THE HAPPY SHOPPING FILES: VINTAGE & HANDMADE ON ETSY

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With handmade or vintage items you can add character to your home. In this post I have included my favorite Etsy finds, all are either vintage or handmade.

// Antique Mars Print c.1822 framed
// handwoven Moroccan 100% wool pompom blanket
// Hans Wegner Sawback Dining Chairs 1960s (set of 6), reupholstered with Kvadrat fabric
// rare and iconic vintage Curt Fischer Midgard Scissor Wall Lamp
// vintage Mali West African mudcloth textile pillow cover
// Walnut Ventura nightstand / bedside table

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// 1930’s Danish Bamboo Chair, designed by Edward & Tove Kindt-Larsen for the 1939 Danish Pavilion in NY
// pair of mid-century Arka Chairs by Yngve Ekström
// AION wooden pendant light
// mid century Svend Aage Holm Sørensen desk lamp

DIY PROJECT: (EASTER) BUNNY MUG

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I love this cute diy bunny mug, an easy project to do with (or without) kids this weekend. All you need is a white mug, a porcelain marker, a pencil and a piece of baking paper. You can find instructions here. Have a wonderful long weekend!

EASY DIY PROJECT: MODERN POM POM CUSHION

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I always love a great DIY project, especially if it is that easy to make as this pom pom cushion. You can find instructions here on Almost Makes Perfect.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: RENT A GORGEOUS HOME NEAR BYRON BAY

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This stunning home in Bangalow (near Byron Bay), Australia, can be rented through Airbnb. Haveli House is an Indonesian and Indian inspired luxe cottage providing a truly authentic experience with a distinct relaxing environment and atmosphere that will evoke treasured travel memories. The property sleeps a total of 5 people and is suited for those wanting a quiet private retreat. Heidi, the owner, also runs a beautiful store located in Byron Bay (called Haveli Byron Bay) where you can purchase an eclectic range of furniture pieces, tribal artwork, doors, source from places such as India and Bali.

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AN ELEGANT 19TH CENTURY HOME IN LYON, FRANCE

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This stylish 19th-century home in Lyon, France, has been modernized by the current owners but luckily many original features such as the mouldings on the walls and ceilings, have been preserved. The modern elements are selected with care and the marble kitchen island, the midcentury furniture pieces, modern light fixtures and accessories really work well with the original details. I love the old wooden herringbone floor in the kitchen. And what about those large windows!

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THE HAPPY SHOPPING FILES: HANDMADE IN BLACK & WHITE

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I love all things handmade & unique and I try to avoid shopping at large stores selling mass produced items. For this reason Etsy has been one of my favorite websites for years now and I spend a large amount of time browsing Etsy stores and sellers. So why not turn the beautiful things I find (on Etsy and in other stores) into a regular item here on this blog? Today I share some “black & white finds” with you. Above: set of two hand made ceramic plates.

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Hand spun African mud cloth

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Set of ceramic tumblers

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MOROCCAN KILIM FLOOR CUSHIONS

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A Moroccan floor cushion made of a vintage kilim is a great accessory as it gives a lovely bohemian chic touch to your interior. I have several in my home and we use them as extra seats when having guests. But also my son loves them for building a fort and and our dog Lola thinks that the cushions are dog beds. So the cushions are very versatile!

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Similar poufs as the ones above are available from Etsy shops Moroccan Tribal and Nice Leather Poufs.

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