7th House on the Left


posted by Ashley  /  17 Comments

We’re back with another installment of Etsy Thursday! Confession, I was planning on calling this edition “European Finds” because I noticed all of the prices were in Euros… €39,71… €31,77… and so on.  Well, as it turned out, I was actually browsing on http://fr.etsy.com and it switched my regional settings to France. Whoops! So… Welcome to Etsy Thursday: Not As European As Ashley Thought Edition!

First off, we have the Spring Fling Collection by Aedriel Originals. Plates never really rock my boat. I mean, yeah, I appreciate a cute plate here and there, but I’ve never really come across a set of plates where I think, “OMG, I must have these!”. Well, there’s a first time for everything right? In that case… OMG, I must have these! How cute would these plates be for parties or even everyday use? And yes, they are non-toxic and dishwasher safe. Yay!

Something that does normally rock my boat, is antique cameras (hence our Christmas tree this past year). I love, love, love collecting and decorating with antique cameras. At this point, we own about 20-some cameras. We have about every style under the sun, so it’s not very often that we find something that we think is so unique that we label it a “must-have”.  Well, this little guy from Lee Lee’s Closet broke the mold.  We absolutely love this camera for some reason that I can’t explain.  It’s just perfect. Lee Lee’s Closet has a lot of really unique (and affordable!) antiques to offer that are really worth checking out.

This is where art meets photography then runs smack into a big bag of total awesomeness. French photographer Yann Pendaries offers a plethora of amazingly inspiring photographs that would make any space feel instantly chic. He has so many unique photographs from all over the world that it’s hard to pick just one favorite. However, I’m particularly loving this Paris 09 le Trocadero print. I just wish it came in oversized stretched canvas. I could definitely deal with a 50″ x 50″… just sayin. Discount Alert! Right now, you can get 15% off your purchase with the code “ETSYANNIVERSARY” in honor of his 3 years with Etsy.

Secret Safe Books might very well be a bibliophile’s nightmare, but we think they’re really cool (especially Greg). If you need a good place to hide something in plain sight or if you want to store something close at hand, but don’t want it sitting out, these books are a great solution. They would be great storage for cell phone chargers, batteries, and whatnot.

That wraps up this edition of Etsy Thursday! Do you have a favorite Etsy seller or item? Share it with the class in the comment section!

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We have a question to ask you, but before we get to that, here’s what’s up: Our severe lack of a true kitchen is weighing on our minds. How could it not be, right? When you’re living with a microwave, crock pot, and skillet as your “major” appliances, life is… interesting. As ya’ll know, we decided to go ahead and purchase the fridge (which we are really pleased with!) and that’s made things a lot easier in our “temporary kitchen“. However, as you might recall from the children’s story, if you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. So now we’re thinking about the other appliances we’re going to be buying down the road — like a stove and dishwasher.

As far as the dishwasher goes, we want it to have a cabinet front to match whatever type of cabinets we go with. Kind of like this…

Since the kitchen is a little on the… shall we say… “cozy” side, we want to make it seem as spacious as possible.  By covering the dishwasher with a cabinet front, we don’t break up the continuity of the cabinetry. This will help the kitchen look a tad larger and more finished to boot. Of course, not having to worry about the looks of the dishwasher makes picking it out pretty easy: just look at the reviews, find the best one for the money, and make sure the panel comes off. Done.

Then there’s the stove, and this is where the question comes in. We’ve found a few models we like, but Ashley is getting hung up on the brand. She’s thinking since we have a Samsung fridge we should get a Samsung stove. My thinking is though it would be nice, they don’t have to match. Ash keeps teetering back and forth…

What do you think? Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to pick a side, we’re just wondering what the rest of the population does (or wants to do) in their own kitchens. Do kitchen appliances have to match? What’s your opinion?

Cabinet front dishwasher photo courtesy of Southern Living.