Chinese New Year, book sale and more

Botanical Rabbit Coconut Door Mat

The Year of the Rabbit begins on Sunday

You don’t have to wait until Easter to add bunnies to your decor. The Chinese New Year, which begins on Sunday, will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, which symbolizes longevity, positivity, happiness, intelligence, caution, wit, ingenuity, and self-protection. The Grandin Road Rabbit Coconut Doormat, which retails for $99.50, lets the cute critter make a great first impression. go to the grandinroad.com.

Rebel Walls recently teamed up with Swedish fashion designer Lars Wallin for a cool new wallpaper collection.

Rebel Walls, Lars Wallin paired up to create a new wallpaper

Rebel Walls recently teamed up with Swedish fashion designer Lars Wallin for a cool new wallpaper collection. Known for his hand-tailored dresses worn by celebrities and royalty, now Wallen will bring that custom touch home with wallpapers featuring remarkable attention to detail with hand-sewn originals. Sequins with sequins and pearls. “A new world opened up when I started designing wallpapers with Rebel Walls. The creativity that was achieved through the wallpapers was inspiring. The collection, which includes five captivating patterns in different colors, will launch on January 26. Go to rebelwalls.com.

The Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library will be holding a used winter book sale January 25-29.

Winter used book sale in downtown Rochester

The Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library will be holding a used winter book sale January 25-29. (Face masks are recommended, but not currently required.) Pre-sale opportunities will be for Friends members from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. (Subscriptions and renewals are available for new members at the door.) Sale hours differ slightly from sale hours. Library hours: 10-8 on Jan. 26, 10-5 on Jan. 27 and 28 and 1:30-4:30 on Jan. 29, bag day when everything you can fit in a standard grocery bag is $5. “We will have over 40,000 items, with an impressive selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children of all ages. We also have a large selection of DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games,” said Committee Chair Anne Gruenewald. The location is 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. go to the rhpl.org.

The latest collaboration between Pottery Barn and Monique Lhuillier embodies relaxed elegance at its finest.

Monique Lhuillier provides inspiration at Pottery Barn

The latest collaboration between Pottery Barn and Monique Lhuillier embodies relaxed elegance at its finest. Inspired by her travels to the Amalfi Coast, Lhuillier, the world-renowned bridal and fashion designer, said on the Pottery Barn website, “From the embroidered linens to the Lily of the Valley glassware, I wanted to showcase the beauty of what nature has created.” Lemon trees are among the lovely decorations. Featured in the Spring 2023 collection. Go to potterybarn.com.

The most common rodent pests in the United States are the house mouse, Norway rat, and rooftop mouse.

Equipping the pest control patrol

Frozen pipes and fallen trees aren’t the only threats when temperatures drop. A warm home stocked with food is the ultimate destination for pests seeking refuge from the cold. Research conducted by the Harris Poll found that one in eight homeowners in the United States are infested with rodents. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offers the following seasonal advice:

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