who wants to be a decorator!

One of the more exciting things you get to do after buying a house, once the dust has settled and the hyperventilating has calmed down, is put your stamp on it.  I can confidently say that the wee house benefited greatly from the bowels of ebay.  On ebay you can find anything, and it’s good to know that you can also get things shipped, relatively heavy things too, via Greyhound to your nearest depot.  There they will hold things for you (small fee) until you can back your car in and load up.  It’s rather civilized, quite convenient (HUGE exception, Penn Station Greyhound Depot NYC) and doesn’t cost you the arm or the leg you think it’s going to, case in point 4 Paul McCobb iron and wood dining chairs, via Greyhound from Florida, individually boxed for $100.  Now that’s value.   So here are a few of my favorite things…








  1. Stephanie
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 8:31 am | Permalink


  2. kim
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Ah, I was wondering where you got that orange lamp from – and the fisher stove! Lucky!

  3. thecatskillkiwi
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Hi Kim, i got the orange lamp on ebay, it’s danish made from teak and brass and the orange ball globes are made from a hard lacquered twine! pretty nutty right? the gorgeous and really hot fisher stove came with the house, I’m sitting right in front of it now!

  4. Tania
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I like the photos of ur house a lot…things mesh and look like u actually live there.
    Where did u get that coffee table? It goes so well with the couch.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Tania, the coffee table is something I’ve had kicking around for years, got it in a thrift shop. I think these come up on ebay quite often, try searching for danish slat coffee table. Hope this helps!

  5. Posted April 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    this is so fantastic – thanks for sharing the link!

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