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Top Three Thursdays

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I’ve been intrigued by terrariums ever since I made one out of a shoebox as a kid, complete with Saran Wrap covering the top. I earnestly gathered moss from the woods and little plants and stones, and then gave it a water and waited to see how it would do. As I recall, it lasted [...] [Read More]

Decor Deal a Day!

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I discovered this great decor deal of the day website, Wuslu, and am passing on the good news to you. Here’s how it works: The owners of the site post a deal a day, thanks to their extensive database of manufacturers and suppliers. They offer it up to you, one at a time, a day [...] [Read More]

Life’s a Beach

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If you’re into coastal chic or wanting to be reminded of a favorite spot by the ocean in your land-locked home, you might find the Cottage Coastal Store worth a click. Dedicated to all things coastal, the online store offers a plethora of beachy decor. Here’s a sampling to give you a feel for the [...] [Read More]

Outdoor Lighting

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When our daughter got married in our backyard last summer, I realized a number of things I wanted to repeat even without a big celebration. Top was lighting in and around the yard because it just looks cool and brings the outdoors alive in a wonderful way. So I’m always on the lookout for ways [...] [Read More]

In Vino Veritas

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It’s Friday before a long weekend. Time to decant the wine and kick back. What better way to serve up your vino than in a beautiful decanter made from recycled bottles? Feel good all the way around, right? This one, available at World of Good on eBay, is made by a collective in Italy that [...] [Read More]

Jar It

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Looking for a way to display your interesting collection of shells, stones, feathers, whatever? This set of 9 apothecary jars from Burke Decor could do the trick. The set, which costs $18o, includes 3 Long Neck Bottles, 3 Wide Mouth Bottles, and 3 Cylinder Bottles in Glass. Sizes from 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ H [...] [Read More]

Go Sweden!

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Discovered this new Swedish online store and fortunately did NOT have my credit card anywhere nearby or it could have been lethal. I am not sure why I love Scandinavian decor so much — I certainly haven’t echoed in my own home for a variety of reasons too long to detail here — but the [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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‘Tis the season for flowers soon so I’ve got vases on the brain thinking about displaying cut flowers in my house through the summer months. Today’s Top Three Thursdays on Etsy is, therefore, devoted to beautiful vases. This beautiful hand blown number from the Wallflower Company caught my eye immediately. I’m a sucker for this [...] [Read More]

Calling All Brown Thumbs

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If you’re looking for something to brighten up your work area or a lonely corner of a room or table but are tired of killing off plant after plant, this solution from Viva Terra might be just the ticket: the magical air plant garden. That’s right, the air plant is a tropical plan related to [...] [Read More]

Mason Jar Lamps?

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Leave it to Branch Home, a site devoted to sustainable living and design, to find someone reusing an everyday item in a clever way. These lovely pendant lamps were once Mason jars. Handmade by Pigeon Toe Ceramics in Portland, Oregon, these lamps are cast in translucent unglazed porcelain with an open bottom to direct the [...] [Read More]