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Auction house odds and ends — emphasis on the odd!

Come in!

I've been curating my household of oddities, antiques, and collectibles — largely from my job at an auction house in San Francisco, and also fed by my love of local sales and thrifting. I think my finds add a charm to my home that was otherwise missing.

This is my house, where I keep all my Things and make my art.

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Antlers, bones, and dead things as decor

I love dead animals. I mean, I like LIVING animals more, but bones and teeth and taxidermied things are my favorite type of decorative detritus.

So let's look at bones in the home. I understand if this icks you out. There's only a little shame in that.

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Daleks on a dinner plate, spring water for your home, and painting quotes on the walls — this week in reader photos

HELLO! Happy Monday! I know we are all very busy, so I'll waste no time getting right to the photos I want to show you from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool this week. And in the Clicky Links I've got a soap-sludge solution, a tutorial on eyelash application, and a first hand story of what to do (and what not to do) after your house is hit by a tornado.

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A New Zealand dorm gets invaded

It was always one of my boyfriend's dreams to be an RA. He signed up this year and the first years move in this weekend, so we got to decorating.

Floor themes used to only consist of RA's sticking up printed posters on doors, but, as it was a competition we decided to lift the game 500%. Hope the kids like it!

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Not your auntie's boring curtains: how about a glittery/retro window dressing solution?

All the curtains I can find are way boring. Where do you guys go for curtains?

I've thought about buying fabric and making my own, but I'd prefer not to. Also, when I say redo, I mean going from a "Hey, this is cheap and we can use it" to a "Hey, this is thoughtfully put together and really shows off the occupants' personalities." Which in this case is retro '60s (him) and anything glittery (me).

So if anybody has any ideas or links to cool curtains, I would love you forever. But since this is the internet I think forever means like a nanosecond…whatever, I would be really grateful. -Christine