On the topic of inanimate objects, although Election Day isn’t exactly a typical “decorating holiday” a la Halloween and Easter, it’s safe to say that some folks may be looking to express their political leanings through home décor. Or maybe they just want to prompt a political debate amongst dinner guests through butter dishes and salt and pepper shakers.
Moving away from items like chintzy, made-in-China throwaway items, political bobbleheads, and Mitt Romney toilet paper, below you’ll find a few election-related goods for the home with an eye toward the vintage and the handmade. Obviously, a majority of these items rely on donkey and elephant motifs — I wonder how sales over at the Mule Store are at around this time of year — so for those of you fired-up voters who would rather gussy up your abode in a more subtle manner with partisan paraphernalia like pachyderm-stamped pillowcases, look no further.
Vintage Marquee "VOTE" Sign @ AuroraMills' Etsy shop ($30)
Barack Obama/Mitt Romney Ceramic Party Cups @ Littlechairprinting's Etsy Shop ($20 - sold separately)
Capitol Butter Dish by ODLCO @ ODLCO ($50)
Election Year 3D Puzzle @ UncommonGoods ($22/set)
Obama Mug Gift Box @ Fishs Eddy ($21.90)
Donkey Left Sham and Elephant Right Sham @ CB2 ($19.95
Mini Elephant Cushion by Ross Menuez @ Areaware ($40)
Pewter Democrat and Republican S+P Shakers @ Modern Artisans ($56.99)
Obama Birth Certificate Tray @ Fishs Eddy ($19.95)
Compact Official Ballot Wall Art @ UncommonGoods ($100)