House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

Light Up My Life

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Warm weather is FINALLY here! And I am looking forward to cleaning off the porch and putting the porch furniture out there and on the patio. Candlelight is so sweet on a summer’s night, creating just the right ambiance I think. But they blow out so easily, wax flying everywhere. Not so with these Egyptian-inspired […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, candles

Top Three Thursdays

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Decided to go down a quirkier road in this week’s Top Three Thursdays Etsy post. While Etsy is truly one of my favorite virtual stores to shop, filled to the brim with an amazing array of talented artisans and craftspeople, it’s got its share of weird stuff, too. Like this ottoman made from, yes, a […] [Read More]

Farmhouse Style

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Holly Becker over at Decor8 (amazing home decor blog that you should immediately bookmark if you’re not a regular reader) wrote a fabulous post about farmhouse style. Check it out if you haven’t read it already. Holly also gave a shout out to Dreamy Whites in the column, and I just drooled when I clicked […] [Read More]

Pouf!

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Poufs, those smallish circular ottoman-like seats, are everywhere it seems. While I don’t own any, I could totally see getting on board with them if I were redoing the decor in our family room or if any of my children still lived at home. I think they’re wonderful for casual settings, such as a family […] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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I am in serious need of a spring pick-me-up. The weather here in the Northeast has mostly been in the 40s and 50s with rain, after the winter from Hell. I am desperate for even 65 degrees at this point. So I was drawn to color this week, as is clear from this first pick […] [Read More]

Posh Disposable Plates

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With picnic season not too far away, it’s always smart to have a stash of paper plates at your beck and call. But if you think paper tableware and can only picture items in little round circles with flowers, you haven’t seen WASARA‘s simple but beautifully designed disposable tableware. This sample kit is available at […] [Read More]

Well Couched

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Stopped by Anthropologie (virtually of course) and thought I’d see what you all thought of these three sofas. Too, too much or dynamite? For me, the Ditte is the most likely. The others are tooooo wild. This first one, the Ditte, features upholstery by Fred Shand. Price is $3998. What about this bold poppy floral […] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it — yes, it’s true — and as a favor to help those of you who present your mothers with gifts (and if you don’t, well, I guess you like to live dangerously), I’m dedicating this week’s Etsy round-up to some gift ideas that could work (or […] [Read More]