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I have been noticing naked mannequins in every store I go to—and these aren't clothing stores. Small wooden or wire mannequins are being sold as decorative objects through all the home decor manufacturers and I don't really know how I feel about it. The bare and sometimes faceless dolls are kind of charming yet creepy ...

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I know these ceramic balls from Williams-Sonoma Home may just look like decorative spheres but their original fate wasn't just to sit in a bowl--it was to bowl. In the Victorian era, carpet bowling was all the rage. Refined ladies and gentleman would gather in the parlor and set up these carpet balls like pins ...

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I'm just a sucker for Chinese Chippendale. And these handcrafted pedestals are so chic with their geometric fretwork highlighted against the silver-leafed glass. They're stand-alone beautiful but give importance and presence to anything you place on them. Eglomise Chippendale pedestals: $1,325 for small; $1,550 for large; SourcePerrier.com

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I was going through my pretty file the other day and found page 53 from last summer's VivaTerra catalog. The tattered sheet displayed their typically eco-chic products, but I doodled three stars (doodle star= totally love) by these Recycled Glass Balloon Vases. They are beautiful. Their lopsided form has the look of a massive soap ...

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