Friday, May 4, 2012

cool little finds

I love finding unique things. I love the hunt; I love the anticipation; I love the discovery. Whether it's a hand-embroidered napkin or an entire sofa, I love giving forgotten items a new home and a little TLC.

Since I'm in a transitional stage of life right now (e.g. moving back from the other side of the world), I don't have everything I need to start repurposing, reupholstering, and refinishing furniture. Not to mention all my power tools are still in storage.

In the meantime, I've collected some smaller nifty things which are inspiring me right now. Check it out:

Turquoise + Silver Ring from Burma... 
one of my favorite pieces of jewelry ever!

Hand-carved Indonesian Betel Nut Boxes - 
found both for $6 at a yard sale!

Diagonal silver ring from Thailand - love it!

While I love these fun little finds, I'm eager to get back to what I love most of all - making plain, uninspired spaces into works of art - unique, exhilarating, and beautiful.