We’ve sprung ahead, the days are getting longer and the cherry blossoms are blooming. All of that can only mean one thing: spring is here, even if our temps are a bit chillier than usual this time of year. We can’t get the thought of flowers out of our heads, so that’s our theme for this month’s curated collection of FINDS across Memphis. If it’s floral, flowery, sweetly scented or simply a blooming good product, it’s in our April FINDS!
Clothing & Accessories
We think this sleeveless Kay Celine top is the perfect way to celebrate spring, not to mention it’s the perfect partner for a pair of white jeans! Here, we’ve paired it with an arrowhead and turquoise necklace. The top is $85 and the necklace is $75, both from Lansky 126.
Beautiful in blush
We’re charmed by this blush-hued, ballerina-style skirt with tulle and floral lace ($196), paired with a white V-neck sleeveless Susana Monaco top ($104) and finished with a sparkly rose quartz necklace ($76) by Native Gem and a Charlene K 14k gold vermeil necklace, $138, all from Baer’s Den.
For the Home
A neutral background enhances the soft colors and beauty of the floral inspiration found in this painting by Kathleen Kizer. Find it for $900 at Chestnut Hall.
Scents of the season
Every time we select our favorite Aquiesse scented candle, there’s a new option to consider. (Not that this is a bad thing, mind you!) Introducing Pink Peony and Vanilla Orchid, two floral scents that evoke spring blooms. Find them for $24.99 each at Ivory Closet.
“Dinner for Four”
Mississippi artist Kim Rhodes’ textured, impressionist images of flower, titled “Dinner for Four,” is a bouquet for all seasons. Size 18-by-18-inch, find it for $135 at Gift Horse in Germantown.
Pop of pink
We’re way into neutral linen these days, and it serves as the background for this embroidered 20 x 20-inch linen pillow that wows with a pop of pink flowers and birds. Find it at Stash Home for $89.99.
Photographer Catherine Erb explores mixed media with this 42 x 42-inch encaustic take on a botanical image. From House, $3,000
Library of Flowers
Next to a library full of books, who wouldn’t want a library full of flowers? Library of Flowers eau de parfum is $54 at Southern Avenue Company. Scents include Field of Flowers, Honeycomb and Linden.
Art glass bottle
There’s no better way to keep your favorite floral scent at hand than a gorgeous perfume bottle. This collection of blown glass bottles by glass artist Michael Timpol is sure to please. From T Clifton Art Gallery, find them for $145 to $175.
Style icon Carolyne Roehm is one of the headliners at this year’s Memphis Flower Show, taking place April 15 through 17 at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Her books, At Home in the Garden and Flowers, are legendary for their photography. Find them for $85 each at Social, a Shop for Gracious Living.
Caroline Gardner’s Blooming Lovely garden planner is a three-ring binder that’s full of useful accessories for garden planning, including seasonal dividers, graph paper for design, lined paper for notes, seed envelopes, seed markers and more. A gorgeous gift choice for the keen gardener, find it for $20 at The Booksellers at Laurelwood.
Candy for planting
Garden Bon Bons are candy for planting, not eating! Simply place a bon bon on top of the soil, water generously and voila! You’ve grown basil, thyme, chives and parsley. Garden Bon Bons are $19 at Bingham & Broad.
A spring-y, moss-covered basket with flowering plants and greenery is an easy-peasy gift (for your home or someone else’s!). Find the perfect one, starting at $35, depending on plant selections, at Le Fleur.
A sweet ending
We adore gummy bears, so we’re inclined to like their larger cousins, gummy flowers! These jewel-toned sweets are $8.95 a pound at Sweet Noshings.
We hope you have a fantastic April!