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.

Planet Cat Design Mist Humidifier 220ml Pink or White 7 LED
This little humidifier is sold by Etsy seller AromaHeavenStore for $26.01.
Cactus Shaped Humidifier Essential Oil Diffuser 280ml for image 2
A cute but functional humidifier in the shape of a cactus. This item is also sold by Etsy seller AromaHeavenStore for $33.23.
3 in 1 cute Cat Humidifier
Another cat-themed personal humidifier, this one from Etsy seller SkippiesCuteScoops.

Interesting Planters –

I like cute little objects to add some flavor to my white bookcases. My bookcases have glass doors and house books, Lego modular buildings, and art objects. Recently I saw an interesting set of Face Bookend Vases at

Face Bookend Vase by Justina Blakeney
The “Face Bookend Vase by Justina Blakeney®” is unique. Each vase costs $99.00 on

It’s kind of kitschy and expensive, but you have to admit that they do add visual interest. Plus, for the space-starved, these items are multi-functional: a bookend, a vase, and a decor item.

Alternatively, check out the Face Flower Pot Planters on Amazon!

The planter below follows the “face theme,” but is not a bookend (although I guess it could be placed on a bookshelf). The big advantage of the planter is that it is cheap. It sells on Amazon for around $26, but I’ve seen it on sale for $22.00.

Similar to the above is the YIKUSH Female Head Design Succulents Plant Pot also on Amazon.

Candles –

I have a soft spot for candles. Not only are they great for setting ambiance or helping during power outages, but some of them are also wonderful décor items. Candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and aromas.

Succulent Themed Candles

I recently purchased some tiny cactus tealights for my Vegas condo. They cost under $10.

Cactus tea lights unboxed
Small cactus tealights for under $10. The manufacturer is Ornerx.

For those interested in a desert motif, there are a variety of succulent candles on Amazon, most for under $20.

Geodes and Gemstones Themed Candles

I also love geode and gemstone-looking candles. Years ago, I bought a gemstone-looking birthday candle for a friend. It was in the color of her birthstone and she absolutely loved it and the fragrance. Unfortunately, I cannot find that candle anywhere. However, I managed to find a geode-looking candle. I’m not sure about the quality.

If I do manage to find the birthstone candle, I will update this page.

Food-Themed Candles

If you want something unique, there are the funny cereal bowl candles. The picture of the candle below is from Amazon. I have not purchased this candle, but the reviews seem good (Fakespot found that they were real reviews). This candle is under $25.00. The Amazon seller, ILikePar, also has other food-themed candles.

ILikePar French Vanilla candle in the shape of a bowl of cereal
Available on Amazon. The seller is ILIKEPAR.

Additionally, I have also seen candles in the shape of a dog bowl, a large gummy bear, a cup of tea, a muffin or cake, a bowl of ice cream, a pie, and waffles. Again, all these items are available on Amazon, as well as Etsy.


My passion is small-scale stuff, from Legos to small toys to miniatures to small home decor items. If you enjoy collecting and viewing miniatures and other little things, I hope this website will provide you with helpful information and useful links.

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