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Decor for World Travelers at Heart

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Decor for World Travelers at Heart

It's a strange feeling living during a global pandemic. I'm sure many of you while sheltering at home are missing the days when you could travel and explore. One of my goals with The Valerie Tyler Collection has been to connect my customers with people and places around the world by sharing vintage art from a variety of cultures.  You will find many objects that have a distinctively global look to them. While your world travels may be on hold right now, here's some inspiration for you adventurers and explorers that give you a little glimpse of the greater globe. ...

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Over a Dozen Ways to Give Your Home a Woodland Vibe

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Now that Autumn is here, a little woodland style is just the thing to ooze those cozy vibes.  Whether you that means rustic cottage, an earthy cabin, or a more sophisticated preppy home the forest is a wonderful inspiration for your home! Here's a few ideas motivate you! Natural photography of course brings a touch of the outside in.  Big, fluffy plaid flannel pillows definitely call you to sit and stay awhile and maybe enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Add touches direct from nature like real branches, live plants and stone sculptures.  Brass deer and other woodland creatures add...

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Buy Vintage, Save Resources: Let’s Take Care of Our Earth

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  With billions of tons of trash being created each year, why not look towards vintage for your home decor needs? New manufacturing puts a strain on resources. Giving vintage items a second life instead of continually creating new is one great way to slow our rate of consumption. Thank you so much to our customers for not only supporting our business, but supporting the idea of reuse and re-purposing while decorating your home.  We carefully select our vintage, specifically looking for products that are quality, are made to last and will withstand the test of time instead of disposable...

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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

If you've come looking for the perfect formula to style your shelves and bookcases, I've got a surprise for you! I'm not going to give you one. What I am going to do though is encourage you to get creative, think outside of the box and decorate in a way that best represents your taste and style.  The only rule I have is that you should always put things on your shelves that represent you and make you happy whether that is sculpture, art objects, plants, books or functional storage. If you are struggling for inspiration though, here's a few...

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The making of our double heart personalized initial rings

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The making of our double heart personalized initial rings

Having been featured in the US Weekly holiday gift guide, our personalized initial rings quickly became one of the favorite items in the shop. The rings are solid cast brass. Before I even begin to personalize them the rings have been tumbled, filed and sanded. Then each ring is individually HAND STAMPED with the two initial letters you choose. (They can also be stamped with numbers by request) Here you can see the letter stamps that are used: Rings are then formed on a mandrel and hammered with a rawhide mallet to get their correct shape.  (The rawhide mallet is...

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