You would not have seen a garden gate hanging on my living room wall, with random bits and pieces added to is for the season or a holiday... recently when a friend was visiting she commented on one of my unique, uncommon decorating choices and it made me step back and take inventory of my room and what it has become.
For example, earlier in the fall I added this fabulous vintage, silk umbrella I found (at where else) my favorite thrift store! Hesitant to open the umbrella up all the way and use it ( I think it shrank a bit over time) I decided to add it to the garden gate back in September as our fall is usually rainy and blustery! I know my friend thought this was an unusual choice (and we aren't even going to the beat up vintage gate here!).
Of course, since that day in September, I've already changed up my gate to a garland... it's supposed to be for Christmas but the brass and galvanized flower shapes attached to a tinsel like garland, well they spell year round to me... it's new but looks old and vintage-y and yes, I've decided that is a word.
You can see this chair rests next to our desk in the living room and I usually have small pillow on it as well... handmade by me a number of years ago.
I've been thinking of changing this pillow out and recently a wonderful company, Uncommon Goods, contacted me about the opportunity to showcase their catalog a bit on my little old blog... of course I said YES! If you've never checked them out before you're in for a treat and believe me, their style is MY style... I mean they had me at the word uncommon, right??!!! I've received their catalog for years and it is always full of unique and unusual items, both qualities that fit into my decorating style to a T! Uncommon Goods has been around for number years and knows like me with my vintage finds, that there's a story behind everything and in decorating with these kinds of items you say something about yourself in your selections! You can find information about the designer or artist behind most, if not all of their offerings. They support sustainability, creativity and the artistic community.... and I won't even get started on their fabulous jewelry options that I adore (hint to the mister?)!!
And getting back to my pillow on the chair and the idea of changing it out... This cute "book style" pillow from Uncommon Goods would be a fun option... I mean my middle name should be "book", or "reader", or "I just gotta get to the end"!
I'm thinking of adding one of these candles from Uncommon Goods to the mix when I decorate for the next season or holiday, I mean they even crackle! Nothing says cozy on a cold day like a crackling fire or candle when you don't have a real wood fireplace!
A broader view of the area shows you one of my many globes, my vintage Sears Farm books (some day I'll find volume 3) all stacked on top of a vintage 4 drawer card catalog. Sometimes I pull one of the drawers out and let something spill out of it...
Another pull out a bit farther on the corner and you can see another globe (my husband says I have too many... at just 5 or 6 I don't agree), a "B" that would have been on a Letterman's jacket (my last name starts with a B), my grandfather's humidor/pipe table and in the corner the coolest vintage baby gate I've ever seen. This gate is wood and had just the right patina. I sometimes open it up a bit more along the wall but for this vignette it's tucked away in the corner and just opened enough to show it for what it is.
Of course Uncommon Goods doesn't let me (or you!) down in the globe department... maybe I could sneak this cork one into my collection... I'm sure my husband wouldn't notice! And I've already got the map pins to use on it so it would be a cost savings, right?
Or perhaps this fantastic accordion magazine rack? Just think of all the cool things I could display on this, perhaps even some of my vintage Nancy Drew books currently tucked away in my little corner cabinet (you can see them peeking through the glass)?
So how about you? Any fall decorating that you need to share before breaking out the holiday items in a couple of short days? Are you uncommon and eclectic like me?
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