June 26, 2010

A Peek at my space in the Wrentham Country Store

Here's a peek at some of the treasures currently for sale at my little space in the Wrentham Country Store. The displays are always changing as things sell, so the look is always different. I have such fun with it. It's more than a job or a hobby, it's a PASSION! I was treasure hunting today and found some awesome things that will soon find their way into my little corner at WCS. A beautiful shabby blue dresser, a glass and iron tea/or garden cart, an antique framed tapestry, some cast iron finials, awesome night stands (that just need a coat of shabby white paint) with original barbola or gesso on the front, a vintage shabbylicious parasol, and some other small items. Look for them in the coming weeks.

Check out these little vintage ladies gloves...sooo shabby sweet and garden style...

Look at this lovely I purchased for myself! It's a vintage chippy french wire collapsible laundry basket straight from the Paris Flea Market. These are getting harder and harder to find. I'm not sure where it's going to fit though, since it's quite large. I may find a spot for it on my porch (aka outdoor living space)...maybe with some flowers in it. If I had the room inside, I could just see it filled with spare pillows and throws, or maybe in the bath filled with towels. Any ideas ladies? I'm open to suggestions. As much as I love it, it may just find it's way into my space at the store if it proves too big for my dwelling. Waaaaahhhh!!!

June 9, 2010

Shabby Little Office

Here are some pics of my shabby "office" area. Well...it's not really an office. We had tried every room in the house, and somehow the computer station just looked so out of place no matter where we put it. One of the luxuries of an older home can be a large entry hallway, so one day I was a little inspired reading a decorating magazine that suggested thinking of unusual places to set up a "mini office"....and that's how my hallway office was "born".

This beauty hangs above the desk. I scored this treasure a few years ago on ebay. It's a paper print of "A Study of Roses" by Paul de Longpre decoupaged onto a chippy yummy long cupboard door.

Here is the sweetest vintage wooden cabinet ever! I purchased this more than a couple of years ago from Jennifer at "The Old Painted Cottage". It has 7 drawers that I labeled for receipts, bills, envelopes, etc. She's very heavy and sturdy, but most importantly ladies...she's chippy!!

And of course...no office would be complete without something pretty to hold pens and pencils...

Hope you've enjoyed a little "peek" into my entryway office.(messy papers and all) I'd love to hear any ideas you have about optimizing your spaces creatively...I'm ready for some inspiration! Blog away!

June 5, 2010

Dining Room

My Dining Room is mainly a mix of whites and creams with an occasional blue or pink thrown in. And yes, that's a clear cover over the fabric tablecloth. Would Rachel Ashwell approve? Probably not, but in this area, I choose practical!With teenage boys and grand children, I was washing my tablecloth every day. Just wipe and go. Love it. Isn't it amazing how the colors in a table cloth can change the look of a whole room?

Second view of sitting room

This is another view of my sitting room. I've tried to go with an "English Cottage" look but I'm still playing around with it. I wanted an atmosphere that gives the sense of being in a garden...especially during cold New England Winters. The other end of the room is still a work in progress, so I'll post pics when It actually "looks" like something.

June 4, 2010

Cottage seating area

Here's a pic of my Cottage Garden seating area in my little sitting room. This is a sweet spot to have a little snack or a cup of my favorite hot beverage. I wanted to post more pics tonight, but alas my camera battery died and was yelling at me to recharge it. So this little pic will have to do for now. I hope to add more pics of the rest of the room later tomorrow. You'll notice in the pics to come that we thankfully have changed the carpet since this photo! (this was left over from my country days, before I was transformed to a shabby chic girl).