Rach says: "Save: Owl and dog are mugs with pedestal base.
Splurge: Kate Spade porcelain mugs with artists’ watercolors. $20, katespade.com"
Rach says: "Save: Hardwood boards in cute pig, cow and rooster silhouettes.
Splurge: Hand-carved state bamboo chopping blocks by AHeirloom.
Rach says: "Save: Hand-blown glass "Herrang" candleholders.
$15, ikea.com for stores
Splurge: "Distortion" candlesticks keep lit tapers straight.
Rach says: "Save: Durable acrylic goblets stack for storage.
$3 each, crateandbarrel.com
Splurge: Ribbed-texture goblets hand-blown from melted glass.
$95 for 6, momastore.org"
Rach says: "Save: This iron man keeps the heaviest reads in place.
Splurge: Chrome workmen balance books between their hands.
$45 for 2, bn.com"
Rach says: "Save: Stovetop espresso in a European nine-cup pot.
$20, at HomeGoods stores
Splurge: Eight-cup Bean French Press keeps coffee hot.
Rach says: "Save: Screen-printed cotton pillows with images of Brooklyn, NY.
$36 and up, uncommongoods.com
Splurge: Feather down pillows form a hand-drawn London skyline.