etsy pottery inspiration board

Lately I have been absolutely loving the pottery and ceramics on Etsy. Well, I’ve been loving pottery and ceramics in general, but combined with my love for all things Etsy… you get the picture. I think this art form is so fabulous. Pottery spans so many different uses and kinds of art. It can be a cereal bowl or a wall hanging, jewelry, a vase, a serving tray, it can be sturdy or delicate. I just love it all. So I wanted to share some of my favorite inspirations today (yes, they change daily)!

Etsy Pottery Inspiration Board

::Credits:: 1. Eye of the Storm Modern Porcelain Necklace, by roundrabbit; 2. Jungle Bottles, by cyrusthepotter; 3. Fancy Swirly RAKU Plate, by wildcardpottery; 4. Two Espresso Sunrise Bowls, by patspottery; 5. Purple and Lime Green Mug with Speckles, by LynnCardwellPottery; 6. Cream and Sugar Set – Coyote Green Glaze, by Misspottery; 7. Large Blue Pitcher, by AnneMarieL; 8. Serving Bowl, by muddybeautypottery; 9. Chartreuse Cake Stand, by jjceramics

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pretty little things

So, moving into J’s place has me keeping an eye out for bargains on home furnishings and decor. He’s lived there himself for a little over a year, but he spent a lot of that time fixing it up. Now it looks great – but is mostly empty! Lucky for him I like shopping 😉 The living room and bedroom both need new furniture sets, but since that’s a big expense, they might be a way off. However, my side of the bed currently is nightstandless. Which was tolerable when I was only spending weekends there. But not so much full time. I am pleased to say, however, that the issue has been remedied! I present to you my first purchase for our home – the Dolce Nightstand, a la Target!

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the Dolce Nightstand

Now I just need a cute reading lamp to go on top of it… I kind of like this little guy, also from Target…
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Sanford Table Lamp

Has anyone else seen cute and affordable table lamps recently? (Or cute and affordable home decor of any nature, really…)

etsy love of the day

If you’re not familiar with Etsy, you need to go familiarize yourself, ASAP. Etsy is a fabulous website that lets artisans from around the world post and sell their gorgeous handmade wares. You’ll find everything from custom wedding dresses to beaded bracelets to book covers to wall art to woodwork. Seriously, you name it, it’s there.

Last night I was browsing around the site for holiday gift ideas when I came across these beauts by seller baileydoesntbark:

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Aren’t they just gorgeous? I love how delicate they are and how intricate the detail in the painting is. You should definitely check out the rest of their work, as well. The designs are all so creative! I love the wall hanging version of the Four Seasons set, as well. Alas, I don’t think it’s in our decorating budget.

welcome to (sub)urbanity!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my brand spanking new blog! I’m going through some big changes (good ones!) in my life and I find it easier to process things and make decisions when I write them out. Additionally, I’ve recently become addicted to the blogs of others at the same place in life as I am, and found them very helpful. So I’m hoping that through this blog I can provide the same sort of inspiration to others out there, as well as have a place to process my ideas and decisions.

Some basics about me. (Feel free to skip this) I’m a rare native of the Washington, DC area, having grown up in the Virginia suburbs – or “Nova”. If you’re not familiar with the city, it’s very transient, and it’s pretty unusual to run into folks who were born here, grew up here, and stayed here! My parents have lived in the same house since a month before I was born. After college I came back and moved to a younger, more urban area not far from my parents. I love it here, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

However, next month I will be taking the big step of moving in with my wonderful boyfriend of over two years, J. J owns a home further out from the city, so, I’m officially headed back to the ‘burbs! I am determined not to let this affect my stylish, youthful sensabilities, though! 😉 His home (soon to be “our” home!) is pretty sparsely furnished and hardly decorated at all. My goal is to create a chic, homey style on a very small budget!

Other things that I’m semi-obsessed with and will likely be turning up pretty frequently in the blog include (but are not in any way limited to) shoes, purses, books, feminism, politics, weddings and learning to cook. So, welcome, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll follow my journey into fabulous domestication!