By nature, I’m not a “saver”. In theory, I don’t like large areas of a home allocated for “storage”. I’d rather use the stuff I have and live in the square footage of the home…not just STORE stuff in it. That works for me, except with sentimental things. When it comes to those items, I’m, well, sentimental and have a hard time parting with them!
When we were finishing our room, the most fun part for me was the final “accessorizing” stage (always the best part for me!). I’ve been inspired a lot lately by the style of Pottery Barn. I love the look of mixing old historical items with new classy things. As I was pouring over my PB books, I noticed that I recognized some of their accessory items as ones I had been packing around for years! It was so nice to finally be able to pull them out of storage and USE them. Not only do they look neat, I love even more the special memories they bring…
This watch was Grandpa’s, and the devotional book underneath was our wedding gift from Grandma.
These old cameras have been around. One was bought by my dad in Japan when he was in the Korean War. The other one travelled all over Europe with Irwin’s dad. And that old trunk held my doll clothes when I was a little girl.
The icing on the cake was that I only bought ONE THING for this room make-over (aside from the paint) – the roman shade (which is half-price at Home Depot right now – $16). Everything else is recycled from other parts of the house. And I want to mention that we think the star of the room is the QUILT– a special gift made by our very talented sister-in-law.