Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
It’s a very chilly 25 degrees here today and I’m thinking about hearts, and love, and roses, and chocolate…..all things to warm the romantic heart.
This precious and very delicate antique valentine card was found many years ago when my husband and I were out antiquing.
It must have been very special to someone of long ago, because it was already custom framed in this small shadowbox frame. I’ve never found another one like it.
Can you see the depth? It has about 4 layers.
Of course I’ve never removed it, but it’s most likely German.
Look at all that awesome gold Dresden scrap.
As I was thinking about Valentine’s Day today I ran across some antique porcelains that I have with cherubs on them. The detail on these pieces is amazing.
This is an irregular shaped vanity tray from Limoges, France.
Here is a cute small plate from Bavaria.
But my favorite is the Sevres cachepot. The detail is incredible and it has the most gorgeous shade of blue.
Cherubs are such a popular icon anytime of the year, and especially during February. Do you have favorite cherub pieces or valentines?
It’s supposed to snow here tomorrow and I guess now that I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day I’ll start planning some tabletop vignettes.
Here’s to romance,
Monday, January 21, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Please visit Kim over at Savvy Southern Style TOMORROW for my guest post on My Favorite Room. It’ll be a blast. See you there!
Now on with today’s post….
As most of you know, I’ve been working on my master bedroom for quite some time now.
It’s gone from this…(holy smoly, did I do this?)
And this…(what was I thinking?)
Are you seasick yet?
Drum roll please…
Sherwin Williams Wool Skein on the walls.
Ethan Allen’s new upholstered bed and embroidered shams from Horchow.
Entrance to the room…
Love the custom shield shade lamp…it’s mate is in the sunroom.
Detail on the Italian reverse painted antique mirror.
Are you sure?
How about a hidden room…leading to luggage storage and a spiral staircase down to my husband’s office!
Limestone mantle…notice the shell motif.
I’m crazy about these vases. Look at the sweater detail! These came from Target for a song. I have been wanting the Arteriors version which were big $$$ until I came across these!
This is a Barclay Butera chair that was upholstered in linen from France.
A rare bronze Eiffel Tower on marble base and set of first edition Napoleon Hill books (a gift to my husband for Christmas) sit next to a Napoleon III glove box that I found at the Paris Flea Market.
I decided on the Alexa Hampton lattice swing arm wall sconces in dark nickel. The pattern mimics the “X” in the nightstand.
You can’t see it, but the small votives are pewter and have our initial “H” engraved on them.
Ahhhh…my coveted French armoire…but I digress…read about it HERE.
A small oil on board French painting (read about it HERE) and an antique sifter of some sort that I decided to hang on the wall.
I like that it adds dimension, texture, and depth.
Custom toile padded cornices that I used at a previous home and decided to keep in storage. I’m sure glad I did!
And there you have it. A new and improved master bedroom.
Now to rest.
P.S. Remember to visit Kim at Savvy Southern Style tomorrow for my guest post on My Favorite Room. It’ll be a blast! See you there.