Around this time every year I start wishing that my Portland apartment was a quaint, cozy cottage out in the middle of nowhere. My fantasy country home would have a big fireplace, a pie in the oven at all times, and all those charming little details that make country living feel special (Plaid blankets! Vintage kitchen tins! Mason jars everywhere!). Until I can make my country lifestyle a reality, I’m determined to bring some of that country charm into my urban living space, and Etsy is a great place to start. Click through to check out 10 pieces of home decor that will add some country vibes to whatever kind of home you have…
As soon as I saw these recycled glass stacking bottles, my mind started racing with all the things I wanted to store in them. I think I’ll use the large set to keep oils and vinegars in the kitchen, and the small set to keep bubble bath and body wash in the bathroom. And then I’ll start stacking other things in my life, like shoes and candles and the baby goats I’m hopefully getting for Christmas. [$14-$19 for a 3-piece set, West Elm]
I just moved into a new apartment, and the state of my couch pillows is rather pathetic. With that in mind, I’ve found 12 decorative pillows that would look great in my — and your — living room. Click through to see them all!
Seriously, how lovely is this candle? Not only is it made of hand-poured soy wax, it’s infused with a subtle tea rose scent. Another reason to love it? Once it’s all used up, you can wash out the holder and voila: you’ve got a beautiful pink Moroccan print glass, perfect for sipping cocktails or displaying a few flowers. [$36, Market Street Candles]
It’s a soapdish! It’s a tub stopper! It’s … both! How cute is this rowboat-shaped soapdish, which is attached to a tub stopper on a chain? You’ll always have your soap nearby when you’re reading in the bath and look hella cute doing it, too. Now, if this darling little boat floats on top of the bath, too, that would just be the bees knees. Someone buy one and report back, please? [$15.99, ModCloth]
One of my interior design dreams has always been to have an old school card catalog in my house. I’d love to use it for organizing recipes, jewelry, craft supplies, or just general storage. I could spend hours scouring garage sales to find an antique one, plunk down some serious cash for a reproduction, or better yet, I could craft my own. This tutorial uses IKEA drawers, but you could use any light-wood drawers–just add some wood stain and brass labels and ta-da! You’ve got a fabulous storage space guaranteed to impress your librarian friends! [The Painted Hive]