House Things

A blog about filling your house with the right things

White Wonderfulness

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You might think a white vase — indeed a white pottery/porcelain/ceramic anything — would be boring. You would be wrong, as is so clearly shown in these stunning numbers created by Frances Palmer. The clean, white lines create the perfect backdrop for bouquets of any color. Her vases are deliberately asymmetrical, which I just love. [...] [Read More]

Where to Get Your Retro/Vintage Fix

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My colleague Emily sent me a link to this extremely helpful blogpost at Apartment Therapy, which lists some good resources for people looking to begin, augment or browse a vintage- and retro-appliance collection. (There are also energy-efficient “retro” appliances that have the vintage aesthetic you want,as well as the updated technology, which, let’s face it, [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Sprout Robot Tells You What You Can Plant in Your Garden

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I’d say I’m something short of even a BEGINNER greenthumb. I got this little pre-potted cilantro plant last year and destroyed it when I tried to “harvest” the poor little thing. Which doesn’t give me much authority on the subject of gardening. But I found this site today that gives you a pretty comprehensive list [...] [Read More]

Cool Displays: Hang Your Kids’ Artwork Like This!

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Like everyone else on the Web, we at Life@Home are in love with Pinterest. If you haven’t joined yet, take a peek — there’s bright, colorful, interesting photos and videos of all kinds of things in every genre. Home decor and cooking categories, especially, are thrilingly overstocked with ideas and recipes. If you need an [...] [Read More]

Last Day to Enter the Giveaway

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Don’t miss a chance to win an OttLite Cambridge Desk Lamp. Details are right here and we’re picking the winner later today using our super secret random machine. Good luck! [Read More]
Categories: giveaway, lighting

Top Three Thursdays

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One of the reasons I love trolling Etsy each week is because it’s so inspiring to see what’s out there. Take this wicker headboard for sale at Rhapsody Attic. Now it would be lovely as a headboard. But it’s also cool as a piece of art. It’s being sold “as is,” which means no foot [...] [Read More]

Pillow Talk

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It’s winter and frankly been a fairly snowless one, making our landscape here in the Northeast just one big blob of gray and leafless trees. It’s a little depressing, frankly. So I’ve been thinking about inexpensive ways to spruce up our indoors since that’s where we’re spending so much time. Pillows are always a quick [...] [Read More]
Categories: Fun for the home

Light Up Your Life with a Giveaway!

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Want a stylish desk lamp that also offers lighting most like the sun? OttLite may have the lamp for you. The company’s 508 illumination technology is as close as you’re going to get to bringing the sun indoors. Why that kind of light? Because, the experts at OttLite say, natural sunlight provides the best balance [...] [Read More]