I've been indulging in some eye candy this morning... I found two emails in my inbox that I absolutely couldn't resist opening. I'm going to put lots of pictures in this post as I just can't help myself! I have to share these lovelies with all of you!
First, I opened my email from a London-based shop called "Plumo". I'm positive I've posted about them before. It's where I got my sweet little lollie makers from! Anyway, they are having a big summer sale, and I had to peek. I fell in LOVE with so much! Here are some items that I added to my wish list (and may even be ordering by this afternoon if I lose my willpower!) As you click on each photo, it should then change the large image to the one you just selected.... I hope it works.
I can't decided which of these items I like the best! I absolutely ADORE the retro doilies and the polka dot pots. But the Lena Totebag is near and dear because my nickname all through highschool and college was "Lena". There is so much more on their website than these goodies. They have gorgeous clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, home items and gifts. And once in a while I get an email from them that offers free shipping, which is always wonderful when it's coming from England! Sign up for their newsletters.... you'll get those notifications, and will always know when the next yummy thing is coming!
I also happened to check out the April Cornell website. In their email they showed some beautiful new summer prints for the kitchen. The Blueberries print and the Strawberries print collections are so cute, and perfect for those picnic-like days of summer. And then there was the California Check print collection.... so reminiscent of the 1950's, and fresh and bright to really perk up your day! Sigh..... I want. I want. I want. (My husband would tell me to want in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up first. But I am so tempted to take advantage of their sale as well!)
I personally love the watering cans... how sweet! If you click here it will take you to the table linens section, by category/print. If you click here, it will route you to the watering cans. But also be sure to check out the exquisite clothing lines, too! When Attie, my oldest, was not quite 2 years old (and still an only child for a few more months!), I went to the actual April Cornell store here in town and got her an absolutely amazing Christmas dress, and mother/daughter matching aprons in the same fabric collection. We still wear those aprons every Christmas when we bake cookies together! But I have to admit, I only purchase from this site once in a very great while, and only when on sale. Kitchen linens, especially table cloths, are my weakness. I have way too many already that I have found at antique sales, flea markets and such. I love the vintage ones, but when I find a brand new one that is a replica of a retro design, I have a tendency to get it. I don't feel as bad when I use it daily and wash it so frequently. But I'm an addict. I have an entire shelf in my linen closet devoted to kitchen linens, and two drawers in my dining room "buffet" that hold the rest of the collection. And I can't squeeze another in either space. That's the main thing stopping me from going nuts on these items today. Especially the California Check pattern, as it's on sale!
Hope you all enjoy browsing these sites like I did!