June is finally here and it’s definitely time for some summer fun in the sun! You made it through the busy month of May, and we think you deserve to treat yourself to the best of Birmingham’s local shopping. We’ve scoured the town to gather this month’s FINDS with an artistic influence. From summer style to sweet indulgences, home decor and more, there’s something beautiful for everyone in our June FINDS!
Colorful mochila bag
Looking for the perfect bag to take to the beach or tote around town this summer? A bright, tropical, knitted mochila bag is the perfect option, whether you’re toting a magazine and some sunscreen or your wallet and keys. Find it for $168 at South Boutique.
For any summer weddings or special events, complete your look with a stunning, exceptionally priced cocktail ring, featuring 2 carats of round brilliant diamonds in 18-karat white and yellow gold. Its 3D-inspired geometric design is, in itself, a work of art. Fluid motions and thoughtful design influenced by natural elements, including roses, florals and crashing waves, bring this line of jewelry to life. Find this ring, price available upon request, at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers in Mountain Brook Village.
Felt dream catcher
This felt pastel dream catcher is the perfect gift for a recent high school grad planning her dorm room, a mom-to-be styling a pretty nursery or anyone looking to embrace a little whimsy in their space. Find it for $110 at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Circular beach towels
These circular beach towels are flying off the shelves, and we think you need one for yourself or the little lady in your life! With an on-trend, festival-chic vibe and fun tassel border, these soft towels provide the perfect place to lounge, whether poolside or oceanfront. Find them for $28 each at Gigi’s Teen.
Locally made frames
Show off your favorite family memories in a beautiful, locally made photo frame. These charming, rustic handmade frames are the encouragement you need to finally get those precious photos off your phone and into your home! Find them, ranging from $19.95 to $43.95 each, at The Blue Willow.
Unwind on those long summer evenings with a cocktail or two at Daniel George in Mountain Brook Village. Their blueberry-basil martini perfectly captures the flavors and colors of summer — equal parts eye-candy and mouth-candy! Find it for $11 at Daniel George.
Lemon créme tart
Bandit Baking Co. always has plenty of exquisite treats in the case at Feast & Forest, and this month you will find baked goods brimming with summertime flavor. Order a lemon créme tart that will serve as the perfect dessert to follow a delicious family dinner, or bring it along with you to a weekend barbecue by the pool. Either way, the minimalist presentation and bright, fresh flavors captured in this gorgeous tart are sure to dazzle. Find it for $25 at Bandit Baking Co.
MIX THINGS UP
Colorful abstract painting
Nothing brings energy to your decor quite like an original work of art, and this painting is sure to do just that. “Open to Wonder,” with its large scale and dramatic, color-filled palette, will brighten your space and transport the onlooker into an artsy state of mind. Find this 48-by-72-inch acrylic-on-canvas abstract for $2,800 at Defining Home.
Retro atomic ranch lamp
Dip your toes into the mid-century modern trend with this perfectly retro atomic ranch lamp. With a cool mod base and coordinating shade, both in excellent condition, this lamp gives a nod to the past while complementing a modern design aesthetic. Find it for $249 at Soho Retro.
Bring the flavor of Morocco to your interiors with these fine vintage and antique rugs. The vibrantly colored vintage Moroccan rug features a camel and figural motif that evokes an otherworldly romanticism, and the antique Berber Moroccan rug boasts a subdued elegance with its simple geometric patterns in a timeworn patina. Find the bright and bold vintage rug for $4,200 and the antique Berber rug for $5,500 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Pantone folding chair
Pantone is the ultimate authority in color trends, and now you can snag a piece of Pantone to bring home with these graphic, colorful folding chairs. Find them for $65 each at A’Mano.
18th century Italian putti of hand-carved walnut
It doesn’t get more authentic than this gorgeous set of Italian putti, circa 1730 to 1740. These beautiful cherubs traveled to Birmingham all the way from a monastery in Florence, Italy, where they were hand-carved out of a single piece of very dense walnut. Each putti measures approximately 16 inches in height and width and are each 12 to 13 inches deep. A luxe splurge, indeed, and if you’ve got it, spend it on something this exquisite. Find the set of four for $20,000 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
Add a touch of timeless elegance to your decor with this white ceramic Toba lamp, complete with a fabulous wicker shade. Clean and chic with a hint of Old World minimalism, this lamp is the ideal way to quickly amp up your decor for the summer. Find it for $180 at Pandy Agnew Interiors.
This bathroom vanity exudes a minimalist modernity that would perfectly complement any streamlined design aesthetic. Find the lower portion of the vanity for $810 and the white vanity top for $206, with a 28-day turnaround from time of order, at Southern Bath & Kitchen.
Do your couch a favor and dress it up with this gorgeous 18-inch square Helena accent pillow. Intricate slate blue, navy, gray and cream embroidered details make this pretty pillow pop while maintaining a serene color palette. Find it for $100 at Stock & Trade Design Co.
A TOUCH OF DRAMA
Selenite candle holders
With a tea light tucked inside, these stunning selenite candle holders will add a romantic glow to your summer evenings spent on the front porch, entertaining on the back deck or curled up on the couch with a good book. Find them, ranging from $14 to $20, at At Home Furnishings.
Lapis lazuli coasters and letter opener
Add a touch of drama to your decor with a set of Anna New York Kivita coasters and matching letter opener, both pictured in lapis lazuli. With gorgeous, deep indigo tones of the natural stone and edges trimmed in 24-karat gold, these eye-catching pieces are sure to stand out on your desk or coffee table. Find the coasters, $150 for a set of two, and the letter opener, for $85, at Bromberg’s.
These modern geometric vases, available in a variety of gorgeous metal finishes, will be picture-perfect atop your mantle or situated in the center of your dining table, filled with fresh flowers or gorgeous greenery from your summer garden. Find them, ranging from $29 to $89, at Richard Tubb Interiors.
Summertime is the best time to shop local! Get out and explore the best that Birmingham’s boutiques and businesses have to offer — you won’t be disappointed!