The Decorologist's Top 10 Favorite Finds for January on EBTH

Everything But the House (EBTH), the revolutionary online estate sale and consignment sale company, is one of my favorite places to shop for unique vintage items, all from the comfort of home!  Today I’m sharing my Top 10 Favorite Finds for January.  These items are from auctions in Cincinatti, Columbus, and Lexington.  EBTH recently announced that they are entering eight new markets in 2015: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, the Gulf Coast of Florida, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.  Check the website for details about pick-up and shipping options. These auctions end this week, so don’t delay in bidding if you are interested in any of these items!

I’m always looking for unique bookends to use when styling bookcases for my clients.  These owls would be PERFECT:

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find this pair of owl bookends here

For years, I’ve been collecting vintage luggage.  It can be difficult to find a whole set, and this grouping would make a perfect side table (as is, or with some bun feet attached to the bottom).  I have a similar stack in cream that I use to store my girls’ artwork and keepsakes.

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find out more here

This vintage clock was manufactured by Ridgeway, a division of Howard Miller, which is possibly one of the longest continuously grandfather clock brands in the country.  I love the blue – it gives it a Swedish feel.

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find out more here

Here is a fabulous set of four french provincial dining chairs.  I would change out the seat fabric (an easy DIY project) on these and use upholstered parsons chairs or wingback chairs for the ends of a dining table. Just check out those beautiful looped chair backs!

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bid on these chairs here

I could design a whole boy’s room around this figurine!  Walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue with red and gold accents . . .

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bid on this figurine here

I’m going to tell you what I tell all my clients:  always, always buy chairs in pairs if you can find them. Here’s a classic pair of cane back chairs that could be made fabulous for any room with fresh patterned fabric on the cushions.

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find out more here

Now this rug is stunning!  The beautiful colors in this 100% wool rug could totally make your living room sing. The size is 9×12.

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find out more about this rug here

This fabulous set of dishes from Portugal includes sixteen dinner plates, eight salad plates, eight coupe soup bowls, eight cups and saucers, a round chop plate, a vegetable bowl, and a creamer.


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bid on these dishes here

This corner chair would be such a great conversation piece and might be just what you need to liven up a boring corner.

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more information on this corner chair here

How about a cool vintage fitted leather blazer in Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala?  I find it hard to believe that something Aigner would be vintage, but I guess that’s showing my age!

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get the jacket here

That’s my round-up of favorites for January! I love talking about unique vintage finds, so thanks to EBTH for sponsoring this post. Which item were you smitten with?


  1. Janet

    Love the corner chair…..but alas, it’s kid sized…. Not that I would have driven that far just for a chair or paid to have it shipped anyway, but I did look….

    • Kristie Barnett

      EBTH often has online auctions of properties in Nashville. You can look up their current sales to see if there is one in your area. I’ve purchased from several of the local ones.

  2. Elizabeth Scruggs

    LOVE the pair of caned armchairs. I LOVE caning on ANYTHING—

    • Karen Hattan

      Elizabeth (and Kristie), my father-in-law does caning if you ever need a chair or something repaired … just email me. 🙂
      I love those chairs as well!

      • Kristie Barnett

        Great, Karen – thanks for letting me know!

  3. Beth

    I just don’t have the heart to do auctions. I get too nervous!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Hey Beth,
      Will I see you at the RESA convention this week?

  4. Judy

    So very excited at the news of expansion to Washington DC!

    And I love the stacked luggage. I wonder if it would be a crime to paint it?

    • Kristie Barnett

      Judy – not a crime! They’re vintage but not old enough to feel too badly about painting!

  5. A different Holly

    I love love love love love auctions . . . that’s the problem!


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