The world is but a canvas to the imagination...
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, September 29, 2008

When we are in UT I love to go to this store. It is great for inspiring ideas with it's funky, slightly crazy eclectic style. (All things that I love in decorating) My style tends to be a little simpler than the way they merchandise, but I find little pieces in there that I just love. My sister-in-law teases me that I always pick "little" things. I don't know if it is still a hold over from living in our townhouse for 12 years or if my OCD with "little details" comes into play. :-) At any rate, she is right, it always seems to be the little things in life I am drawn to...a single Gerber daisy, a great ribbon, a candle, an iron bird...on this trip I found a small metal vase with metal flowers. All of these little things come together and add a great big pop of eclectic interest in our living room. Joan was naturally drawn to the "royal" things in the store...which is totally fitting for our reigning Ostler matriarch. We even found her a crown. :-)

This is the top view of the vase I bought. I could make the flowers, but I just loved this.
A ribbon, a buckler and a fun little flag add a punch of fun above, while below the bird and the finial just make me happy.
These ceramic balls were fun, they actually had a hole through them so you could use it like a giant bead on something. I loved the hand hooks too.
Such a simple touch, a little bottle, a little graphic and a little ribbon. Hmm, even I notice a theme here, Colett, Amy, do I need an little intervention? :-)

These crazy dolls cracked me up. I didn't buy one but for some reason they make me smile.

I fell in love with the pink flower vines. It is hard to tell in the picture, but they are actually little lights. If we were in England we could call them "fairy lights".
Joan found her scepter and a tag that says "Queen of the World". Like she needs a label, her royal bearing tells the story. :-)
That's better, every Queen needs a crown.....

This is the till. I think that it is fun how they left the ceiling open to warehouse space. There are great little (there we go again) chandeliers everywhere.

Does this go with my crown?

This was a lot of fun. Can't wait until next time...


Colett (*-*) said...

It's a great place to be. I hope you ate lunch there because it is yummy! (or was that the day we ate meatballs at IKEA?) I love to steal their ideas and every now and then, splurge a little.

Ceri said...

I wanna have that much fun! I am WAY jealous but so happy for you that you got to be silly without kids!

Amy said...

Kee and her love for little things! Why is everything little so dang cute?! That is a very fun store, though. It is a great place to get inspired while at the same time feel very poor. Glad you found a nice "little" treasure to bring home while you were there!