House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

Blue Wonderfulness

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Stopped in my surfing tracks when I saw these gorgeous ceramics on Design*Sponge (fabulous design blog if you don’t know it) from Elephant Ceramics. Just love, love, love the blue colors. So many subtle variations on the shades, don’t you think. Michele Michael creates these wonders when she’s not a prop stylist for the likes [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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I am in the middle of moving, both my apartment AND my office because they’re installing a new carpet and that means I have to clear off everything on my desk, etc AND pack up my apartment. It’s a perfect storm reminder of why being organized from the beginning is the way to live. If [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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I am in the middle of moving, both my apartment AND my office because they’re installing a new carpet and that means I have to clear off everything on my desk, etc AND pack up my apartment. It’s a perfect storm reminder of why being organized from the beginning is the way to live. If [...] [Read More]

Garden Gnomes

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Back in the day, I was a flamingo fan. I just thought they were kitschy and funny. My husband didn’t — still doesn’t — and it was not uncommon for my flamingos to suddenly be discovered legless and therefore unusable. My husband would feign shock and surprise, but I think we all know where those [...] [Read More]

Table This

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Found this cool table that also acts like a shefl on Huset, a website devoted to Scandinavian design. The designer, Philip Edis, was apparently inspired by a clown he saw as a child spinning several hula hoops. What do you think? Cool or crazy? Price i… [Read More]
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Top Three Thursdays

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This ingenious use of discarded tension rods caught my eye to kick off Top Three Thursdays on Etsy this week. I have no idea what tension rods are — can someone please fill us in? — but I think it would make a unique bowl for storing fruit or perhaps decorative balls or something to [...] [Read More]

Hang It Here

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What kid or adult with an eye for design — because this really does work for both — wouldn’t want to hang up their clothes with this Herman Miller Eames hang-it-all? The answer is no one, at least no one I know. If you can’t afford one of his signature chairs, start with this. Trust [...] [Read More]

Vintage Bottles Anyone?

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Object Mythology is a mixed bag website that features everyting form bags, scarves and vintage jewelry to room and wall furnishings. These vintage seltzer bottles would be perfect for a patio or garden party, now that summer has officially kicked off. The bottles, which are from Argentina, are about 12 inches high and 4 inches [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Top Three Thursdays on Etsy kicks off with a fabulous chair from Wild Chairy (love that name). In my post-work world, I am a furniture — particularly chair — restorer, who takes sad, dilapidated, vintage chairs and such, and with a little paint and fabric transforms them into total wonderfulness. This chair here, which I [...] [Read More]

Billiards, Anyone?

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Here’s a cute idea I discovered at Farmhouse Wares, a favorite stop for farmhouse chic stuff. The vintage style pool rack and cue ball candle holder would be  perfect for a game room, family room or even a porch. All you need to do is add the te… [Read More]