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When I was a kid, my father tried to get me interested in collecting stamps, but I’ve always been more fascinated by the artwork and design of paper currency and coin. After all, to quote the Liza Minnelli, Joel Gray number in Cabaret, “Money makes the world go around.” Yesterday, money went down, not around, like the balance of my 401k after the Dow plummeted 513 points. If only I had one of these cool pillows I found on Etsy by seller EkoFabric, I could have cried myself to sleep, comforted by the intriguing design of the old Zimbabwean two dollar note. Today, I’m going to do like Ginger Rogers in Gold Diggers of 1933, hum the song “We’re in the Money” while keep my mind on sunnier days ahead and cool design inspired by the almighty dollar.

HGTV Design Blog - Money Decor

From top left, clockwise (all from Etsy): Vintage 1920′s Tin Global Bank ::  calloohcallay; Pookie Decorative Felt Piggy Bank Burlap Pillow :: lollipoppillows; Ceramic Japanese Lucky Fortune Cat :: zelda110; Plexi Money Symbol :: MidsummerVintage; Zimababwe Cushion Cover :: EkoFabrik

Do you have any money-related decor in your home? Perhaps a lucky money tree or a penny tiled floor?

Tell us in the comments below.

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  2. ftsmithy says:

    i actually own a small foreign currency collection and love the idea of matting and framing some of the notes and/or coins as art! also, currency puzzles are not only a great way to spend a hot afternoon inside, but, once again, framed would be a great additon to your personal art collection!

  3. Awesome, We definitely need vintage brought back to the holiday season. This year we are making each other ornaments and only giving hand made gifts.

  4. Mimi says:

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks for featuring my Lucky Fortune Cat! (We could all use some right about now, right?) Your readers (and you, of course!) are welcome to come by the Etsy shop and use the coupon code HGTV25 for 25% off their entire purchase.


    zelda110 vintage http://www.etsy.com/shop/zelda110?ref=si_shop

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