perfect thing slung over the stove door in June while you can more strawberry jam than you could ever eat.
Becca Stadtlander's Black Cat Print, $25, yellow flowers and peachy colours and a cat, my most favourite kind of friend. I recently bought my husband a watercolour of our dog to go above his bedside table and I feel like, for balance of course, I might need a painting of a sweet cat for my bedside.
On the bedside table, beneath the print of a cat, I think I need Leah Goren's gorgeous Sleeping Cat Dish. A place to put my rings and earrings when I tear them off in the dead of night.
Leanne Franks' You'll Do Card, $3.85, because whenever my husband tells me he loves me I tell him he'll do. I think it's funny, he thinks I'm the worst. Perhaps one Monday in May I'll slip him this reminder that he will, indeed, do.
Rib & Hull have the most unreasonably beautiful leather goods and their Heirloom Tote, $360, is perpetually on my to-buy list. Perfect in summer to bring our picnic to the Mall for national fireworks and perfect in the fall to lug my extra sweater around. God, I love this bag.
Pink, Grey Lumbar Pillow, $45, by Monika of Zigzag Studio. When we redecorated our living room last summer we completely neglected our bedroom and when I met Monika at the West Elm + Etsy Pop-Up earlier in the month, I fell in love with her patchwork pillows - they are so modern and geometric and I feel my desk chair needs one, especially in such summer colours.
Gold Bar Earrings, $18, because I am done with any earring that dangles or anything with too much sparkle - all I want is simple and light in the spring. And SHINY. While sparkle feels distinctly winter to me, shiny feels like spring.
And always and forever, the I AM THE BOSS necklace, $30, because I'm bossy and rather than banning bossy, for myself I'm embracing it., even though I'm no one's boss but my own. And because who doesn't want a light layering piece of gold around one's neck in the spring time?