While the overall feel and look of this room still leaves much to be desired, the scaffold plank shelf gives me the opportunity to talk about some of my flea market finds! It's the eclectic mix of "this and that" collected over time that makes expressing your style so much fun!
MUSIC ROLL: Found at Hunt & Gather.
VINTAGE MEDICAL CABINETS: Found in friend's mother's basement.
SCAFFOLD PLANK: Found at an auction in MN.
GOLF SIGN: Found at antique store in WI.
CLIPBOARDS: Large one in the back found at Goodwill. The others? Not sure!
DEER FORM: Found at an auction in Superior, WI.
WOODEN DUMBBELLS: Found at a shop in WI.
STERILIZER: Currently storing stationery and stamps. Found at Grand Rapids Flea Market, MN.
MOON GLOBE: Found at Junk Bonanza 2010.
TOLE CHANDELIER: From vendor Jan Berg of Summerspell.
OFFICE & STORE SIGN: Found at A Gathering of Friends.
VINTAGE SEWING MACHINE: Passed down to me from my mother.
BULMAN PAPER CUTTER: A gift from the in-laws.
FOOTSTOOL (below): Found at an estate sale.
Well, that's the low-down on all the vintage items! In fact the only new objects in the photos above are The Sexy Beast and the two canvas pillow covers from Canvas Corp. The best part is that each object has a memory...of a moment with friends, a moment of sheer joy, a moment of discovery. I think that's one of the reasons I like vintage items so much. It's as much about the search and discovery as it is about the quality and uniqueness of each piece.
Well, I'm still trying to figure out how to make this space work better for me. As I stated yesterday, I'm still not happy with it. I'm thinking it's the wall color and flooring that are the biggest issues. Not sure if I have any options on the flooring at this point. But, paint? Hmmm. Off to find my Purdy paint brush!