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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]

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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]

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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]

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]

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Today is typography day at Top Three Thursdays on Etsy. Why? Because I’m a font freak and I just felt like it. I just love old signs and letterpress stuff and think letters are art unto themselves. So here’s a sampling in no particular order of a variety of Etsy goodies in case you’ve got [...] [Read More]

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Here’s a kitschy sign that could make a statement in your kitchen and is satisfying my font fetish, which regular readers know crops up occasionally. I just love interesting fonts. This light turquoise wooden sign looks vintage but isn’t. Instead it’s made from scratch in Old New Again‘s shop on Etsy. If this color doesn’t [...] [Read More]

Mirror, Mirror …

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on the wall. Which one of these from Anthropologie is the fairest of all? What do you think? I’m torn between the reflecting pool and the Porte Dauphine…. The reflecting pool mirror is made of weathered ceramic tiles, in hues of rose and fern, on a mango wood frame. It’s 12″ square and each is [...] [Read More]

Farfetched? Not.

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If you’re into antiques, you should check out FarFetchers. A repository for antique dealers from around the world, this Seattle-based web company has new deals coming on every day. You can troll their many, many items for sale, become a dealer yourself and post your items there, or post something you’re looking for and get [...] [Read More]

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With Halloween just around the corner allow me to kick off Top Three Thursdays on Etsy with this one Halloween post: a set of vintage coasters from Cheltenham Road. They’re perfect for your Halloween party and can be yours for $24 and priority shipping. Bring back the nights of trick or treating from your past [...] [Read More]

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Up first for Top Three Thursdays on Etsy is this clever reuse of antique mason jars to create a vintage chandelier. The solar lights mean you don’t have to worry about wires. I think it would be perfect on a porch or perhaps hanging from a tree in your garden for a little lighting accent. [...] [Read More]