When did March sneak up on us? That means it’s spring. Even if winter is not officially departing on the calendar yet, our thoughts are turning to warmer, seasonal things these days. Our March FINDS are sure to get you in the spirit!
(And, it must be said … in case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s Super Tuesday! Remember to VOTE! The best FIND today is that “I Voted” sticker!)
Funny bunny trio
Glitter and bunnies. Two of our favorite things, combined. These decorative hares make us smile, and their baskets are ready for some Easter grass, small florals or eggs to be added. Find them for $89 at the Booksellers at Laurelwood.
Wine bottle candles
What better way to reuse an empty wine bottle than to cut it down and turn it into a candle? Relume Candles come in two sizes, $32 and $38, and they have their original labels, too. Find them at Doc’s Wine, Spirits & More.
Canvas pillows, available in either a square or rectangular shape, feature mailbag-themed accents and stenciling. From the Back Room booth at Sheffield Antiques Mall, $49 each
Pillow talk, part two
A new batch of pillows from Designer’s Guild in Britain have just arrived at Spruce in East Memphis. Featuring solid velvets and cut velvets with satin trims and backs, these beautiful statement pillows will help transition your home into spring! The 24-by-24-inch pillows are $226 and 14-by-24-inch pillows are $146 at Spruce.
We love bunnies, and we love McCarty Pottery, so we again found our happy combination of the two. A simple and very sweet bunny with a dash of green is just one of the hares on parade at Babcock Gifts. Find it for $25.
Retro-inspired wool throw
On a recent trip, we discovered a fab tote bag and throws from Faribault Woolen Mill, operating in Minnesota since the end of the Civil War. Main Street Decor carries Faribault’s throws, including this weekend stripe, $95, a perfect throw for cool spring nights or to use as a blanket for picnics.
These gorgeous, striped cotton Turkish sarongs can be worn a dozen different ways, not to mention they can do double duty as a picnic blanket. Generously sized and featuring hand-knotted fringe, they’re just $38 at La Maison Antiques.
Wear just one or load up your wrist — you decide. At $45 each, these stone and bead bracelets from Lori James are easy on the pocketbook and are a fun way to accessorize.
This small, but sunny, fringe purse packs a powerful style statement, despite its small size (larger than a cocktail clutch, but smaller than a typical handbag). Additional colors are available. This fringe purse is $64 from Chocolat, inside La Maison Antiques.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
We love stocking up on little gifts for our friends, and these soaps by Mississippi Made are just the ticket, available in a variety of scents. Perfect for gifting to a friend or yourself, find them at Nest, inside Millstone Market, for $5.95 each.
This Highlands blanket scarf by United by Blue is tagged as a scarf, but we think it’s more like a wrap, due to its ample size. With subtle fringe detailing and a deep navy color, it’s the perfect accessory to throw in your bag for an instant pop of color or to ward off a chill on a cool spring night. Find it for $64 at City & State.
We’re planning to launch ourselves slowly into swimsuit season with these floral swim separates from A Fitting Place. The ruched skirt, $82, and full-coverage top, $72, are in a fun snapdragon print and allow you to ease ever-so-slightly into bikini land without taking the full plunge.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
We’re saying si to a Spanish frame of mind with these three libations from Wine Market. For the red wine lover, try Bodegas Palacio del Burgo Rioja Crianza ($13.99). Or opt for some bubbly cava, Aria, from Segura Viudas ($12.99). And for an all-out indulgence, try the cognac-like Jaime I Brandy from The House of Torres, ($99.99). Saludos!
Why settle for one flavor of locally crafted caramel when you can enjoy four? Shotwell Candy Company’s sample packs offer four pouches of individually wrapped pieces of caramel in four flavors: original salted, bourbon and maple pecan, craft beer and pretzel, and espresso. Find them for $19.75 at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.