Last week I showed you all the armoire in our bedroom which
which houses our tellie (tv), and some of my purple transferware collection. You can view that, part 1, HERE
This week, I'm sharing the seating area I created at the foot of the bed, which faces the armoire. Though small, we use the area all the time. We even have movie nights with the kids in our bedroom...half of us pile on the bed, a couple of us in the chairs and someone might stretch out on the floor. In fact, we're doing that tonight and I have a feeling Shawn will be calling me in there before I'm done with this post!
At the center of this seating area is this game table. It swivels open to reveal storage for game pieces and then folds open, revealing a green leather top.
I laid out some accessories I thought I'd use on the table.
Because I have dark furnishings, drapes and bedding in my room, I like to use pretty white linens to brighten and soften spaces.
This is a pillow sham placed at an angle so that it partially drapes over the table, leaving some of the green leather top showing.
Of course, I gotta have me some transferware in my vignette. This huge, Aesthetic Movement platter is by W T Copeland (Spode), circa 1880. (The matching tureen is for sale HERE)
I sometimes like using these enormous, 20-22" platters as trays or table tops. You know I love layering and mixing patterns while introducing varied textures in my designs.
I added books, figurines, candles and photos on and around the platter and table.
This vintage brooch belonged to my Grandma. I pinned it on a ribbon tied around a candle holder.
I love decorating with vintage jewelry, but even more I love being able to see and enjoy the things that have special meaning to me.
I played around with a few pieces...this silver box didn't make the final cut (I did use it elsewhere though). Shawn really likes this and bought it long time ago from an antiques dealer here in town. It came from the Waite Phillips estate. I think it's ug (my short for ugly).
Well, actually I do like the side...reminds me of the Aesthetic Movement....hmmm...may be?
I really like this painted tole-ware box, but decided to also move it to another location for now...it may be back soon though.
Instead, on top of the books I went with a couple of antique/vintage loving cups/trophies paired with a hand painted pin dish that had always been in my home growing up.
Now it's all done...until I change it again! ;-)
My bedroom has a warm, cozy, English Country feel to it. I love the Gainsborough chairs on either side of the table. The fabric is a heavy chenille blend and it works for now.
So, when sitting in the chairs, you see my armoire and purple plates shown last week. Here is an update. I added some greenery to the crate at the top. I loved Amy's idea from Maison Decor but the top is open so I couldn't put the lights there. Still, the greenery makes a difference. I don't know why I didn't do that to begin with.
Well, guess who has been calling my name for the past half hour?
It's movie time for us. Hope you all had a great weekend!
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