My Favorite Finds Around The House

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My little vase from The Object Enthusiast.

There are so many of us that appreciate good design and love to decorate. Am I right?  It’s easy to find fellow design enthusiasts who share your passion and style. I can be drawn in and even envious of others style and interior spaces but I do have one thing they don’t. A lifelong collection of objects, artwork, souvenirs and trinkets that are all special to me in one way or another. Sure, I can flip through Elle Decoration and spend way too long clicking through Pinterest boards seeking inspiration but usually that just leads to frustration that I don’t have a photo shoot worthy home.  I console myself by surveying the pieces around my house that I’ve collected from auctions, yard sales, stores, ebay, other people and of course my travels. Here are a few things around my home that make my home feel like, Home:)

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Driftwood display I scored from a store closing its doors.

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A small collection of books found at a second hand bookshop from my college days.

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A beautiful biscuit jar inherited from my husband’s aunt.

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Brass candlesticks my uncle brought me from India.

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My best Craigslist finds. A Venini inspired chandelier.

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Goodies in the Pantry. Chutney from me mum, Nambe salt and pepper sculptures from my sister, vintage coffee and tea tins from the Salvation Army in Brooklyn NY, wooden egg cup and a beautiful tin from Marie Belle.

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One of two unique silhouette drawings from a student art sale. I love these.

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A Toulouse Lautrec mini from a Yard sale in upstate NY. Antiques Roadshow?

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My Eiffel Tower pin. I have had this for as long as I can remember.

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A little dish from Afghanistan.

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Wait, this might be my best Craigslist find. A brass Chiavari chair reupholstered in Brunshwig and Fils Les Touches.

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An original painting from a church rummage sale on the upper east side.

In closing…

Thankful for: My special little collection of things.

Wanting: A piece of art for over my mantle.

I’ve learned: Moving things around your home can transform your environment without costing a dime.

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