Monday, June 18, 2012

Julie's dresser


I'm loving Andrew's nursery. That alphabet wall is amazing. What patience that must have taken, for a fabulous result! Lucky man for many reasons, including a kick ass room!

A few weeks ago you wrote about the power of original art in your home. I have to say, I 100% agree. AND... I feel the same way about antiques. Furniture, jewelry, china, tablecloths, anything!

I just acquired my maternal Grandmother Julie's vanity. This was in my Grandmother's home for as long as I can remember, and more recently my Mom used it as her vanity. It's not the nicest piece of furniture you've every seen, and not particularly well made, but for me it's full of magic, just thinking about my Grandmother, and then my Mom, sitting at this vanity to get ready for a day at work, Church on Sunday morning or an evening out.

Grandmother Julie and Grandfather Gene
Here is my previous situation. Not heinous, but definitely time to go. I purchased this dresser from Target in 2004 when we moved into our first post-college apartment with Dukester. I think 8 years for a piece of furniture that you put together yourself is pretty good!

And here's the new addition. I still need to hang the mirror and arrange things, but I love the way she fits in already! And I LOVE that I can sit down to pick out jewelry, do my makeup and dry my hair. A total luxury.
I'm totally digging your new jewelry organization and so impressed. I'm not there yet, but I sorted through a ton of stuff I, donated a lot of it, and tried to keep like items together.
I've been keeping my makeup brushes and lipsticks in glass jars and it's working really well!
The bench is covered in a teal and pink flame stitch pattern (hello 90s!), It doesn't really go with my decor and I'll probably change it eventually, but right now I'm kinda nostalgic about it, so I'll stick with it for a little bit longer.

Readers, do you have a favorite vintage item in your home that is full of nostalgia?


1 comment:

  1. love love this piece. and i have to say - i love that fabric. very missoni like.