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1. Vintage metal tray re-purposed as a magnetic message board with vintage button magnets. (I wish I'd thought of that!)
2. Pair of vintage red and while polka dot coffee mugs.
3. Material girl hand mirror.
4. Whoops! Guess I forgot. :S
5. Vintage yellow Luxo lamp.
6. Vintage 50s Vornado streamlined two-speed desk fan.
7. Pink Melmac melamine Mid-Century modern cereal bowls.
8. Vintage Olympia portable typewriter.
9. Industrial magazine racks.
10. Vintage mustard photo Rolodex.

Just thought those vintage finds were too good not to share.




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.