Crochet Bikini Dress CrochetBaeUSA

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Crochet Bikini Dress

Crochet Bae USA on Etsy, this dress $200 here .

Bikini Dresses Crocheted with Love……..

Winter is hitting the East Coast with a surge in winter temps.  Vacations to warmer places, or life in Florida or California may sound fine.  Imagine laying out by the pool in this crochet bikini dress. That’s right, I said crocheted.   Crochet isn’t just for scarves, toys or blanket anymore, but for stylish beachwear. These deisgns are crafted with love by Crochet Bae USA in San Diego, California.

Crochet Beach Wear Cover Purple and White from CrochetBaeUSA, Etsy.

Crochet Purple Dress from CrochetBaeUSA

Most dresses will “stretch” to accommodate but different sizes are available.  What lovely gifts for the special gal on your list.  What I seem to like the most, is the fact they are making crochet hip and trendy again.

great knit bikini dress Crochet Bae on Etsy

Grey and White Crocheted Swimwear Dress 

 Find this and more at CrochetBaeUSA.

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Red White and Blue Vintage Finds Decor

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Red White Blue Glass

Red, White and Blue Glass from BetsyVintageHome, $5

Red White blue Print by Whisker Prints

Whisker Prints of Etsy makes Prints on Old Books, what a great statement $8.99 here

Red, White and Blue 

For the 4th we’ve highlighted some of the best Red, White and Blue items we could find in vintage fashion and style!  Bing, bang, boom, celebrate the holidays having fun with the family but when you get home snatch up some of these great items to redo your decor!

Red Chairs 3HeartsStyleStudio

Repurposed Hand Painted Burlap Chairs 3HeartsStyleStudio  $375 Made in Colorado

Nothing like adding a little vintage to your life. Not only is vintage decorating a great way to repurpose the old but you are doing your part in recycling and being more eco friendly.

Betsy Vintage Home has this great tumbler for $5

Red

Red is vibrant and bold, be a little gutsy and set off your room with a boom!  We love these hand painted chairs and red furniture adornments. Add some style with simplistic adornments or pottery that says a lot!  BetsyVintageHome out of Los Angeles California has a lot of vintage pottery and cool finds.

Trixie Belden Book BetsyVintageHome

Trixie Belden Book, 1960’s makes for cute focal display. Find it here at Betsy Vintage Home.

Rooster Napkin Set BetsyVintageHome

Rooster Napkin Set BetsyVintageHome on Etsy $45

White

White is simplistic and artful.  Find old milk glass and use it for picnics, or set an artful sculpture around your home.  Elegant design stands alone in these artful discoveries.

Porcelain Glove Molds on Etsy

RetroChalet has glove molds $32

Shabby Curio at HuckleberryVntg

White Shabby Jewelry Box Curio at HuckleberryVntg on Etsy , $145

 

Deviled Egg Platter on Etsy

Betsy Vintage Home Milk Glass Deviled Egg Tray Great for Picnics $10

Bacon Square Farm on Etsy

Bacon Square Farm old box w real iron forged handles $95 here

Blue

Blue skies and oceans of vacation. After the fireworks use these finds to create a calm statement in your home.

Vintage 50s Dress on Etsy

Dance around in this $89 vintage aqua blue 50’s dress from DethRoseVintage

Whisker Prints

Whisker Prints on Etsy has this whimsical print for $8.99

Books make for interesting decor, not just stacking them but displaying them. Whisker Prints on Etsy makes it real by using old book pages, upcycling them into frameable art prints. The prints are all one of a kind, handmade and so cool since you never get teh same page twice!

Blue Books on Etsy

Blue Books on Etsy $57 at The Whole Book 

Shawnee Pottery Vase  on Etsy

Shawnee Pottery Vase on Etsy $16 here at Betsy Vintage Home on Etsy 

upcycled furniture on Etsy

Reloved by Danielle on Etsy, upcycled repurposed cabinet now in blue $275

Cobalt Milk Bottle on Etsy

Cobalt Milk Bottle here on Etsy $15 at BetsyVintageHome


Black and White Minimalist Office Decor Ideas

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Office Wall Decal from MarkedCo

Office Wall Decal from MarkedCo $19.00 here

The black and white office is classic and timeless and often looks “more modern” than traditional wood. Here’s some office design ideas to kick start your day. A crisp, clean, contrasting office design can give you more oomph in your work day and possible even make you more productive!

Marked Co Decal $19

As you can see by MarkedCo’s own website, showing a simplistic office space in black and white to show off their wall decal is key.  What a great office space, no clutter, very clean and chic.   Great for home or office.

Ikea Galant Desk

The A-Leg Desk is $79.99 from Ikea

Alternatively, you may choose the T leg for $99.99 from Ikea.com

The simple desk from Ikea takes it’s inspiration from more pricey modern design desks.  Available in A leg or T leg to fit your office space. Simple, elegant, and great for your laptop and small work area.  Pair a simple white desk with a simple black stool and you have got this elegant look !

Black Office Stool from Ikea

This small black stool is only $4.99 at Ikea

Cosco Stool from Etsy

Be different, go to ModernLogic for this vintage Cosco Stool, $55

Office space in the home can be overwhelming when you are trying to balance a work and home life. So the question is, how to keep your desk area neat and clean when you’re at home doing home things and not work related ?  The question would be , where to put all the clutter from your desk? We’ll show you cabinet solutions in the next post. Often cabinets or a credenza behind you can house your paperwork when not working.  Stay tuned.


Wedding Dresses for 2015

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Wedding Dress 2015

Mermaid v-neck on sale now for 2015, only $425.43 in USD custom made for you. Is that crazy? 

Spring has Spring at Least in Wedding Dresses 2015

It’s that time of year when fashion trends walk the catwalk showing off the best wedding styles to expect for 2015.  Many of us can’t even think that far in advance, unless you are a doting bride-to-be or groom-to be.  If so, you already planning your wedding to happen next Spring or Summer and excited as anything!   As of late, soon to be newlyweds are booking places to have their receptions and weddings, lgining up caterers, and selecting everything from the invitation to the trying on of dresses. The last thing brides seem to settle on is the dress. So many choices and so important. 

Wedding Dress 2015

 Couture Fashions at a Fraction of the Price

What’s Trending

Many sites like Milly Bridal are being hit hard with requests from US customers. Although the site is in the UK, they offer worldwide shipping. They are one of the leading fashion bridal sites, even having to put a special button on the top of the page with six available currencies. Why is this?  One wedding planner, Liz Heinreicher has an opinion on the matter. “I think that London and Paris have better fashions available more quickly than the US.  Sites like MB are jumping on the bandwagon and custom tailoring orders.  We attribute this to them having first hand glances at what big fashion houses are making. They are pre-selling when the US is still waiting on the dresses to come in.”

Wedding Dresses 2015

 This price is so low we can’t believe it, $251 for this dress.

The Perfect Fit?

So the issue is how can one try on a dress via mail or fell secure ordering it?    Heinreicher says, ” Case in point, Milly Bridal offer FREE shipping worldwide, and does custom work with high quality fabrics, sequins, beads, and thread. This custom work is couture to your needs, meaning you are getting the equivalent of a “designer fashion house” dress at a fraction of the price.  The fact you communicate on every little measurement ensure there is no room for their dressmakers making you a dress that’s not fitting you perfectly. In the rare example you aren’t happy, there’s a return policy with restock fee. Even if a bride-to-be goes through two or three tries, she’s still spending a quarter of what you would spend for a custom made dress from a large fashion house, or a popular dress at a big box retailer.  The reality is, it’s worth the gamble in more ways than one and the big retail stores are getting hit hard by this.”

Wedding Dress 2015

How can this dress be only $245?

We are amazed at some of the low prices. The question we had is how can a site like Milly Bridal afford to offer such great bargains at these type prices?   It’s simple law of addition. Lower prices, more selection attracts more shoppers. More shoppers at lower prices will reach higher sales volume and overall, more profit. They may have to work harder, but please one bride who tells her friend, and her mother, and her bridesmaids (they have dresses for all of the wedding party) and soon they have the whole wedding cake.  Good for them.

What do you think ? 

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Canvas Wall Art Interior Design Ideas

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Designer Canvas Wall Art This Gorgeous Pictures is actually  Canvas Art  , a hot interior design trend!

Black and White Design Ideas : Just Add Color

We’ve found a Canvas Wall Art Gallery whose merchandise is manufactured (printed/framed) here in the United States of America. CanvasWallArt.co features artists from different US states, with both original work and classic designs, printed on canvas and ready to make the best designer statement in your home.  You can decide on how you want the items to look, for instance above, a beautiful rainbow photo looks unique when split into three and adds the right amount of color to a black and white room. It transforms ordinary into extraordinary.

Choices: One, Two or Three, What Do You Want You Wall to Say?

Let’s say you want to keep the black and white theme, and you may love this wonderful modern meets classic wall art from Pablo Picasso. The hard part is choosing from a one,  two or three piece panel of artwork .They are all stunning.  Let us show you the difference, and you can imagine how great these would look in your room, depending on your space and interior design needs, and the statement you want to make.

Picasso Wall Art Canvas Wall Art from CanvasWallArt.co

Classics like this Picasso is $49 for a one panel, and would look great above a couch.

The one  piece says “Look here, I like this piece of artwork” and can provide a bold decorative item centered above a long couch, or add length to a room if added above a small chair. It will be a focal point, and for the price, you can’t beat it.

canvas wall art is made in the usa

However unique, the two panel for $75 could be separated slightly to set off a chair against a small wall.

The two piece wall art draws your eye and says, “Look here, and there.” It makes the eyes wander to inspect the entire piece of artwork.  In some cases this would be great for a small room that has once piece of furniture, or lack of wall space. By spreading them out ever so slightly, you are creating a sense of balance in any room on any wall.  Some may choose to separate them altogether, for a total conversation piece, although we think there’s more depth when keeping the together, only separated by a few inches. .

Wall Art in Canvas Best Price

Our favorite however, is the three piece Picasso, found here for $109.

The three piece is no doubt in our opinion the best value and look of all. It says, “I have depth and dimension”, and will set off any room, no matter what look or design you choose. From wine glasses to Picasso, you won’t be sorry!

Four and Five Piece Sets

If that wasn’t enough to choose from, select art work comes in a five piece set. Thistropic dream canvas wall art  has been separated into five pieces, the more the merrier on your wall.  You can order this in any option, from one to five pieces.

They say, “All our art is made in the USA made, produced and frame. We typically ship within 24 hours.”

Check them out at CanvasWallArt.co