Curiosities

Curiosities

After reading Tobe’s gorgeous post yesterday (and PS, if you haven’t seen it yet, you simply must scroll down and have a look- divine,) I started thinking more about my love for curiosities…like her, I adore the one of a kind…the special…the off beat pretties that make a house truly a home.
My favourite place to collect such trinkets is Etsy…as all of you know, it’s a total treasure trove.
With #projectkitchengorgeous in full swing, I have an ever growing file of favourites.
From abstract gold to a marble Aphrodite…

a pink bug framed in a gorgeous antique to a vintage compote bowl….

gold rimmed glasses….

floral plates…

the best frosted pink and gold glasses I’ve ever seen (these have already come home with me:)

fabulous Turkish towels…aka dish towels for #pkg

mother of pearl binocs that would sit so happily on top of a stack of books….

a pair of the prettiest chinoise vases…

delicate yellow glasses….

and that touch of animal whimsy that makes any space that much more chic….

I think the key to curiosity fabulous is that each piece should be interesting…anything that is makes some kind of statement and that draws your eye…and for me, the quirkier the better.

What curiosities are on your wish list right now?

Oh and PS, I know I said that there would be a #pkg update today but since I’m in PEI, I don’t really have much to fill you in on.
I have finished a divine DIY chair overhaul that Meredith has told me I simply must keep under wraps…I can tell you that it was inspired by the idea she posted here.

I also just purchased these pretties for the pantry doors…

I’ve been looking for a set of 4 antique handles FOREVER so when I found these, I literally jumped up and down…can’t wait for them to arrive.

And with that, I’m off to enjoy the gorgeous red sands…later lovelies.

xo

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  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 07:41h, 08 August Reply

    i never knew i loved ballet pink and gold so much. but i do.

  • Things That Sparkle
    Posted at 07:47h, 08 August Reply

    Absolutely love all of your collection here!!! That first statue thing is amazing. I need it!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 07:50h, 08 August Reply

    I tend to pick up things when I travel (or at the thrifts), rather than etsy…I guess I like that it has a story…or maybe I’m just waiting for someone to ask me “where did you get that?”…”Oh, in Paris”

    Those handles are fabulous! The attention and detail going into your kitchen is inspiring!!!

  • Christel @ Captivated by image
    Posted at 08:16h, 08 August Reply

    All of these decorations are getting me so excited, I really love your choices! Those glassed and the vases, the zebra and those binocs, just fabulous. Enjoy your week!

  • Debby
    Posted at 08:30h, 08 August Reply

    Love them all!! Especially set #2!! xo

  • alison@MyLittleHappyPlace
    Posted at 08:33h, 08 August Reply

    DYING over those towels! I’ve seen them before, but not in that gorgeous color. Can you send me a link?

  • Lisa - A Room with A View
    Posted at 09:25h, 08 August Reply

    I love the handles and the glasses!

  • Aylin at Lila Moonlight
    Posted at 10:07h, 08 August Reply

    I like so many from this list. I am curious to see your curiosities on final PKG : ) Any chance I can find that zebra, for my zebra collection? : )

  • MOD FOX STYLE
    Posted at 10:16h, 08 August Reply

    Beautiful finds all very swoon worthy! I think I actually may have a pink pedestal bowl just like that from my Grandmother. May need to pull it out and check it ou!

    Have a lovely day Christine!

    Amy

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 10:33h, 08 August Reply

    The pink glasses are stunning! I cry a little at how lovely they are.

  • Liz {Sequins And Stripes}
    Posted at 10:46h, 08 August Reply

    I could not agree more, I love details!

  • Lily
    Posted at 11:15h, 08 August Reply

    What great pieces…really love the gold abstract and the aphrodite !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • jacquelyn | lark + linen
    Posted at 11:16h, 08 August Reply

    hi, may I come over just so I can gawk at your pantry hardware? I will be quiet, I swear

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 11:59h, 08 August Reply

    I am seriously loving the framed bug and gold rimmed glasses. As for me, I am stalking this VERY tall brass horse that would bring just the right amount of whimsy to my space. xoxo

  • SomeKindOfStyle
    Posted at 12:44h, 08 August Reply

    beautiful, love love the marble Aphrodite! xoxo

    btw, I have a little jewelry Giveaway over my place if you wanna check it out, and might like to enter!

    http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-of-sheyna-moonstone-earrings.html

    Thank you!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 12:48h, 08 August Reply

    I go in and out of Etsy phases and you just inspired me to do some more searching. Such lovely things you have found!!

    Enjoy your off time. Waiting on pins and needles over this kitchen πŸ™‚

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 13:37h, 08 August Reply

    Gorgeousness. I have a pair of binocs in my etsy favs right now πŸ™‚

  • Nichole @ Parlour
    Posted at 13:56h, 08 August Reply

    Haha! I love it. It’s so funny how many of these are in my favorites too! Oh, and those pantry door pulls. Uh-Ma-Zing!!!!

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 15:46h, 08 August Reply

    gorgeousness! as always! hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

    xo

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 16:22h, 08 August Reply

    Go and enjoy, my dear! You definitely deserve/need it! And I am definitely a lover of curiosities…I would love it if someday people described my house as “interesting” (c: Those pink frosted gold detailed glasses are DIVINE…I can’t wait to see them in PKG!!! (c;

  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 16:49h, 08 August Reply

    How much for the hardware? OMG I am dying over it….SOOOOO gorgeous! Where oh where did you find them? They are amazingly beautiful. Love the frosted glasses too…all gorgeous!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 19:00h, 08 August Reply

    I LOVE those handles. Can’t wait to see it all in place! Hope PEI is FAB!

  • Interior Design Musings
    Posted at 19:07h, 08 August Reply

    Those door handles are lip smackin delish. Can’t wait to see them in place! M.

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]
    Posted at 19:41h, 08 August Reply

    So many great finds! Love the abstract piece, the gold rimmed glasses, and the turkish towels, they look so delicate πŸ˜‰

  • Drew {Coral Cafe}
    Posted at 22:38h, 08 August Reply

    I am in love with those frosted pink glasses as well!! Would look super cute at a shower or luncheon!!

  • designstiles
    Posted at 22:54h, 08 August Reply

    Totally agree, the quirkier the better. In fact I have that same exact zebra. I blogged about it here: http://designstiles.me/2011/07/08/friday-youre-so-thrifty/

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 00:21h, 09 August Reply

    Oh my goodness, you always find the best stuff Christine. I love the pink glasses you picked up πŸ™‚ #pkg is going to blow our minds!!! LOVE.
    Nancy xo

  • lisaroyhandbags
    Posted at 01:51h, 09 August Reply

    Total gorgeousness! love the handles!
    Have a great time in PEI – we rented a cottage there near Souris about years ago and had the best time. Went to an auction in Souris and found the most amazing things for so cheap. Just love that red sand πŸ™‚

  • Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life
    Posted at 07:15h, 09 August Reply

    Love the all the glasses!

  • Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely}
    Posted at 07:19h, 09 August Reply

    So true Christine, I love quirky pieces that add the right amount of interest. LOVE the binoculars and the zebra – so cool! xx

  • SHERRY HART
    Posted at 07:55h, 09 August Reply

    My head is literally spinning with all of the beautiful images on this post. Those antique handles are unfreakingbelievable…….

  • pretty pink tulips
    Posted at 13:33h, 09 August Reply

    I would happily take any of these lovelies to add a little jazz to my interiors. Gorgeous. Every last one of them!

    xo Elizabeth

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 13:51h, 09 August Reply

    You always find the loveliest things! Hope you’re having a fab trip too!

  • Taj Acosta
    Posted at 15:33h, 09 August Reply

    I love love those pink frosted glasses and the antique handles! Glammmmour! xo

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