Before I get started painting the study, I thought I’d take a few shots of the built-in bookshelves tucked into the corner of the room. Things will stay this way until I select new furniture at furniture market in April and decide what style I want to go with in regards to accessories. After getting rid of my sofa and tables last month, the only thing left in the room is my desk and chair. It’s pretty bare in here, but that’s actually okay- it’s less for me to move when I finally get around to painting.
I love to place a variety of things on my shelves. Books, mirrors, framed photographs, ceramics…. It’s pretty much a fun mish-mash of accessories on these shelves.
I never did get around to showing the juggling pins that I purchased back in the fall. Do you see them tucked into the right hand corner of the shelf with the globe?
They were a yard sale find that I negotiated down to a price of $12.00. They are the real deal, not reproductions. The woman having the sale told me that her son had found them in the cellar when the family moved into their home over sixty years ago. She didn’t really know what they were and had placed a $15.00 tag on them.
I love the patina on them. Banged up and worn. I wonder who would have been using them so many years ago…
I found this old globe on the other end of the shelf at an estate sale. I’m always on the lookout for the small sized ones, but figured that this one was a bargain at $2.00.
I placed a dried bouquet of roses on top of an open book placed in front of a framed picture.
These were given to me by Mr. Sullivan for some occasion or the other. I always tell him he doesn’t have to give me flowers, but he really likes doing it. In fact, I received a dozen red roses this evening for Valentine’s Day. What a guy…..
An uncirculated 5 cent stamp featuring Winston Churchill is mounted inside the frame. The quote reads:
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
On this shelf, two little ceramic dogs stand guard over photos of two of my nieces on their wedding days. I tucked in two vintage post cards for added interest. The wire picture holder was one of five that I bought for $3.00. Who can beat 60¢ apiece? It makes for an interesting way to showcase photos. You don’t always have to pop them in frames….
Isn’t this guy’s face just adorable? He even has a freckle on his mouth.
Here’s the other one….
I found the two postcards shown below in a nearby antiques mall. I don’t believe I paid more than $2.00 apiece for them.
This postcard, sent from a father to his daughter, is postmarked 1902 and was mailed from Marseilles to London on the day he was sailing to Port Said in Egypt.
Another postcard, written in French, was addressed to the same address as the one above. It appears to be written in a feminine hand.
I’ve really curbed my thrift shopping ever since I started my organizational purging in January. I’ve decided to be a lot more selective about what I will be buying. Plus, I think my tastes are changing. You cannot imagine all the things I’ll be getting rid of at my own tag sale! I’m seriously even contemplating selling the goat cart that I bought last year!
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Won’t you please pay them a visit on their appropriate party days?
On another note….
I’ve decided to use the Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray paint in this room and hope to get started on the paint job soon. We’ll see…..