This was going to be an outfit post. It really was. I had the outfit all picked out and ready to go. An adorable outfit might I add, involving a 1930s dress. But then my friend called with the bad news that she had a cold and couldn't make our knitting night. So no outfit post. I just really hate to "waste" clothes when I'm not going out.
Instead I tidied up my room and closet a bit. And by "a bit" I mean I did a total overhaul of my closet and reorganized everything. It's not quite done yet but I will try to get pictures when finished. As I was puttering about my room I realized I had never shared any pictures of "the cube". The cube is a bookshelf in my room that holds many of my favourite treasures. Although truth be told, I like to place little "treasures" everywhere (hence the reason my other bookshelves are cluttered with old photos, dried leaves, knick-knacks, and the occasional pinecone).
So without further ado, upon my shelves there is:
|A bunch of antique books, a candle snuffer, a doily that belonged to my great grandmother, a plate that also belonged to her, and a teacup that my grandmother was given as a wedding present in the 1940s. |
|More antique books (including "The Sheik" whose story line I absolutely hate but I bought for it's cultural significance), a vintage curling iron, my favourite antique photo (there is just something in her eyes I find haunting), and a pair of bookends that were also given to my grandmother as a wedding gift|
|This is the "pink shelf". There's a few newer books, a glass hand-painted egg (given to me as a child as a souvenir from one of my grandmothers many trips), an antique teacup, and an antique tea pot I rescued from the cottage. |
|Most of the tea-wear on this shelf is modern except for the vintage cow creamer. If you are familiar with the Jeeves and Wooster stories you will know why I desperately wanted a cow creamer. Alas he is not silver, but he matches my teapot.|
|More books (a mix of old and new), two vintage teacups I received as gifts, and one modern one in a 1930s pattern (that's the one with the pinecone in it. See? Random pinecones).|
|I actually have no idea what is in the jewelry boxes. I should probably open them sometime and find out... I really love the little sailor bird. I wanted him for ages and finally treated myself as a graduation gift to myself.|
|Isn't he too cute?!|
|More books (yes, yes I have a wee bit of a book addiction), another antique teacup, a vintage pair of evening gloves, an antique bottle found during renovations (with a dried peony from our garden), and a picture of a women who is somehow related to me. She may be my great-great grandmother but I'm not entirely sure. The photo is still in it's original frame.|
|Thifted cat, antique teacup (also from my grandmother), a few antique books, another teapot, and some fancy sugar cubes.|
|The bottom shelves hold little of interest (mainly hat boxes), except this one which stores my vintage galoshes, a teapot (gift from Britt) which sits upon a beautiful purple/grey rock slice, and a book about the Art Deco movement.|
So there we have it. An in-depth look at some of my shelves. I hope that wasn't too boring. I know I always enjoy looking into peoples personal spaces. Rooms say a lot about the people that inhabit them. Do you have a spot where you display your treasures?
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.