Tuesday, October 4, 2011

inspiration from a different source

I thought I'd share a different source of inspiration today.  One of the best parts about creating any kind of art is that you can find inspiration just about anywhere.  It doesn't have to be when you're looking at other art or at anything else related to your field.

One of my favorite catalogs is the Crate and Barrel catalog.  We registered there for our wedding so we got their mailings for a while, but they lost track of us in Iowa, probably because there are no Crate and Barrels in Iowa.  Now that we're in Milwaukee and are only about 15 minutes away from the closest one, we're getting catalogs and coupons.  I haven't bought anything...yet, but there are lots of inspiration selections in the latest catalog.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Hopefully they'll get you inspired, too.

You can actually order a mixed set with all of the colors!  How much fun is that?

Perfect colors for fall.

Of course I love some of their leafy items.

Great dotted picks.

And finally, some awesome stripes.


  1. I love Crate & Barrel, we don't have it here, but my brother has sent me their catalogues over the years!
    Watch out for the Christmas one -- that's always full of cute ideas!

  2. I love Crate & Barrel. I get their catalogs in the mail and it is the only catalog I don't mind receiving. Such fun to look through.

  3. Ooooo...love all the color ideas! Wonder if they'll send me a catalog? Off to check out their site!

  4. I get the catalogs too! And, yes, I find lots to inspire me in them. Their colors are always so amazing!

  5. I love looking through their catalogs too! They always have so many great ideas!

  6. very inspiring! love the color palettes.

  7. those are some great colors and designs. I love the oak (?) leaves, with the little touches of Japanese flowers. Lovely! There's not a Crate & Barrel around me either. Maybe in OKC. {:-D

  8. I love Crate & Barrel, but as you pointed out, there are none in Iowa. The one I have visited is in Wauwatosa, which is where I grew up.

  9. Wow, I'm glad that there are so many Crate and Barrel fans out there reading my blog. That's awesome that so many of you also get the catalogs even if you don't live close to the stores.


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