A shop tour of Elsie Green that you will love! In October, Mary Ann picked me up at the airport in San Francisco and we drove to Elsie Green in Concord. I have been following Elsie Green on Instagram for a long time and am constantly inspired by their beautiful photos. Their Instagram bio says, “Come see what all the fuss is about.” I would say that is quite appropriate and perfect!
What and who is Elsie Green?
Elsie Green travels the world to bring mostly vintage things to the shop and displays them in a home-like setting that is so inspirational. It allows you to imagine what these items would look and feel like in your own home. You can read more about how it all started in this article from The Shopkeepers.
Elsie Green is the next best thing to treasure hunting in France
The way they display it in their gorgeous showroom just makes you want to move right in! They have a Winter Inspiration Guide that’s worth taking a look for ideas on the simple things to create in your home and gifts to give! You can find it right here!
Here’s a look at what caught my eye at Elsie Green
Here’s a look at what caught my eye when I visited Elsie Green! No doubt now it’s much more festive, but I think you’ll see how truly special this place is and I am so grateful that Mary Ann took me to see it IRL!
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Elsie Green? Have you been? It was on my wish list for some time and I was so happy to be able to see it and come home with a few treasures.
A few more favorite things that I saw this week and wanted to share with you!
2. Naturally Scented Pinecones in a little dish from The Little Market
My friend Stefanie brought me this little trinket tray when she visited New York last week. I absolutely love how it looks on my white Saarinen table with nothing in it because it’s so pretty on its own. But when I decided to make naturally scented pinecones, I placed a few foraged pinecones in the dish and then added a few drops of Christmas Spirit Essential Oil. They look and smell beautiful! Let me know if you would like to buy a bottle of Christmas Spirit or click here.
“The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products. Behind each of our products is a person who created it — and a story. We seek to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We are committed to upholding the dignity of artisans, celebrating their cultural techniques and traditions, and bringing attention to social justice and human rights issues faced by their communities.” – co-founders, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla
3. Repurposed Tea light ornaments
when I first started blogging I somehow came across the blog (and now instagram) of stylist Susanne Kings. I have always loved her style. She’s from Stockholm and her home is cozy, filled with layers of creamy whites and browns, but simple and very much inspired by nature.
Susanne posted this little craft on her blog years ago and I can’t look at a tea light at Christmastime without thinking of this little project using empty tealight tins. Go follow along on instagram and look for the post and scroll through to see how easy it is to make them! She just posted it this week, so you’ll have no trouble finding it!
4. A cableknit sweater from the gap
I saw Alyson Walsh, founder of That’s Not My Age: life and style for women of all ages wearing and talking about this red cotton cableknit sweater from Gap and I am seriously thinking of ordering it to wear on Christmas day. I checked and it is available in the US as well as the UK. What I love about GAP is that you can count on GAP for timeless wardrobe essentials and most things come in tall, as well as regular and petite!
5. A dimmer for your Christmas tree lights
I have these dimmer switches on most of my lamps and most certainly my Christmas tree lights! Every year I forget that I use one and I am looking at it thinking, gosh it’s so bright….and then I remember to go look for dimmer switch and all is well! Whew! Here’s a link if you need one to the Lutron Credenza Plug-in Dimmer. It’s the best $12 spent!
Now, let’s go see what Mary Ann and Cindy found this week!