Wow! I really didn’t think I would have this much to post about this week but it really has been quite eventful for me lately. Yesterday, I helped my mom clean out her closet. She has been wanting me to help for sometime. This basically means taking away the things she doesn’t want or giving them to me!
I hadn’t expected she had so much neat stuff in her closet. I knew she kept some things other then clothes in there but was surprised to find some of what I did! I came away with more then I am showing you here today but wanted to share these in particular since they are definitely vintage! I don’t know why I wanted them but after getting back home I realized I had the perfect spot for them upstairs.
At the top of our stairs in between the bedrooms there is an area (alcove?) we call the loft. It is quite a neat little space but I have constantly been redoing this space. Currently I relocated all of our old wicker furniture that was sitting in the basement to this space. It is in really bad shape but was getting worse in the basement and I didn’t have the heart to part with it yet.
When I first got this set it was white, and a hand me down by my brother. I immediately painted it black and put it on the screen porch. The way our porch is built the end by the hammock gets a lot of exposure to the weather. This poor little set was rapidly deteriorating so it had to be moved. Lesson learned!
Please don’t focus too much on how unfinished this area is as it’s a work in progress and will likely change should I get the heart to say farewell to my wicker. But that’s not what I brought you here to see today! Take a closer look and I’m sure you’ll see what I want you to focus on.
That’s right! It’s the vintage shoes! I got both of these shoes from my mom yesterday as well as the purse.
I thought it would be cute to display this shoe and purse together on this chest. I already had the rose teapot and my Lamp Berger on this table. The painting above was done by my grandmother on my fathers side. It was one of the last she did before her cataracts became worse. You can tell her since of depth in this one was really off, but we love it all the same because this mill was a special location for her.
Here is the first “vintage” shoe I wanted to show you! I really need to clean it up a bit but isn’t it cool!
It really isn’t so far off from some of the styles I’ve seen around today. I guess you would call this one a classic! I love that is has a wider heel, as I really need wider heels to stay balanced!
The purse I also got from my mom yesterday! It was her mamma’s. I almost passed it by, but then I just couldn’t! It’s so narrow, but so well made. Definitely a formal wedding or funeral type purse! LOL!
And here’s shoe number two!
This one really cracks me up. Look at the shape of it! Can you imagine? My mother saved these from many, many years ago from when she used to be in a garden club. They used these in their arrangements. I really wonder where they came from?
This lamp also has a wonderfully old look to me too! It was an inherited piece from my MIL. I love the sweet roses on it! It doesn’t really fit my decor but I will always keep this lamp. I love it!
Here is another one my grandmothers paintings! She actually had an old pail she would leave by the spicket that was next to the house. She really did see these sweet little birds come and drink water from her pail.
My old wicker now holds all these pillows I made year ago! I made all of the ones on this sofa except the one in the middle. I love all types of fabric! These also look very vintage to me.
Both my wicker chairs have two pillows, a plaid and this floral. The floral, plaid and bird pillows are all reversible. The plaid has a solid plum color, the birds, have the plaid, and this floral has the photo below. I made them all at different times using fabric I had on hand. Since they all coordinate, I put them all together here on this set for the first time when I moved it up here!
I really am starting to like how this space is coming together. I am open to any additional suggestions since this is not my usual style! I am thinking of repainting the wicker (dread) if I keep it. I would love to hear all your thoughts on this if you would be so kind as to share! I think there is so much more I could do here in this space using this direction. What do you think?
Be sure and visit the link above to see more old stuff! LOL! Urrr…I mean vintage stuff!
Have a great day!