...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Anatale whose one-of-a-kind decor includes a Victorian stoneware ginger beer bottle dug up from a backyard in England! How’s that for uniqueness?

How was your weekend everyone? Mine was productive! While Handy Hubby and the boys were camping, I took any free second Mabrey would give me to finish unpacking and clean up around here. The Underdog is feeling a little more like home with our things out of boxes. I’m looking forward to organizing and decorating now that the moving mess is gone. That means I’m open for window shopping!

A new-to-me site that I was recently introduced to is NOVICA. Have you heard of it? NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. They offer thousands of top fair trade gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items.

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I love the idea of bringing unique, hand crafted items into my home. It’s definitely a way to break free from the cookie cutter look. And I think you’d be surprised by how well less mainstream decor mixes with more popular, say IKEA or Target, products. In fact, I’ve selected one of the items above for a product review {to come!} in my own home.

Are you looking to add some one-of-a-kind pieces to your home? Great! NOVICA is graciously sponsoring this week’s giveaway. See details below.

PRIZE: one $75 e-gift certificate to NOVICA {Please consider shipping charges when shopping NOVICA. Since items are shipped from all over the world, shipping can be a little pricey but there are many items with special $2.99 shipping.}

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. shipping address {no P.O. boxes please} to enter. One entry per email address.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “ONE OF A KIND!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, June 28th @ 9:00 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen via random.org and announced Friday, June 29th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Share an item you have in your home that you’re pretty sure no one else has. Is it a piece of furniture that you DIY’d? Or a custom sewn curtain?  Maybe it’s a special rock that you found on a walk. I’ll go first. HH and I lived in Illinois when we were first married. {We’ve actually lived together in IL longer than in OH!} We had {and still have} very good friends out there who had artwork commissioned for us as a moving away gift. It’s a painting of our very first home. Not only is the piece one-of-a-kind, it means the world to us.

images: collage by Dana Miller using NOVICA images

301 Comments

25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! On a trip to Africa my friend purchased a necklace made by the local women out of magazine strips. No one is the same, and I love it!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We are lucky enough to have lots of artist friends and family, so we have quite a few wonderful and unique art works in our home.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I love to mix one of a kind pieces in with mass market retail items. That is one of the reasons I love Etsy so much. I have a print from Katie Daisy of The Wheatfield which I love.

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25.June.2012

one of a kind! OH! what a great giveaway! i was introduced to novica last week via cost plus world market and have been lusting after that alpaca throw ever since! a one of a kind piece i have been looking for is an antique mail sorter from an old hotel or apartment building. many years ago i saw a home in a magazine styled with one of these used to corral ballet flats and sandals. very cute :) thanks for the opportunity!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I lived in Europe for 8 years and have lots of special pieces that remind me of my time there. my favorite is a dish that I picked up on trip to Tunisia.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I’m lucky enough to have lots of stuff floating around from original artwork by family members or stuff I custom ordered from etsy. One of my favorites is the batik dyed linen table runner.

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! I have many pieces in my room (no house yet) that are original, but my favorite right now would have to be the quilt I made. It was my first one and holds a special place in my heart.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

When we recently moved into our house, we inherited some faux marble wall paper as a back splash in our kitchen. It is horrific and is coming down as soon as it is in the budget. I’m pretty sure we are the only ones who have this.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! One of my favorite things in our home is a a hand-carved wooden parachuting tribal man that hangs from a string we picked up while skydiving a few years ago – I love him!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Would love something unique as a centerpiece for our new home.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Whenever we travel, we always bring back something very unique. So we have plenty of unique items throughout the house.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND

I have a few items, but the first that popped into my head is a desk we have in our office. The desk was handmade by my Husband’s uncle, and serves as a great masculine addition which offsets my girly taste.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My mother makes heirloom quality, modern art quilts. We have two for our master bedroom and just received the first one for the nursery for our first baby who is due at the end of August!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I love all my old beat up furniture that I have refinished. I still oogle over my gorgeous nightstand that I rehabed from a nasty old $5 Craigslist table. But I sure wish it was two-of-a-kind so the Mr. could have one on his side too!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Coveting a trendy pouf for my living room, my aunt and uncle recently gave me the one they bought on a trip to Morocco 20 years ago. So much better than anything I could have gotten from a big box store!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! In our house…that would be our beach shells collected from trips we’ve been on :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have this painting I picked up at a flea market in Germany (where I was living at the time) for 10 Eur. I first saw it from across the lot, it’s this sort-of post-impressionist Russian scene, based on rich, cool shades of blue and purple with shots of yellow. I passed on it initially, then was freaking out on the inside through the rest of the market! Fortunately, it was still there when I got back. The vendor was the artist, actually, and someone had commissioned it, then changed their mind. He told me that he usually would have sold it at 250 Eur, but it seemed that day he just wanted to get rid of it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Hmm…well most of my pieces are from places like Target, I do have several things from thrift stores. I will choose my record table. It is an old table that someone left at the dumpster behind my mom’s diner. She brought it home and plugged it in and it worked! It is a nice table, like a low console table, and has speakers in the front. The top lifts to reveal a record player and radio. My mom gave it to my grandma and then she gave it to me a few years ago. It still works and is actually our only radio lol. Right now it resides in my dining room. I love it. My husband and I are starting our own collection of items, well, mostly me, but things that are meaningful to our relationship. Last year we picked up a bowl from a local artist where we honeymooned. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Maybe not entirely unique, but close: I have a chest of drawers and a vanity that my dad refinished for me when I was little and have been in my room ever since. They were passed down from a member of his family and are beautifully made—solid wood, dovetail joints, the works. You can’t find furniture like that anymore!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind. I painted a dead hatchery raised salmon then pressed a piece of cloth over it. It it a beautiful fish. I would like to do it with my kids someday…

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! My most treasured item is a little hammered silver box my great-grandfather made for my grandmother when she was born.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! In my apartment I love to incorporate vintage pieces that add texture and a story to my rooms. Right now I’m using one of my Grandma’s high school yearbooks as part of a gallery display on the wall. From far away it looks like an interesting, modern print, but up close…it’s a yearbook from the 40′s!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind. A family mural that we all painted together when our kids were itty bitty!

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!” I made all my own curtains, but I also have an old print of a seascape that I could never find any info on. I got it framed and it’s beautiful, I’d be shocked if I could find another like it.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My husband brought back a handmade leather bag from Algeria. It’s something that was made for ceremonial use by a nomadic Saharan tribe It’s small and has been dyed in really interesting ways with neat graphic designs in the embroidery, appliqués and drawings.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I love to pick up things while traveling that I can display in my home.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Images I took in NY on our anniversary. I took a couple of them and turned them into canvas art. They are my favorite and most personal.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!
I have 4 paintings and a wreath my sister made for me.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a custom piece made by my BFF Zoe. She’s a glass blower and made me a gorgeous cup for Christmas a couple of years ago. It’s neat knowing no one has anything else like it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

Our coffee table is an old table from a local public library with the legs cut down.. around a hundred years old.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have several gifts from Africa that my sister brought us home from traveling.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I bought a sculptural ceramic wall piece that looks like a mass of barnacles and is a lovely aqua color from a ceramics student. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and never get tired of looking at it.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a beautiful clock that I made in wood shop in seventh grade.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

We have a 1920′s Victrola that we love to play old jazz music on.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

We don’t have anything unusual yet! Just moved in a couple months ago and still working on the basics :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have these beautiful south Indian bronze antiques that are handmade and one of a kind!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have an old chest that I use as my coffee table – I found it at an estate sale, and it has clearly been well loved for many years. It is definitely one of a kind!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I need to win this because I don’t think there is anything in my house that is one of a kind!!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Some of my favorite one-of-a-kind items in my house are dresses or skirts I’ve made for myself, my daughter, and her American Girl doll.

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25.June.2012

I have this ring from Italy that I love and can’t get here, so I am glad I splurged when I was there.
one of a kind!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!!!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I got an amazing original watercolor from a hugely popular NW artist named Justin Hillgrove. I bought it directly from him at a big craft fair in Seattle, and he told me that not only was it an original, he had no copies of it either… so there wouldn’t ever be any prints made of it. Definitely a prized piece.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have loads of stuff that we’ve DIY’d over the years and lots of photography from our travels and art work from friends. One new thing that I haven’t seen anywhere else is a 1960′s wicker Peacock-style chair painted pink. It’s not going to stay pink long, but I love having interesting things that also serve a function in my home. I’ve been a fan of Novica for years – what a great giveaway!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
While walking on a remote beach on the Alaskan Peninsula my dad and I stumbled upon 3 glass “bubbles” that we believe were part of an old fishing net that had been lost or discarded at sea. I have them sitting on a shelf in my living room and I love to tell people their story!

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25.June.2012

i love thrift shops for things that are unique & eco-friendly {100% post-consumer recycled}.
i have a thing for rescuing vintage office supplies.
in use in my office are these hardworking vintage treasures:
clipboards
paper cutter
typewriter
stapler
metal file boxes
yes, they were mass-produced way back when, but the patina of use has made each item
ONE OF A KIND!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

The thing that immediately came to mind was a petrified turtle shell. I found it in a local river, totally by chance, several years ago. We took it to the Field Museum in Chicago and were told it dates from sometime in the Oligocene (30 Million Years Ago). How it came to be sitting, intact, at the edge of an active river I do not know, but it completely fascinates me. I keep it on top of a stack of books on my coffee table–it’s an awesome conversation starter!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a hand-carved intricately detailed wood sculpture of an old fisherman that is from China and was my grandmother’s. She always called it her “Bali Man” even though it was from China, so that’s still its nickname today. I also have a handmade leather photo book from Kuwait that a friend sent me when he was deployed over there a few years ago.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

1910 walnut dining set! I love it so…

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! My brother is an artist and we have 3 of his paintings in our home.

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! My great grandmothers china hutch is my most prized possession. It is a gorgeous mahogany, but its best feature is that it is a corner cabinet, and the wood doors on the bottom, and glass doors on the top are curved. It is gorgeous, and unusual and I love it!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! My fiance is an avid fossil collector, so we have many fossilized fish on display.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a friend who is an artist, so I have a colored pencil drawing of my son as a 6-month-old.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have a huge painting that my parents’ neighbor gave to us and lots of my own photography framed on the wall.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

my family is from burundi, africa, so we have all sorts of art and tiny statues that are handmade and original, from burundi. it’s great :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
Our outdoor table is bright orange, and I built it myself, so I’m guessing it’s one of a kind! :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I recently picked up a D-I-Y IKEA hack type bookshelf/bar cart – very cool!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We had a large photo that we took in Nepal blown up and it hangs on my wall – brings back great memories everytime I look at it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

All of my window treatments were made by me. I love that people always ask where I got my curtains or roman shades.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
We had a wood carved sculpture made for us as our wedding gift to each other while we were in Jamaica on our “weddingmoon” (destination wedding + honeymoon on same trip = weddingmoon) by a local artist.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND
My husband’s photography pieces.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have an oil painting of myself done by one of my college friends copied from one of the worst photos I’ve ever taken.
It’s my favorite possession.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

When we moved into our house we found a bunch of scrap wood in the garage attic (some of it was REALLY nice wood, apparently). We gave nearly all of it to my grandpa (he does woodworking as a hobby) and as thanks he built me a beautiful shelf.

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ONE OF A KIND! We have some one of a kind paintings my husband’s done.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I have a few beautiful pieces of art, a couple we’ve bought and a couple I’ve done. In addition, I have a painting passed down by my husband’s great aunt. It’s a little bit old ladyish as it is a painting of flowers, but combined with the eclectic mix of art in our collection, it looks great!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!!!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I am working on repairing/painting some old chairs that I purchased at a flea market to use at our dining room table. Can’t wait to see the unique look it will give!

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25.June.2012

We have a white rock that our daughter picked up at the beach on the Island Fehmarn when we were on a walk there. She was only two then and the rock was huge and heavy for her and we said that if she wanted to keep it, she had to carry it all the way to the car by herself. Which she did. Now the rock is in our bathroom and smells of salt water (or do we only imagine that??) and reminds us of those holidays and how little C. carried the rock.
Jule (I don’t qualify for the giveaway – we live in Germany)

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25.June.2012

one of a kind! I’ve got lots of pictures made by myself up in my place!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

I discovered William Morris needlework books before I had kids. I chose a peacock needlework piece and proceeded to source the yarn and canvas. I did not have a plan on how much time I am going to spend on it everyday. It took me a year to complete the needlework with Mom helping me out towards the end. It is such a beautiful piece and I am sure nobody else I know has something similar. I cannot imagine accomplishing something like that now (had 2 kids since) though I would love to.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I have 3 pottery pieces I made myself in a college class. I love them, especially since I don’t consider myself to be a great artist or anything.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My grandfather’s art – beautiful watercolors.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind. I have a photo album that my dad made of trip to the western United States that he, his older sister and their parents took during the 30′s. He had just graduated from high school and I love the care he took in organizing the photos and making appropriate captions. My dad died many years ago and the album gave me a peek at his early life that I didn’t know about.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My godfather built my kitchen table. It was one of the last projects he completed before he died. It makes me think of him every day, and it’s one of my most favorite possessions.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! Those would be my drum seats that I made for my tiny living room’s seating area. I basically made wooden spools with vertical supports around the rim and upholstered them. The tops are tufted, which took some work to get right! People use them and give them compliments all the time.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I found this old glass bottle in my grandma’s basement that I think was a special edition soda bottle (but it doesn’t say what soda). It has famous buildings from the Chicago skyline all around it. I know that the Sears Tower is on it, so it’s probably from the 70′s. Maybe it was a bicentennial thing?

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have an antique coffee table that was actually once a taller farm table. I don’t know how old it is, but it’s definitely old! Bought it at an antique shop and it has the most beautiful patina of beat-up, chipped black paint. Someone cut the legs down to make it a coffee table before I got to it, but I love that my 3 kids have just added to that patina over the years. I can identify the places where paint projects went crazy with two toddlers, or where my son ran into it too many times with his play trucks, and so on…

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have tribal masks we bought in Brazil on display in the dining room.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Our bed is a patchwork of different wood pieces (leftovers from various projects) that our friend built by hand. It’s unbelievably gorgeous and definitely the only one of its kind.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!
i love being able to take found/thrifted/craigslisted furniture and turn it into something i love by modifying or painting it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My favorite piece is small wooden statue my husband surprised me with on a trip to Hawaii.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Family photos are our one of a kind.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My favorite unique piece is a bright and colorful basket from a research trip to Kenya!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a serving bowl from my great-grandma. It was part of her wedding china and my dad has really fond memories of the dish set it belonged to and the many meals she served in them.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have one-of-a-kind coat rack/hooks. I made it from the old original door knobs on my 1940′s house and a piece of weathered wood that my (one-of-a-kind) husband found while out fishing. I love telling people it’s story. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Our actual house is a one of a kind. It was custom built by the original owner back in 1963!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have several beautiful woven blankets from Africa that a friend brought back for me from a trip. I love using them on my bed along with our more modern style furniture.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND- I don’t think I have anything that is one of a kind, but would love to add something to my house!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I have lots of one of a kinds throughout my home, but one of my faves is my great greandmother’s cast iron. My great-great grandmother gave it to her as a wedding gift, and my grandmother gave it to me. When it was still fairly new, their house caught on fire and as soon as she was given the all clear, my great grandmother went to what was the basement to retrieve it because she knew it weighed enough to have fallen.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I have a framed quilt block sewn by my great-great-grandmother

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

My dad will soon be delivering a one hundred year old, hand-made, church pew to my house. It’s been sitting in my parents’ basement for about twenty years. I am very excited to use it in my dining area.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

Well, I’m sure its not 100% unique, but I have my grandparent’s dining room set from the mid 60s, and I love it.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I have a wood pitch fork hanging on my wall. It even has worn spots in the handle from use. I got it at an antique show in Nashville several years ago and still love that its a conversation piece.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a hand-me-down rocker that may not be literally one of a kind, but I’ve never seen one similar and everyone who comes over comments on its retro look. It’s also deceiving how comfy it is…and I just love it! =)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have a couple pieces of furniture my Dad has made and passed on to me. It may not be the most stylish furniture but it definitely means the most.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Between my husband’s photography and my attempts at craftiness, we have several one-of-akinds in our house. The most precious, though, would be the quilt my mother made us for our wedding. I flew home to help pick out the colors, the fabrics, the placement. When she brought it to us for the wedding, she wanted to wash out some ink that seemed to have stained it. Instead of removing the ink, the dye remover stripped the color from the fabric in splotches all across the quilt. My mother fell to tears. I told her it made that quilt all the more special because it could never be replicated. We still put it on our bed every winter. It’s a special treasure.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! A few pieces made by my grandpa when I was little, a doll cradle, small rocking chair and little hutch. Treasured pieces!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I went to kenya a few years ago. As a souvenir, I bought a beautiful cloth painting of an African sunset and one of my friends framed it for me as a surprise that Christmas!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My unique piece is a vintage folding Moroccan table base I discovered in a dirty corner of a giant consignment warehouse…I stripped it of the ugly black paint, stained it, and added a World Market top. It’s my favorite thing at my house!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! One of my favorite custom pieces in my house would have to be our dinning room table that my Dad built.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
A good friend is a talented artist and has given me a few oil paintings, I love displaying them in our home!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have some pottery my mother bought for me in South Carolina that I love, and some original artwork.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Along the lines of your one of a kind we have an arial picture of our house from the late 50′s. We are the 4th generation of our family to live in our house so we probably have a lot of unique items left over from other people but I love that photo. So much has changed and so much has remained the same.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Do photos count? Geez louise, I need to get some art commissioned or something. I feel so cookie cutter now that I think about it! :-P

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!! The quilt my mom made for my daughter is pretty unique and has some really near vintage fabrics in it!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I’ve got a yellow cedar hope chest from the 1800′s. I need to restain that thing now that I think about it.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Long before my boyfriend and I moved in together, he bought a large (5×7) abstract painting from a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, which is in our neighborhood. The in the two apartments we have shared, we’ve managed to find a spot where it’s size and uniqueness are able to shine.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I love sea glass, shells, driftwood. . .once I even had a solitary swim fin wash in at my feet — I was tempted to leave it there (picturing one sad swimmer, now helplessly swimming in circles), but it’s the same color palette as my bath so now it hangs on the door to my loo!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I only really have photos and family hand-me-downs… They’re one of a kind in their own unique way!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I bought a wooden desk that was painted all rainbowy (is that a word?!) for a kid at a thrift shop for $20 and turned it into a vanity for my bedroom. You can check it out on my blog! http://lifeinprojects.blogspot.com/2012/05/styled-and-organized.html

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have a lot of vintage/antique items in our home, but one of my favorites is a large, round copper tray from my husband’s family in Sweden. It’s a great scale over our mantel.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

with identical twin daughters at home, it’s important for us to have unique personal items for the girls. my favorite original right now is the handmade artwork each of the girls has, made by their artist auntie. xo!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! i love sewing so i’ve got plenty of one-of-a-kinds but the hubby has the top spot on my list. :)

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!!

I bid on a piece of street art at a Kansas City art crawl and won it. All proceeds went to a local art teacher and I got an awesome graffiti style piece that I have plans to design my future child’s room around! I love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

We have a few things that I think are one of a kind. A mini gold elephant that we got in Thailand, and wedding ducks my hubby got from South Korea when he was stationed there. Those are my fav, the meaning behind them is so sweet and they are meant to be passed down mother to daughter. (i have two girls <3)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND – I have a beautiful vase, hand made by my best child hood friend. She lives in NY and I in Florida, but evrytime I look at it reminds me of her and us as children. She is so talented. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have an old china hutch and table that were from my grandmothers family. I have refinished the hutch and hope to finish the table soon!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
When my father was stationed in Vietnam he had paper hats made for each of us with our names woven in them. It’s between the 2 layers, you have to hold it up to the light to read them :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
We have watercolors my Mom painted and curtains she sewed. Love her!

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!”
My Grandmother has handed down many awesome things to me, but the most unique are the flocati rugs that she bought back from Greece. I have 4 different rugs that can be stiched together through grommets on the back. SO we can have 4 separate rugs or a giant rug…or any combination in between.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My one of a kind item is a hand carved wooden piece of art from Papa New Guinea that hangs in my kitchen. I love it.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a blanket that I knitted for my son when I was pregnant with him. It was loosely based on a pattern I found on the internet, but I am 100% certain it is one of a kind. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
We have some very beautiful paintings we brought back with us from South Africa. They are especially dear to my husband since they remind him of home.

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25.June.2012

My husband and I created a completely custom light fixture in our dining room and we adore it – no one else has one like it! :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have a gallery wall in our bedroom of consisting of scenic photographs that my husband and I have taken- one for every place that he and I have vacationed together. We’re not photographers by any sense of the imagination but it makes me smile with all the memories!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Our dining room table was made by grandfather in the ’60s. I absolutely love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Love novica!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! One of my favorite things in our home, that’s definitely one of a kind, is our dining room table. It’s a table that my husband sort of “inherited” from a former roommate who left it behind in a house they were living in. We refinished it and changed up the shape a little bit, and now we love it!

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25.June.2012

“One of a Kind” I have a cutting board my father made over 50 years ago. I use it on our counter in the kitchen to display other items…

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have some artwork my best friend drew for me and my husband of some of our wedding flowers. I love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My hubby and I used to live in Michigan’s upper peninsula. I love the large chunk of driftwood that my hubby turned into a candle holder!

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind!
I recently painted and distressed a craigslist buffet. I’m in love with it and I know it’s an original!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind…my kitchen now has re-purposed shed planks on the wall from an old shed in our yard!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I wound up with a lot of friends who were art majors in college (I have a degree in econ, go figure), and I have a few pieces around the house. My favorite is an abstract version of St. George Slaying the Dragon that is in abstract. Beautiful, and meaningful to me.

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!”

An item I have in my home that I’m positive no one else has is actually several items. My MIL is a painter and she has painted my husband, daughter, and beloved (now in heaven) Chi dog. We put my husband in my daughter’s room to always “watch over” her, her prints are also in her room- showing her age progression, and my dog prints are in my room next to his urn.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! We have four precious one of a kind things in my home: my kids! They add one of a kind artwork to our home on a daily basis, not to mention the weeds bouquets that find their way inside and the interesting outfits they choose to wear each day. =)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
For our wedding, my mom had an artist friend draw up an amazing caricature of Hubby and I. I think they pegged us right on and it just makes me smile.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! Lots of things in my house are made or remade by me – so lots of one of a kind.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!! We have an art piece of our son by Modern Bird Studio on his first birthday…I adore it and everyone comments on it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have a secretary desk that my grandfather crafted out of several pieces of furniture.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Anything made by the kiddos :)

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I love artisan products! Makes me feel multicultural!

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! I found a pair of butt-ugly birds at my local thrift store a couple of months ago. I instantly fell in love with them but decided not to get them. I kept thinking about them all weekend and how cute they would be painted bright yellow and sitting on my mantle. Well, they were meant to be because when I went to get them a couple days later they were still there! I love those funky things!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
We also like to personalize our home with things not found in just any old store. We were fortunate to spend much of one winter doing sailing regattas in the Caribbean. Each yacht club has an identifying flag and we bought one at every venue and had it signed by each of the crew members on the boat. Once we got home we framed each flag and hung them in our dining/living room. They are very happy reminders of an amazing adventure.

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!”

Wowza, thanks for introducing me to this site. Can’t wait to check it out.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have an old pie safe that was my great grandmother’s. It’s unique because of it’s size and that it sits up high on legs (most antique pie safes are lower to the ground). I love it and always reminds me of my “Big Mama.” :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a tiny plastic framed picture of Mary from the 1940s that my great grandmother used to keep by her bed.

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind!

I have a rather large (almost “life size” unicorn head puppet that I display. Yup.

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ONE OF A KIND! Just some paintings now, but I’ll make some furniture pieces soon.

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25.June.2012

one of a kind!

i commissioned a painting of my husband’s dog. he LOVES it and it really does look great!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!
We have a several hand-embroidered pillow cases that my great-grandmother made. Every time we sleep on them, I think about the woman I never met and how fortunate I am to have her handiwork right under my head.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a Victorian stoneware ginger beer bottle dug up from an backyard in Oxford, England.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!!! My husband found some interesting pictures of buildings in an old book he bought for $1.00. We tore out the most interesting to us and had them framed. We love them! We also have a painting of a fish my son did for an art project for school. It is so beautiful. We had it framed and hung it in his bedroom.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!! We travel a fair amount, so we have a few pieces. The first thing that came to mind were three antique utensils I found at an antique store in a small village outside Tokyo. They are so old that they look modern (if that makes sense)! I have each one matted on bright fabric, and framed in oversize frames…love to reminisce about our trip when I walk by them on the dining room wall.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a beautiful rug that I bought while traveling through Morocco .

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25.June.2012

Beautiful “One Of A Kind” products! Worth some extra shipping.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! when my grandparents traveled, they would always bring back items that reminded them of their trips. one trip took them to portugal, where they had a glass tile painted and made with their name on it. when my grandmother passed away, i was given that tile, which proudly hangs in my kitchen.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have an old dentist cabinet that my grandparents gave me. They got it from their dentist friend, Mr. Robinson, and that is what we have always called this piece of furniture.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a framed piece of artwork I did in 4th grade. Original for sure!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I’ve got a few gorgeous framed pieces of cross stitch from my mom.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! We have artwork and pottery from Switzerland, Austria, and Turkey in our home.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I frame my kids’ art work and hang it on the walls.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My sister is an artist and we currently have two of her paintings in our home.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!
My brother pencil drawing of a sink faucet that is framed in our bathroom…I luv it and it was just a project/t in one of his classes

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!
On a whim in college I bought a handwoven kilim in morocco. It was crazy trying to figure out how to fly around the world with it! Yet everytime I look at it I remember my trips and morocco.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! I have a sunflower hook rug that I made when I was younger that has a special place in front of our back door.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My husband and I bought a hand carved wood piece of art from the small village next to our honeymoon in Mexico where this sweet man was teaching his son how to carve.

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25.June.2012

“One of a Kind” There are several things, we love the unusual, and unique. It would have be two drawing done by an artist friend, I smile every time I look at them, and all the detailed work she put into them to make them very personal.

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! I photographed a wedding for a friend in grad. school and he gave me one of his paintings as payment. I love it!

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25.June.2012

One Of A Kind I have a jewelry box that my great grandpa made for me

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I DIYed a leather tufted coffee table…pretty sure no one else has something quite like it.

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I have a piece of pottery we got as a wedding gift and I use it for a plant, it’s one of a kind and I love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a pillow that I made out of some painted silk that my mom and I did when we took a silk painting class together. It was really fun, kind of like a combination between watercolor and stained glass. I sewed the silk into a little round pillow with fuchsia shantung silk backing and little red poms around the edge. It matches my bedroom perfectly and I love it because we made it together.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
Not long after my first son was born I fell in live with an original piece of art at an art festival and brought it home. I still love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! … I’m all about it!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind! I have this red painted wood chair that was my grandpa’s when he was little. The paint is chipped and its fun to see how many different colors it’s been.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have a brick from my husband’s childhood home on our mantle. His family lost their home in Katrina. His mother gave them to all of the kids for Christmas a couple years later with a gold plate conatining the address and the word “home”.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

It may not be one of a kind but the most unique item we have in our home is a British West Indies Airlines travel poster for St. Lucia from the 1950s.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a couple of cheapo canvas’ that I painted myself…

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I bought a brand new condo. Needless to say it was beautiful. And completely generic. My dad and I built a custom built-in bookshelf/window seat combo that actually made my condo a home. Can’t read a book and enjoy the view without thinking about good ‘ol Dad :) Plus I’m the envy of my neighbors (“man i wish I’D thought of that”)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have a beautiful stained glass lamp that hangs from my kitchen that I found at flee market. It really is unique.

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!” We have lots of original artwork from all the artist in our lives.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
Painting my sister made for us as a wedding gift. Also a few other art pieces made by my friends.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My scrapbooks, of course! There is nobody with the same photos, scrapbooks or frames in their house. I am a photo “freak”, if you will. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I’d love this give away! I need more one of a kind items in my home!

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ONE OF A KIND!
I’m a self proclaimed artist ;) so I have a few paintings of my own and some homemade photo shoots I’ve done of my kids. Not to mention all the “artwork” our two little girls are constantly creating and hanging on the wall (which we love). It’s not all pretty, but it’s definitely original and unique.

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!” I made my husband –then boyfriend– a dragon batik hanging when we both lived in Malaysia.It;s not the most beautiful thing, but it now hangs on the wall of our home.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I’ve made some art for my son’s room and I love it. :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I recently received one my great-grandfather’s medical textbooks. It was printed in 1858!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
My Husband made a POP ART PIECE of a portrait done of me when I was 16!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!! I just made a piece of subway art with the dates and places that are meaningful to me and my family. I love it!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a large glass vase made by a internationally known glassblower that was a second…..oh oops! This artist does not sell his mistakes he destroys them. Thank you to a friend who just couldn’t toss it. There is no other on the “planet” like it. ;)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND
My friend had a painting done for me by a co-worker she had at the time that was a just getting started artist. I love it and will treasure it always.

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25.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!”

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
It said my comment was too short so I guess I will add I WANT TO WIN!

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I love the quilt that my mother-in-law made for our newborn son.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!

We have a vey old unique teal window which we have hung on the wall! We put chicken wire in the background and put pictures in it! This window is so old I assure it is one of a kind! :)

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
My husband made me a farm table out of old boards taken from a wall in our 1920′s house that we have been remodeling the last 5 plus years. I love it!!!

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25.June.2012

One of a Kind! I have furnished my home with IKEA, target, and other home furnishing stores alike. However, I do have a few unique pieces of furniture that I have gotten at garage sales and thrift stores to help make my home more special and warm. My favorite one of a kind piece of furniture is my buffet cabinet in my office, a retro piece that gives so much warmth to the room.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My mother made a carved woodblock stamp of an Iris that we used to create my wedding invitations. I mounted it and have it hanging on my wall as a decoration.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My mid-century modern dining chairs I re-upholstered in a fabric I chose.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have three black and white prints of Acoma Pueblo in NM that I adore and have hanging in my living room. They remind me of Ansel Adams work. I took them myself on a 35 mm film camera. My hubby and I used to live in NM and love it there.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My bear lamp that I picked up at a thrift shop years ago in Wisconsin.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
The wedding ring quilt on our bed made by my mother in law.

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25.June.2012

Wow! These are great home deals! I would love to have those in my home too.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a lovely picture of a small bridge over a dried-up moat in Germany. A friend knows of my affinity for bridges and captured this stunning, not-at-all-famous or ostentatious beauty for me.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have an old flee-market dresser that I sanded down and painted black and now sits in our living room as a tv stand. Prior to its life as a tv stand in our house it was in the toy room and served as toy storage. I love the piece and get tons of compliments on it.

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25.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a lot of one of a kind items in my home, from curtains to my partner’s grandmothers dresser reworked to become a kitchen island. We have a ton of original art, my partner makes awesome crocheted throw blankets and I make my own jewelry, and sew everything from clothes to pillows.

We are a crafty household, so that pretty much means we are bound to have a lot of one of a kind items all over the place!

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25.June.2012

One of a kind!

I so agree with you on the mixing things up in your home. We have been students for the last – forever – so nearly everything in our home was a ‘find’ and is a bit on the unique side. Our sofa is a custom floral from the 60′s (I think) that we picked up at a thrift store in UT for $60. We have a great glass-front buffet we found for $100 in NY, it is olive green, and really nice simple lines. One of my favorite items in our home is a photo my husband took in Venice, of a man sitting in his book shop with books piled to the ceiling behind him.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! They have gorgeous stuff!

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! Nearly everything in my house is one of a kind. A few years ago my husband picked up a bar that was custom made for a GI in the Philippines 60 years ago. That is definitely one of a kind.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! My sister is an artist and I have some of her paintings in my house.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!

Many years ago I was on a business trip to Phoenix AZ for about a week. During a particularly boring presentation I slipped out and went shopping at a little boutique within walking distance of the hotel. There I purchased two Pueblo beaded bracelets that are simply gorgeous. One is silver, gold and gray beads in an almost chevron pattern. The second is blues, pinks, and purples in a wonderful geometric pattern. They are my favorite pieces of jewelry!

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ONE OF A KIND!!!!

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26.June.2012

One Of A Kind! I have two wooden face masks that my father purchased whilst working in the middle east in the early 1960′s. I have never seen anything similar to either of them on my travels and they are my most cherished pieces in my house.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!

Actually, All of my furniture is from ikea.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a chunk of unformed glass my husband found at an abandoned bottle factory while he was there for work. So pretty and a unique accessory!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have beautiful paintings in our house done by my father & my sister-one of our favorites is an oil portrait of our first daughter when she was one. It sits on our mantel and is full of bright colors-love it!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!
We have a few items that we’ve picked up on our travels that are special to us, but my all-time favorite is a stone about the size of my hand that I dug up from the land my dad grew up on in Ireland. I brought it back in my suitcase when I was 22 with visions of making it part of my home someday. We had it added to a stone wall in our last house, and then we pulled it out and brought it with us to our current house where it will be part of a stone wall or a fireplace surround. It’s just a stone to anyone else but to me it represents my dad and where he came from. I love that stone!!!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My grandmother hand quilted two quilts for my son and daughter. I love that they have something special from their great-grandmother.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!

I recently found a place in Brooklyn called “Dead Horse Bay” that was a landfill in the very early 20th century and now the beach is littered with in tact 100 year old glass bottles and other antique “garbage”
It’s like an archeological dig and treasure hunt all at once

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26.June.2012

One of a Kind!! I have a prized marble table that I absolutely adore. My grandfather aquired a slab of marble from work. To turn it into a table Pop took apart another coffee table…that was banged up from a tornado…to make a new table for my grandmother.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

I have a watercolor my mom painted of my grandfather, her dad, hanging in my house. I love it and am so happy to have something like that to remember him.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I’ve recently started making my own roman shades. It’s really nice to have them fit perfectly and be unique.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a pair of earrings that my husband made for me out of small fixation plates (he’s a biomedical engineer) that he designed. Sounds strange, I know, but they are small ovals with a ton of little holes and are one of my favorite pairs of earrings!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
A very close friend of mine brought back a ‘mush’ bowl from Ghana. It’s basically a clay bowl they use to make their food in. I love it!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I just finished a quilt for my son’s bed. I couldn’t find something that matched what I had in my head, so I decided to make it myself. I hope it withstands his toddler antics, but for now, I love it.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! We have so many gorgeous one-of-a-kind quilts that my mother-in-law has made for us over the years.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

We have a custom piece of artwork gifted to us for our wedding!

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! We have a salad serving contraption that was custom made for our wedding, so I know no one else has the same exact one! It was welded out of metal, and it kind of looks like a sun, with a large hole in the middle for the salad bowl, and all these arms coming out around it that hold condiment dishes. It was perfect for our buffet style reception for 200+ guests, but it’s a little big and awkward to stick on our dining room table, so we’ve never used it since. But we can’t get rid of it…our grandkids will probably be stuck with that thing one day!

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!

My brother-in-law is a fantastic photographer, so we have some of his prints lining our walls, instead of mass-produced prints.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!

my hubby’s grandmother was a fabulous, kooky little woman who was a designer….years ahead of her time. she was always repurposing things & chopping legs off things. we have 2 really cool pieces of hers….one is desk. the legs are made from the iron “grates” that were at the teller’s windows of the old train station. another cool one of kind piece is the dining room table that she cut in half & used as an entry table. it just floats off the wall & the beautiful curving legs make such a statement. she always used local artisans to help bring her visions to life & i love that her passions kept so many people employed & inspired! and that we have these cool pieces to remember her creativity!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!

We recently moved from Florida to Colorado and sometimes miss the ocean. For Mother’s Day my son made me a Stain Glass piece of art depicting a beach scene as a reminder of our old home. It’s so sweet and unexpected. I love it! :)

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND

Our decor is pretty eclectic. We have very slowly been working on collecting unique art and home decor from places that we have been to (and places we haven’t . . . a lot of our pieces come from places like Ten Thousand Villages). Probably our most interesting one of a kind piece is something that my in-laws gave us. It is a wooden parrot that they gave to an artist that they knew in the Dominican Republic and commissioned to have painted. It’s a beautiful piece and we always get compliments on it.

I have had my eye on some pieces from Novica from awhile. Our budget for home decor is extremely low, so it takes awhile to save up. Would love to win this one!

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26.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!”

I paint .. so of course, I have tons of “unique” art aroung my house.
Thanks, for the giveaway!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I thrifted two chairs and deconstructed them, got new fabric, and paint and completely redid them! They are a part of our sunroom that has been the “old, now new room.” My husband and I also bought a cool old window and table legs from a salvage place and made a fun table for the room! We LOVE it!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!
Thanks girl! I love vintage finds- they feel pretty one of a kind!
xo Becca

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
My dad and I made a kitchen island when I was in college to expand upon some non-existent college living kitchen counter space. Since college, I’ve used it as an island, a bar, and a tv stand. It’s more functional than beautiful, but I still love having it in my house because we made it together!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I think we have quite a few unique items in our house, but one of my favorite things is our coat hanger we made out of ceramic bunny heads and reclaimed wood with moss on it from our old fence.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!!
It would have to be the picture of quaking aspens my daughter painted for me…priceless

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! I have a beautiful handmade quilt my mother gave me the day my daughter was born. So very special and unique!

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!
My daughter has a handmade blanket that a friend made while I was pregnant.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Several things come to mind: lots of rocks from various trips (I am always putting rocks in my pockets wherever I go); my favorite drawing by a local artist that hangs next to my bed; the bowl I knit out of copper wire…however I think my favorite one-of-kind piece that I own is my dining room table. It is not an unusual design at all – a round oak pedestal table – but it was built by my grandfather for his house and sat in their kitchen for 40-some years. When I bought my tiny house, I was wondering what kind of table would work in the miniscule dining area. As luck would have it, my grandfather’s table fit perfectly! The top is pretty beat up and I keep thinking that one of these days I will refinish it. But I also like that I know I cannot “hurt” it, and any scrape or stain will only add to the patina that my grandparents applied through many meals and gatherings.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I am definitely a collector, so I’m happy to feel like I have a bunch of unique items, and I’m an artist, so I love having so many hand made items by myself or my artist friends. I think my favorite piece though is a driftwood bowl that my husband bought me while we were dating on a college trip to Costa Rica. Not only is it a beautiful bowl, but I love the story behind it too. We were out of money, & all that we had left was the allotted food money that we got everyday. He ended up using that little bit of money in a game of poker, & won enough to buy me that bowl. Haha, what a keeper!

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ONE OF A KIND!

My husband welds and he made these neat little guys out of nuts and bolts. They’re the size that sit on a tabletop and may or may not have some questionable areas (they’re concealed) on them that probably aren’t safe for kids to look at. LOL They’re funny, just like him.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! I love NOVICA! I’ve purchased some really nice earrings for my mom from that site! As for one of a kind items in our home…I just finished custom painting a birdhouse I found in the clearance section of our local pet store for $2! I made the hole opening the center of a sunflower. It’s cute! My husband hung it in the tree for me last night! I can see it from my kitchen sink window.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I love the wedding fingerprint tree “guestbook” we have hanging up on our living room wall!

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26.June.2012

One of a kind!!

We had guests sign a hockey stick at our wedding – it will be finding a special home in our new house.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My husband and I love to DIY and have completed several art and furniture pieces. Also, when I recently went to S. Africa, I bought a sketch by a local woman (her self-portrait)…so unique! And of course I loved that all the proceeds went directly to her and her family!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have a very nice last supper, it a cherry wood frame around it, given by my mother-in-law. It’s abou 4ft. long and it looks huge, but goes so well in our dining room.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND…
I have a vase from Honduras that my friend brought back for me when she went there on a trip. It’s simple, earthy, and unique.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have some unique sculptures my sister brought back for my fro Kenya, we have a table built with my husband’s grandfather’s own hard, and we built out own bookcase (massive!) last year.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My father is a carpenter. He built my gorgeous 4 poster bed and a few other amazing pieces. I heart him!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND. . . I think most of the stuff in our house is one of a kind.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind…the images I took of my children.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND

My Grandfather has done a lot of traveling to Africa and the Middle East, and I am lucky to have some of very cool carved wooden masks that he has collected over the years.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I too have a watercolor painting of my and my husbands first home together, it was a first anniversary gift from my husband. It’s extra precious to us, because he had the artist paint in a tiny picture of our sweet puppy who we recently lost to cancer. It is one of my favorite keepsakes of our life together. :-)

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have some unique art in my home. I love to pick up handmade art on vacation – like a handcarved sea turtle from the Carribean. I also love to paint my own furniture, if I have the time!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I sewed my son a pillow in the shape of a rocketship to match his comforter. It’s the first (and likely, last) thing I will ever sew, as it took forever because I just don’t understand my mom’s 45 year old sewing machine, but it sure does look good!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I made all the curtains in my house and a quilt for my daughter. I love putting my own touch on things. I am pretty sure my daughters are each one of a kind and I helped make them!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Sounds like you and I have similar art… my Sis comissioned a sketch of my house for my last birthday. Love it! And this reminds me that I need to get it framed :)

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! I have charcoal sketches my husband has drawn around the house and pictures of my kids. :)

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have a painting of flowers made by my 3 year old Niece. Priceless <3

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a coffee table made of pieces of a piano and is held together with custom metal frames from a local artist.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Absolutely lovely things – such a special site!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I found an old, very solid, cedar surveyor’s tripod for 25c at a yard sale. Some galvanised pipe and a light fitting later, and I have a cheap, designer styled lamp that I love.

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26.June.2012

One of a kind! I made custom roman shades for every window in my new home and I just love them. I would so love to win this!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I love photography; in our home I have a few of my own favorite snaps hanging as art. But the most fabulous are some framed pics that a friend of mine, an artist, gave us as a housewarming– they hang opposite the couch I curl up in at night and I love looking at them.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I can’t think of anything other than pictures in my house that are one of a kind. We had a pic put on canvas that was the view from our backyard in our last house that’s awesome.

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26.June.2012

My “one of a kind” is a prayer book on my nightstand that belonged to my grannie when she was a little girl. It was given to her by her mother. It’s falling apart but I treasure it:)

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have lots of framed DIY artwork done by myself or my sister.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I am so blessed with many handmade gifts from loved ones but my favorite is our hutch, one of several pieces of furniture handmade by my father.

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!! I have beautiful paintings that my sweet friend Carrie made just for me!

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26.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! DH was lucky enough to inherit his paternal grandmother’s Mahjong set from the 1920s. It’s not out on display yet since we are slowly renovating and unpacking, but it will make its debut soon (I hope)!

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27.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!” I have a signed album by Bruce Springsteen!!!!!

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! My favourite piece of furniture is a desk that my late grand-dad made for my Mum when she was a little girl. It’s now proudly a part of my little boys room :)

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! Nice giveaway! Thank you.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have beautiful hand-embroidered pillowcases my husband’s great-aunt made for us. Right now they’re sitting in our closet, but some day I plan to get them framed so we can display them.

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27.June.2012

One of a kind! I have a cute chair that I pulled put of the dumpster, painted and reupholstered. My husband was skeptical at first, claiming I would never do anything with it, but now uses it every day to put on his shoes. It’s also came in handy for extra seating in the kitchen when we have large groups over.

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27.June.2012

“ONE OF A KIND!” We were married on the beach and as a surprise to use one of our friends at the wedding painted a watercolor of the beach where we were married. We love it! It’s above our fireplace and means a lot to us.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have many handmade items in my home, the most precious were made by my mother and grandmother.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

My “one-of-a kind” has to be our house that was designed by an architect from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Our house is an original and everyone that comes into it comments on how unique it is.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

Wow, so lovely! Our one-of-a-kind pieces include thrifted and upcycled furniture. Honestly, they’re my fav pieces in our home (even several years later).

thanks for a great giveaway!

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!
I have a redwood burl table that I made as a 4-H project many, many moons ago.

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27.June.2012

One of a kind. I have a brass fly that holds the fireplace matches. More weird than pretty but it is from my husband’s grandmothers house. I like that she had this strange item in her house.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! We have a rug that my husband brought back from Turkey on a work trip

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! The stuffed fish that I made out of some of my old sweaters that I felted. It sits on my bed.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

I have a sheepskin throw from my exchange student trip from waaay back in high school that still sits on the back of my couch and makes me smile when I look at it. I’ve had it since before it was cool!

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

When my little family and I were on a camping trip 3 years ago we found a bird’s nest on a hike we were on. We brought it home and I framed it and ever since then I have collected bird’s nests! (Never from tree’s of course! Only one’s that have fallen to the ground ;) )

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27.June.2012

One of a kind! The piece that first comes to mind is a sculpture carved from Grand Canyon onyx that my husband and I picked up on a trip to Sedona. Such a magical place!

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

No one has the table we handmade or the vintage chairs we just recently recovered.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!!

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a carved wooden sign that my grandfather made for his home. It is framed and the individually carved letters spell out “Give us this day Our daily bread”. I also have several small plates that I’ve collected from my travels around the world.

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27.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have a really cool old church pew that was one of the original pews in the church that I grew up in, in a little town in Texas.

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28.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND. we have a sun bleach deer skull complete with horns that hangs above our mantel- my husband found it in the badlands.

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28.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I know no one else has the sweet handmade flower made out of tissue paper, given to me by my daughter on Mother’s Day.

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28.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! I have several animal skulls and lots other natural artifacts since my husband and I are nature geeks :)

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28.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND! One of my favorite unique pieces are two mid-century sideboards my grandpa made for their house when my mom was a little girl.

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ONE OF A KIND!

My husband is an amazing artist and each year, for our anniversary, I get something really cool and handmade. For our first anniversary, he did a drawing of my favorite tropical flowers in color pencil and added saphires to the piece. Freaking saphires. I love it.

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28.June.2012

ONE OF A KIND!

All my brazilian Ceramic dolls!

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