My Love of Drinking Decor

Like any good Seattlite, I have immersed myself in our vibrant beer and wine culture. With more than 40 wineries located in Woodinville, even more in eastern Washington and our booming microbrew community, it’s hard not to. That said, drinking these wonderful concoctions is not the only part I love. I love the paraphernalia that comes along with it. My condo is a testament to that:

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Wedding Season = Gifts Galore

Spring has officially sprung and wedding season is in full bloom.  As of today, I have received five wedding invitations for the year (three of which are in June, which is precisely while I will be getting married in August) and I know about three more weddings I will be receiving invitations for in the coming weeks!  They are all hanging on the front of my fridge, which I think is stressing out my boyfriend (no pressure, hunny).

 

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Turning Junk Mail into Jazzy Art

I am in desperate need to art for my bedroom, but more so, I am in desperate need of affordable art for my room. That said, I don’t want just any random picture or poster. My room is in need of inspiration…something that people look at and go ‘wow.’ On my quest for this perfect picture, I stumbled across Schimmel Art. I find the concept behind Schimmel Art absolutely amazing: the artists turns advertisements (such as junk mail) into beautiful mosaics. She uses no technology, computers, dies, etc. to create the art. Everything is hand-done.
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Thirft Store Finds: Mismatch Plates

I absolutely LOVE Value Village.  It’s right up there with Ikea, but I do like it more because of it’s proximity to my house and the fact that you never know what you’re going to find.  I’m all about the thrill of the hunt.  My favorite section is the housewares section because it has everything from vases to baskets to weird old trophies (really no use unless you need a gag gift or want to paint it bright red as an “accent” piece) to blenders.  There’s also an endless supply of mismatch plates.  Some are cute, some are ugly, but I always thought there would be something fun you could do with them.  That’s why I was excited when I came across this post at CraftyNest.  Here’s what they did:

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Recork America

So sorry for the delay in posts.  I have been in San Francisco for a very long weekend vacation with the boyfriend.  But don’t you worry…I came back with tons of inspiration.  The first being sparked by my visit to the Ferry Building and its infamous market.   As I wandered up and down the hallway, wanting to buy almost everything in sight, I stumbled upon this interesting recycling bin.

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Creative Shelving Solutions

I’ve already told you about my love for Ikea. They have so many simple pieces that can be altered and used to create whatever you like. One of the most versatile pieces I’ve found is the Ikea Lack Shelf. I have two of these shelves in black (they come in almost every color from white to green to pink) and I’ve been trying to find a fun way to use them. Here are some of the adorable ideas I’ve found:

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Same Table, New Look

I purchased this Ikea coffee table when I graduated from college and hasn’t failed me yet. I would go as far to say that is was the best $30 I ever spent (yes, $30 – I am a huge advocate of Ikea; you just need to be able to recognize to good pieces from the will-fall-apart-in-two-months pieces).

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