Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What to do with a Niche?

One of my favorite bloggers, The Pioneer Woman, talked about a niche in her lodge remodel project today. We have a niche in our new house, and honestly, it kind of stressed me out. Since it's a niche, something worthy, special, and important should go there right? Well, honestly, I don't think so- it's my house, not a museum! I just arranged several interesting and old items together. I piled on a few miniature pumpkins and gords for the season, and it works. Worthy, special or important? I don't know, but at least it's one of a kind!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Things with Faces

I've always had a thing for vintage things with faces. Whether they be animals, statues, dolls, or even doll heads (see above), sometimes they just need to come home with me.
My mom knew I would love these, but she found them after they had already been sold. They were sold on Raised in Cotton, a neat online vintage shop. I do love them, and in fact, I have to keep going back to look at the picture and reminding myself that they are already sold.
They haunt me- not in a spooky beheaded doll kind of way (as one might think), but in a "why didn't I find them first" kind of way. Weird, I know.
I like weird things.
In fact, my Etsy shop is full of things with faces since I can't keep them all. And PS, I'm adding one new thing to my shop every day in October!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back with More Mirrors!

As I get all of our decor settled into our new house, I realize that I have some holes to fill. Of course, I can't just go get everything I want at once. Besides, it's fun to be on the hunt for that perfect thing for a while. Last week, I did luck out on a couple of good deals for things I needed.

First: $2 Estate Sale Mirror...$2! It's old, with a slightly cracked and chippy frame, and the mirror has a scratch or two- perfect!

Second: My Michael's find. It was less than $40 with my 40% off with my coupon, and it reminds me of something Horchow would have (like this one for $395).