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My eBay Collections

I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping lately, like it’s my job. (Oh, wait a minute…) I sometimes get it in my head that I need to find a very specific item, like an antique blue and white vase with brass trim similar to the one I used in this room design, so I keep popping over to eBay every so often to see what’s available. Have you noticed their new eBay Collections feature yet? I’ve been spotting them alongside some of my searches, and finding some fun things I may not have thought to search for otherwise.

I’ve been creating my own eBay collections over the past couple of weeks, too. Here’s a sampling of what you can find in them.

Making it Lovely eBay Collections

You can visit and follow my collections on eBay for direct sources, and also to keep up with new additions. I’ve mostly been looking at stuff for the house, like the aforementioned blue and white vase. I’m also perpetually on the lookout for an antique runner rug, weird old art, and some Milo Baughman (or Baughman-style) chairs. I’m taking my time and enjoying the browsing process while I hold out for just the right items to show up. Of course, sometimes the searches wander over into fashion with boots and purses and the like too.

I’m definitely in research mode more than acquisition mode right now, but I am pretty sad that I hesitated to bid on that awful/amazing lion rug. You know, that frightening orange guy up above, in the circle? It could have been living it up in my entryway by now had I just gone for it! I mean, I know it may not be to everyone’s liking, but I love it. Besides, we all need to indulge a little bad taste every now and then, right?

Enter to win $25,000!

There is a $25,000 Share it Win it Sweepstakes going on over at eBay right now, with additional $1000 weekly prizes (complete rules and details are here). You can win just by logging in sharing your favorite eBay collections via social media! I’ll be continuing to add to my collections for the duration of the sweepstakes and beyond, and you can follow me on eBay right here.

Fab July

Fab for July

I’m working with Fab again to share my favorite quirky finds from the shop. Clearly I was feeling the geometric designs this time around! I found some classics I was already familiar with, along with a few new-to-me discoveries by independent designers. Below are my picks, but you can also sign up for Fab’s email newsletter to keep up with their newest design sales.

  1. Rhino Box
    It will “guard your tiny treasures.” Need I say more?

  2. Strut Table
    I want to design a dining room around this table.

  3. Bundle Side Table
    Nice legs.

  4. Napkin Stand
    What is this? And why do I even want one? Don’t know, but it’s cute.

  5. Crane Light
    Simple, and good-looking.

  6. Be Kind to Books Print
    A good reminder (and subtle admonishment) for little ones.

  7. White Coconut Pendant
    Classic design. Good lighting always elevates everything else in the room.

  8. Triangle Eco Throw
    Zigzags are on the outs, but I still like triangles.

  9. Blue Tablo Table
    Such a playful table! Could be a great coffee table to balance out more serious furniture.

  10. Infinity Kitty Print
    Meow, meow, meow, meow…

  11. Cant Desk
    A small desk with big style.

  12. Hex Copper Bowl
    I think copper is the next metal to have a surge in popularity. Watch your back, brass.

p.s. Fab has a pop-up Kate Spade Saturday sale starting tonight!

Fab March

Fab March Guide

Fab always has fun finds from big design names along with independent designers, so I like working with them to highlight some of my favorites. Here’s what I’ve got my eye on right now.

  1. Ciao Travel Tags
    All the easier to spot your luggage by.

  2. Decorative Ampersand
    Because I have a thing for decorative ampersands.

  3. Walnut and Leather Wall Shelves
    These are gorgeous. Pricey, but gorgeous.

  4. Lilac Pantone Business Card Holder
    I may pick this one up to hold a few of my pink and gold business cards.

  5. Hello Foil Card Set
    Rifle Paper can pretty much do no wrong.

  6. Red Medicine Cabinet
    I have this in white, in my basement bathroom.

  7. Flower in a Can: Impatiens
    The cute container will decorate a sunny spot while you wait for the flowers to bloom.

  8. Gold Stripe Thank You Cards
    Simple and pretty, and the shiny gold makes them special.

  9. Mother and Child Tray
    I’ve always liked the illustrations on these Vitra trays.

  10. Lilac Pantone Mug
    Hot chocolate would be extra nice in this mug, and it would be cute as a vase, too.

  11. Pinch and Pair Set
    Four little containers that can store and stack.

  12. Amazing Pink Tea Towel
    Why not treat the care details as a design element?

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