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Trends: Horn Accessories

Horn accessories both personal and for the home have been around for a while, this isn’t really news. They appear in many shelter mags, scattered among tabletop vignettes. But I kept seeing them everywhere in NYC.

I saw horn accessories at Thomas O’Brien’s Aero, Ochre and John Derian during my recent trip. My mom recently admired a vintage magnifying glass with a horn handle at a local store, One Eleven Main. She ended up buying one at Home Goods, which now sits on a pile of books in her living room.

the estate of things chooses horn spoons at Ochre

The little horn spoons and bowls at Ochre.

the estate of things chooses chilean ox horn spoons

Ox horn spoons at Laviva Home

horn candle holder

Horn candle holder, Unica Home

the estate of things chooses horn shaving set

Shaving set, Unica Home

the estate of things chooses horn salad servers

Salad servers, Amazon

the estate of things chooses horn bookends

Bookends, seen at Another Shade of Grey blog

the estate of things chooses horn magnifying glass

Magnifying glass, Ballard Designs

the estate of things chooses horn salad servers

Salad servers, Eddie Ross’ Etsy Shop, these are sold

tyrol-horn-cup-Jayson Home & Garden

cup from Jayson Home & Garden

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Wall Stencils

I was chatting with Bregan last night about Wall Stencils. She mentioned a magazine that she picked up called Fresh Home, she described it as kinda similar to ReadyMade Magazine. In it was an article about Stencils with a cutout pattern that she liked very much. Her idea is to use a tone on tone color combo and we were just discussing where that might work. I think its a great idea.

I’m sure you can do stencils right and make a really fantastic impact in your decor, but I’m guessing its also possible that you may end up with a little cheese if you aren’t careful. Below are two images that are examples of excellent uses that I wanted to share. Check them out and let us know what you think about the use of stencils.

The Estate of Things chooses Southern Living

From Southern Living

The Estate of Things chooses Domino

From the final issue of Domino

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Greetings From…

the estate of things chooses postcard display

A friend recently showed me a collection of vintage postcards she purchased at a yard sale.  They have been sitting in storage for quite some time now because she isn’t sure what to do with them. Framing them is an option for cheap art, you could have them blown up and applied to a canvas (remember Blueprint enlarging a playing card) or you could just mix them in on your inspiration or bulletin board, punch them out for gift tags or decoupage them John Derian style.

the estate of things chooses telegram notecard

Telegram notecard from Paperwink

the estate of things chooses postcard display

the estate of things chooses postcard display

These are polaroids but the same look can be achieved with postcards.

the estate of things chooses vintage postcard backsplash

postcards used in a kitchen backsplash

the estate of things chooses postcard holiday tree

the estate of things chooses postcard garland

If you’ve collected a bunch of holiday themed postcards, they can go on the tree if you have one or string them on some ribbon and have a postcard garland. Images above from Pottery Barn.

But here’s a display I keep running in to, postcards stuck in the molding around door frames or in this case topping the wainscotting.

the estate of things chooses postcard display bathroom

Cookie Magazine

All images in this post are from Apartment Therapy unless noted otherwise.

 

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Everywhere: Test Tubes

Back in January I was observing a trend of feathers emerging. Recently I’ve been thinking about this Pigeon Feather in the Test Tube thing quite a bit.

The Estate of Things chooses Test Tube Pigeon Feather

However – what has led me to think about it so much is, the test tube itself. So, I’m newly obsessed, and a package of 14 Vintage Pyrex Test Tubes from Ebay just landed on my door step. It’s time to start thinking about what to do with them all!

I’ve gone on a little image hunt, to see what I can find! Have you been thinking about Test Tubes too!

The Estate of Things chooses Test Tube Rack with Flowers

from Design Sponge: Liz Demos Sneak Peak
I love the Wire Rack here. This chic’s house is pretty great. Check it out.

The Estate of Thing chooses home decor trend test tubes

This image was shot by a friend of the Something blog.
Again, with the rack. Maybe I need to start looking for one.

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller UnCorked

Etsy Seller UNCORKED has tons of Test Tube / Cork projects.
These are kinda neat. I dunno.

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Ars Moriendi

Etsy Seller Ars Moriendi has some fun science inspired artwork to check out!!

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