House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

Stone Heaven

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Wouldn’t eating just automatically be more enjoyable on a placemat like this one from Viva Terra? These smooth river stone place mats —you can get a matching runner too — bring the outdoors in to traditional dining table decor. The stones are hand-gathered and then securely attached to netted backing. Cost is $55 for four […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, kitchen

Top Three Thursdays

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I’m hoping at least a couple of you need a respite from turkey and the trimmings and are looking to escape the football on TV because I’ve got some great finds for this week’s Top Three Thursdays from Etsy. The first thing to catch my eye was this unbelievably beautiful turned bowl in Via Nativa‘s  […] [Read More]

Water World

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If you like contemporary, modern furniture and house furnishings, you’ll want to check out Spacify. They’ve got everything from rugs and lighting to bedroom furniture and tables. I fell in love with this sleek Kathleen water jug. The slender, hourglass shape gives the perfect “handle” for holding while pouring and the lid is created so […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, glassware

Farmhouse Chic

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We’ve written about Farmhousewares before but with the holidays coming wanted to check in to see what goodies might be there for gifts. It didn’t take much searching. This site always has fresh country items with an eco-friendly, support-the-artisan twist. Anyway I fell in love with these antiqued mercury glass hurricanes. They come in a […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, lighting

Holiday Card Dilemma: Solved!

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I just find CB2 irresistible. Every time they send me an email, I have to hold my fingers back from grabbing my credit card and going crazy. Today’s post is about a cool way to display your holiday cards and/or ornaments. I don’t know what you do with  your cards — maybe some readers will […] [Read More]

Candle Crazy

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Okay so holiday frenzy is here and maybe you don’t have time to make cookies from scratch every darn day but want your house to have that Happy Holidays smell? Fear not, our friends at Anthropologie have come to the rescue with these adorable Illume boulangerie cupcake candles. They come in four scents — angel […] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Top Three Thursdays kicks off with a lovely unique idea for commemorating a special event. You’ll have to plan ahead to make this happen but it seems to me well worth the effort to mark a special event. Pictured here is a personalized wedding quilt made in Mogwaii‘s shop on Etsy. Mogwaii is Sarah Campbell, […] [Read More]

Pottery Plus

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I’m a big fan of mismatched plates and dishes. There are so many patterns in the world — why be limited to just one type? If you’re a pottery fan, you’re going to love Lollipop Pottery. The potters are a husband-wife duo based in Ohio. They’ve got mugs, bowls, plates and unique like these one-of-a-kind […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, ceramics

Map It

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I have a friend who is a lot more clever than I am about doing her own decor — this is a woman who is just as comfortable about a hammer and saw as she is a pan, maybe more so — and she created a fabulous playroom for her son in THREE days! I […] [Read More]

Tonic for the Home

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A new Web site you’ll want to bookmark — Tonic Home. If you’re a fan of Domino or Elle Decor, you’re probably already familiar with some of the goodies featured there that you can buy at Tonic. Co-owners Wendy Garraty of Tampa, Florida, and Linda Hayes of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, feature “cool stuff, at reasonable […] [Read More]