I wanted to find an array of items on Etsy that would bring a bit of the special quality of Alyn's home to your home and mine.Shopping for letters on Etsy yields a number of attractive options, including this large Q printers block from ThreeOldKeys. I grew up with those World Book encyclopedias; they're not small books. This vintage marquee letter N could be leaned up against a wall or in a bookshelf. Find it at VintageEmbellishment. Remind yourself to mind your shop with these ETSY printers blocks from JillRuth. adripofcoffee has this vintage metal T stands alone quite handsomely. everyeskimo's metal J would be perfect in a natural and lettered vignette. I love wooden printers blocks with a wood tone contrasting with the darker background. These are from luckylittledot. This family of owls from onegiftoneworld would be right at home among vintage letters and natural mementos. Shoeforms, like these from everyeskimo, are a small, sculptural way to bring woodgrain and retired vintage into your home. 26olivestreet has a more rustic shoeform option, with less shine but just as much character.
This picture from Alyn's home reminded me of how much I love copper in a kitchen. I have a number of copper accents in my kitchen, and it goes so well with the slate I plan to use in the floors and backsplash. I found a number of copper pieces inspired by these patterned measuring cups above - snatch them up before I do.
I have a copper bowl just like this one from SunnyDayVintage. Mine was covered in green gunk, and was about to be donated when I saved it. A few coats of ketchup later, it was good as new. The person who was going to donate it didn't even recognize it as theirs later.
This set of vintage copper coffee and tea canisters would love to sit on your counter. Unless I buy them from storybookcharm first.
Don't you love the shine on these copper scoops from ModishVintage?
The texture, the shape, and the coiled handle on this copper teapot from SarahAnntiques make me swoon.
LucindaAndJane has this copper coffee maker, sugar and creamer set. I have a mug in hand and am already pulling up a chair.
I don't know that I would be able to decide between chocolate or cheese first for this solid copper fondue pot from GoodEyeVintage.
CometWreckage has this fantastic lidded jello mold that would be an excellent addition to your kitchen decor.
Alyn's home has an array of beautiful furniture, and this library filing cabinet from ShopGreenOwl reminded me of the drawers behind the fireman's pole.
This unique piece from bauerwood also had a special quality (and lovely drawers) that reminded me of all the pieces with drawers I noticed.
Be sure to check out Alyn's Etsy shop, and her blog. I am grateful for the inspiration I have gotten from Alyn's home renovation. I am equally grateful for the realizations that this kind of incredible home doesn't happen overnight, and that while my home isn't starting with unique architectural features, it's no less a home. And I intend to enjoy the journey from suburban house to personalized home.