Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sharing a Little of Myself With My Blog Friends
I wanted to share a little piece of me with all of you. This is my living room that I redecorated myself in a sort of retro french country shabby cottage style sort of way. Everything in the room was found in antique stores and flea markets. I made the curtains myself using wonderful fabric that I found for only $1.00 a yard. All of the furnishings came from a retired doctors Victorian style home and had been in his formal living room that was rarely used. The funky high backed chairs are my favorite with their blue and green velvet striped fabric. I love the mix of funky retro and that sort of french country. I love the golds and greens and blues and all of the vintage colored glass.
My bedroom is my pretty shabby cottage room. I painted the walls a lovely orchid inspired purple. I have a nice collection of antique quilts and vintage chenilles that I just love to alternate between when dressing up my bed.
The amazing antique quilt shown in nearly 100 years old and was hand stitched by my great grandmother. It is amazing, and I was in awe of it when my mother gave it to me about 2 years ago. It is a beautiful masterpiece of hand stitches done with love. It is wonderful condition and was very loved and well taken care of all of these years.
After receiving that quilt from my mother my husband & I decided the handwork and old antique and vintage fabrics were amazing. We started collecting and have been very blessed in finding some amazing handiwork for bargain prices. It does something special for me to hold these pieces in my hands and image the people who made these beautiful masterpieces to keep their families warm.