Friday, June 11, 2010

friday's fab finds: loving violet

Today, just for fun, I thought I'd feature some fab finds in lovely shades of violet. Purple, lavendar, it what you wish...but the color is romantic, elegant, a little moody, and unique. It's not the most common color to decorate with, or even to wear, and I think that's why it's always appealed to me. Combined with grey or silver the effect is stunning. It's feminine, but not too girly.

mystic orchards...fine art photo print from leapinggazelle

This print is so lovely and sort of surreal. I love the muted shades of violet in this print of orchids. I actually found several prints in this shop that were lovely and purpley all at the same time. In fact, I'm sort of in love with all the prints they offer, even the ones that aren't purple. There are too many I like to feature here.

Can I get an "Awww!"?  Finally, cute hair pins that I probably wouldn't even let my daughters wear, because they'd be on my own head first. These are so sweet and colorful and elegant. And I love the three colors they are selling together.

Okay, now I realize this one is not purple at all. But I mentioned earlier that the combination of purple and gray is just stunning, and here's a perfect example. This print would fit just about any interior because it's fairly neutral...yet it really sets off the violets in this post well too. I like the more graphic representation of the popular cherry blossoms. This shop carries a lot of other graphic prints that bring simple but styling bursts of color to your walls. You should check them out.

By the Pond original acrylic on canvas by sandinthesky

I love, love, love this and I LOVE the chance to own original artwork. This one is well-priced for its size (and it's on sale through Father's Day!). It is just so restful and beautiful to me, and could fit with traditional, contemporary, or modern decor. Whatever floats your boat. So lovely.

I hope you're not getting bored with my constantly including jewelry by etsy seller thatjewelrygirl. I just can't help myself! Her pieces are one-of-a-kind, so there's always something fresh in her shop. This neclace could be pink...could be purple...but for sure is GOR-geous!

lilac flowers - set of 6 custom rhinestone notecards by NestInk

Do you like that? How I threw in one of my own products in an act of shameless self-promotion? But really...look at the colors...I designed this gray-and-lavendar notecard several months ago, and as I was putting together my gray-and-purple post today, a lightbulb went off, and I thought...hey! I have the perfect find in my own shop! I've never included my own things in my Friday's Fabulous Finds before, and I don't intend to do it often. But in this instance, it fit perfectly. 'Nough said.

That's it for today, folks. Here in Portland we are praying for SUN and the weather report says we just might get it! We are giddy with excitement. I hope you have a lovely weekend too.


  1. Ha! Nice little plug. Those are SUPER cute.

  2. Your blog is so lovely! Thank you for mentioning my hair pins! ♥ Mia

  3. You've completely convinced me to reconsider what I have always termed 'menopausal mauve'.
    The jewels & hairpins in particular are lovely and will make me reconsider adding 'violet' into the pink and grey repertoire.


  4. What a wonderful post. The purples, plums and lavenders are my new favorite colors to explore. I love how you've added gray and silver. The combination is stunning! Thank you for including my orchid photo.

  5. Those are all really pretty! I love anything purple! :)


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