Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Something of Not

Farmhouse Wares is a favorite stop of ours on the web. Today’s goody are these cute candles for the music lover/musician in your life. Covered in faux sheet music, the candles are flameless and use LED candles that flicker just like real candles — minus the fire concern. They are sold as a set,  and […]

Half Nelson

This lamp isn’t my style but I certainly think it’s a showstopper available at Modernica. This Half-Nelson Table Lamp is from  George Nelson Office, circa 1950. Stripped down into the most essential shapes, Nelson playfully transforms a cylinder, rod and discus into an enduring work of art. The shade pivots — love that idea! — and […]

Top Three Thursdays

Allow me to indulge my love of Halloween this week by pointing out a couple of my favorite items on Etsy for this week’s Top Three Thursday. My Halloween decor has definitely fallen off as our children have aged and left the house. My husband has always found my love of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns an […]

Art for All

Want some art to spruce up your walls but don’t want to spend a fortune? Check out Daily Painter Originals, a site dedicated to exactly what it says: artists painting daily and posting their work for sale. The artists are based all over the US and their art runs the gamut. There’s something here for […]
Categories: art for the wall

No Rug Rats Here!

We’ve been doing a whole lot of furniture moving around, due to various changes in living spaces for my husband’s father. They have all required major league downsizing and getting rid of furniture, etc. Last weekend, we did it again and this time inherited the rug that was once in my in-laws’ living room. I […]
Categories: area rugs, carpeting

Handmade Pottery Wonderfulness

A vase of flowers is always a great way to perk up a room — or its owner for that matter! Who doesn’t feel better surrounded by flowers? These whimsical vases from Frances Palmer caught my eye recently. Each of her handmade pieces are deliberately asymmetrical, with quirky misaligned fluting. You can get her work […]

Harabu House

New website alert: Harabu House is dedicated to modern living, global flair and has a ton of items to make your home special. Here are just a few things I fell in love with: Stone-shaped candles come in shades of gray and are molded from unscented palm wax. They’re sold in sets of six for […]

JC Penney to the Rescue

My apologies to readers who’ve wondered if I fell off the edge of the Earth. We’re launching another magazine and I’ve just been too busy to troll. But I’m back now, I hope, with some goodies from the webosphere for you to ponder. The folks at JC Penney sent me some photos of what’s going […]
Categories: Fun for the home

A Website for Everyone

Like vintage? Like primitive? Like recycled/upcycled/eco-friendly? Relique has a little bit of all of it for your home. Here are just a few photos to whet your decorating appetite. Happy surfing!

Top Three Thursdays

I know poufs aren’t “new” as a fad, but I’m still loving them and just wish I had the right place for one in my home. I also am intensely jealous that these little numbers are all hand-knit since I am a knitter and clearly (in theory) could make one of these — except I’m […]