Today’s post is like an over-sized version of the “News and Finds” section of my usual Five Things on a Friday post. I was typing out a few notes for things I wanted to include in my last post and the list just kept growing and growing, so I thought I’d better bump it to its own post before things got out of hand. 🙂 I’ve just been discovering so many useful and beautiful things lately that I’ve been making a mental note to share with you. It must be because it seems like spring is finally in the air! Let’s get to the finds.
-Wool and cashmere spray in cedar scent: Love this spray from the Laundress for refreshing cashmere and wool sweaters between washes. Great for project 333-ers when traveling if you want to wear the same sweater more than once. It’s definitely still cashmere season here most of the time!
-Ruffled loaf pan: I added a piece to my Emile Henry collection and it’s something I’ve been eyeing for a long time! I love to bake quick bread and loaf cakes and I’ve been putting off buying a new loaf pan even though mine was in sad shape. I finally treated myself to the one that I really wanted rather than trying to find a suitable substitute and really, that’s always the best way to go. I know this is something that I’ll be using and loving for years and years. The color is called “sugar”.
-The best slim trouser style pants: I have these in a couple of colors now and they’re just the best. I get the petite 00 and they’re very true to size and quite slim, but also really soft, comfortable and stretchy. They call them “leggings”, but they’re pants and I love that they come away from the leg a bit at the bottom so they’re a little more of an updated cut if you’re wanting to move away from your really skinny pants without swimming in fabric.
-LL Bean monogrammed natural boat and tote: Currently back in stock! I added another boat and tote bag to my collection and this time I got the zip-top so it will work well as a weekender bag. I also went for the monogram and it just brings me joy.
-Framed Intaglios Etsy shop: I think I have a new wall-art obsession to go along with those old-framed vintage prints I love so much. I rediscovered Intaglios recently when I stumbled on this Etsy shop and I just think they’re the perfect classic, timeless wall art option. I love this square-framed option, and I also think it’s really neat that she offers custom-matted intaglios so you can have one made and just pop it into a frame you already have and love.
-I think I have a thing for square frames right now. I love this gold square frame I found on Amazon recently too. 🙂
-I ordered this quilted dog blanket from LL Bean for Chuckers for the new sofa. I bought one for my Grandma’s dog a few years ago, so I knew it was nice. I like that it has some structure to it so it holds its shape and doesn’t slump and fall down and your sofa or car seat really stays protected from fur and muddy paws.
-I get so much amusement from the “Coastal Grandmother” trend that’s circulating right now. It turns out that I already own several key items so I guess that means I’m right on board with it without even realizing. Someone shared this Amazon bucket hat the other day and it caught my eye as a cute, but very practical sunhat. I may have to add another coastal grandmother item to my closet this summer. 🙂
-I’ve decided on a new Ruggable cover for the living room now that our new sofas are here. I actually still love the old one, but Chris very much values a clean flooring situation and he feels like it could use a freshening up at this point. Definitely going with the Kamran Ivory Opal that I’ve had my eye on for the last few months!
-Faux cashmere blanket: These are my favorite throw blankets of the last couple of years. I love the way they drape, I love the soft colors they come in, I love how soft they are, I love the way the fringe looks, and I definitely love the price! I have two in a soft blue and I just added another in a soft sand color to my cart to drape over the arm of the new sofa.
-Lots of questions about my coffee table lately – currently in stock!
-The ez packing makeup bag is so great. I didn’t realize it when I ordered it, but it has dividers inside! I’ve been using it as a carry-all pouch for snacks, lotions, lip balm, my charger, and all those little necessities I like to keep with me when we’re out all day on a little road trip for work. It’s fairly large so it’s just perfect for fitting everything. Use my code CREEKLINEHOUSE for 15% off.
-This H&M Marble container is back in stock in the classic white marble. I had meant to order it a few months ago in the black color, but when I went to add it to my cart, it was sold out. This is just the perfect little thing for a console table, coffee table, nightstand, or bathroom counter. When in doubt, add a little bit of marble. I’m a big fan of H&M marble pieces because they’re so affordable and they’re always so well done.
-My simple black Tory Burch flats have been one of the most popular items from my project 333 posts, surprisingly. I actually bought them five or six years ago, but they’re a true classic and I still wear them all the time. They’re comfortable and in great shape. I love a good basic like that. 🙂
-I ordered yet another LL Bean Door mat a couple of weeks ago. They have my heart because I know I can count on them no matter what. Classic, never go out of style, never fade, never get worn out. I have the crescent mats outside all my doors and I use the regular rectangular ones inside, which most people end up going with for all their floor mat needs, from what I’ve seen. You can’t go wrong. You just hose them down and they’re good as new, year after year.
MORE IDEAS LIKE THIS
- Project 333: My Petite Minimalist Spring Wardrobe
- Things I Love More Now Than When I First Bought Them
- All-Weather Adirondack Chairs Review
- Ruggable Washable Rugs Review
- DIY Framed Vintage Art Prints
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.