Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Spring Things

Recently, I've been in the mood to decorate and spend some money...I blame the change in weather, as weather so frequently dictates my moods. However, despite my sudden burst of inspiration, we don't have a lot of money to spend. The money we have saved up will most likely be spent removing dead trees and cleaning up our yard--who knew that was so freaking expensive?--as well as other not-exciting home-maintenance type projects. Anyway, I've decided not to let my bank account deter me from finding ways to add some cute spring things around the house and make each room pretty, one corner at a time.

I found this cute cloud napkin holder at IKEA. I've never owned a napkin holder in my life; I never really saw the need for one as I guess I don't really use that many napkins. But this little metal napkin holder is so cute and sunny I couldn't pass it up. It's been making me smile every day when I walk into the kitchen. And it was only $1.99!

I was super excited to find that Orla Kiely's collaboration with method soap continues with a new spring line. I bought these at Target with a coupon. I can't remember how much they were but definitely the least expensive Orla Kiely thing you will ever find. Ha.

Here's a close-up so you can see the patterns better. I love those colors! And one of the scents is honeysuckle, which I think I've mentioned before is one of my very favorite smells as it reminds me of all the good things about childhood and lazy days playing outside.

Last, but not least, is some cute washi tape and ribbon from Martha Stewart's craft line. I bought these at A.C. Moore, but you can find her products all over the place. I think these combined were less than $10. I've already used the ribbon on one project, which I'll share soon, and I used the washi tape to decorate some packages.

I'll be hunting for more deals and things to brighten up my home in the coming weeks and hopefully have another decorating post soon.

Hope everyone has a good, restful weekend. xo, Mary

P.S. You can still save 15% off everything in my Etsy shop with coupon code "birdie" till Sunday at midnight (EST)


  1. I love all those thing! I'm especially loving the IKEA napkin holder... how cute is that?! Off to check out the IKEA website now...

  2. I love to find good deals for decorating my home. I often go to thrift stores or to open markets.
    The Orla Kiely's soap bottles are lovely!

  3. Spring!! I haven't bought anything recently because I'm trying to save up for my trips. I may buy some fabric so I can make a spring dress. That would be nice for my trip.

  4. Fun buys! Love that little napkin holder :)

  5. So cute!! I love your little pick-me-ups! I also find that giving things a fresh coat of paint can quell my springtime nesting/redecorating fevers;)

  6. In love with that napkin holder! I'm going to have to snag one on my next trip to ikea.

  7. Such bright and happy little things! I adore the little napkin holder and you could probably use it as business card holder too?

  8. I bought those Orla Kiely soaps at Target too... they're irresistible! I've become a washi tape addict too. That photo makes me want to hunt down those patterns :)

  9. I love IKEA's napkin holders. Too bad we can't spend all of our money on the fun stuff. :-)

  10. Yay for inexpensive little details! I'm the same way - I very rarely spend money on big decor purchases. Instead I find little things to add to spaces.

  11. This napkin holder is so adorable! Other things, too, of course.