Antique Batavia NY Flag Pennant
There is something super special about an old pennant flag. I love to imagine what its first life was like - on the wall of a teenager or an office. This one is from the 20s. How cool is that?!
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I'm v into jungle animals for decor! I don't have ~many~ however, I've been on the hunt for a porcelain tiger for quite a while now. If you see any vintage ones, let a sistah know! I was ~thiiiiiis~ close to buying a porcelain black panther but I knew what my heart wanted in the long run. And that is a tiger.
Cheetah Wall Art
This is such a fun piece! And it's from TJ Maxx?! I love the simplicity and normalcy of it. He's just sitting there looking in the mirror in all his glory. I don't know why I'm assuming this is a dude cat and not a dudette but you get the gist. I'd love a piece like this in our home!
Black & White Ceramic Vase
Another really cute piece from TJ Maxx. Aside from strolling through thrift stores, I do love a good stroll through Home Goods and TJ Maxx. I will say it's more difficult for me to find fun pieces that I actually want to purchase while at these stores - but I do walk away with inspo!
Again, another easy staple from a big box store. However, stores like these tend to turnover product rather quickly so it's always fun to swing by and see what's new every few weeks. I always have major luck in their shoe section - BUT - their home and fashion sections are sooooo perfect for quick, inexpensive and beautiful gifts.
Your House or Mine Plate
First thing's first - this gal behind this company name is SUCH a gem. Truly a beautiful human. And she HANDmakes beautiful things! Y'all need to go check out everything she is about. I own three of her pieces and my dream is to have all of our dinner plates completely made by her. This place is no exception. So gorgeous!
Needle Point Tigress Pillow by Justina Blakeney
The LITERAL first time I saw this on Instagram (heyyyyy @mandimakes!) I was like ~I NEED THIS ASAP. Bonus?? It's SO affordable. I am OBSESSED! Definitely on this season's wishlist.
Black and White Vintage Art Print
Part of me wants to DIY this... Part of me just thinks it's worth the purchase. Depends on your lifestyle and time! But I am very inspired by the entire set up. So unique and cute! I think it would be so meaningful if the black and white portion of this art piece was something from your very own history and life.
Still on the hunt for a super cute mat - such as this! I see them all the time but none of them have spoken to me. I love the color and pattern of this one. But don't purchase any staple piece unless you are in love! I'm inspired but still on the hunt.
What are you recently inspired by? This season of my life is such a weird one. It's refreshing to just go back to what I know. Finding unique and cool things! To be honest, I can't wait to get back to my favorite thrift store and breeze through the aisles, letting my mind wander.
If you're experiencing a weird season, trust me when I say, I'm right there with you. And it will be okay. I don't know how, but I believe in the promises that Jesus can only give. His grace is enough. I want to rejoice in that - even when I am in the dark.
Love you bb's. I'll be back with more fun blog posts soon! Thanks so much for your patience during this time in my life. Y'all the real MVP's.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.