Category: Home Decor

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LEGO GLOBE

I am a fan of Lego Ideas sets (discussed in an earlier post), such as the new Lego Globe. I gifted myself the Globe for my birthday – partly as inspiration to take up traveling again in 2022. It also helps that I, as a Lego VIP member, had points to redeem, thus bringing the cost of the Lego Globe down by $20. The Globe sells for $199 on Lego.com, when it is available. At the time I bought the set, Lego had a promotion and included a freebie. The Freebie I am a sucker for promotions and I tend...

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Functional Little Home Décor – Dec/Jan

This post focuses on IKEA home décor items that can add some character to your home. While IKEA may have a “certain reputation” regarding the quality of its offerings, many of its home décor items are not only cute but functional. Below, I will discuss a few of my finds. IKEA Home Décor Item #1: Stockholm Bowl If you have ever visited IKEA in person or online, you have probably seen this metal bowl with its iconic daisy design. The bowl is called Stockholm and comes in two different styles. There is the original silver bowl, as pictured above/ This...

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Functional Little Home Décor-Oct/Nov

I have two functional little home décor items to discuss in this post – a tealight holder and a hand figure. I’ve owned these two items for years. However, these pieces might give you some ideas… Tealight Holder Years ago, in the late 1990s, I invested in a now-defunct candle company (Affordable Luxuries). While there were issues with the company, some of the products were very nice, So nice that I bought some items just for me. Below is a tealight holder that the company offered. It is in the shape of a small birdhouse, complete with a little bird!...

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Functional Little Home Décor: Aug/Sept

Happy End of Summer! I found a few cute but functional home décor items to enhance your space. Personal Humidifier – I live in very hot and very dry Las Vegas. The climate has played havoc with my skin. I have a large humidifier for my living room, but my bedroom lacks space and I needed a small humidifier that would fit on my bookcase headboard. Since Etsy seems to carry a plethora of unique items, I searched for a personal humidifier and found some cute but still functional possibilities. Interesting Planters – I like cute little objects to add...

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Functional Little Home Décor – July

Happy July! Here are three cute but functional items that can spruce up your home décor. All of these products are under $20. 1. A Small Planter that Holds Eyeglasses I saw this Face Plant décor item on Amazon and thought it was a fun idea for a planter. Once I got it, I decided to use it as a storage container for my remote controls. I may put a plant in it down the road, but I think it’s fine to use as a décor storage place for stuff that always gets misplaced. Note, while it appears to be...

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Lego Flower Bouquet

The Lego Flower Bouquet kit from the Botanical Collection is a unique building set. It features an interesting collection of six types of flowers and was designed by Anderson Grubb and Astrid Sundorf Christensen. The Flower Bouquet Build: The building kit is, in my opinion, extremely easy – so much so, I wonder why it is labeled 18+. The set only has 756 pieces. Perhaps the 18+ rating is because the Flower Bouquet is not a playable set. You build it and then display it. But, there are other non-playable Lego sets for the under-18 crowd that are more difficult...

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Small Home Décor

Each month or two, I will post reviews and pictures of 3-10 small home décor items. My intention is to divide the home décor category into two parts. In Part 1, I plan to list and review some cute products you can use to decorate your shelves, nooks, and crannies. These small items are purely decorative but add visual interest. There may be some overlap with items discussed under my Lego posts. In Part 2, I will review small home décor items that are also functional. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, below are pictures of...

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Lego for Home Décor?

Coming Soon! Legos pretty enough to be home décor? In this post, I plan to review two Lego building series that, once built, are really home décor items. The two series I will discuss are Lego Architecture, (including Skyline) and Lego Botanical Collection. While these sets are somewhat similar to Lego Creator Expert vehicles, there is a difference. Unlike the Creator Expert vehicles, which you can display and/or “play” with, you cannot say the same with Lego Architecture and Lego Botanical sets. These sets are decorative. They are also geared to adults. However, be forewarned, you may have difficulty finding...