Thursday, May 23, 2013

Be Our Guest!

Of all the rooms in our home, my guest bedroom is certainly one of my favorites, and for several reasons, all of which have one common denominator:  everything in it is collected over time.  It's styled with a little Country French bedroom set & various other pieces of furniture either bought at auction, estate sales or antique shops; the textiles are in some of my favorite pale colors; and it's home to most of my antique & vintage purse collection displays.  The room enjoys morning sun (there's a glimpse of the window on the left, in the photo below, and there's a swivel rocker just in front of the window to allow for curling up and reading, or just looking around.  Come, be our guest!

This is the view from the door, as you enter the room.  The vintage bedroom suite is Country French in painted yellow with florals & applied wood trim, but I mixed it up with an existing brass bed instead of the matching head & foot boards to keep it from feeling too matched. The stool at the end of the bed was slipcovered and purchased from Sweet Melanie.  

Detail of items displayed on top of chest of drawers.

Vintage fashion display and mesh purse tree collection beside chest of drawers.

This is the dresser/bureau, opposite the bed. Flanking the bureau are two cases displaying some of my vintage and antique purses.

Close up of dresser/bureau top & vanity items.

Left side of dresser/bureau: display cases of vintage & antique purse collection.  The glass display sitting upon the small chest is a vintage Du Barry Beauty Preparations cosmetic counter display case.
Right side of dresser/bureau: display case of mostly vintage children's purses.

Vintage desk & chair in corner of room.

A chippy, painted cedar chest sits along the left wall upon entering bedroom.  An old, wooden machinist's chest holds more vintage beaded purses, as do the Ryker display boxes on either side of the chest.

If you'd like to visit and see more of my home and collections, leave a comment, and I'll oblige with a future post, sharing one room at a time.  Each is different, and I promise they're not all set up with so many displays, but I have tried to concentrate confine corral style much of my purse fetish in this room.  It's a nice, quiet place to go, whether you're a guest or a resident.

This is a first for me - I am linking up with:
 Debra Oliver's Common Ground, "Be Inspired #141"
Jennifer Rizzo and her "Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party"
Courtney's French Country Cottage, "Feathered Nest Friday"

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