"The things that we love, tell us what we are."-St. Thomas Aquinas
There are so many big things that make this month lovable: Spring Break, Carnaval, Mardi Gras, St. Patty's Day and gorgeous Spring weather. Here are some smaller things to love this month as well:
Things we love
The inspiration for this month's Super Six is one of my go-to sources for all things colorful and stylish: The Things We Love feature in Kate Spade's Behind the Curtain. It's fun and just full of glee. Now, Kate Spade has captured all that goodness into a keepsake pocketbook (check out the preview) that will be available soon. Pocket sized inspiration to-go, now that's something to love.
Things that shift
Things that bark (well kind of)
Chinese foo dogs have been in the decor world for a while (Chinese mythology says the dogs symbolize fortune, protection and wisdom). After seeing them over the last few years in my favorite design blogs, I finally caved in to the ugly critters this month and purchased a turquoise pair to use as bookends to add a pop of color to a bookshelf. (If the turquoise ones seem familiar even if you don't browse decor blogs, they were seen in Carrie and Big's living room in SATC 2.) While the mainstream trend has died down (in the past two years, foo dog ceramics had popped up at Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and even Home Goods), you can still find a pair to give a good home with a quick search on eBay.
Things inspired by other things
Things that twirl and curl
When looking for a return address stamp, nothing quite hit the spot until I remembered tagging this Primele calligraphy stamp ages ago. So pretty and romantic yet modern. Just the perfect look for sending out Spring correspondence to loved ones.
Things that bloom
Bringing the beautiful colors of Spring indoors is definitely something to love. Chelsea Fuss from Frolic made this gorgeous watercolor inspired arrangement as a wedding bouquet (tutorial available at Project Wedding), but it would look just as awesome on your breakfast or dining table. You can get more flower inspiration in Design Sponge's Flowers A-Z series.
image source: katespade.com; shift dresses: emersonmade.com, asos.com; foo dogs: madebygirl.com, morewaystowastetime.blogspot.com, livebreathedecor.com, ivanka trump's apt from stylecourt.blogspot.com; fortune cookie coin purse: dianaeng.com via ohjoy!, pencil flats: modcloth.com; rubber stamp: etsy.com (Primele shop); bouquet: frolic-blog.com