Cindy Crawford: She's still got it...

Cindy Crawford: She's still got it...

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I will admit that I am a Cindy Crawford for JC Penney veteran, as I (along with everyone else in the design blogosphere) bought the faux bamboo footstool a while back.  But not realizing what a wealth of affordably chic furniture and accessories Cindy has designed, I hadn't checked out the JCP website in a while. When I was reading Aesthetic Oiseau the other day, Daniela posted about a pair of obelisks from Cindy Crawford's line for JC Penney.   I thought I would check out what she has to offer, and boy I was not disappointed! 

How cute are these red and orange plates?  They also come in turquoise and green and are a great way to brighten up your table for summer.

Flora Plates, $20 for set of 4

Isn't this metal bookshelf with fretwork detailing so pretty?  I'd scrap the "java" (*shudder*) paint in a heartbeat (maybe turquoise or red instead?) and style it a bit, and we bet you'd never guess it was from JCP!

Wouldn't this cane-bordered indoor/ outdoor rug be perfect in a room that sees alot of action?  And only $200 for an 8x10- you can't beat that!

Cane-border Rug, $200 for 8x10

I am loving this ceramic bamboo-handled pitcher.  So pretty for your summertime entertaining!  While I wouldn't normally advocate spending only $20 on a wedding gift, gosh, this is just such a pretty pitcher (and I would have loved to receive it as a wedding gift, regardless of the price).  It would be a great hostess gift too!

Etageres are such an elegant way to display your books and collectibles.  Once again, we'd forgo the "metallic java" finish and paint it a glossy black or maybe white.

Etagere, $165

This lamp looks so pretty.  I bought a lamp at JCP several years ago and was amazed at how good the quality was.  This lamp's details look much nicer than its $50 counterparts that you would find at Homegoods.

Aqua Ceramic Lamp, $80 including shade

How fun are these orange cane-print placemats for summer?  Use them indoors or out!  These too would make a great hostess gift or wedding shower gift!

The footstool seen round the world...  Check out my quickie DIY makeover here

And of course, what drove me to check out the JCP website in the first place...  These would be so pretty on a bookshelf (maybe the one above or the etagere).

We will certainly admit that some of her designs leave a little something to be desired.  For instance:

A polyester valance...

This $160 vase...

Or this necklace, which could easily be mistaken for something with "lots of danglization" and "sparklization," as described by the long-finger-nailed girls on Jewelry Television...

But in spite of a few misses, her collection does seem to have some hits!  Will you be buying any of it?

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