posted by on 2012.06.29, under Friday Finds

No plans for July 4th? No problem! Throw a last minute party with these cheap I-day essentials.

It’s not a party if there’s no snow cone maker in sight. Snow Cone maker from Target, $39.

Snow Cone Maker


Spike your snow cone syrups with a heavy dose of alcohol and your guests are sure to have fun figuring out how to put these down. At Crate & Barrel, $6.95.

Set of 50 Snowcone Papers, $6.95

Set of 50 Snowcone Papers


For fancy in a flash, ditch the Christmas lights for these grown-up string globe lights. $12.99 at Target.

Room Essentials Clear Globe Lights (25ct)

Room Essentials Clear Globe Lights (25ct)


Show your allegiance with these reusable earth friendly cloth napkins. $29.50 from Pottery Barn.

American Flag Napkins, set of 4


Americana never goes out of style. These patriotic pillows from ChooseMoose on Etsy add comfort to any gathering. $7.99.

Americana Accent Pillow, $7.99

Americana Accent Pillow



posted by on 2012.02.16, under Shopping Guide

A large, billowy pendant can do wonders for a room in need of some soft lighting. These pretty pendants, in light whites and neutrals, would look stellar above a bed or couch, adding romantic ambience whether the lights are on or off.


This bulbous Chiasso pendant is a jumbled mass of aluminum and chrome that’s lit by eight small bulbs within. $118.

nuvola pendant lamp


Designed in 1969 and composed of 69 pieces, the Norma69 Shade is nothing if not shagadelic.$130 from The Conran Shop.



This classy tiered brass pendant from Urban Outfitters looks way more expensive than its $64 price tag, and is likely to develop a cool patina over time.

Brass Tiered Pendant Shade


Buttery capiz shells are trimmed with nickel and arranged like a lotus flower on this dreamy pendant from Pottery Barn. $199.

Capiz Pendant


Simple does it on this chic and cheap IKEA paper shade, which is a nice update to the round paper lanterns IKEA is known for. $5.00.




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