You know that feeling of accomplishment accompanied with successfully creating a beautiful living space to call your own? You know, a "big-girl" home — a place where you can have your friends over for homemade kale chips, where clothes live behind closet doors instead of piles on the floor, where cabinets are now void of souvenir shot glasses collected on spring break road trips. Yes, rejoice in your maturity...until you realize that you miss those souvenir shot glasses. Well, maybe you didn't need a baker's dozen of Six Flags Magic Mountain drinkware but perhaps you should have held on to one.
As you look around your polished adult-life digs, it's clear what you're longing for most is a tawdry nod to your past, a little corner of silly with a sentimental twist.
Well, kitschy-throwback, knickknack seekers, we've pulled together a group of unapologetically fun home pick-me-uppers on a rather serious budget of under $50.
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Embroideries by Stephanie Tillman Sheep dog hand embroidery - 7" hoop, $45, available at Etsy.
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Uncommon Goods Come in, go away doormat, $45, available at Uncommon Goods.
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Seletti Hybrid Valdrada fruit bowl, $38, available at Amara.
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Fred Flare Lightning bolt power strip, $20, available at Fred Flare.
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Ann Ya Leather cat coasters in pink, $30, available at R29 Shops.
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Lucky Peach Food rant and journal subscription, $28, available at McSweeney's.
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Foodie Garden Garden kits in: Triple XXX Peppers, Basil-o-Holic, and Tomato Takeover, $21 each, available at Poketo.
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Jonathan Adler Utopia Williamsburg vase, $38, available at Jonathan Adler.
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Wolfum Maria rose mounted moose head hook, $38, available at R29 Shops.
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Hot Topik Zine by Matt Furie and Sam Gaskin, $5, available at Nothing Major.
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Twig Terrarium Hanging chem flasks, $40, available at Twig Terrarium.
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Makelike ABC cactus tea towel, $28, available at R29 Shops.
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Philippe Starck for Alessi Dr. skud fly swatter, $18, available at Hive.
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Patch NYC Grizzly bear candle, $37, available at R29 Shops.
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TOO by Blu Dot Duct tape dinnerware, starting at $14.99, available at Target
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Kate Spade Saturday Washi, $4 each, available at Kate Spade Saturday.
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Michiko Shimada Banana salt and pepper shaker, $47, available at R29 Shops.