These are a few of the vignettes found in my home. The antique white cabinet was a gift to me when I was quite young from my late grandfather, who'd done some trading w/a man, so he said, and that it was found in an old barn, again, so he said, lol...but who really knows. It sits kind of in the middle of a walkway, as you enter from the foyer, and my hubs HATES it there, lol, and wants it moved, but la-di-da, 'I WIN' lol. The bookcase is at the bottom of the steps from the second floor and holds all my antique book collection (books that are 100 yrs old or older), 1st editions, etc. I like to display vintage/antique photos everywhere, so you can see some of them on top of the white cabinet and bookcase, as well as the tiger wood sideboard/dresser in the dining room (above, also). That antique drawered dresser was scored at an auction that I use to frequent for $35! The regal mirror above it (yes, very old) was scored at one my favorite junk-guy's stores for $10! The antique stoneware pitcher holding hydrangeas, was scored at a back booth in a huge antique mall for only $18. The antique red desk was found at the same auction (different night) for $35, as well...I didn't paint it, it came adorably chippy...score for ME! I use the vintage picnic baskets for storage of some of my vintage linens, and candles..and one of them is actually used for, yep, picnic supplies, lol. When the hubs and I take a wine tasting tour, which we have a tendancy to do once in awhile, we take that picnic basket, which holds our wine glasses, romantic table cloth and napkins, corkscrew, salt/pepper, etc. Well, there you have it...well, some of it, lol. It's ever changing, also...those pics were taken a couple of months ago, but the tops of a few of those furniture peices have already been rearranged and redecorated at least 2 more times...they look a bit different, and of course, they change w/the seasons. I thought maybe you all would enjoy seeing some of my style of decorating.
I'd LOVE to see some of yours...feel free to email your pics and thoughts and ideas and such, I'd love to hear from you!