Find-of-the-Week: Vintage Settee
I love this vintage settee. The only problem? So did someone else. And they snatched it up before I could return to the store to claim it as my own. It would be perfect at the end of a bed, in a wide hallway or entryway, as a room divider, pulled up to a library or dining table.
What’s New in the Store?
New in The Roving Home store: wood fruit in a bowl. This handmade mid-century piece is composed of several individual pieces of wooden fruit. Carved fruit as decoration is as relevant as ever, stylistically-speaking. And as subject matter, fruit will never go out of fashion — dating all the way back to those lush Dutch still life paintings with fruit as the featured player.
Three Links You Might Like…
- When Collections Go Terribly Wrong. Click the link for an article about a couple trying to save a collection of 350,000 books — at the expense of the house the books are in. It’s tough when you have to choose between your books or your house — especially if you’re like us. Here at The Roving Home, we pretty much like both equally well.
- One Blogger is Very, Very Generous. The blogger behind Oh Happy Day is giving away a trip to Paris for two that she has basically funded herself (in partnership with a Paris hotel). Pretty amazing, right? And I bet this blogger’s friends and family told her that writing a blog would never work as a full-time job. “Make a living writing a blog?” they said. “No, no, no.” they said, “Don’t quit your day job to work on your blog full-time. Don’t even think about it. What are you, crazy?” Crazy as in I’ll-move-to-Paris-and-publish-my-blog-from-there-and-then-fund-a-Huge-Giveaway-on-my-blog-that-will-make-it-even-more-popular? That kind of crazy? Then Yes, the Oh Happy Day blogger is crazy. So click the link. Enter her contest. You would be crazy not to.
- Buy This Map. No, you don’t have to buy it. But check it out and you might find that you want to. From These Are Things, the studio of a Columbus, Ohio couple (my hometown, an increasingly visible hipster heaven), this is a design-savvy way to absorb an important fact — the names of all the state capitals — without straining your brain with the dreaded rote-learning methodology. If only all information could be presented just as attractively, we would hardly need schools anymore. Hmmm…not a bad idea. (Thanks to the blog Molly Ruth for the tip about this map).
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