Cherished items that make you smile

I’ve never been one for theme rooms. There’s always been something a little too contrived about making everything match. But I can say without a doubt that I often gravitate towards fun décor items that remind me of my two favourite things – my two dachshund babies, Oscar & Bodhi.

Now, I’m no crazy-dog-lady (ok, that’s been disputed, but with no concrete conclusion), but I see no harm in having dear and delightful doxie reminders in my everyday life when my pooches aren’t around. A theme? Not really. I scatter them throughout my spaces (my home office, bedroom, purse – you get the idea), and I’m thrilled when I catch a glimpse of one unexpectedly, and it makes me smile.

And so, I’ve compiled a few pictures of my favourite doxie-themed decor pieces that make my day! I hope they make you smile, too.

My favourite doxie pen acts as a cute reminder of my darling lovelies.

My favourite doxie pen acts as a cute reminder of my darling lovelies.

Just love this cute & compact dachshund bookend in lacquered white.

Just love this cute & compact dachshund bookend in lacquered white.

This colourful cutie was a fundraising item at a local retailer and all proceeds from the sales went to an animal rescue - that's what I call a win-win situation!

This colourful cutie was a fundraising item at a local retailer and all proceeds from the sales went to an animal rescue – that’s what I call a win-win situation!

And of course, the real deal :). Bodhi & Oscar, my teeny-weenie babies ;).

And of course, the real deal. Bodhi & Oscar, my teeny-weenie babies ;).

And you? Care to share what themed items you display to remind you of cherished people, places or (doggie) babies?

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Birch tree wallpaper – beauty from nature

Beautiful birch trees provide a graphic and striking backdrop.

Beautiful birch trees provide a graphic and striking backdrop.

There’s nothing I love more than bringing the outdoors in. With wallpapers and other wall coverings making a comeback, my vote is for this graphic birch tree print with a subtle metallic background. It will be gracing the walls of my new powder room soon! While Cole & Son offers a similar print in their luxury line (3 rolls for $950), I found my rolls at a UK retailer on eBay (3 rolls plus shipping for $94.00).