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By Simone McDowell

Posted: Friday, Jul. 20, 2012

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Something sparkly

Give your fingers a little fabulousness with this vintage gold-tone Victorian stamp cocktail ring. Everyone will be green with envy – just like the round stone centered in the ring. The ornate style is one-of-a-kind and works for anyone who wants to make a statement with a flip of the wrist. $98. Laura James Jewelry, Twin Oaks Shopping Center. www.laurajamesjewelry.com.

Try some tapas

Handmade in the Carolinas, this glassware is perfect for hosting your next soiree. With its colorful blue ice design, this nontraditional tray is ready to showcase your small bites and tasty treats with flair. For some tapas-style recipes and ideas, read the story here. $50. www.tapastrays.com.

For the art lover

It’s the season for stunning flowers, and these beauties are evergreen. The ceramic flowers and vase created by local artist Terry Shipley will brighten up any room with its splashes of orange and red. Their distinctive style is bold yet fun and will bring a bit of whimsy to any space. Flowers and vase, $290. MoNA Gallery, 1200 Central Ave. terryshipley.blogspot.com.

All wrapped up

The perfect pop of color to add to any outfit is this luxe clutch from Mar Y Sol. Made of handwoven raffia, the bag is adorned with a beautiful bow and has an easy breezy snap closure. This little wonder will fit all the summer essentials and a bit more. $79. The Boulevard at South End, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.shopmarysol.com.

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