Friday, January 27, 2012

The rest of the story...

 ...and while shopping at Sisters' the other day,
you know when you walk into an antique shop
and something catches your eye
and you are smitten...well...
this is that piece...

 Barb and I did a little horse tradin' again...
I have always wanted a fireplace mantle,
but the prices for them are way out of my budget.

 but this shelf was right inside the door of the shop
and stopped me dead in my tracks...
and who knows, maybe someday I'll find the 
right boards to match and make my own mantle.
But isn't it funny how one lil' piece will completely
transform the look of a room, very cottagy
and right outta Country Living magazine, huh!

 Another piece I'll never part with,
is this beautiful structure, the backsplash 
from an old buffet, it makes a perfect display piece...

But adding the chicken to the setting
was the icing on the cake...
it TOTALLY made the room look like a cottage
of old, my home sweet home...
the lil' pink shack!

14 comments:

Tilda said...

oh my oh my! picture 1 and 2 just absolutely blew me away. i am not victorian, or laces...but still appreciate that look for others. some is to foofoo BUT this look is amazing! LOVE it. will PM you, as i would like to use that photo in a newsletter, with your acknowlegement of course, as to what can be done. while primitive to my core, this year i am exploring other venues. i know. WHAT'S with that???
tilda, sunny, 44, and ice. (and boots) but still barefooted.

Mya.L said...

Beautiful! The old shabby Victorian d├ęcor is a marvel!

donna baker said...

I love old shelves too. That one is a keeper.

cconz said...

Love the shelf, It looks like i's always been there.

Susie said...

Sharon, I like the looks of your room. Cute chicken. :):) xo, Susie

time worn interiors said...

cute shelf!
tot

sarayutouched said...

hello my sweet repose...i assume you are very busy as i haven't seen you lately for coffee. love the rest of the story!! at first i thought you were talking about the chicken as the must have...but see that it was the shelf. keep on keepin' on sis!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Each time I visit and wander through your photos I think of the stories that must be secreted in the drawers, the mirrors and even the shelves and chairs! That, for me, is all part of the enchantment, the spiritual character of these pieces waiting to be explored and loved again!

And so enjoy your endless excitement with each new discovery!

Sisters' Garden and Bloom said...

The mantle piece looks fantastic in your house!! Everything in there looks like it is straight outta magazine!! You got a good "eye"..ha...(baby head..) Glad those trades we do always works out for both of us!! yeah....barb

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

That mantle fits in perfectly with the theme of your room, what a great find.What a great find.

Bohemian said...

OMG your Home is GORGEOUS... I've had to Save the Image to my favs for future Inspiration! That Sofa... that Lamp... your new Old Mantle... the perfect Color Palette... oh, I could go on and on... so tasteful and welcoming in the Styling of it all! I Love a Good Gypsy Trade too, I do it all the time... my fav way of doing biz actually.

May you one day procure the perfect Old Mantle... you'd be surprised how reasonable a Salvage Mantle can be had with any budget so I have confidence just the right one will one day come along for you!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Tilda said...

dang, woman, i was just studying the photographs closer. TELL ME those are NOT two snakes, one on a shelf and one on the table in that picture??????????????
a snake??? IN the house? i would absolutely, absolutely die!
tilda, former 'owner' of Fritz the Anaconda, resident barn snake that nearly did me in each year of no snow months!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sharon, that whole setting, the couch, lamp, picture, and mantle top is so beautiful. Very Carol Bolton...

Mlle Ghoul said...

Hi there! What gorgeous photos! Quick question - is the Sisters you're referring to the one in Kalona, and is that where the photos for this post were taken? Thanks :)