Abigail Cahill O'Brien

Discovery: The Roving Home Online Boutique & Blog

In Feathering the Nest on March 30, 2010 at 5:30 am

The Roving Home’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Once upon a time in our little New England town, okay, last year, there was a boutique called Sycamore Hollow.  It carried oversize vintage maps, tripod lamps, and all sorts of curiosities.  Managing to be of this place with caricaturing this place, it gave locals hope that good design could be found in our own backyard.

Then it closed.

Was I bummed? Of course. Did I cheer myself up? Most certainly.  How?  Well, first I engaged in some good old fashioned complaining to anyone who would listen.  Then, before the doors shuttered, I managed to score the store’s crowning jewel: an amazing black counter with a crazy-shaped hole in front. All it needed was a thick marble slab on top and a metal cow-milking jug.  Ta-da!

Yet even with this honking piece of heaven at home, I still missed the boutique.  Lucky for me and more importantly you, it’s been born again online under a new name, The Roving Home!  Sweet home decor salvation!

Some of my favorite items, all available online:

1920s Map of North America, $95 at The Roving Home

Vintage Tripod Floor Lamp, $245 at The Roving Home

Handmade Whale Notecards, $12 for set of 5 at The Roving Home

Round Recycled Glass Bottle, $29 (small) at The Roving Home

Octagonal Mercury Glass Pendant Light, $46 at The Roving Home

As if that weren’t enough excitement, there’s an accompanying blog, full of smart commentary on everything from renovations to collecting to furniture scale.

P.S. to Cape Ann locals: word is there will be pop-up Roving Home shops later this year – stay tuned.

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