4.19.2011

we heart WE.

this weekend h and i visited a few stores to get a feel for what would be the best place to register at next year. we stopped by the apple store (swoon..dreaming of a desktop), the container store, world market, west elm and pottery barn. it was fun to window shop and i am happy to report h and i have v similar tastes :) we fell in love with just about everything at west elm:: 



1. moroccan plates  2. recycled-glass bowls  3. sunshine tea towel 4.enamel metal dipping bowls 5. mediterrian print napkins 6. recycled-glass vase 7. mediterrian trays 8. terracotta cylinder planters 


it's a big bummer that west elm do not offer wedding gift registries! ah well... we'll figure something out. perhaps we'll create a wishlist and send it to tech-savy friend and register at another place for everyone else.


what is your favorite home decor store? 
what's on your house (or apt.) wishlist?


xoxo, 
jillian

45 comments:

  1. I love West Elm- great style at reasonable prices. My favourite home decor store is a local one called Elte..adore!!

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  2. All those places would make for an amazing registry! And I love your West Elm picks!

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  3. those bottles are so perfect! i love it!

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  4. I LOVE West Elm. The best bang for your buck by far. They are great at channeling trends, too. I can't wait to create a registry {but don't tell my BF that}! William Sonoma is a fun place to register too, especially if you like to cook!

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  5. I also LOVE West Elm- It never gets old :) While it can be hit or miss, I think my favorite would be Home Goods - can't beat their deals.

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  6. I love west elm but Crate and barrel would be a dream wedding registry. Although when we registered we found that everything C&B has Bed Bath Beyond has for cheaper. Also BBB was more available to our family - who most didn't have a C&B nearby. Also BBB always has coupons and has a much bigger selection. They also have free gift wrapping.

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  7. that sunshine tea towel is soo pretty! love west elm!!

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  8. ooh tough decision! i love crate & barrel and ikea! and williams sonoma and restoration hardware. but now i think i love west elm even more!

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  9. don't forget that if you get a potter barn or williams sonoma gift cards as gifts, they can be used at West Elm, too! :) They are all owned by the same company.

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  10. LOVE!! There are websites where you can register but you are registering from stores all over....can't remember the name, im sure you could google it....C&B was a huge hit for me, staples that won't go out of style, white plates and linens.

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  11. I LOVE west elm too! Actually I love all the stores under the William Sonoma Corp -- especially Pottery Barn :)

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  12. I love West Elm - it just keeps getting better and better! You definitely picked some of the best items, I love the vases and dipping bowls!

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  13. west elm is my weakness. we finally found a rug their recently that my husband and i loved after a 1.5 year + search. And those recycled bottles of beautiful. we have the blue one on our kitchen table and it looks nice even when I don't have a flower in it.

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  14. Hey Jill-
    My sister is getting married in August and combined all her registries on to one page with http://www.giftregistry360.com. It also allows you to cull some pieces from stores, like West Elm, that have online shopping but don't have a wedding registry. And congrats again!
    -Keeley

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  15. The moroccan plates are so pretty! :)

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  16. it really is too bad you can't register there. so many pretty things!

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  17. my dream wishlist store is Williams Sonoma or Crate & Barrel. But I do love me some West Elm! I think I'm going to buy myself the pintuck duvet cover soon!

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  18. west elm is the best! those plates are so cute
    xoxo em

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  19. I love the colors West Elm uses!

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  20. west elm is super cute! if you like their stuff, i suggest you check out cb2.com (crate & barrel's modern sister store!) you'll find very similar styles and i am pretty sure they do registries! plus i can vouch for their stuff, it's great quality!

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  21. Totally agree about West Elm. They have the most adorable stuff and I totally want those plates. They also have some cute pillows:) Happy Tuesday, darling
    Kisses

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  22. West Elm is great! I can't believe they don't have a wedding registry. They need to get with the times. Love your picks! :)

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  23. West Elm is my favorite! There's one at the bottom of my building and I love going in there. Such a bummer they don't do wedding registry!

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  24. west elm is great but anthro has my favorite home goods. there is a leather couch there that i'm dying for!

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  25. I really wanted to register at West Elm, too! I don't understand why they don't do registries - get with the times already!

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  26. I love West Elm too! One of my favorite places for home decor though has to Anthropologie and antique stores/thrift shops. I love mixing old & new!

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Lulu
    http://blog.fashionflirts.com/

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  27. I've recently fallen in love with WE! I'm surprised they don't have a wedding registry...maybe you can register for gift cards? Loving all the things you posted! :)

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  28. I LOVE Pottery Barn and William Sonoma... just walking into their stores makes me swoon!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  29. Love those moroccan plates! West Elm is a fun place to shop! xo

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  30. Registering is so fun! And how cool that you two have the same taste! West Elm has become one of my favorite retailers; but no registry? That is shocking. Hope you are having a lovely week! xo Samantha

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  31. My favourite homeware store doesn't exist in the States, but I'll tell you anyway - Freedom!

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

    PS: Head over to my blog to help send me to Rosemount Australian Fashion Week!

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  32. im a HUGE fan of west elm! i like CB2 too but all my bedding came from e west elm - so modernly chic!

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  33. West Elm is such a dream-I'm also a sucker for Pottery Barn classics!

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  34. I love west elm so very much. I often take a long, out of the way route home just so I can stop in and check the sale corner. :) Great picks!

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  35. West Elm is such a great place!! They have some pretty good sales going on right now too! That's a bummer they don't have a gift registry...you should DEFINITELY send out a list from there to your close friends and family! Why not?! ;)

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  36. I love West Elm. We don't have similat taste with my hubby but I was so happy that he loved so many things at West Elm and we ended up getting our dining room set from there, a few rugs and the tv console and shelves.

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  37. my favorite is the tea towel! so sunny and bright. love your blog name, by the way! :)

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  38. Walking into Williams Sonoma makes me swoon - it's like living a chic suburbia life! (Yes, I believe that's a possibility, lol..)

    I love those plates from West Elm. I want to eat pasta off of them.

    Cheers,
    Vanessa

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  39. i'm in love with west elm! and your selection... definitely one of my favorite home decor places.

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  40. I love all your picks! ((I can't WAIT to get married just so I can register))

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  41. I love all of those! <3
    I think I need a new paint on my bedroom's wall so it will look better and more fresh. I also need more prints to hang on my room :)

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  42. Wedding lists at stores are not very common over here, it happens but not often. Your pics are great, love the collage too. I want some affordable art and a chair in our living room:)

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  43. I love West Elm! Been wanting a rug from there for a while now! I also adore PB. Every time my mom and I go in there, I try to use all the self control I have in order to not buy everything!

    Your blog is lovely. So glad you commented on mine earlier so I could fine you! (: xoxo

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  44. I love all everything in the photos. I can't believe that WE doesn't let you register! Surprising since you can register at both Williams Sonoma and PB and Williams Sonoma owns all three brands. Seems like they would have thought of that!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Alissa

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  45. I'm crazy for all the West Elm summer stuff...and now their outdoor collection is on sale! Evil temptress!

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