Shelley's Best #4

Hi and I hope that everyone is having an awesome week so far....


Welcome to another one in my "Shelley's Best" series, and as always, I hope there is something for each and every one of you that tickles your fancy. These blogs are laden with carefully curated items, and in selecting these items I have a few criteria which I thought you may find interesting. They usually fall into at least one of these categories:

1) Interesting, fun, quirky and unusual (at times jaw dropping) pieces

2) Practical/useful good quality pieces

3) Stylish pieces

4) Good value

5) BEAUTIFUL!

Cost does NOT play a role at all in my selections, if it fits one of the above criteria, it will be a contender.


As you meander through these items below, please do keep in the back of your mind that Mother's Day is almost upon is. Oh yes, the big day is May 12, and you just may be in the right place to make your life easy and find the perfect gift (even if it's for yourself!)


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First up, something that is sure to catch your attention - a REAL treat and statement piece, albeit extremely "out of the ordinary" and not for the faint of heart. This handcrafted square ottoman by #mackenziechilds features mixed patterns made in a combo of poly-fiber, velvet, and silk fabric. #mackenziechilds is known for it's combination of vibrant colors, fabrics and patterns to create a whimsical effect, and all of their pieces (ranging from tableware to furniture to decorative accessories) epitomize "tradition with a twist." This is definitely for those "brave" ones out there, and I will absolutely be featuring plenty more products from this company as I love the color, texture and pure fun encapsulated in each and every one of their "productions".


Wasn't actually planning on including this Fluted Compote (also by "mackenziechilds") right now , but when I saw it I had no choice! This is pure and unadulterated happiness on your table! Hand-painted and handmade, this stunning piece is covered in an exuberant medley of patterns, from it's ruffled, fluted top to it's curvy, footed base, and is finished with the artisan's stamp on the bottom. Being handcrafted, each piece will be unique and vary slightly making it all the more rare and beautiful! Come on, treat yourself, you deserve it!


I treated myself to this little beauty and I LOVE it! Just looking at it gives me pleasure. This iconic Smeg kettle is a classic kitchen appliance guaranteed to give your counter tops a distinct retro feel and stylish look with its '50s-inspired design. Complete with a stainless steel handle, base and spout, this Italian label fuses technology with style. Available in a variety of colors, you must know someone who will love this piece!


This is the perfect gift for those mums who love to cook (or just really look cool in the kitchen). The neutral background with silver dots is so pretty and so fun. This is a great Mother's Day gift and you will receive 10% off this purchase (and your entire purchase) by entering the code "Shelley10". While you are on this website have a look around and you may find some other goodies too........


Tasseled trim adds a playful touch to this beautifully textured ottoman from #anthropologie. For all those Boho lovers, this one is for you! So cute, so versatile and sooooo cool. Great little accent piece for a bedroom, bathroom, den or family room.


Your mum will love you with this gift especially when she finds out how awesome it is to be organized when travelling, and here's the best part, EzPacking is having a Mother's Day SALE right now! Get 15% off all products from now until Mother's Day. How about that? Use the code MOM15 at checkout to receive your discount.

Treat someone you love with the gift of organization or even treat yourself!


In all probability, just about every post of mine will contain some sort or another of a Tibetan lambswool piece, and this one is no exception. This dacron wrapped bench from #lecoterie (they make the coolest pieces) with high density foam and cream lambswool is just stunning! Introduce this into any room and the level of style and sophistication will immediately ascend. This is special!


L-O-V-I-N-G this unusual side table crafted from natural bone with it's eye-catching texture and dimension that instantly accentuates the contemporary but rustic feel of any room. This is a real show stopper so don't miss out. Dimensions are pretty standard at 24 1/2"H x 16"D.


The is a perfect piece for your entryway, bedroom or nook. This bench from #worldmarket is a delightfully modern take on traditional woven cane furniture. Long, tapered legs angle outward in a nod towards timeless mid-century style. Crafted of mahogany wood and cane with a natural finish, I'm just loving this look. Again so versatile and fun. Overall dimensions: 48"W x 17.5"D x 29"H. Seat dimensions: 48"W x 15"D.


If you move fast, you'll be in time to order this book for Mother's Day (whether you are buying it for yourself or your mum!) by our beloved #joannagaines of #magnoliahome. In this book, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.

Hurry and don't miss out, this book is sure to be enjoyed by all those who love to live in beautiful spaces. Enjoy!


Another really awesome Mother's Day gift below, I know that I am loving candles of late and honestly, the really nice ones are not inexpensive and as such make a great gift (to self if necessary!), and are a real treat to receive. This candle is hand-poured using custom-blended essential oils to help you manifest a particular emotion, sensation, or energy. After you've burned through the entire candle, a hand-picked crystal remains to remind you of your intention. So sweet!


That brings me to the end of this blog. I wish you all an enjoyable and fun shopping experience, and please do share your feedback in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Have an awesome and relaxing weekend friends!

Lots of love,

Shelley xxx


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