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Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!

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Friday
Sep042009

A snap in the laundry

I am a magpie at heart, and honestly can spy cool bits and bobs at twenty paces. My antique dealer granny, Lena, is probably to blame, since she dragged me along to jumble sales as a kid. She would bribe our way to the front of the line so we could head in and scour the tables before the hoi-polloi had a chance. Ah, childhood memories, lol.

Last night I spied that cool Snap tin below at a friend's house, high on a shelf in their front hall. Up until that point it held their dog Trav's cookies, and now it's sitting pretty on a shelf in our laundry room. Honestly, I offered to pay, but in the end I think we swapped it for tomatoes picked from our garden. So, thanks Michael, Jen and Trav! Those cool Number Mason Jars to the left are these fresh finds from Pottery Barn, while that rather odd carved teak bull I snagged ages ago at a Value Village. Oh, and don't worry about Trav; his cookies are now housed rather smartly in a vintage Peanuts lunch box.

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Reader Comments (4)

Love!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I like your use of the words bobs, jumble and hoi-polloi all in a single paragraph!

Brill!!!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommy X

I wish I had your eye for vintage/thrift store finds! I'm still struggling with lamps, furniture and bits and bobs to furnish my house!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Cool blog. You are doing nice work.
Keep it up. I'll be visiting.

September 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterexternal hard drives

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