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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{Smitten} Graphic Hurricane

While the big purchases can be nauseating exciting, it's the small things that make my heart race. Little touches, like a new tea towel or basket planter, can make me smile when entering a room. We made a pretty big purchase on our Ikea Field Trip last month, but I also came home with this little $10 glass hurricane. And to be honest, both make me equally happy.

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I love the height it adds to the coffee table, without being visually heavy. And the graphic black and white print ties it in with the black accents in the room.

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No sooner had we filled it with seashells from our beach trips, than it was time to switch it up with cinnamon-scented pine cones and filler. This little hurricane is great plain, but I can never resist jazzing things up.

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Just a touch of Fall...kind of like the weather...only cool enough to tease us!

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What items and small purchases are you smitten with these days? Have you started decorating for Fall yet? And speaking of Fall...I added a Fall Projects page under my header, so take a look around if you're looking for ideas! And since I was doing some blog housekeeping, I added the room makeovers-in-progress to both my sidebar and House Tour page.

16 comments:

  1. Its just now cooling off around here so I hadn't thought about fall yet. I do plan on hosting a dinner party soon though so I guess I'd better get on it!

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  2. I get giddy about little things too! This hurricane is adorable. I just found an adorable door mat at Target yesterday on clearance for 7 beans. Down from 39. I was so excited about it.

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  3. I am smitten with the fall dish towels that I got yesterday at Crate and Barrel. At less than five bucks a piece, they sure do put a smile on my face :) I saw some hurricanes as well, but knew that Ikea was the place to buy those types of decorations (same thing at C&B is triple the price! yikes!). Looks like an Ikea field trip is in store!

    -Sarah

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  4. I adore Ikea, the furniture may be so-so.. but things like that glass sometimes just pull an entire room together.

    Looks great!

    Jan @Door251

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  5. I haven't started decorating for fall yet but looking around the blog world I feel like I should! Love your cute new purchase!

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  6. Love the chevron detail! Such a pretty piece. You find the cutest decor!

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  7. i saw that when we were there last month. good purchase, m'lady! :)

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  8. I love my hurricanes, too, and half the time they don't even have candles in them because I love the look of just filling them with things. In the summer, it's lemons or large sea shells; in fall, small gourds or Indian corn and winter is always pinecones and cinnamon sticks.
    I love the black and white chevron on the bottom of yours! I might have to rig something like that up on one of mine.

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  9. Ooooh that's cute. Haven't seen that. I am a big hurricane fan. Easy to toss things in for each season.

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  10. Ok Ikea. I love that hurricane, it's so cute with the print on the bottom!

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  11. It looks fabulous and chic! Love it! I am impressed that it is IKEA, I would never have guessed. Must go there NOW! :)

    xo,
    Jen

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  12. Super cute! Love that you can change the contents of it with each season or holiday! I'm easily excited with my little purchases too :)

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  13. Love the fun base! Isn't it funny how the small things are just as thrilling as the big. Not long ago I got some new sented hand soap, and would purposely hit up that bathroom for the good smelling soap :D

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  14. I admired that in the store too- glad you snatched it up! No TWSS after "only cool enough to tease us"??!!

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  15. I totally get it! My most recent BIGGEST little purchase: a tiny little topiary that I got at HomeGoods. I brought it home, monogrammed the pot with a Sharpie, and I smile every time I pass it.

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  16. Someone has been practicing her photography... these photos are SO good! Crystal clear, crisp, awesome color. Work it, girl.

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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