Spice Up Your Home / Etsy Edition

Spice Up Your Home - Etsy Edition on Lost and Fawned

As far as Instagramers are concerned, fall is the “most wonderful time of the year”.  Autumn is for pumpkin patches, apple orchards, hot drinks and chilly nights.  It’s also a great time of year to add a few warm and toasty touches to your home as the heat kicks on.  Of course Etsy is a treasure trove of amazing handmade and vintage spice up you space.  Here are some of my picks…

Pyrex 100 Limited Edition Collection / with ShopWorldKitchen.com

Pyrex 100 Anniversay Collection on Lost and Fawned

If you read Lost & Fawned regularly, you might remember that I collect vintage Pyrex.  Awhile ago I shared a little of my personal collection here and I frequently feature my favorites on Instagram.  This year, Pyrex turns 100 and to celebrate they released a limited edition collection of storage bowls, pie plates, measuring cups and a travel casserole inspired by some of their iconic colors and designs.

Pyrex is truly a part of design history and has been a staple in kitchens for a full century.  From their colorful and fun bowls and casseroles from the 1950’s to their current collection of clear glass workhorse pieces, they continue to make functional glass kitchenware that will last a lifetime.

Pyrex 100 Year Anniversary on shopworldkitchen

The full collection is currently on sale at ShopWorldKitchen.com, so now is a great time to grab them before these limited edition pieces are gone forever.  Here are some of my must-haves…

  1. Pyrex 100 9.5″ Pie Plate – $6.29
  2. Pyrex 100 4-Cup Red Measuring Cup – $6.29
  3. Pyrex 100 3-Quart Portables Casserole Set – $24.49
  4. Pyrex 100 2-Cup Blue Measuring Cup – $4.89
  5. Pyrex 100 10 Piece Simply Store Box Set – $27.99

Pyrex 100 Anniversay Collection on Lost and Fawned

Pyrex 100 Anniversay Collection on Lost and Fawned

I adore this new collection.  I use the 4 cup storage bowls all the time as a safer alternative to plastic storage containers.  The pie plate is simple, but the wide brim is so elegant and functional.  The travel casserole is my new favorite thing.  The carrier is so cute and I can see myself using this all the time (I’m already planning my holiday contributions specifically so I can bring this carrier and show it off).  I have a measuring cup in every size, and they really come in handy when cooking in bulk (like I tend to in fall and winter).

Each piece is so thoughtfully designed and beautifully made.  I’m so happy to have a little piece of history in my cabinets.  Maybe in 100 years these will be the new collectible pieces!  Get them all on sale right now at ShopWorldKitchen.com.  This collection is a limited edition, so it won’t be around much longer!

This post was sponsored by shopworldkitchen.com.  I was provided with sample goods to photograph and review, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  I only work with brands I love.

Dot Bowl photo via Sassboxclassics on Etsy.

Contain Everything

Contain Everything on Lost and FawnedSeason changes always motivate me to get organized.  I’m slowly trying to tackle every room in our house.  With my new yarn obsession, I’m looking for ways to contain my newly overflowing craft room and organize in process projects on the road.

Here is a small collection of storage for the home and on the go.

  1. Stuva Storage Bench from Ikea – $79.99
  2. Raskog Utility Cart from Ikea – $29.99
  3. Market Catchall from Pier 1 – $55.96
  4. Wire Basket in Chrome from Amazon – $17.00
  5. Lady Alamo Burlap Tote from Blue Fly – $42.00
  6. Fair Trade Handwoven Cotton Clutch from Novica – $39.99
  7. Fair Trade Canvas Messenger Bag from Novica – $124.99

Late Summer 2015 Ikea Picks

Ikea Late Summer 2015 PicksThis week I got my new Ikea catalog, and as usual, I dogeared about half of the pages.  I don’t know if we will be making our normal fall pilgrimage to the Pittsburgh store, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite deals from the their catalog.

  1. NIPPRIG Storage Basket – $16.99
  2. SOMMAR Raspberry Pillow Cover – $4.00
  3. IKEA 365+ Pitcher with Lid – $6.99
  4. RÅDVIKEN Chair – $179.00
  5. IKEA PS 2012 Coffee Table – $49.99
  6. ENIGT Mug – $2.99
  7. RIGGAD Work Lamp with Wireless Charging – $79.99
  8. RISATORP Utility Cart – $59.99

Rejuvenation Lighting for the Whole Home

Rejuvenation Home Lighting on Lost and FawnedToday we are discussing one of the most important design necessities, which is often overlooked in home decor… lighting!  We need it to function, but often consider it to be a detail.  With lighting I have found more often than not, you get what you pay for.  Discount lighting can be tempting, but investing in quality pieces that are classic, well designed and suited to the character of your house can make a huge difference.

Rejuvenation is the perfect place to find an amazing variety of inspired and reproduced lighting fixtures.  Every time the Rejuvenation catalog arrives in my mailbox (get your own here), I set it aside and wait until my chores are finished to crack it open with a cup of tea.  Almost everything is customizable, from mixing and matching shades and bases, cord length, bulb options, metal finishes and more.  For someone like me, that has a vision before I shop, it’s amazing to have options.  Their customer service department is super knowledgeable and happy to help you find just the right piece for your home if you aren’t sure where to start.

Our home was built in the late 1800’s but has a “modern” addition that was added in most likely, the 1950’s.  We have taken queues from many eras when selecting not only furniture, but fixtures.  Our eclectic style consists schoolhouse style fixtures, danish mid-century and some industrial details.  Over the years, we have been replacing all of the lighting to fit the era of our house and the furniture.  Here are my picks our home…

  • LIVING ROOM  |  Medium Mid-Century Wooden Table LampWe have a ceiling fixture in our living room to provide function, but a table lamp is just the thing to create a cozy atmosphere in the evening.  This mid-century inspired lamp coordinates with our vintage pieces and gives some height to our side table.  And of course I adore those brass details.
  • DINING ROOM  | Haleigh Wire Dome Pendant:  The dining room is a great place to let your lighting be the star.  This pendant is a little out of the box, but I think in our deep slate dining room it would really shine (see what I did there… shine… hah.).  One would be enough in our small space, but in a larger dining room, a row of these would be so stunning.
  • BATHROOM  | Thurman Wall SconceSince our bathroom is pretty small, I tend to keep things clean, simple and functional. These sconces are just right to fit on either side of the mirror and give off tons of soft, evenly dispersed light.  To match my sink hardware, I selected a bright chrome finish.
  • BEDROOM  | Linnton Wall Sconce: It’s always been a dream of mine to have sconces flanking our bed.  It makes the room feel custom and cozy.  These mid-century sconces with brass details would coordinate beautifully with our existing furniture and would cast the perfect soft light while you wind down for a restful night of sleep.
  • KITCHEN  | Jefferson Classic Flush Ceiling FixtureWe have low ceilings in the kitchen, so a flush ceiling fixture is a must.  A classic schoolhouse style lamp is perfect to add functional light to the whole space.  Over the sink I would do something coordinating, like the George Single Pole Pendant.

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Get your living room guest-ready in 30 minutes

Guest Ready Living Room in 30 Minutes on Lost and Fawned

Time to get real.  My living room does not look like this 80% of the time.  Since our house is smaller we actually LIVE in our living room.  Like most of the rooms our house, it is a multipurpose room.  I cut fabric, lay out quilt blocks, prep our backpacking gear, sort laundry, pack orders, eat the occasional meal and lounge on that sofa.  But we live near the middle of our small town, so when people are in town I often get the dreaded “Hey! We will be passing by in 30 minutes.  Mind if we pop in?  I’d love to see you!” text in the afternoon.

So today’s post is my 30 minute routine to get that room looking, smelling and feeling fresh, welcoming and ready to entertain.  It’s all about priorities.  You need to do the things that make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.

ONE  /  Open the blinds

Letting some natural light in if you are expecting daytime guests is HUGE.  It instantly makes the room feel more welcoming and open.  I usually don’t pull the blinds up, but I do rotate them to flood the room with soft natural light.

TWO  /  Refresh your wood surfaces

Running a quick cloth (or a clean sock) with some Pledge Lemon Clean over all of your wood furniture to refresh those surfaces.  It not only makes the wood look clean and radiant, it also makes the room smell fresh and clean.  I usually grab a sock out of Jared’s drawer (shhh….) and slip it on my hand.  Dump any clutter in a box to get it out of the room and give your coffee table, entertainment center, side tables or piano a good wipe.

THREE  /  Run the vacuum or broom over the floor

This should go without saying.  You don’t have to be totally thorough.  But a quick run around the room with a vacuum goes a long way.  Pay attention to chair rails and molding as well.  I use the hose attachment to do a quick sweep of the top of the molding where it’s visible to pick up any dust.

FOUR  /  Put something fresh in the room

Run out to the yard and cut some flowers or even some greens and throw them in a vase or drinking glass.  Grab some apples out of your fridge and put them in a bowl on the coffee table.  Grab a potted herb from your patio.  Something fresh makes a room feel alive and inviting.

FIVE  /  Think about the details

Are they staying awhile?  Or are they just popping in?  My aunt used to keep a basket of fluffy clean socks by the door for guests to get comfy.  Re-stock your bar cart.  Get a pot of coffee going or have a kettle of water boiling for tea.  Put out a light snack on the coffee table (even if it’s just some fresh fruit or nuts) if it’s between meals.  Pillows on couches or chairs are great, but if you have too many, get rid of a few so they can actually sit down.  If it’s nice out (not too humid) open a window.  Make sure it’s a comfortable temperature in the room.  Little details make a big difference.

So that’s my routine in a nutshell.  Please share your priorities when preparing for unexpected guests in the comments!  I’d love to hear your tips and tricks.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

More Art Please / Spring 2015

More Art Please - Spring 2015 on Lost and FawnedTime to freshen up the house for spring!  I’ve already started my spring purge and deep clean, but another great way to renew your home to rotate some art.  I’ve put together a quick collection of pieces that are perfect every room from your powder room to your entryway.

Living for Less / Relaxed & Eclectic Nook

Living for Less - Relaxed and Eclectic NookLiving for Less is back!  This is one of my favorite features to do, but it can take time to hunt down pieces that feel right for the collection.  It’s been one of my more popular series though, so I’m thrilled to start doing these again.  If you have any requests (take a peek at your favorite pins!) feel free to link to them in a comment and I will add them to my list.  See my other Living for Less posts over here.

This one comes from one of my favorite blogs, sfgirlbybay.  This corner was from a feature of Jaclyn Campanaro‘s Portland, Oregon home.  I fell in love with the cool and casual charm.  The retro wall color gives it personality without being overwhelming.  I love rooms that feel collected over time, instead of overly designed.  I wish I could keep houseplants alive.  I’ve always wanted a sunny window full of healthy plants.

Here are my picks to get the look…

  1. Electrohome Vinyl Record Player on Amazon – $199.99
  2. GAGNET Rattan Chair from Ikea – $59.99
  3. Wood 8×10″” Photo Frame on Amazon – $24.99
  4. ‘Asking for Directions’ by Emily Rickard Art Print on Society 6 – $15.00
  5. Olsen Ottoman on Wayfair – $208.99
  6. KOLDBY Cowhide Rug from Ikea – $199.99 (Coloring varies)
  7. Deroma Ceramic Hanging Planter from Sears – $4.88
  8. CRASSULA Potted Plant from Ikea – $6.99
  9. WALLS / SW 6483 ‘Buoyant Blue’ from Sherwin Williams

Fall Flea Market / Hudson, Ohio

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetMy Saturday morning was productive (though counterproductive toward my resolution to save money).  I found so many treasures at the final flea market of the season in my neighborhood.  Our local flea isn’t huge but with over 40 vendors and shops, it’s not hard to find a few things that are to your taste.

The pennant flags and marquee numbers were a steal and have been on my wishlist for awhile.  The numbers are 8-15 (our anniversary) and have found a temporary home on top of the hutch in our bedroom.  The pennants will most likely end up downstairs in the living room or dining room.  The adorable paint-by-numbers of a deer couple was also super cheap and goes really well with the big one we have in our dining room.  I might actually hang it in the bedroom or leave it on my sewing table.

The apple picking bag was a splurge.  It was too cool to pass up though.  I used my negotiating skills (is use the word ‘skills’ loosely, I’m a terrible negotiater) to bring them down by nearly half.  I have no idea when I’m going to do with it.  It’s hanging on a hook in our bedroom right now.  It needs to be cleaned up a little since it looks like it’s been hanging in a garden shed for 40 years.  Jared says he will use it to harvest the beans next year.

There were tons of things I loved that I couldn’t bring home.  Here are some of my favorites.

Card Catalog at Flea Market in Hudson, Ohio

Fall Flea Market Finds in Hudson, Ohio

Vintage Red Stools at Hudson, Ohio Flea Market

Note the adorable heart shaped leaf that snuck into the photo above.

The rest of the day was spend relaxing and quilting.  Jared made a detour while running errands and brought some pumpkin donuts home.  I’ll be having another one with a cup of tea shortly.  Nom.

Pumpkin Donut on Lost and Fawned

I hope you are having a lovely October weekend.  Enjoy the beautiful weather while it’s still here!  We will probably be up to our knees in snow in a month.

Vibrant Comfort

Vibrant Comfort on Lost and Fawned

This morning the sky is bright blue and the leaves are in their most vibrant stage, and all I want to do is eat a grilled cheese and tomato soup and wrap myself up in a blanket by the window.  That is what inspired this week’s coveted collection.  Simple comfort in vibrant and unexpected hues.  Enjoy!

  1. Kate Spade Carlyle Watch on Amazon  /  $168.75
  2. Grilled Cheese Print by Kendyll Hillegas  /  $25.00
  3. Pinky Promise Print by Emily Rickard  /  $32.00
  4. Writers Block Journal from Amazon  /  $12.30
  5. Full of Blithe Dress from Modcloth  /  $49.99
  6. Hunter Original Tour in Peacock from Zappos  /  $148.00
  7. Myth Perfect Jewelry Holder from Modcloth  /  $59.99
  8. 14k Stacking Rings from Andrea Bonelli Jewelry  /  $268.00
  9. Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Foods from Amazon  /  $22.13