House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

Top Three Thursdays

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An Indiana husband and wife duo creating unique furniture caught my eye first on Etsy this week. Their work, featured at the Dust Furniture shop, has sort of an Alice in Wonderland feel to it, I mean Alice after she’s done some eating and drinking if you remember the tale. Their things, which include tables, […] [Read More]

Ikea Lust

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It’s just as well I don’t live within easy access of Ikea. I would be there way too much for it to be healthy for the family credit card. I just love their simple design and I love the prices. If I lived with someone who didn’t believe you buy furniture the way you buy […] [Read More]
Categories: furniture, inexpensive

Cozying Up

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I discovered this beautiful shop online via Apartment Therapy, a favorite blog of mine. I think what Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan has done for the home via his down-to-earth, everyone-should-have-a-nice-home-and-it-doesn’t-have-to-cost-a-fortune style is inspirational on every level. He’s been a leader online for years and set the tone for a host of other bloggers. And he’s got this […] [Read More]

Mobile Mania

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Frazier and Wing is a wonderful site for one-of-a-kind mobiles designed to get people talking. I mean, seriously, how cool are these? They have some made from recycled magazines, some made from papier mache, and others in solid colors. They run from $85 to $250, depending on the material and size. I would love to […] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Top Three Thursdays

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I love this little green pear from Raquel Masri‘s shop at Etsy. She made it with hundred of hand cut green stained glass tiles, starting with the smallest on top and getting larger as she went down the pear shape. I can’t imagine having that kind of patience! The pear, which costs $125 and is […] [Read More]

Go Vintage

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Wow is all I can say about this Web site I found compliments of one of my favorite design blogs, Decor8. Called Paris Hotel Boutique, it’s devoted to all things vintage and run by Lynn Goldfinger-Abram, a vintage and antiques collector  in San Francisco. I was excited to see she’s based in the U.S. since […] [Read More]

Dishing on Dinnerware

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I just fell in love with these serving plates from CB2, Crate and Barrel‘s hipper twin.  I also fell in love with the table setting. I always think I can make fabulous table settings and then somehow I end up either leaving it to the last minute or taking a ton of time with it, […] [Read More]

Bowled Over

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A favorite Web site of mine is Farmhouse Wares. Based in western Massachusetts, the online business focuses on  country life, and the goods that make you feel it, but without that kind of cloying cutesiness that too much gingham can bring. The owner’s mantra is clean | simple | comfortable. Plus much of what she […] [Read More]

Bring Back the ’50s!

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After yesterday’s admittedly cutesy post, it’s time to get back to real design. Here’s something for the modernists among you. Brought to us by Lushpad, the site that acts as a clearinghouse for wonderful designs, designers and collectors. This particular version is a knockoff of the Eames-inspired originals, but who will ever know? They come […] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Okay it’s officially October and time for me to start celebrating a favorite holiday — Halloween. It’s my blog and I’ll write what I want to so if you’re not a fan of fall OR Halloween, this week’s Etsy faves are probably not for you. Anyway I absolutely love these babies from the shop of […] [Read More]