Sunday, 21 May 2017

Uncommon Goods

I am obsessed with Pinterest and anyone who follows me on there will have probably noticed that I have an obsession with household accessories and have a whole board dedicated to them. To that end one of the sites I spend hours procrastinating on sites such as Uncommon Goods. Founded in 1999 with its headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately owned retailer that endeavours to feature unique jewellery, designer décor, tabletop items and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people.

Having pinned many images to my Pinterest boards, I thought I would share with you some of my favourites and some I would actually quite like to have at home and they are slightly kooky but very me.

Uncommon GOods
In total blogger cliche, I love Avocado on toast with a poached egg and a few chilli flakes for good measure, I don't apologise for liking it and in truth, had never tried it until Instagram photos tempted me that way. Then came the notion of trying to grow my own Avocado Tree, again, inspired by Instagram, but to date, I have continually failed in this task. Then I came across this Avocado Tree Starter Kit which only costs £16.50 and apparently all I need to do is "simply insert the shiny seed of your last avocado into the pod, float it in a water bath, and patiently watch your windowsill set-up sprout signs of life". Genius.

As a glasses wearer, I am forever putting my glasses down and forgetting where I left them, so something as cute as this Owl Eyeglasses Holder on my bedside table might just encourage me to store my glasses more carefully. Priced just under £20 it is an absolute bargain and if an Owl is not for you, there are many other options to choose from.

I am known as being the crazy cat lady at work, Stephen and I have three fur balls who mean the world to me and naturally I treat them as though they are human, often insisting that Hector is my youngest son to those in the office. So a black cat pillow which is knitted from 100% baby alpaca wool, would look just amazing on my sofa, joining an Owl cushion that we have, which Hector absolutely adores. Again, this pillow is handmade and is just adorable.


Staying with the cat theme there are a couple of necklaces that I also have my eye one for being unique and for the same reason above. The first is a heart shaped intertwined feline necklace which depicts two cats curled up together to form a heart. The necklace was modelled in clay, cast in sterling silver and bronze and it is just super cute. The second one was created using non-working antique watch parts from the mid-1800s and then cast in sterling silver and hand-finished with a beautiful darkened patina. is quite different to anything that I have seen or own but it jumped out at me.

So from crazy cat lady to avocado loving cliche blogging all in one post and if you have never looked at Uncommon Goods then honestly, go procrastinate and see what delights there is to discover.






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22 comments:

  1. I love the avocado plant! I know a few people who this would make a brilliant present.

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  2. Oh that eye glasses holder is such a good idea x

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  3. I'm a bit of a cat lady, I have two! I love the cat necklace x

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  4. I am obsessed with Pinterest and I love the avocado 😂 Xxx

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  5. Omg I need an avocado tree. My life would be complete! X

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  6. The two tone cat necklace is stunning!

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  7. Omg! An avocado plant sounds like a must have! Now we will all be growing them haha

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  8. I spend my life asking AJ "Where is Mummy's glasses? Have you seen them? Have you moved them?" to then find them laying somewhere totally stupid. I need to get a glasses holder!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  9. The owl glasses holder is super cute! X

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  10. The owl spectacles holder looks so cute.

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  11. I love cat home accessories! I need to start Pinterest x

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  12. That avocado plant idea is actually genius!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  13. I love the silver/gold cat necklace, my friend has 9 cats and would love that xxx

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  14. *runs off to buy ALL the cat necklaces**

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  15. I would love to grow my own avocado - how totally hipster is that?! Sadly I'd probably fail to keep it alive :(

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

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  16. The avocado plant is so cool! These are all such unique pieces

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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  17. Loving the Avo tree starter - I should try that!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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