mcgee & co buy more save more by emily starr alfano

image via mcgee & co

image via mcgee & co

a quick valentine’s day post to let you all know that mcgee & co is about to kick off an awesome sale! in case you’ve been living under a rock, mcgee & co is the homewares and lifestyle shop started by uber talented design duo studio mcgee. and if you haven’t heard of studio mcgee, shame on you. kidding. sort of. but you’ve probably seen their work floating around instagram and pinterest and didn’t even realize it.

starting tomorrow and running through february 23, the more you buy, the more you’ll save. spend $150 or more, get 15% off. $500+ get 20% off. $1000+ get 25% off. i’ve got a couple mcgee & co items in the house already and am eying a few more. below are some of my favorites but really i’ve bookmarked at least half the site over the past several months. everything is well made and nothing is overly trendy. in other words, almost everything they offer can truly stand the test of time.


one / i’ve considered this side table for our living room. and still haven’t ruled it out!

two / i have these rattan baskets scattered all around the house. they’re a chic, affordable + natural way to corral all the random items lying around.

three / oh fallon cabinet, how i love thee…

four / the color of this chair is just too good.

five / a subdued way to incorporate florals.

six / i’m considering using the extra large version as a DIY pendant light. will keep you posted…

seven / this bistro double sconce could work in a variety of design schemes.

eight / the matteo sideboard would work in a living room or dining room for extra storage and display.

nine / mcgee & co teamed up with vermont’s farmhouse pottery for an exclusive collection and I WANT EVERY PIECE.

ten / look for this pillow in our living room sometime soon…

eleven / a little bit traditional but also feels contemporary.

twelve / maybe someday we’ll move to a house that has ceilings higher than 7’ in the bedroom…

thirteen / another farmhouse pottery collab, these beechwood bowls can serve multiple purposes.

fourteen / a tripod side table in the perfect shade of teak.

fifteen / a pop of muted color.

sixteen / this light wood hourglass table has my heart.

seventeen / a pendant inspired by french country design.

and here is the fine print about the sale.

15% off of orders of $150 or more, 20% off of $500 or more, 25% off of $1000 or more. shipping not included in total cart amount. discount excludes gift certificates. not applicable to previous purchases. only one promo code per purchase; not combinable with any other offers or your to the trade discount. shipping and handling charges still apply. offer ends at 11:59 pm (PT) on 2/24/19. sale quantities are limited, and all sales are final on items with a price ending $.99. discount automatically applied to qualifying carts with codes 'SAVE15', 'SAVE20', and 'SAVE25'."

happy shopping!


weekly maker / bloomist by emily starr alfano

image via  bloomist

image via bloomist

happy tuesday friends! between instagram, pinterest, clients, people reaching out to me, and general web browsing, i stumble upon or am introduced to so many inspiring makers, artists + specialty shops. painters, textile artists, handmade goods, you name it. so i thought i’d start a weekly series introducing YOU to some of them!

first up is an online shop called bloomist. i found them via someone on instagram, and of course am totally spacing on who it was. but oh my am i hooked! you can read more about their mission here but in a nutshell, they want more nature in more homes. they want you to create a calming environment in your home, steered by natural elements. and they’re inspiring you to do it by partnering with like-minded makers and artisans around the globe. perhaps the best part? you get unique and beautiful items and they donate to causes dedicated to helping the planet, as part of the Pledge 1% global movement. serious win win.

image via  bloomist

image via bloomist

and now, what you’re really here for!


one / paper mache bowls sourced from villages in india {these aren’t intended for water but you could put a liner in if you wanted to display live plants or flowers}

two / so into this dried tumblewood.

three / dried natural canella adds a rustic touch in a soft golden tone.

four / a super versatile vessel, this dark glazed vase is made by erin reitz of the shelter collection and inspired by santa fe adobe houses.

five / i’ve been all about the simplicity of wood bead garlands but am completely obsessed with this version made from tunisian clay beads.

six / sustainable stone frogs picked from honduran streams. these are crafted by atuto founder holland millis who works with makers in honduras.

seven / i’m a sucker for handmade textiles and this shag pillow looks both chic and comfortable! it’s by maker MOLT, a guatemalan design studio founded by marissa galvez mont.

eight / a simple bud vase from the shelter collection that will never ever go out of style.

nine / garden collection candles available in lemongrass rosemary, african basil, cardamom + citrus geranium. these are hand poured soy wax candles made in maine.

ten / light that candle with this beach stone match striker also crafted in maine.

eleven / a pillow that goes with pretty much any design aesthetic, this 15 x 25” striped beauty is made by sien + co, a company working with artisan groups in peru and argentina to create sustainable home goods.

bloomist is currently offering $25 off a $100 purchase with code BLOOM25 and 20% off any handmade vase with code HANDMADELOVE.

what do you think?! and do you like the idea of a weekly series?