A Great Cover Up

I love this idea to cover up ugly air conditioning units outside!

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If you have any sticks left over, build a cool trellis like this one!

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Spotted all of the above on a Garden Week tour!

Tick Tock

I looked at a zillion clocks before choosing one for our kitchen. I wanted the clock to go over the window, and that meant that I was limited to a certain size. I wanted a clock with a schoolhouse/station clock look but couldn’t find what I was looking for that was the size I needed. Then I found this amazing white ceramic Karlsson clock online. However, it seemed to be out of stock everywhere! I eventually found and had it shipped from a shop in Wales. The internet is pretty amazing!

It is lovely – but the shiny silver hands on the shiny white face are a bit hard to read (and really hard to photograph!). I’m thinking about painting them black.

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Just because I now have a clock, it doesn’t stop me from noticing other cool clocks everywhere I go! Here are a few I’ve spotted recently:

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Found in a friend’s kitchen – a lovely oversized (23″) station clock with clean lines. It really stood out against her grey walls and its large size added a whimsical touch to the room.

Spotted this one and was instantly smitten! Loved the thick convex glass cover and see-through view of the gears in this hook mounted nickel wall clock:

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Saw these two and loved their simple modern look:

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Is it a clock or is it sculpture? The beautiful wood and interesting shape of this one caught my eye:

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The open spaces of these two would really make them pop on a colorful wall:

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If this one had an alarm, it would definitely be on my bedside table!

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And of course any of these midcentury classics would make any room they were in!

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Although the one at the store seemed to be missing its orange minute hand, it’s my favorite of the moment!

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Station Clock: IKEA Bravur 23″ wall clock.

Nickel Clock with Wall Hook: The Nest Egg , http://www.shopthenestegg.com/

White/Wood clock: CB2

Wood clock with green hands through black/wood table clock: Bo Concept

Midcentury clocks (last 4 photos): Design Within Reach

 

 

Throw In Some Sparkle

I dropped into Arhaus last week (when I was supposed to be food shopping for Thanksgiving – don’t tell!) and loved all the beaded throw pillows I saw. What a great way to add some sparkle to a room during the winter months! Think about these in the bedroom as well as the living room. They’re more versatile than you would think – any style of decor can use a little shine and a little goes a long way. Which is your favorite?

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I encourage you to click on each picture to enlarge – the detail on each pillow is worth it. The zebra stripes below are actually made up of a variety of different beads.

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I think these below are my favorite – I just love a symmetrical pattern.

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All pillows: Arhaus, http://www.arhaus.com/