I like Shabby White Decor as much as the next vintage junky. But sometimes I crave color. I am constantly adding to this collection of cobalt blue bottles. Seriously, who doesn't cave when tempted by the sight of these guys on a flea market table? Aren't they gorgeous? They are perfect lining a windowsill, filled with just about any small flower. Especially the wild violets, dandelions and clover that my kids make bouquets of.
I also wanted to showcase my beautiful secretary. It was given to me by my sister and her husband. He has since passed, so it means the world to me. I am very happy that it holds all that is near and dear to me, very old family photographs and mementos ~ its only fitting. It resides in my front foyer and I like to change its look quite often. The fold down top was never in good shape, so I removed it to make ready for its complete restoration. But I decided that I actually liked it better, less the fold down. All the cute cubbies. So it was never repaired. I picked up the great mercury glass drawer pulls at Carly Simons store on Martha Vineyard ~ Midnight Farm. If you ever get the chance to check that shop out - go for it, she has some amazing things. Postcards and greetings are shoved in the sides of the panes, photo's waiting for silver frames, glass vintage bottle stoppers and other assorted various oddities line the 3 shelves behind the glass. The key is still in the lock (amazing, since my children are fascinated by it). I was thinking I might like to have it painted a nice creamy, chippy white. I can't quite bring myself to do it yet though, it has so much character this way - warts and all.
Im linking up with "My Romantic Home" for Show and Tell Friday ~ the link is on my sidebar ~ so many really gorgeous posts, check it out.
Have a great weekend everyone ~