Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Cottage Dressing Table

Let us continue where we left off....
Last we checked in.....
I was regaling you with tales from the left side of my bed.
No, No, No, No, No......
Shame on you guys!!!!!
I'm talkin' decoratin' stories here!!!!!

Now that we've restored a little decorum,
(Well as much as can be expected
 on this here blog.....)
Let me show you my dressing table.
I would like to point out at this juncture, 
But I like to look at it....,
To me, no bedroom is really a girly girl bedroom without a dressing table.
Since I rarely wear makeup anymore,
and when I do, I put it on leaning over my sink.....
I have no real need for this piece of furniture, except that it holds all my fake jewelry.
It's good to have a place to store stuff that I never wear.....
(I used to wear it, can't be bothered, but it's
 and I'm not sharing!!!!!) 
 I found this table in a local junky antique multi-vendor store.
But it went out of business, and I am still in mourning.
When I bought it, I thought that I may paint it, but I love the way the wood looks in the room.
It's another nice old 1920's Louis XVI piece that just sucked me in.
This is my favorite period for furniture.
It works really well in my bedroom because it is so shallow (17") that it doesn't take up much floor space, but still has a big visual impact.
 I like the way the brass detailing combines the table, chair and mirror.

 The mirror was one of those purchases that I made, thinking it looked tacky, but would hold me over until I found something better.
When I got it home and put it in place, 
hit me over the head with a decorating book!!!!!
The scale, style and metal, all married so well.
Even old burnt out decorators get surprised by stuff.
Keep an open mind to things and you could save a little moolah!
 True to form, I covered the top of the table with stuff I never use.....
Especially perfume bottles.
What wonderful accessories.....
They is soooooo pretty!!!!!
I wear Eau De Ban!!!!!
 Bear with me, it's hard taking a picture, shooting into a window.......
 This pare of bottles I got from my Mom.
Don't let my two sisters know.
They're supposed to read this blog, but they never do.
This'll teach em!!!!
These bottles were on my Mom's dressing table when we grew up.
We all love them.
Now they're mine, mine, mine!!!!!
I found the pair of vanity lamps on.....
I love mirror based lamps.
They go with the sconces I hung over my bed....
I have a real weakness for etched glass like this.
It is sooooooooo pruty!!!!!
 Even the lamp stem is etched!!!!!

 The lampshades are smocked like those over my bed.
 Talk about your stunning detail!!!!!
These babies are hand sewn.
that's the story of my dressing table.
This room gets more and more exciting!!!!!
Next up......
So stay tuned

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20 North Ora said...

Betsy - Really pretty post. That looks like a bedroom you could have very sweet dreams in. Love it.


Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the dressing table and all the accents! It looks so beautiful in front of your window.

Mari said...

I love,love,love your gorgeouse room, but that dressing table I'm soooo loving.....
One day I dream to have one, oh well I could always dream ;)

Big Smiles~

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You have the most exquisite things!!!....Love the vanity and the beautiful view from the windows...I just love the soft colors of our room....A perfect room for "Sweet Dreams"...

Scribbler said...

I have always loved your attention to detail -- it is what makes you a great designer.

Miss Char said...

Betsy, this room is so beautiful and your dressing table just adds to the girly factor you indicated was your signature. I'd be locking the doors now that your sisters know about the perfume bottles, they're exquisite. Thank you for sharing, I can't wait for the next installment.

Mitti Da Bawa said...

Appreciate you sharing, great blog.Thanks Again.


foreverdecorating said...

Just lovely and I agree, the wood looks great in your room unpainted. Great touches that you are known for and a funny post.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Betsy,
The lamps are beautiful and I love the smocking on the lamp shades (so pretty). The dressing mirror is lovely, I have a antique dressing mirror from my sister its very ornate I just put it out on my dresser. I adore all the delicate details on the chair and dressing table. I really do love your room its very dreamy.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

Gorgeous bedroom! Hey are you really retired from decorating? Or are you just saying that so you don't get us looney tune beginning decorators asking you for all sorts of free info? LOL!

Connie said...

Too fabulous for words. Your bedroom is what my dreams are made of and I thought all was lost. You never pick up a magazine today and see this prettiness. Too many women decorate for the man in their life and not themselves at all!

nancy said...

Especially love the chair and the lampshades are very special!

Anonymous said...

I adore your lovely bedroom vanity and I can see why you love it. Your draperies and bed (that parts I can see) look luxurious. I've had a vanity since I was in high school many, many years ago. Now I don't wear makeup, but I love sitting to do anything and that includes brushing my hair.

Katie said...

You crack me up about your sisters and whether or not they read your blog. I can never tell if my family does. Only two of my family members have even joined mine and I have a big family.
I love the dressing table. It is perfect.

Evelyn said...

Eau de Ban! You kill me...always get a laugh from your posts. Your bedroom is simply gorgeous. Those lampshades are great. Every little detail is beautiful. Wish I was gifted like you.

Amy Chalmers said...

Gorgeous! I love everything you showed!! I am coming over today for the big cabinet for the boston shop...in the afternoon!! I will give you a call~later gator!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Be still my heart when I saw the view out your window! Can't wait to view that up close.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The details in your bedroom are gorgoeus Betsy. I adore those lamp shades... well actually, I love it all, but those shades are really beautiful.

Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

Patty said...

Your pictures are just fabulous! Love your dressing table and all the accessories. Beautiful room!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Beautiful, beautiful, there's really nothing else to say. Your dressing table and accessories make me want to drool! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Betsy! Your house is just amaaaazing, girl! :)

xoxo laurie

Kathy said...

Betsy! I love lady's dressing tables and you're right - they should always be included in a bedroom! Yours is too gorgeous and I love the table lamp - great Ebay find!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

It is so very pretty!~ Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Patty Lunz said...

Love these pics, I have been thinking about getting a new dressing table!

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