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Vintage Office in the Bathroom

Vintage Office Organizer in the Bathroom

We’ve got a steadily growing vintage office supply collection going on here in Holly House; it’s one of our favorite things to thrift. We found this metal index organizer about a year ago for $2 and I’ve been using it to collect index notecards that I keep by my bed … Read the rest


Entryway - School Desk

Project Life is coming tomorrow – it was too dark today to take good photos.

I love school stuff. Jake likes to describe my decorating style as “8th grade classroom”. Which is probably spot on. We’ve got a school chair or a microscope in pretty much every room in the … Read the rest

Family Vintage

Before Christmas my Great-Grandpa Ray moved to a new home in an assisted living facility, and recently he made the decision with my family to sell his home and its contents. This is really sad for me; my childhood home was moved to make way for the Kansas Speedway, … Read the rest

Thrifty Finds: Children’s Book Collection

Sometimes thrifty finds seem good to be true. Also, sometimes they pop up in places you wouldn’t expect. It’s no secret that we love books around here. They’re taking over the house, really. We have way more books than bookshelf space. But this find was irresistible.

Vintage Children's Book Stack

How much do you … Read the rest

Thrify Finds: Son of Man

The Son of Man by Rene Magritte (1964) is one of Jake’s favorite paintings. Here’s why:

“At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see … Read the rest

Hats Off – Thrifty Finds

Here at the Nerd Nest, we like hats. Mostly because most of our hats make us look like dorks… which is a good thing hereabouts. We also like thrifty finds. We’ve decided to weeklyish share thrifty finds with you… and we’re starting with this awesome hat!

Hats Off! - Thrifty Finds

Hats Off! - Thrifty Finds

I know. I look … Read the rest