iGattipardi color tile

The iGattipardi tiles are a glazed porcelain tile series by 14 Oraitaliana available through Stone Source. I’ve loved tile since I started doing mosiacs my freshman year in college. These are so striking and graphic they would be an awesome addition to any home.

iGattipardi tile

Each tile is 2’x2′ and so the designs create so much impact. I think how large these tiles are is the most impressive aspect to them (next to the design, of course).

14 Oraitaliana

Each tile is truly beautiful and I wish that I could use these in my rental kitchen. I’m loving that black, white, turquoise, and mustard tile above. So pretty and graphic!

iGattipardi Colored Tile

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I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve had back to back weeks of thrift shares. I guess I used to do a lot more shopping when I was trying to make the house look more like a home. Now it looks like a home so I do a lot more browsing when I go thrifting.

I actually bought this first share on my trip last week with Cari. But, it’s so small that I had already misplaced it when I wrote last week’s thrift share post …

I got this Volupte compact for two bucks!



As you can see, it’s not in perfect condition, but it’s really pretty and everything on the Internet suggests that I got a total steal. I found one with this same design in excellent condition for $100! I’m not positive what I’m going to use it for, yet, but I think I’ll either use it to catch earrings and jewelry when I’m on the go, or maybe to hold spare ibuprofen.

This weekend I finally got to Thistle in Kansas City for another trip. It worked out so perfectly as I had to be about 3 minutes away from the store at 10 a.m. and I’m an early riser lately. Can you believe I haven’t been there since July when Mary and I met there?

It was beautifully arranged, as usual. For this opening, everything was arranged into little monochrome vignettes. I wanted to move into the white vignette. It was so beautiful.

I only bought a few things, a few reprinted campaign pins for gifts for a few friends, and a “NO PETS” sticker that I think I’m going to work into a corner for the cat — not that Logan isn’t allowed in that corner, it’s more for him to let people know that when he’s sleeping there he doesn’t want any pets. (We do not have children so the personalities we invent for our pets are very involved.)

My favorite find was this adorable butterfly mister.


I haven’t had as much time to do research on it, but I think it’s so pretty and it’s in great shape! I’m not sure if I’m going to try to use it to mist things or if I’ll just display it but I’m really glad I bought it. I even put it back at one point in my shopping and I think I’d be sad if I left the store without it.

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