Ten, nine, eight, seven, six . . . before you count down to midnight, consider decorating by the digits with pieces that play with numbers and typography.

- Caroline Tiger
This one goes to 12

Mini silhouettes of a day's worth of activities make up the giant number 12 on the Number 12 Clock ($99.95). Available at cb2.com.

Extraordinary ordinal

A pretty patina and utilitarian vibe imbue the metal-topped Ordinal Dresser ($998). Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St. and anthropologie.com.

Numero uno

Heather Lins Home Numbered Edition Coasters ($66) help guests keep track of their wine glasses. Available at designpublic.com.

Familiar figure

The versatile 3P4 Milk Bottle Carafe ($24 each) will hold 32 ounces of the beverage of your choice and double as a lovely flower vase. Available at ThreePotatoFour, 376 Shurs Lane, Bldg. A, Manayunk and threepotatofourshop.com.

ABCs and 123s

The Charlie Number Wall Art ($40) print by Olli and Lime coordinates with their stylish, gender-neutral Charlie nursery collection. Available at velocityartanddesign.com.

Wordy bites

There's something elementally elegant about designer Christopher Jagmin's Odd Number Small Plates ($78, set of four). Available at shop.tohaveandtohost.com.