I recently got the urge to do something, anything, to my bedroom that I thought would switch things up........I'm not about to go rearranging furniture, yet.............but I had spent the morning looking at some of my favorite books on decorating with white, and I thought "I can do that too." I had a shelf that I had bought at an antique store a few years ago, and I thought it deserved to have center stage across from my bed where I could admire it. The hard part, for me, is always figuring out how to make things look GOOD......I have always had a hard time decorating, even though I love it........it seems to take me forever of trying and retrying my efforts. But anyway, this is what I ended up with.......
I have a rather large, er, ample supply of ironstone all around my house, so
I went around to the different collections and borrowed some things to put
on the shelf
The shelf sits over my very favorite piece of furniture, a pine (what else?) dresser
that my mother had told me was the first piece of furniture she ever bought when
she was a working girl back in the 40's.
My mom's been gone for 12 years now, but I can remember loving this chest
even back when I was little......and her telling me how she bought it out of an
antique shop in Richmond, where she lived and worked at the time.
I also remember growing up with a small, unassuming ironstone platter at the dinner table most nights........