This hutch was in my Mother and Fathers home and before that it was in my Grandparents home. I love to fill a room with treasures, whether that be vintage or Quirky.
I believe that opposites attract- more times than not when a room feels like it is missing something....I know it's because I need to add something "opposite"
Like if my room seems to "matchy" "matchy"... I add something totally different....or if it feels just "came from a box everything is perfect" I add something old, quirky or vintage.
Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores....not that I buy their clothes or dishes that often. (once in awhile...but what I can't get enough of are the displays.) I love their window displays, I love how they take everyday items and use them in unique ways. I so believe its not about how expensive the item is...its about displaying an item that you love in quirky, fun ways.
Dads chair...I bought that live boxwood wreath last year at Trader Joe's...can't believe it is still green.
The quirky, vintage & new all together
- War ration book framed
- vintage books
- table pottery-barn
- quirky art
- vintage art
I like everything just a little bit off...a little quirky....I like to decorate with everyday treasure.
(I do try to follow a few decorating rules...just to keep everything from going too crazy. =)
Pages riped from my Mothers vintage garden book...become framed art in my home.
I like to collect....This Sea Shell mirror is something I made....with the help of a glue gun.
A few quirky vintage mirrors mixed with a few new one....can you tell which ones are vintage?
A vintage buffet I found at a thrift store....I painted it Teal of course.
Different homes and different families call for different ways of decorating. I decorate the way that works for my family. I try to find things that make me happy when I look at them. It may not be what you like or even close to something you may try....and that's the beauty of OUR HOMES....we get to do what works for us.
I usually don't worry if anyone out there loves how I decorate...(I do worry about how clean it is... I'm so "A" type) I guess what I'm trying to say is....we can all make our homes a fun, happy pretty place....just incorporate your favorite color, mothers dishes, quirky "starfish" or whatever simple pleasures that you like....no matter what anyone else thinks.
I just what to create a home that represents who we are as a family....I'm okay with imperfection in my home.
My grandmothers music box....my Mother had it, now I have it....someday it will be Shannon's then Anna's.
Home is about Family History.
(the music box plays The Anniversary song.)
Planning an awesome giveaway....on Monday....celebrating my Blog Anniversary. Stop by =)