Inspired By: Swans

I love flamingos as much as the next girl – but I think swans are getting ready for a moment in the spotlight, don’t you?

Trendspotting: Swans by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Swan card by Hello!Lucky

2. Ceramic paperweight by Xenia Taler

3. Sweater by Virginia Johnson

4. Wedding card by Banquet Workshop

5. Swan Lake wallpaper by Osborne & Little

6. Sleeping Swan Pillow by Mini Bohème

Inspired By: Cats

If you’ve met me in person – or browsed through my Instagram stream – you probably know that I’m kind of a crazy cat lady. My husband and I adopted two cats when we first started living together, and over the years we’ve rescued a few more, bringing our current total to five – not to mention the foster cats that went on to permanent homes and the friendly semi-feral alley cats that we keep an eye on in our neighborhood. So for any fellow cat people out there, here’s a quick little round up of some favorite feline-themed goodies!

Trendspotting: Cat Lady Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. This print by Leah Goren also comes in a dress and t-shirt!

2. Ladyfingers Letterpress knows the true measure of love

3. YES. The perfect tote bag by Emily McDowell

4. Catbird has a whole section dedicated to cat-inspired jewelry!

5. Such a great birthday card from Hello!Lucky

6. This card from Greenwich Letterpress would be perfect for my husband

7. I love this newsprint gift wrap collaboration between Leah Goren and Knot + Bow (also available in the black cat pattern)!

8. Gold foil cats (also available in silver and copper!) from Hartland Brooklyn

9. Yay for fellow cat ladies from The Good Twin Co.

10. I think I need this ceramic ring dish by Up in the Air Somewhere exclusively for Catbird

Inspired by: Eyeballs

I’ve been seeing eyeballs (and eyeball patterns) everywhere for the past couple of months –  from dresses and clutches to jewelry and ceramics to stationery! My husband thought I was completely crazy when I first mentioned this new trend, but I keep seeing more and more of this quirky pattern as we get further into summer. I think it’s so fun!

Trendspotting: Eyeball Pattern Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Idlewild Co.; 2. Eye Talisman necklace via Need Supply; 3. Xenia Taler mug via LEIF; 4. Wink clutch; 5. Eye print; 6. Roxy Marj clutch; 7. Gorman platter; 8. The Good Twin Co.

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Inspired By: Watermelons

It definitely feels like summer has arrived here in DC, and with it watermelon season! Which is good news for this pregnant lady. We may have just celebrated an entire day dedicated to the donut, but I’m pretty sure watermelons are getting ready to have their day in the sun – they were everywhere at the National Stationery Show! So with temperatures climbing ever higher, today I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite watermelon stationery items (and a few non-stationery items, too)!

Watermelon Stationery Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. + 2. Yellow Owl Workshop card + pendant; 3. + 4. Hello!Lucky; 5. Hartland Brooklyn temporary tattoos; 6. Watermelon screenprint; 7. Idlewild Co. notecard set; 8. Watermelon printable ice cream cone wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

p.s. DIY watermelon piñata, DIY watermelon tote bag, and DIY watermelon welcome mats!

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Inspired By: Spring Florals

Spring has long been my favorite season, and that’s even more the case after spending the last 10+ years in DC. I love the way our neighborhood suddenly bursts into color with cherry blossoms, dogwood trees, lilacs, and azaleas all in bloom. These days, I’m feeling particularly inspired by spring colors and floral patterns, from jewelry to stationery to home decor.

Spring Floral Inspiration via Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Prismera necklace; 2. Rifle Paper Co. botanical journals; 3. Sycamore Street Press; 4. Anthropologie wallpaper; 5. Moglea; 6. Caroline Gardner noteblock set

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