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".

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daydreaming about NYC.....

I have been daydreaming about NYC.  The food, the buzz, the fashion....... I went onto Polyvore today to see what I could drum up about my ideal day in the Big Apple.

Flower top

3 1 Phillip Lim elastic waist short
$295 - lagarconne.com

Irregular Choice wedge shoes
$135 - heels.com

Metal jewelry
$440 - giuseppezanottidesign.com

LK Designs turquoise jewelry
88 EUR - pret-a-beaute.com

190 GBP - coggles.com

Alessi Crystal White Wine Glass
$34 - barneys.com

New York City-Guide Journal
$16 - fredflare.com

Domaine Ott Ch√Ęteau De Romassan
32 GBP - harrods.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Old Faithful Shop

I came across Old Faithful Shop while reading a post on babble. The items they carry have a vintage meets functional vibe to them.  Click here for their online shop.

Union Wood Co. Serving Tray (made from recovered wood!)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cheap and Easy Projects

Thursdays always turn my attention to the weekend.  I have a rare free weekend coming up, so am excited to find a project to do.  Perhaps you also have some free time...or are at a loss as to how to keep that play date a fun experience.  Enter DIY blogs!

Dollar Store Crafts has a great idea if you still have leftover plastic eggs from Easter.  They show you how to make a fun centerpiece with tealights.

Are you feeling a little ambitious?  Build an ottoman!  Thanks Home Life.

Do you have a bunch of old t-shirts that haven't made it to your donation center?  Maggie Makes has guidelines for t-shirt yarn, and so does Polka-Dot Pinapple.

Katie, what can I do with t-shirt yarn?  Oh, the possibilities are endless, but here is my favorite - just look at those colors!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sandal Season is Here!

Sandal season is definitely on my mind, especially after my Paris trip where they had such cute shoes!  There were so many types of shoes to see: ballet flats, t-strap sandals, gladiators, and more.  I am craving a shoe buying spree, which always makes me think of Payless.  Here are a few cute styles they have available online:

Well hello, vacation, how are you?  This cute flip flop is available in multiple colors:

It is wedding season, so pick up these pedal heels to go with any number of dresses!

I am loving the clogs that I see everywhere, and this denim pair with the buckle detail are genious!

Well hello, sexy!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spray Paint Party!


As many of you saw back in April, I did a desk transformation using spray paint.  For additional inspirations, check out Thrifty Decor Chick's spray paint party!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Paris Flea Market

I just returned from a vacation in Paris, and had such a great time wandering the streets and seeing the beautiful buildings, fun fashion, and indulging in afternoon wine.  Oh, and the coffee...mmmmmmmmm...

We also took a day to browse one of the many flea markets.  Just look at some of these fun images and get inspired!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pantone Colors for Fall 2011

I love the entire palette that Pantone has put together for Fall 2011 Fashion Trends.  These colors were taken from the runway at New York Fashion Week this February.  Honeysuckle was named as Pantone's Color of the Year for 2011.

I can't wait to see what will show up in stores this fall.  I might need to hunt down some nail polish in the neutral shades of coffee liqueur and nougat to coordinate with both the muted and bright colors above!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Calypso for Target

I love these home items from the Calypso for Target line.  

I just came across this article on the Huffington Post Style section - Missoni for Target in September!  They will have 400+ items in their line, similar to Calypso and Liberty of London. Pinch me.  I can't wait for their lookbook.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day and the month of May reminds me of pastels.  Here are a few pretty items that I came across recently.
H&M Dress
Rifle Paper Co. for Martha Stewart (book-themed baby shower)
DIY Vintage Ribbon Backdrop by Blair Britt Designs (via Amy Atlas)
SMEG Refrigerator (available through Sears)

Have a lovely Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!