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Housewares

Nine shops with all the decorative accents necessary to make a house a home

Creative mugs at Atticus in downtown Spokane - YOUNG KWAK
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1900 House and Home

This Francophile's dream is tucked away in a warehouse district on Pacific and Browne in downtown Spokane. While it's a little off the beaten track, 1900 is worth finding for its rustic and French-inspired furniture, along with housewares Joanna Gaines would totally use to outfit a fixer-upper. 114 W. Pacific Ave., Spokane • 363-1900

Atticus

Boo Radley's is the spot for silly, smart-ass gifts, but Atticus is the ideal place for kind and thoughtful gifts and tasteful housewares like gurgle pots, Vintage Spokane prints featuring Spokane landmarks, tapas plates and tea kettles. 222 N. Howard St., Spokane • 747-0336

Davenport Home Store

The Davenport's home store isn't your traditional hotel gift shop. While you can pick up a forgotten travel necessity here, what makes this shop remarkable is its assortment of elegant home décor, like French-inspired settees, gilded mirrors, lamps, refined dishes and luxurious linens designed to appeal to travelers and locals alike. The Historic Davenport, 10 S. Post St., Spokane • 789-7222 | 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane • 598-4275

Decorum

Decorum is one of our go-to gift stores, but you can pick up more than just a funny 40th birthday present here. Tasteful housewares like wine racks made from recycled wine barrels, glass cloches, picture frames and candles are artfully displayed throughout the store. Lake lovers will appreciate all the art featuring Coeur d'Alene, Priest and Pend Oreille lakes. 126 N. Washington St., Spokane • 340-9830

Into the Woods

This Coeur d'Alene shop is the perfect blend of wine-bar-meets-cottage — you'll find rustic wall hangings and furniture, with a sprinkling of beautiful drinkware, Le Creuset cookware, Root candles and housewares to complete a lakeside retreat. 509 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • 208-292-4274

Kizuri

Kizuri means "good" in Swahili, and shopping in this funky little store is all kinds of good. The housewares, clothing, bath and body items and art in stock are all Fair Trade or otherwise ethically sourced from more than 40 countries, with a sprinkling of locally made items as well. 35 W. Main St., Spokane • 464-7677

Lucky Vintage and Pretty Things

Even though "vintage" is prominent in the name of this über-charming shop, you'll find plenty of brand-new merchandise here to outfit your home, from marble cutting boards, to decorative signs, topiaries, blankets, throws and dishes, to exceptional, locally crafted patio tables. Don't miss Lucky's Fall Festival on Sept. 30, where shopping, music, food and kids' activities combine. 1930 S. Inland Empire Way, Spokane • 321-7230

Mix • It • Up

Mix • It • Up is aptly named, with a refreshing mix of housewares and home décor ranging from nautical to rustic. You'll find blown-glass wasp catchers, wall hangings of cute-but-not-tacky phrases, and Fair Trade art from around the world. 513 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • 208-667-8603

Wonders of the World

Shop Wonders of the World to outfit your home with stunning natural elements, from Himalayan salt votive candle holders to amethyst bookends. Wonders of the World's owners describe the shop as being like a museum where everything's for sale — and for prices ranging from 25 cents to $25,000. It's easy to spend hours browsing the eclectic collection of artifacts and fossils, blown-glass and minerals imported from all over the world. The Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane • 328-6890