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Spruce Up Spring With Color Splashes

Spruce up spring with color splashes on your favorite black backdrop.

Spruce up spring outfits like this gray top with black leggings
A typical Northwest color palette

It’s simple and easy and doesn’t require too much thought – just black and black, or black with gray as we see here. But fight back and add some color in the form of a lovely scarf, for example! Scarves are also a perfect transition piece as we move from cold to warmer weather. Scarves keep the neck warm, making chilly days much easier to bear.

Spruce up spring with a charming red polka dot scarf
A red scarf perks up the whole thing

A berry red scarf with polka dots is just the thing to perk up all the gray and black in your wardrobe. This one just in from our favorite scarf gal, Birgit Moenig. Handpainted silk/rayon, this scarf goes for $58.

Spruce up spring with a scarf with artsy circles on heather background
Artsy circles on heather

Or if you simply must stick to a neutral palette, add a splash of fun with this Italian knit scarf of white circles on a heather background. Charming, and just $68.

Spruce up spring with a coordinating scarf
Look how a scarf pulls top and bottom together

On the left is a simple top over black leggings – another common Northwest outfit choice. By adding a multi-colored scarf in complimentary hues, you achieve a more put-together style than without. This particular scarf is among the new deliveries just received from Birgit, who hand-paints silks like this so beautifully. Just $38.

Spruce up Spring on your Table

Spruce up spring with striking black dishes with white and red accents
Sophisticated black and white with red dots

Black, white and red is a classic color combination. Linda Covey worked her magic in glass with that combo to create this sophisticated tray. Perfect for sushi, cheese and crackers, or your favorite cookies, this design is also a popular wedding gift. Four shapes and sizes available including this one for $45.

Spruce up spring with mid-century geometric patterns in black, red and white
Mid-century geometric patterns

For a completely different take on that classic color combo of black, red and white, check out this new tray with coordinating cocktail fork by Celeste Stuhring. Use it for any appetizer you want, and watch the pattern emerge as the appetizers get eaten up. $42.

Spruce up spring with mid-century geometric designs for your table
Look how much it changes when you add some blue!

The simple addition of blue to the black, white and red transforms it yet again into another fun tray for your next party. Cocktail fork included, $42.

Give yourself permission to play with colors more this spring, and just see how it injects an upbeat note to your life.

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Give Your Heart To Mom This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might like a few creative ideas about what to get your mom this year that best captures your feelings.

"The Gift" by Julie Terrell, original acrylic painting

“The Gift” by Julie Terrell

This is an original acrylic painting by our relentlessly optimistic artist, Julie Terrell.  It has a wonderful message to express the gift your mom imparted to you: “The gift in life is that each day our heart blooms a bit more with each new dream, hope and love.” An excellent sentiment to celebrate Mother’s Day.

A lovely message on a 12″ x 12″ canvas. It’s painted on the sides, too, so no framing necessary.  Ready to hang.

Blown Glass Heart Ornament made in Seattle by Glass Eye Studio
Blown Glass Heart Ornament

This colorful heart ornament was made in Seattle at the Glass Eye Studio. If your mom loves colorful things, and brought lots of variety into your life, then choose this as a way to celebrate that.  Give your heart to mom this Mother’s Day!

Pleated, hand-painted silk scarf/shawl
Pleated, hand-painted silk scarf/shawl

Is your mom’s favorite color turquoise?  It’s the favorite of many a northwestern mom.  This versatile version can be worn as a shawl, as you see here. It’s also great as a scarf. Hand-painted in Sequim by Birgit Moenig. It’s a great way to show mom you pay attention to her favorite things. That in itself is a lovely gift for her this Mother’s Day.

Scarf rack full of Birgit Scarves
Scarf rack full of Birgit Scarves

Need a different color?  A different style?  Never fear!  Birgit just stopped by and filled us up with a great variety of colors and styles.  All are $38- $48.  All are hand-painted silk.  All are hand-washable. Stop by to see them all and select the perfect one for your mom.

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