What I’m Crushing On…

There are a few things that really catch my attention… Things that I have a huge crush on… Things that make me stop dead in my tracks… Things that make home feel even more special…

Things like…

PLAID: Can’t get enough of it. It’s so warm, casual and home-y. And, truth be told, I’ve always liked plaid, but now that it’s popular I’m even happier! It makes finding plaid fabric that much easier!

These plaid blankets warm me right up!

Plaid Blankets

And buffalo check is also fabulous… I’d sit here all day!

Plaid Chair(Source Not Found)

This is such a cozy bedroom… and that plaid blanket is perfect!

Plaid Blanket

WOOD CEILINGS: Be still my heart. From beams to planks and coffered ceilings, I am in love. White or stained, it doesn’t matter! They’re just lovely!

This ceiling has history. And I love it!

Wood Ceiling

These beams are spectacular! They add so much character!

Wood Beams

And how fantastic is this ceiling? And that light fixture is pretty fabulous too!

Wood Ceiling

CUTTING BOARDS: They’re not just for cutting! They have a casual way of warming up the kitchen– and I love the variety in the wood!

I love them all stacked together like these

cutting boards

I just love, love, love them in a grouping!

cutting boards

They add such a warm feeling…. And you all know how I feel about white and wood! These have a driftwood finish!

cutting boards

ROSEMARY TOPARIES: Rosmary. It’s wonderful for so many things, but toparies have such a casual elegance to them… and they’re perfect for any style!

This is lovely.The rosemary toparies are perfect! And you might notice that it has a few of my other favorites… The wood ceiling and cutting board!

rosemary toparies

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I found this one here.

rosemary topiary

KRAFT PAPER PACKAGES: Last year I wrapped everyone’s gift with kraft paper and it’s going to happen again this year. Simplicity is my favorite and kraft paper makes everything look simply beautiful!

I love it paired with natural clippings

Kraft Paper Wrapping

I love it paired with twine and sprayed with a snowflake...

kraft paper wrapping

And I even love it with stick, twigs and leaves!

kraft paper wrapping

SMALL DETAILS: I can’t tell you how many times the smallest details have captured my attention. Just the itty bitty things bring a big smile to my face.

I’m completely in love with the door pulls used as towels racks


And numbered plates… and cutting boards. I think I’ve mentioned that already though…

Numbered Plates

And numbered stairs… Heck, I just love numbers!

Numbered StairsThis whole kitchen is lovely…  Definitely worth clicking over!

UNIQUE LIGHTING: You all know how much I love different lighting. Just like my farmhouse laundry room light, I like lighting to be noticed and to make a statement….

From swing arm lamps….

Swing Arm Lighting

To huge industrial metal lighting

Metal Lighting

And huge pendant lights…. I love them all!

Pendant Lighting

All of these things make me so in love with home! Home is whatever you make it… It’s a place that feels like you and a place that’s warm and welcoming. These elements make me feel warm and happy inside…

I could name a few more of my favorite crushes, but you might have better things to do…

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Psst… To see more of the things that I love, check out my Pinterest boards!


  1. Thanks for the beautiful pics!! I’m drooling here! I want to go right home and paint numbers on my stairs…which I really am doing so maybe tonight!!

    1. You are so welcome, Nancy! I’m totally drooling here too…. I hope your numbered stairs turn out amazing! 😀

  2. Ok, I’m crushing on your crushes! Those plaid blankets! Wood cutting boards! Rosemary topiaries! Love it all. Thanks for the eye candy!

  3. Dreamy! Love the beams too, white or natural or stained, they make me feel like i’m home! I’m a tree fanatic, I don’t know when it started or why, but I have pictures of them on my walls, and the beams make me think of outdoors and nature! Ha! maybe that’s why I love trees. I want those blankets, every single one of them. 😀

    1. I totally hear you about those beams… LOVE them! And don’t even get me started on those blankets… 😀

  4. You know, every single picture is just my “cup of tea”! I loved them all – every single element! And I’ve picked up a couple of ideas from them that I will improvise on at home – thanks for sharing them Shayna 😀

    1. Ohh—I totally know what you mean by “cup of tea”! Love that- AND SO HAPPY you found a few things to add to your home! 😀

  5. Ooh la la…I’m crushing, on YOUR crushes!!! Topiary trees are my fave…plaid speaks to me roots & wood, well don’t get me started:) love ’em & your style, gorgeous!
    Blessings & <3
    Ps. I didn't miss your Oct. review…just in case you were wondering lol;)

  6. I agree with all your crushes! One of my greatest treasures is a large, heavy, thick wooden cutting board that my grandfather made for my grandmother over 80 years ago. It has a small hole he drilled in the top so she could hang it on the wall and gently-rounded edges that he carved. It’s scarred and has cuts in it and I love it with all my heart. I don’t cut on it, but I use it for hot plates on the table. Every time I use it I think of all the meals that she so lovingly prepared for him, my mom and uncles, and then for me and our family.

  7. Hi Shayna, WOW I love your home designs I too love home decorating and feel it is so healing for the soul to love your home. I am in love with the big floor lantern in the cozy room picture. Can you please tell me where you got that? Thank you. Michele

  8. I know this is kind of a silly question. But what kind of tape did you use in the photo for your kraft paper package. Everything I have used comes unstuck and the package opens up. The only thing that seems to work is packing tape and it looks horrible. Thanks so much!?

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