Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whimsy for Wednesday, the week & forever....Amen!!!!

By now its rather apparent that I'm a sucker for cheery, whimsy & color as much as the touches of traditional. I love to look under & beyond the norm. Sometimes its dirt cheap & believe me, I do a little happy dance when it happens. More often though its a bit out of my range or it goes on my " I won the lottery!!!!" list.
Stray Dog Designs falls somewhere in between & for that I'm grateful. Some of their designs are affordable, some a dream or the right 6 numbers out of reach, but either way. I believe we all require a bit of their whimsy.

I first encountered them years ago when they're box arrived at the boutique I was running & after the bubble wrap revealed they're hand painted metal treasures, was smitten for good. The box set had me at hello & the quality level kept me there (I had a rep for being "the picky bitch" when it came to quality control. It was an insult from a lousy company that I wear still as a badge of honor.) By the way wouldn't this be a cute cake!!

Their lamps, whether its the Sam Buffet , the Buttercup or the Stephanie floor lamp, are so fun but then can you imagine going further down the yellow brick road & adding an artichoke or a pink bird as icing on that whimsy cake. Chandeliers...saving the best for last....

Holidays are a favorite in fact these trees go well anywhere (my little Hailey still yearns for a set in her bedroom), but its their ornaments that slay me. Are these not the ultimate in whimsy & to boot I'd use them all year. They giggly whisper, hang me anywhere, glue me to a frame, the murmurs are endless.

Finally the chandeliers. How cute is this play on the traditional . Did I mention they have other color & shade styles???

I love the Wavy Gravy fixture but when you add their flower magnets it just becomes fantastic. I see it over my breakfast table, memories cascading off the edge. How could this not make you happy.

For me this it. I love this piece and know when I find the right room I'll add a few colorful birds to the mix.

Now for all you whiteaholics out there...Mimi I'm thinking directly of you....they actually have a HUGE selection of the blanc too, not to mention glass, ceramics, even furniture, all just as lovely but this is where my heart resides at Stray Dog.

Add some whimsy to the rest of your week in any way possible!!!


Sanity Fair said...

I've been a fan of stray dog designs for a while - they always surprise me! That pink birdcage is FAB.

Cathy said...

These are wonderful!!! I love the birdcage and the chandelier!!!


The Townhouselady said...

Normally, I'm not too much of a whimsy chick but I think this swayed me to try a dash of it!

Great picks.

Best- THL

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I'm waiting for that lotto win also. Great chandelier and loving that blue lamp also. Well we can always window shop.!!

Gaia said...

I love the chandelier! very funny and stilish. I love pink but I think I would buy it in white, more useful!
how are you!
thanks god tomorrow is tired! can't wait to lay down all day long to the beach!!! And you? Plans?

Anonymous said...

Hi Alicia -
You know I'm all about the whimsy! Love your new post! Cute birdcage - I've been trying to find a vintage or vintage-looking pink birdcage. This one is adorable! How much is one of these pink beauties - dare I ask. Love the chandelier, too! And, I got your comment re vintage Lily Pulitzer, yeah, I spot her things on ebay every so often. Love her clothes! I might have to dedicate a post to her in the near future.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

the hat boxes and the pagoda lamp are the cutest!! what a sweet post!

bluehydrangea said...

Love everything you pictured. Whenever I see their stuff it just makes me happy!!

Carla said...

These are lovely and wonderful colours. So joyful. Carla

Lissa said...

how whimsical and fun!

vicki archer said...

Whimsy is right - these things are totally adorable....Happy weekend, xv.

Courtney said...

I think the last two are my fav; I adore the pink birdcage, and I love the idea of the magnets on the Wavy Gravy!

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by earlier...I love hearing from you!!!

Thanks also for praying for sweet Connor. I know that his family appreciates all prayers in Connor's behalf!!! Thanks again!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alicia, a little bit more frivolity, I tagged you for the 'My Heart' [see my post for details]. Enjoy.

Gaia said...

Hi dear Alicia,
how was your weekend? did you celebrate your Dad? I've been busy all the week so I couldn't post as much as I wanted..I'll do it this week...Hope so!

Simone said...

LOVE this post, especially those green trees :)

Lisa said...

Alicia, These are fabuloso!
I love the magnet flowers on the barrell shade!
What a nifty find!

Sarah Klassen said...

What sweet finds! Those boxes stacked up look adorable :)