Who has a serious case of spring fever? We do! And that’s why our March edition of FINDS is filled with all things spring. We can’t wait to get in the garden or just get out in a pretty, bloom-covered frock. Whether you can’t wait to dig in the dirt or prefer to evoke the outdoors inside, we’ve pulled together some fun, inspiring Louisville FINDS to help you count down the days until spring is officially here!
FOR THE GARDEN
French blue planters
These handcrafted and durable glazed terra cotta planters bring French style to your front porch or make gorgeous, stand-alone pieces in the garden. Frost-resistant and the perfect shade for a mix of yellow and white blooms, these beautiful containers will grace your outdoor space for years to come. Find them at The Plant Kingdom for $99 to $229 each.
Invite the songbirds to stay with a Sophia Birdhouse from the Stoneware & Co. Louisville Pottery Collection. This organically inspired piece has a beautiful, hand-applied glaze created just for this collection. Find one at Stoneware & Co. for $45.
Southern Gardener’s Handbook
Find the best plants and get inspired to dig in the dirt with this guide for Southern gardeners. We recommend breaking this out alongside your morning cup of coffee to plan and scheme for your outdoor paradise until the chance of frost is behind us! Find it at Carmichael’s Bookstore for $24.99.
Our favorite garden gloves
These may not be glamorous, but they are absolutely essential for keeping your hands protected (and a manicure intact). Boss stretchable Guardian Angel gloves keep you covered, clean up easily and make digging in the dirt fun. Find a pair at St. Matthews Feed & Seed for $7.99.
FOR THE HOME
Handmade coil pots
We have fallen in love with these sweet, handmade ceramic coil pots by local Louisville-based artist, Ashley Stewart, perfect for succulents and your favorite cactus. Pick up one (or a few) for a home office or bring one along for the perfect hostess gift. Find them at Revelry Boutique Gallery for $45 to $55 each.
French-inspired place setting
Provençal charm meets stately sophistication in this Stoneware & Co. favorite pattern. Small freesias in Mediterranean blue connect with cross-hatched lines and green leaves, all handmade by local resident artists. We think this looks like the springiest place setting for dining al fresco. Find at Stoneware & Co for $110 per setting.
Fiddle leaf fig plant
This leafy beauty is the epitome of house goals! We fell in love at first sight. Find this gorgeous fiddle leaf fig, and others like it in various sizes, to bring the green inside all year round. Find them at Forage for $68 to $165 each.
Custom felt banners
Proclaim your hometown love or bluegrass affinity with these simple, striking banners by Needle & Grain. We think these would gussy up a hallway or entryway in a fun, understated way. Find them at Forage for $52 each.
Woodgrain patterned ceramic cups
Bring the spirit of the outdoors to your table setting with these woodgrain pattern ceramic cups, handmade by Louisville-based artist Matthew Little. Find them at Scout for $25 each.
Nothing evokes spring like the scent of linen, and this Aquiesse Luxe Linen candle captures the delicious smell of clothes drying on the line. Find them at Digs Home & Garden for $45 each.
Keep things cool, your wine delicious and plan a picnic trip in Kentucky’s own wine country. Don’t forget to throw these essentials in the basket. Find the Corkcicle canteen for $27.95, A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky for $29.95, and Corkcicle Air wine chiller and aerator for $29.95 at Celebrations.
FASHION + ACCESSORIES
Blossom dress and straw hat
Get ready for the first warm day (but don’t forget your cardigan) with this anything-but-basic black dress bursting with flowers. Add a floppy straw hat and some wedge espadrilles, and you’re ready to turn heads on a lovely spring day. Find the blossom dress for $39 and the straw hat for $16 at General Eccentric.
Little girl swim wear
Spring fever brings spring break planning, and we think even the tiniest fashionistas deserve a sweet suit for the beach. This matching fish-themed set definitely fits the definition of sweet! We especially love all that gingham. Find these matching separates at Animal Crackers for $31 to $40 each.
Get ready for all those spring events — Derby and wedding season are almost here — with the perfectly sized handbag in your favorite blue shade. These come with a cross-body option and a card holder, just in case. Find them at Something Blue for $32 each.
Gold and white cotton square scarf
This lightweight scarf keeps that slight chill away and reminds us of forsythia blooms — what a perfect spring combination! We love the delicate whip-stitch detail, handmade by Anchal Project (founded by Louisville locals) artisans. Find at Anchal Project for $58.
Vintage whisky and bourbon label jewelry
Louisville-based artist Jason Woodward stumbled into a treasure trove of unused vintage labels a few years back and has created these one-of-a-kind pieces ever since. We love their simplicity! We also think these would make a Kentucky-perfect gift. Find at Dolfinger’s for $65 each.
Strappy athletic sandal
Stay stylish outdoors in these soft and strappy Cloud sandals by Chaco. Slip them on for a trip to the beach or your favorite yoga studio. Find at Water + Oak Outdoor Co. for $105.
Floral-themed Easter basket
We can’t get over the springtime magic of this decorative Easter basket. Use it as a centerpiece to sweeten up a table, or have it greet guests on an entryway table for instant smiles. Find it at Digs Home & Garden for $45.
We’re clearly ready for sunshine. Have a great March and head out to these local shops for all your spring favorites!
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