Spring Home Updates…


The change of seasons has me on a massive de-cluttering kick. It’s taking longer than I’d expected (like everyone else, I’m reading this book) as I just have so much stuff in my tiny apartment. Purge, purge, purge. That said, there are a few little lighter touches + bright accents I’ve been coveting for Spring… here are some of my faves. Lots and lots of blue + white (loving Jamie’s entire blue + white shop!)

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  • I’ve been getting really into cooking. I’m dying to add one of Le Creuset’s beautiful dutch ovens to my kitchen… but I have to be honest, with cabinet space at a premium I don’t really know where I’ll put it! (I already have a slow cooker and a Vitamix… at this point, if I get one it might have to be stored with my clothing!) We shall see…
  • Boll & Branch recently sent over a set of their organic cotton linens and I really love mine. I have these sheets and love them so, so much. They’re so incredibly soft + lightweight.. perfect for the warmer temperatures we have coming. (I love the pretty trim on mine, too.)
  • Less is definitely more when it comes to decorative objects, but pretty accents make such a big difference. Things like these silver dipped oyster shells, or the pineapple accents on this stool add a little bit of personality to a space.
  • Also on the de-cluttering side of things — I finally bought a pretty box for my coffee table to store loose items that kept building up (change, pens, remotes, lip gloss, other nonsense) and I’m so happy I did… it’s an instant way to feel more organized! (Love this one!)

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  1. A trinket box on the coffee table is a must. I’m not sure why more people don’t show them off in their coffee table posts. We love hiding all of that miscellaneous stuff that seems to pile up!

    I’ve read so much about that book that I really need to buy my own copy. I’ve also been on a huge decluttering and organizing kick. I’m tired of having stuff around the house that I don’t love.


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  2. What a great collection of pieces, they all just scream spring and warm weather! (which is hopefully on its way soon!) Blue and white is always my favorite color combination both for fashion and interior design, I need to go check out Furbish’s blue and white pieces! I have been looking for a new set of simple white sheets, so I am glad to hear you suggest Boll & Branch.
    xo Nan – Simply Elegant Blog

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  3. I have been on the same decluttering/dejunking kick lately. I got rid of some furniture in a spare bedroom, and it’s amazingly refreshing. I am looking forward to decorating and getting rid of more junk. Stuff just weighs be down. I like the idea of a little box to hold remotes. I like unpretty things to be hidden.I need one of those dutch ovens. I know what you mean about cabinet space being limited. It’s good to think about how much something is needed and if space is available before buying.

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  4. If you are going to be cooking, I would highly recommend splurging on a Le Crueset. I waited for years and now wonder what took me so long. I use it all the time! It simplifies the cooking process for me as I can use less pots/pans. For smaller areas, maybe get a color you love and display it on your stove?

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  5. BSDH:

    So what are you doing with all of your purged items?

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  6. Bailor:

    Love Boll & Branch – best purchase ever

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  7. I wish that I could have everything Le Creuset!Their kitchenware is to die for. I also love that #10 pillow!

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  8. jillian:

    i love all the blue and white! xo jillian

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  9. A Le Creuset dutch oven is absolutely worth the splurge-and honestly, they’re so pretty you could just leave yours out on display if you’re short on cabinet space!

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  10. Loving the vibe of these pieces! That Montauk print keeps me dreaming of warmer weather. xo


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  11. LOVE those pillows. Spring has me feeling the same way. I’m currently revamping my room & I’ve been leaning towards fresh brights. SPRING can’t get here any sooner. xx!

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  12. Hi Grace,

    I just found your blog, and think it’s incredibly appealing. I believe my work would fit well in your “home” section or as one of your “faves”. I design and create one-of-a-kind, functional ceramic accessories in Portland, Maine.

    One of my platters will be included in Rebecca Atwood Design’s forthcoming book, Livable Pattern; Becca posted a picture of it on Instagram last week. I found reference to your blog in an article about your sister.

    Late last year, I created a website (elizabethruskin.com) and an on-line shop (mkt.com/elizabeth-ruskin). Just after that, k colette (an upscale home design shop in Portland, Maine) began selling my work.
    Having looked through your blog and taking note of your style, I think that your readers will connect with my detailed, handcarved patterns and handbuilt forms. My surface decoration is filled with stripes, circles and squares, integrated with playful floral motifs.

    I make a variety of forms, all of which can be easily integrated into a wide variety of home decors. These forms include: cake stands; salt cellars; dessert dishes; hors d’oeuvres plates; sugars&creamers; budvases; and, serving bowls. The Parlor Collection is black & white; the Parlor Collection II is amber & blue. Both color-ways seem to have wide appeal.

    I would love the exposure from inclusion in your blog, and appreciate any time you can spare to consider whether my work appeals to you. Naturally, I’d be happy (thrilled, in fact!) to provide any further information that would help you reach a decision.

    Thanks so much,


    ps: I am not a production potter; my process is focused on details and, therefore, is not efficient. But I love the process and strive to make work that can make its everyday use feel like a happy indulgence.

    elizabeth ruskin
    IG @ elizabethruskin
    shop @ mkt.com/elizabeth-ruskin
    visit elizabeth ruskin ceramics @ RWS art studios, 250 anderson street, portland, me

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