Recovergirl Holiday Wish List 2015

The holiday season is probably the least sustainable time of the year. My recovergirl reaction to that is to shop for local, handmade, sustainably designed items, and/or up-cycled or vintage versions of things I desire.

Like I’ve said before my list wish is not a hint to anyone in my family. These are things that I will probably get around to getting for myself in the future if my budget allows. Here goes:

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  1. Serpent and Bow bra and underpants set. I’m so inspired by this designer and her work. You need to follow her on Instagram.
  2. Minimalist balayage highlights from Alex at Pinup Hair Studio in Dover, NH. Image source and more hair inspo can be found on my  Hair Brained Pinterest board.
  3. I think everyone should do their grocery shopping with gold Tyvek bags by Maybebags London. I know, right.
  4. A friend of mine at work has been recommending I try coconut oil for years. Maybe I’ll give Conscious Coconut a try.
  5. I have a king-sized bed and yet I still use twin and queen sized blankets. Someday I’ll invest in a full set of linens from Rough Linen.
  6. I would live in a pair of Clyde pants from Elizabeth Suzann.
  7. For whatever reason I’m back in love with the Prada fake fur scarf from 2011. I’m on the lookout for a vintage or handmade version. This one on Etsy isn’t too bad. #muppetchic
  8. I love all things Jenny Pennywood. This unique pillow would fit right in with my decor as if it had always been there.
  9. I just want gold brogues. I can’t explain it. These ones shown are actually for kids. I don’t like any of the adult versions on the market — too stiff looking. I want a comfy version. I may try to find a beat-up pair of old Doc Martins and paint them gold and then add a new pair of laces in a pop color.

I hope you enjoyed my list and are inspired to think more sustainably when shopping this holiday season.

Happy Holidays + Cheers! xo jam

 

5 Ideas I will steal from Remodelista

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This morning over coffee I looked through this Remodelista book. It is full of gorgeous ideas. Below are the 5 ideas I hope to steal from this book. The images below are not from this book. They are images I found on the internets. If you click on the image you will be taken to the source.

>> Dan Flavin Inspired Lighting

CCS Bard College , photos by chris kendall
CCS Bard College , photos by Chris Kendall

On page 73 of Remodelista is an example of using Dan Flavin inspired lighting in the angle where the ceiling meets the wall. It’s a high ceiling and the materials are raw. It works. Perhaps I could use this in the basement where I perform large messy craft projects. It is such a delightful surprise.


>> Trompe L’Oeil Runner

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The only set of stairs in my house are to the basement but they are a fabulous set of old homemade stairs. Many of the steps are worn and rounded from so many years of use. It would be fun to paint the whole thing pale gray and give it a trompe l’oeil runner in a pop color like this green. And why not add this spill landing as seen above? I know, right.


 

>> Store Cutlery in  Mason Jar
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I’ve actually seen this done in restaurants but I didn’t think to do this at home until I saw it in Remodelista. Now the cutlery is always on the dining room table where we need it.


 

>> Clipboards as Bulletin Boards

clipboards-on-wallThere is space just above our family desk to mount two clip boards, one for each of my boys. It would be a good place to hang important school forms.


 

>> Splatter Painted Floors

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I have yet to update my kitchen. We tore up the hideous linoleum because a dirty bare floor was an improvement. It could be a decade before we can update my kitchen so in the meantime I think I will splatter paint the floor. Remodelista has a nice post about New England splatter-painted floors.  

This book is a Portsmouth Public Library book. If you are a member, you can place a hold on it here. xo jam