This week we may not have any holidays to get ready for, but let’s talk about some of the best handmade summer buys. These are handmade items that get in the spirit of summer and will make you, your parties, and your home, ready for summer fun.
Throwing a party? Sure, you could run to a local big box store and buy a paper streamer, but a fabric bunting is so much prettier and will last much longer! (Take it from me, I am using a bunting in my kitchen as a window treatment, and it is completely adorable.) Try this wonderful bunting from Nestables to liven up your party and your home.
And, while we’re on the subject of buntings, you may not always have a place to hang one, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festive look of buntings. Try this summery pillow from Nonsuch. The bright colors and cool bunting pattern will have you wishing for the days of summer long after fall has begun.
Now that your table has a summery runner on it, you need some food to go with it! How about chips and dip in this gorgeous set from Pleasantview Pottery. This is one chip and dip that all of your friends and family will envy. The rectangular shape of the dish is unexpected and lovely.
Okay, so your house is summery, but now you need the perfect summer dress. I love this easy to wear burgundy number from Lirola. Beautiful, lightweight and flattering, this dress is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe year round.
Say you’re headed to the beach in your chic summer dress for a picnic. If you want to carry all of your gear in style, reach for this tote from Olive and Bubbly. The sand dollar is perfect for all the summer fun that you and your family can find!
I hope that you are having an amazing, handmade summer. Join me next week when we look at seasonal decorations that you can add to your collection at any time of the year – it never hurts to be prepared!