Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

That old chest of drawers painted Hawaiian Sky and what I did with it....

Remember the old chest I found at a garage sale for $10? 
I repainted it and stenciled it for $0 using paint from our local recycling center.
It's in my bedroom closet piled full of vintage treasures.
It makes me smile every time I walk inside, I should have taken a before picture...it was an embarrassing mess.

I hung an old chippy white shelf above the chest.
The Bakelite rhinestone bracelet was mine when I was little and this is one of my favorite shelves.

A vintage chocolate box, I love this box!
(sorry about the glare but being inside a closet I had to use clamp lights with daylight bulbs.)

The old bowl was found at a flea market for $3

The mother of pearl opera glasses were my moms,
the black perfume bottle was found at a yard sale in Wyoming last summer
The pretty vintage Tiffany box was purchased empty! That is the only Tiffany thing I own!!!
the back box holds a rhinestone heart that was also mine when I was little.

The vintage blue glass hatpin holder I love, I have no idea how it originally was intended to be displayed but I temporarily attached it to a glass coaster to prevent it from tipping over.
My favorite Seneca rhinestone clock (I only have 2!)
and the rhinestone hair comb was my mothers.

Another favorite shelf, I love the crazing of this old bluebird bowl filled with lavender buds.

This blue box was put together using vintage pieces, it was a horrible shade of yellow so I painted it with the same blue as the chest of drawers. The vintage glass knob came with it and now it looks so much better against the light aqua.

I leave one drawer open so I can see all the pretties inside. 
Sometimes it's this one with my favorite vintage embroideries and a bit of crochet inside...
(that monster rhinestone brooch was my Grandmothers, down on the lower right, hard to see here)

Sometimes it's the second drawer filled with vintage lace and crochet...

Sometimes is the third drawer filled with vintage crochet tablecloths and a few other treasures including hand knit wool baby socks and booties...

Or the fourth drawer filled with vintage embroidery to stitch, 
I haven't a place for this vintage satin yo yo pillow and this little hankie holder yet...

beneath them are the ready to stitch embroidery pieces.
The dancing girl is a pair of pillowcases waiting for the crochet edge.

A peek at a shelf to the right full of 1920's beauties that I will post in the future.

A pretty never used apron I found for a steal at a garage sale nearby.
It is draped over a quilt I made several years ago using Aunt Gracies reproduction 1930's fabrics.
Under that are my clothes!

And here is the entire shelf along with my 1920's bedlight.
It's too delicate to hang over my bed and I want to protect it from the sun so we made a wooden holder for it, I covered it with muslin and hung it over the shelf. It does work but I tucked the cord behind the box.

The entire thing, it sure looks cluttered here but I guess that is my personality coming out!
Maybe I'll remove the crochet bags someday but I kind of like seeing them too.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. If you click on the pictures you can really see what's inside those drawers!!!

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So much stuff happening lately, I might be absent from blogging for a while and I'm missing your posts but when I post again it should be from the bunkhouse in Wyoming...I can't wait! 
See you all later...



Hi Faye!
I LOVE your closet!!! and all the pretty linens and treasures! Very cool wall lamp! Loved seeing your treasures when you were young!
So, you are getting ready to leave soon to the bunkhouse!
Let's see if we can get together before you leave!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Faye,
I love it all, especially the shade on that lamp and all the linens!
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,

Donna Wilkes said...

Such a beautiful display - I would be digging around in all those treasures all the time. Lace Love!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Look at all of those beautiful goodies...you find such lovely things! I especially love the yo-yo pillow! Safe travels!

Susan Clayton said...

Beautiful treasure so lovingly displayed! Thank you for the peek into your closet. Much nicer than a closet full of skeletons!

Jennelise said...

How beautiful! So full of pretty treasures!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Look at all those pretty treasures! What a great way to store your vintage pieces. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Ornate Splendor said...

Oooooohhhh! Such loveliness all in one place! Love all the pretty linens, crochet and tatting and embroidery, oh my! The aqua cabinet is so pretty, and the white shelves are too! Just fabulous! : ) Catherine (new follower)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh my goodness! What beautiful treasures and they're so well displayed. Love the pretty bed light and the shelves too. You have a keen eye for knowing what looks so good together.

kimberly uy said...

The collections are so cute, the vintage items are great. I understand why you love to keep things like that coz i love to do it too. I love keeping vintage Machine cut rhinestones because of its value and history. Thanks for sharing your hobbies and interest.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your closet of treasures! The shelf looks perfect there. And no, you can never be too cluttered! I love seeing all your fabulous finds.