My mom is downsizing and no longer has room for this chair. It once belonged to my great-grandmother, then her daughter, my great-aunt had it, then my mom. It's got beautiful carved wood arms and legs on it. According to my mom, it came from the Netcher family who my great-grandmother worked for back in the early 1900's as a maid and cook. They owned the Boston Store when it was in Chicago. They would give my great-grandmother their old things when they bought themselves new stuff!
I found this at the local Salvation Army store...I fell in love with it! I don't have much room in my house but I moved stuff around to find a spot for it. Now it's "home."
I found these curtain panels while out antiquing. They had the whole set but I just bought a couple panels to add to my dining room. These pictures don't really do them justice - the colors are so vibrant.
And lastly, this pillow is from Salvation Army, too. I think it looks like a "grannie pillow" and so homey looking. Plus it's cheery and spring-like!
I found these shutters in the alley the other day. At first, I passed them by. I thought, "What would I do with those?" But they stayed on my mind. Do you ever have that happen? So I walked around my house, wondering what I'd do with them Then I spotted where I could put them. I also knew my husband would think I'm nuts. I don't think he's even noticed them yet. Ha! Ha!
They needed a little cleaning and I added some wreaths, I might dress them up more with vintage hankies or cute cloth napkins.
I like them! They are keepers!
And lastly, Dover. What a hard dog life, don't you think?