Welcome to Covet Collective!

A harem of girls who love crafts, antiques, design, and anything aesthetically pleasing. Come on in and read about what we've purchased, what we've found and what we covet.

We also have fun finds and handcrafted items for sale on http://www.etsy.com/. Once you are on the Etsy site, simply search Sellers (in the dropdown menu) and type in "covetcollective".

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

We wish you a happy and healthy 2012!  
East of India : Time to Drink Champagne & Dance: Posters A3 Sign


P.S. - The poster can be found here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Another Anthro Love Fest

I have a sickness.  I love Christmas shopping at Anthropologie, but I can't seem to leave there without at least one thing for myself.  Here are a few things I am loving right now as a quick outfit, but holding off on since Christmas shopping is not complete, so I need to focus!  An added bonus?  They are all on sale!

Doily Lapel Coat:

Netted Treasures Bracelet:

Bovary Dress:

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Tags

I just started wrapping Christmas presents yesterday and realized that I was in need of gift tags.  I searched through my Pinterest boards and found several that I love.  Below are some great (free) printables to adorn your presents.

Hello Lucky tags (found via How About Orange)

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mind your own beeswax

I saw these on Design*Sponge today and just love them!  Don't think I could ever burn the lot.  If interested, you can purchase them at Terrain.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


These little girls shoes are to die for!  I don't recall ever seeing girls shoes this sophisticated.  I want a pair and I don't even have children.  Giddy, just giddy.

Check out Joyfolie and start a little girl's shoe habit early!


Monday, December 5, 2011


Speaking of holiday season, chocolate makes for an evergreen gift.
But tired of the same old Ghirardeli / Lindt / Ferrero Rocher?

Visit or contact Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto CA for a refreshingly happy look (and taste) of chocolate.

The gamut of flavors and options make for some seriously awesome chocolate gifts that will suit chocolate dabblers and connoisseurs alike. And the best thing about chocolate garage - they are all 'happy' chocolates, sourced from fair trade, fair price makers who have a passion to spread the warmth of chocolate. Sinfully good for a happy holiday!
- Anu

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meaningful Necklaces

As Christmas is approaching, those of us who don't finish all our shopping in October are actually starting to think about presents for our loved ones.  Some of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) are items that can be worn, and make me (or the recipient) think of the trip it was purchased on, or just of the giver. 

Lately I have been really drawn to necklaces.  I gave my mom a necklace a few years ago from Red Envelope that says "My Mother, My Friend" and it is so special to see her wear it, and I know she loves it as it really represents our relationship today.

This necklace from Uncommon Goods can be for just about anyone, as the general message "remember what is important to you" can take on so many meanings, making it appropriate for many gift giving occasions.

There are a lot of necklaces for family, but I liked the mixed metals of this option from Amazon:

My favorite of the recent searches is from LuLuBug Jewlery on Etsy, because it speaks to the wanderer in all of us.

Finally, though not all men can pull off jewlery, I do like the dog tag look on a guy in certain situations.  This option has the mix of metals that makes men jewlery special, as well as the classic Fleur de Lis symbol.  Thanks Overstock!

Have fun searching for some metal that means something to you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair - 2011 Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and Renegade Craft Fair will be back in SF on December 17th and 18th.  If you live in the SF Bay Area, this event will help you find gifts for the most difficult ones to shop for on your list.  Even if you don't make a purchase, stop by for the free workshops and a healthy dose of craft inspiration.  


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gifted Magazine

Creature Comforts blog is one of my daily reads.  I was eagerly awaiting her online Gifted Magazine gift guide when she announced it a couple of months ago and it has finally arrived! I was so excited that I flipped through the entire issue, making mental notes of items to buy/do further research on.  There is literally something for everyone.  Click here to browse.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hopscotch Model

My coworker Casidy surprised me and the other Covet gals with some beautiful pictures of her daughter, Miss S, who is featured in the current line of adorable clothing from Hopscotch Designs.  It's her first time modeling and we all think she is a natural!  

Betsy Dress

Alice Dress

Daisy Coat

Paloma Dress


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Versace for H&M

Versace currently has a collection at H&M which consists of some great dresses.  I'm not typically a fan of Versace's over-the-top, color-packed designs, but I do like these dresses.

Black short sleeve silk dress

Silk chiffon dress w/ straps


Monday, November 7, 2011

Lotta Fabrics

Lotta Jansdotter is an amazing artist who has a great eye for pattern.  She has several books out on decorating and crafting. She now has her own fabric line out with Windham Fabrics, many of which are pictured below.  
Lotta also has a great inspirational blog which contains DIYs, travelogue, and sources of inspiration (I love seeing photos of what she has up on her studio wall).  Pop on over to take a look.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holiday Guide - beautiful styling

With blogging what it is today and the world detaching themselves from paper, it allows us to see beautiful eZines and guides from those we may have never come across.  Check out Emily Henderson's (winner of HGTV's Design Star) gorgeous Holiday Guide on Issuu.  Wonderful ideas and beautiful photos. It's porn for the crafter!

 or visit her blog at


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cresent Rolls

The holidays are coming!  It's my most favorite time of year.  The other day I was catching up on my DVR and caught a cresent roll commercial.  It's truly amazing what one can do with cresent rolls.  Here are a few of my faves.

Jalapeno, bacon, cheese, and cresent roll poppers - via http://aisletoaloha.blogspot.com/2011/01/pop-em-like-theyre-hot.html

- Tina

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hex nut bracelets - DIY

I am really crushin' on these hex nut bracelets popping up everywhere. They're lovely!

Here is a link to show you how to make your very own.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SUNO Prints

I tend to be very shy about wearing loud prints.  These outfits by SUNO inspire me to step outside my comfort zone and mix prints together.

Multizip Motorcycle Jacket

Pleated Maxi Skirt