Today we will continue
the tour of my bedroom!!!!!
the tour of my bedroom!!!!!
You guys are SOOOOOO lucky!!!!!
We left off with an overview of the room......
So let's start to the right of the bed, and work our way counter clockwise around the space!!!!!
To the right of my bed is my right night stand.
That's because if it were on the left, it wouldn't be the right.
By my table is the mate to the chair at my dressing table.
I like to have a chair in the corner of my bedroom.
I could pretend it's for sitting on......
But it's not!!!!!
It's for my clothes.....,
Not really dirty, but not clean enough to hang or fold back up?????
In Flerida, I have a walk in closet, so I can hide my #$% there, but in Massachusetts I have
no such luxury,
so I have to rough it with my little chair.....
I found the pair of Edwardian gallery tables in a local antique store
and snapped them up.
(I'm having a senior moment, and there's not one to ask!!!!)
(YIPPEE!!!!.....I remembered someone to call!!!!!)
It's galley table, like a ship's galley.
I asked Steven at Brookline Village Antiques in the Boston Design
He knows EVERYTHING!!!!!
Then, we were trying to figure out why they're called that.
My guess is the brass edging around the top would keep things from sliding off the table in rough seas.....
If anyone knows the answer, leave a comment!!!!!
I think they're beautiful.
I think they're elegant.
I think they're VERY grownup!!!!!
Per my decorating style.....
I have a ton of @#$ on the tops.....
I have a soft spot in my heart for alabaster lamps.
They come in such pleasing shape.
Of course, I found this pair on ebay....
I had the lampshades custom made.
It's one of my necessary splurges.....
Some folks spend money on designer clothes,
I spend tons on custom lampshades.
Why spend money on what other people look at?????
I spend money on what I look at.
This way I just avoid mirrors.
It's better that way anyway, if I don't prepare myself.....
I always wonder who the old bat is looking back at me!!!!
Of course I have fake flowers by my bed!!!!!
And a picture of my Mom from when she was a little bit younger.....
(my Dad's on the other table)
(his picture, not him)
The frame is slowly crumbling away, but I love this frame, so I live with it.
It's covered in an old silk brocade fabric.
I don't remember where I found this box.
It's not even silver plate.
Which is great 'cuz then I don't have to polish it....
Not that I polish my silver.....
but I THINK about polishing it!!!!!
I just looked on the bottom of the box,
it was made in Japan.
That's all I can tell ya....
This next box I inherited from my Great Aunt.
She was one truly elegant lady.
One time when I was in college and I went to visit her in Manhattan, she informed me that I dressed like a peasant.
Clothes have never been at the top of my list of important considerations.
Her name's on the inside of the box, so I don't keep anything in it, so that
I CAN SEE HER NAME!!!!
(I'm very sentimental for a peasant.....)
I like to have plates on tables, I use them as coasters.
This is one of several I found in a flea market in Florida.
That made it cheaper!!!!!
It's some kind of stoneware or creamware or something.
I don't know and I'm too lazy to look up the mark,
so here's a picture of the back, in case anyone wants to.......
Last but not least is my back scratcher!!!!!
I have a very itchy back, and it's important to place these babies in strategic areas around one's home.....
I purchased this one from that very elite shop, Pier One.......
that's it for the right side of my bed!!!!!!!
How exciting is my life, anyway??????