Thursday, February 4, 2010
Pretty Little Vignettes
I always tell everyone that comes to my home that I've furnished it in 'Early Orange Crate'. I have no 'style' to my home other than the old post and beam structure. All of my furnishings are either from auctions, garage sales, inheritances or 'acquired' from pick up days on the curb. Everything I have has a story and I find it impossible to part with anything. So I try to take all those little things and make vignettes with them.. little paintings that make me smile.
These pictures are of one of my old dressers in the master bedroom. You can just see the bottom of a very old lithograph of one of the original Hudson River paddle boats hanging above the dresser. Everything in these vignettes speaks to my love for the Hudson Valley and includes pieces that were from people most precious to me. The fold-up opera glasses and ambrotype were my great grandmother's , the globe bookends were my grandfather's and the band box, silver perfume flask, miniature books, stamp box and glasses.. oh.. and shoe button hook I inherited from a very dear friend. The bronze bust is of her as a child. So many memories and precious littles.
Next I think I'll try to capture the light radiating from my great aunt's crystal ball. :o)