I haven’t been to Housewerks as much since I moved more than a few city blocks from them, but I stopped in on Friday to drop something off there, and I will also be there on the 18th for a wedding party.

There’s always so much to see at Housewerks, and this hilarious bench greeted me on my way in.

I love the play on words, with the carriage trade, meaning both posh families, and people with babies in carriages. Very clever.

There were a couple of sinks out back.

This great old porcelain one would be great for a laundry room, and this steel one would rock in the right kind of kitchen!

It would work perfectly with my steel kitchen counter/desk.

If you’ve been reading Pigtown*Design for a while, you know I found optimal shoe holder,

but this would come in a close second.  I’d swap out the numbers for the names of the shoes therein.

This table was amazing. It came from an old printers, and the table is wood with a stone top for rolling out the inks.

Ben and Tracey added wheels to make it a little easier to move, since it weighs a ton!

And I do love the candle-holder that’s on top of the table.

I hope it’s still around to use during the party later this month.

One of the most amazing pieces at Housewerks this time was this incredible dresser and a bed-frame.

The dresser’s workmanship is so fine that the insides of the drawers are made from birds-eye maple, which is generally used for the main part of a piece.


The inlay on these pieces is so detailed.

The head- and footboards of the bed are very unusually styled,

but would certainly be a statement piece in any bedroom.

And the reason I stopped by Housewerks? To drop off a crate for Tracey’s new little baby.LollyPop

Meet LollyPup!

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Meg Fielding

Meg Fielding writes the local interior design and lifestyle blog Pigtown Design and is the past president of the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She enjoys dual citizenship with the US and the UK.