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Friday Finds: House 8810

Oh my goodness!  A Friday Find that I actually found (from Pinterest, of course) and liked and wanted to share!  I genuinely like all my Friday Finds, but I think this one is cooler than the rest.

House 8810 is a web store from which you can buy all sorts of vintage inspired and quirky finds.  From kids toys to table cloths to iPhone covers, House 8810 is full of fun and interesting items.  I was lead to it when I saw this Personal Library Kit on Pinterest.

As an avid reader, the granddaughter of a librarian, and one who likes to hold on to her books, it seems like such a great idea!  I also love cataloguing and categorizing, so anything to help me do that is always a hit!  Plus, it’s just so cute!  So, I clicked through to the site and started looking around.

And OH BOY! did I find SO MUCH fun stuff!  Enough fun stuff that I made Nate come over and look through the site with me.  Here are a few of my favorites:

I really enjoy a fun dish towel.  I know, it makes me sound so cool.  But House 8810 had some really cute ones.  I immediately pinned one about coffee, of course, but I think my favorite one is this one:

It’s appropriate on so many levels.  1) I cook with a lot of onions. 2) The make my eyes tear SO MUCH.  I have tried every trick the internet has offered, as well as a few I learned while volunteering in the kitchen at the summer camp I went to.  None of them work.  I just try to hold out for as long as possible, then let the tears roll.  And I usually go grabbing for the dish towel at some point.  Wouldn’t this be a good one to grab? 3) I cry a lot, onions or not.

OK seriously, how funny is this lunch box?

I would love to carry it on a picnic in a park, spread out my picnic blanket, and open it up.  I think it would be quite amusing!

They also have a bunch of fun kids toys.  This is one I remember doing as a kid:

I think hand-held video games and phone games make stuff like this not quite as much fun, but I certainly had fun with them!

House 8810 has a ton of other fun stuff: so many cute note cards, adorable aprons, witty stamps and note pads.  It’s a fun site and I enjoyed perusing it!

I haven’t purchased anything from House 8810.  It’s currently hard to purchase anything since we don’t have any of our stuff and therefore don’t have anywhere to put new stuff.  But I really like the website and many of the items.  Perhaps I’ll keep House 8810 in mind for the future!

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Friday Finds Returns: POP Phone

I’ll be honest.  I have no idea if I will get back to posting consistently enough to have daily themes.  BUT!  I have a new toy that I love and that I’d love to share.  So Friday Finds shall return for the week.

Since I grew up before cell phones were quite the ubiquitous thing they are today, I spent my middle school (and high school, and some of college) years with my ear stuck to a handset, attached to a phone, attached to the wall.  I got quite good at pinching the handset between my ear and my shoulder so I could use both hands while talking on the phone.  And, while there are many, many more and greater freedoms granted by the little cell phones we carry around in our pockets, easy squishing-between-shoulder-and-ear is not one of them.  It creates a very odd crick in the neck.  Or requires one of those stick-in-your-ear headsets that never really fit in anyone’s ear.

Long before I dreamed of actually owning an iPhone, I learned (from FAB or Swiss-Miss, I can’t remember which) that there were such wonderfully designed things as the POP Phone.  Handsets that replicate the look and feel of old telephones with the convenience (although not quite the portability unless you have a large purse…which I do) of your cell phone.  Amazing.

So when I finally got an iPhone, I got one.  Because iPhones are REALLY not good for squishing between your ear and your shoulder.

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The POP Phone has arrived! I got mine from Nordstrom.

Attached

It’s purple to match my phone cover, natch.

In Use

Nate thinks it’s hilarious, I think it’s wonderful!

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