Home Decor

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They say birds fly south for the winter, so rather than missing the sight of beautiful birds during these cold months, I like to decorate my house with unique bird décor found at Wishful Living. I started out decorating my baby girl's room with bird houses made out of vintage barn wood. Then I found beautiful bird pictures to accent her nursery walls and even a metal jewelry holder adorned with birds, which makes a great place to hold cute little head bands.

Rustic antique birdhouse from Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

The desire to have more bird décor in my home blossomed as I found beautiful pillows with embroidered birds for the living room and a metal mantel clock with a bird attached. There are various antique bird cages throughout the store, some of which stand tall and would look great next to my favorite lounging chair. I found a beautiful canvas painting of a bird at Wishful Living, which hangs on the wall near our front door for all to see that enter into our home.

One would think I stopped decorating with birds after both the living room and nursery were finished, however I walked in the store recently to find some more beautiful bird pictures and wooden bird figurines for the kitchen. Who could resist the most adorable clock to hang in the kitchen with vibrant colors and a beautiful bird painted in the center of the clock? Needless to say my house is now filled with so many special bird décor items and I was able to decorate with all of these items as Wishful Living has fantastic prices!

Rustic bird cages from Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

So whether you are in the market for a metal bird cage from Indonesia or a bird house made out of vintage barn wood from the USA, you will find a variety of amazing products to choose from at this unique boutique. There are many other fabulous bird décor items within the store such as wooden key holders, small jewelry or keepsake boxes and even a beautiful jewelry necklace with a bird house pendant. This store is filled with bird treasures!

As you walk through the store each room holds a variety of special gifts! Looking for a special gift for a friend? You can grab a unique card with birds designed on it. If roosters or owls are more up your alley, don't fret as there are plenty of spectacular items with roosters and owls to complete the décor in your home! Wishful Living has made my home charming and fun to show off to my family and friends when they come over! I know you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of amazing merchandise this store has to offer!

~ Tiffany

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One of the best things about working in Wishful Living is the smell. I know that may sound weird, but seriously. Right now when you walk into the store you’re enveloped in the smell of fall. It smells like cinnamon buns, warm hazelnut coffee, and warmth & coziness. This smell reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner and gives me all of these warm and fuzzy feelings about the changing seasons!

Handmade Candles from Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

 

These Indonesian Cinnamon Bowls and Clove Boxes are the next things to grab my senses. Not only are they absolutely beautiful but they smell divine.  Obviously, the name says everything. End cuts of cinnamon sticks line the inside of these plates and bowls and make the perfect piece for display or the perfect way present your (already delicious smelling) baked cookies! The Clove Boxes are just the same in that they give off the most faint, delicious smell. I would use one to store jewelry, but they are the most precious little keepsake boxes and could be used for anything. They would be such a great way to wrap a small gift…jewelry, perhaps? Each and every Cinnamon Bowl and Clove Box was completely handcrafted in Indonesia.

Cinnamon Bowls from Indonesia at Wishful Living in Berthoud, Colorado

 

I have never traveled outside of the country, so I can only imagine what it is like to be in Indonesia or Thailand. Being in Wishful Living I smell incense, the boat wood, and the air from the sea winds. It is what I imagine the smell of these countries to be. It feels like I get to travel every day.  ~ Nikki

Located at 321 Mountain Ave in historic downtown Berthoud, Colorado, Wishful Living is a very large, unique store which offers an eclectic collection of folk art, jewelry, rugs, furniture, country, masks, candles, textiles, garden, ethnic, cards, baskets and so much more!  We are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

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paint-basketThese large baskets were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa and lately they are seen EVERYWHERE, and with a multitude of uses! Some of our favorite uses for these baskets (yes, you can get them at Wishful Living):

1. Load up your basket with your favorite arts and crafts supplies and pick a sunny spot on the porch. These baskets are sturdy and can hold a lot. I thought the addition of a bottle of wine would be wonderful too!

2. When considering new bathroom decor, these baskets are quite attractive for storing extra guest towels.

3. Heading to a party empty-handed? Fill your basket with your favorite local brew and a couple of glasses to bring to the party!

4. If you can’t decide on a piece of pottery to house your plant, you can put the pot inside a basket to add some color to your home.

5. Tote around your vegetables from the market.

6. If you need to organize your winter garments, these baskets make an attractive disguise!

These African baskets can be found at Wishful Living in beautiful, downtown Berthoud, Colorado.  Come and get yours before they’re all gone!