Thursday, July 30, 2009

sweet vintage baby boy's room decorations

I have two sons and when they were babies, I loved decorating their rooms. Being an old soul, I naturally wanted to use old things. After all, their dressers and side tables were antiques, why shouldn't the decor? But there's not exactly a "vintage nursery decor" store like there are mega baby marts. You have to scour around for your discoveries.

For my youngest, I settled on a theme of dogs. I put antique/vintage books about dogs between bronze Scotty dog bookends on his dresser. I found engravings of dogs for the wall. I even found a vintage dog lamp from the 1940's.

These finds above from a local antique store would have been right up my alley. They are so sweet for a baby boy and mommy who loves old things.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Colefax and Fowler - London, June 2009

While shopping in London, I ran across the Colefax and Fowler shop on Brook Street. Of course, I had to go in. And what a treat it turned out to be. I've posted some photos from my visit.

I especially love the brass lanterns at bottom. There's a pair, which is hard to come by. And, sadly for me, the price reflects it. The pair is 3,200 pounds (I don't know how to find the "pound" symbol on my mac keyboard). I'm not sure where the dollar is today, but that's a lot of nickels. I dream of having the pair hanging on two ends of a kitchen island.

I also love the big yellow room upstairs. I can't even begin to tell you how dreamy it was.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Paris windows and architecture - June 2009

Well, my sweet hubby and I have just gotten back from a trip abroad... alone! The kiddos stayed behind with my mother-in-law. It was wonderful. We spend time in London and Paris. And as you can imagine, my camera memory cards are full.

Since I'm an old soul, I found myself almost neurotically fixating on photographing certain things: metal fretwork, stone elements, doors, windows and urban gardens. I've programmed them to run as a slide show screensaver on my mac. 

So for your viewing pleasure, I'll post some for you to enjoy.