House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

The First Sniff of Fall

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Yup, after a summer of hotter than most weather here in the Northeast, I woke up this morning with the undeniable sniff of fall in the air. If you are from around here you know what I mean — the air is cooler but without any hint of humidity and just a tinge of crispness [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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This handmade ceramic vase with sgraffito drawing from Luster Wear caught my eye while trolling through Etsy‘s fabulousness to find goodies for you for Top Three Thursdays. I love its subtle color — I’ve been having kind of a purple and lavender thing recently — and the glaze, all of which is apparently created through multiple [...] [Read More]

Store This

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Looking for a storage unit that’s a unique? Check out this one from Finch Home. It’s made from natural canvas and features a dark gray and white heavy duty interior fabric. It’s about 9″w x 9″l x 7″ tall.  Each bag — she has other options — is stabilized with medium weight interfacing, which means it will [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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In honor of all things Mad Men, mid-century wonderfulness is today’s Top Three Thursdays theme on Etsy. Kicking off the fest is this cute upcycled mid-century nightstand. Liz of LizK Designs painted this little nightstand a bright teal and added a new solid brass drawer pull. The nightstand has a roomy drawer that is perfect for [...] [Read More]

Relique Relics

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Are you into reclaimed stuff? Vintage stuff? Then check out Relique, a site devoted to interior accent pieces from all over the world that are looking for a new home. Some are salvaged architectural elements and factory cast-offs while others are one-of-a-kind goodies that have become art objects. There’s something for everyone here and something [...] [Read More]

Willowy Welcome

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We often forget our doors as a place for decor except at the holidays — at least I do. It’s too bad really because the door is the first spot people see of your home or apartment. Why not send a message of welcome and warmth? This door basket at Farmhouse Wares, a favorite web [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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This clever hanging paper lantern made from — no joke — road maps is first up on Top Three Thursdays on Etsy. Found in Zipper 8‘s shop, which has a ton of other unique vintage paper lanterns and lampshades, this lantern is about 12 inches in diameter and includes pieces from vintage road maps around [...] [Read More]

DIY Instant New Dresser…or Whatever

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A reader brought this website to my attention and I’m so glad she did (thanks, Rachel!). I have a dresser in desperate need of an overall thanks to some “creative” painting and decoupaging by my then-teenage daughter. I just painted over it when it became my son’s, but now that son is in college and [...] [Read More]

DIY Instant New Dresser…or Whatever

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A reader brought this website to my attention and I’m so glad she did (thanks, Rachel!). I have a dresser in desperate need of an overall thanks to some “creative” painting and decoupaging by my then-teenage daughter. I just painted over it when it became my son’s, but now that son is in college and [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Here’s a cool idea to kick off this week’s Top Three Thursdays on Etsy: a table designed to look like a fingerprint. Available in the Modern Project‘s shop, each table begins with a hand sketch. From there, Curtis Micklish uses a router to give each table its own unique stamp, just like fingerprints in real [...] [Read More]