We’ve been having an awful lot of warm weather, and we don’t know about you, but we’re loving it! February showers bring March flowers? The early spring caught us a little off guard, so hopefully this list of 16 bright, colorful FINDS from Memphis’ fabulous boutiques and shops will help you embrace the early arrival of the season!
Wallet & wedges
Combine this pineapple-patterned, vegan Urban Express wallet with these red suede Sam Edelman wedges, and you’ll have the perfect look to add the color and warmth of the spring sun to your wardrobe. Find the wallet for $38 and the wedges for $110 at Sachi.
Amazonite pendant necklace
Reinvent your modern look with dashes of vintage charm. Pair a unique, vintage ’80s round blue quilted purse by Amanda Smith with a retro ’70s multicolored geometric-printed head scarf. Find the purse for $48 and the scarf for $16 at Fox+Cat Vintage.
FOR THE KIDDOS
Colorful building toy
Need a fun afternoon activity with the kids? Look no further than these creativity-boosting building shapes. Find the Plus Plus toys, ranging from $9.99 to $12.99, at The Art Project.
Lunch boxes and backpacks
Check out these colorful animal-embroidered, insulated lunch boxes and adorable backpacks by Beatrix New York. Embrace the wonder and whimsy of childhood while they are still little ones! Find them, ranging from $42 to $50, at Cotton Tails.
FOR THE HOME
“Fool’s gold” pyrite stone
The pyrite stone, or “fool’s gold,” is a symbol of the warm, constant presence of the sun. These sparkly, gold-tinted stones tap into your will, abilities and potential, exciting your creativity, enhancing your confidence and shielding you from negative energies. Find them, ranging from $9 to $20, at Delta Groove Yoga.
Jonathan Adler “Big Sur” candle
With a combination of bergamot citrus, cedar wood, musk and vetiver, the scent of this bright orange Jonathan Adler “Big Sur” candle will have you dreaming of fresh evenings along the California coastline under an array of luminous stars. Find it for $28 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens shop.
Handmade glass animals
Celebrate your love for animals with these elegant handmade glass animals by Dynasty. Give them to the animal lover in your life. Find them, ranging from $15 to $25, at The Memphis Zoo.
Brighten a space in your home with art that expresses the color, beauty and unique personality of Memphis. These artistic prints by Ellywise Studios are the perfect way to show your Bluff City pride! Find the 8×10 prints for $20 and the 5×7 prints for $15 at Falling Into Place.
Luxurious sheepskin pillows
Need to freshen up your decor? The easiest way is through new pillows! Check out these luxuriously soft sheepskin pillows in lovely shades of blue, pink and grey. Find them, ranging from $68 to $179, at Stock & Belle, alongside custom-order furniture, like this unique green mid-century modern couch for $2,099.
Colorful modern lamp
Have a little fun with color with a whimsical statement piece in an unexpected place. This art-forward, modern lamp by Dana Gibson adds a pop of color to any room! Find it for $199 at Frugal Home Finds.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in colorful, healthy options to please the vegan and the carnivore alike. Try the California sun sandwich with chicken, dragon fruit smoothie bowl and “Go Green” juice for a tasty meal. Find the sandwich for $11.50, the smoothie bowl for $10 and the juice for $8 at City Silo.
Key lime cupcake
What’s a better mood-booster than a perfectly prepared cupcake? “The Grinch” key-lime-flavored cake with cream cheese frosting looks and tastes like spring. Find one for $2.25 at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
Adult coloring books
With patterns, flowers and mandalas to color, you will get lost in the lines of these intricate coloring books by local artist Jenean Morrison. Meditate outside in the warm spring sun or color your way through an audiobook. Find the coloring books for $10 and the mini travel-sized pencils for $8 at Five in One Social Club.
Collectible bird calls
For the bird-watchers out there, these colorful, bird-calling plush toys are an exciting find! Take one on a bird-watching trail to entice a feathered friend to grace your binoculars, or delight a child with a soft and educational toy. Find these Wild Republic Collectible Birds for $9.95 each at Orvis.
Leashes and collars
Let’s get outside and enjoy the warm weather. But don’t forget your furry friend! Take your pooch for a walk around the city with these colorful, Southern-themed, hand-stitched leashes with matching collars. Find a leash for $35 and a collar for $30, or grab the complete set for $55 at Southern Creed.
Now, gear up with your favorite spring-inspired FINDS and head outside to smell the roses and bask in the sunshine!