Hello! Welcome to Chasing Bright Shiny Objects, a spot in the blogging universe where I can write about things that attract my attention be they animal, mineral, vegetable, or possibly edible. BTW: Chances are I’m not going to blog about astronomical matters as you might think by the title, although I may indulge if I fulfill my Milky-Way-gazing fantasy.
My blogging provenance is thus: I am a co-founder of the collaborative blog See How We Sew. After four years of writing about crafting and sewing matters, it is time for me to explore a wider of world of wonderful things, which is really a saner, and more affordable, way to satisfy my love for bright shiny objects.
I give you a head’s up, though; my sense of bright and shiny is broad. Colorful could easily slide in as well as interesting or absorbing, as in a compelling read. As for objects . . . there are infinite possibilities.
An easy way to keep track of new posts at Chasing Bright Shiny Objects is to click the Follow button in the sidebar. The posting frequency is yet to be determined, but it won’t be daily–after all, I’ve got cool things to track down!
My Twist on Shopping for BSOz
Just for today, cuz it’s an inaugural day at Chasing BSOz and I’m celebrating with frothy blogging fare, take a look at a recent “Wish List” I collected on my smartphone. I was out shopping for Christmas gifts and, so I would not distract myself, I collected photo reminders for later perusal. Mind you, my strategy is kind of like a tortuous diet plan which involves photographing delicious food without eating any of it.
From Anthropologie in Scottsdale, Arizona–and why did my local store not stock these wonders, I ask? Rather than succumb to the lure of the pillow, I confess I bought a pair of plates with the deer motif–not quite as satisfying, but perfect for gift giving. There are some lovely ideas here to be harvested like the scattered embroidery details and the “big stitch” quilting in the chair upholstery.
As it turns out, I already own a clear version of this rather fabulous pitcher purchased years ago at Crate & Barrel, but this gorgeous teal pitcher called to me with its bubbly glass, plus I’m fond of inky blue-greens right now.
From Maison d’Etre in Oakland, California: Ah, hand-hewn kitchenware and ceramics . . . these serving pieces exemplify a NorCal approach to dining aesthetics: natural materials and artisan made. Gotta love the aqua-azure glaze on the bowls.
The store also stocks stellar table linens. This line of napkins and table cloths called to another aesthetic touch point for me: prismatic patterns. Mind you, I’d need a small bank loan in order acquire sufficient quantities of these items for easy entertaining, but I’m not averse to owning one bowl + one napkin just because they are so pretty. Breathe Jennifer, you photograph, you don’t succumb! Or better, you make something like a quilt with these appealing colors.
What takes you from admiring something pretty to acquisition? Are you using new technologies and online resources like Pinterest and Houzz to stockpile your BSOz? Isn’t amazing how we can warehouse an abundance of ideas and inspiration, kind of like misers with hoards of treasure? What do we actually do with the wealth of ideas? Lots of rhetorical questions there; share your thoughts in Comments.
Until next time, I’d just like to say thank you for stopping by Chasing Bright Shiny Objects on launch day!