Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Master Bedroom Details 2 : Decorating with Hats & Transferware

I promised to show some close ups of the vignettes around my bedroom, so today here is the first one.  We can explore this little corner with its Catalan chest of drawers.  I like adding straw hats around the room, especially a few displayed together which is the focal point here.

 The vintage folding screen is a perfect backdrop on the chest.  I love the twig framed roses and the painted green frame.  A pair of antique glove stretchers hangs from one side.    From the lamp, hangs a tassel I made from an orphaned transferware sugar bowl lid.  These are so cute on armoire doors and lamps.  I need to make some more but it's so hard to find the time.

An antique purple transferware platter holds some gorgeous vintage champagne flutes and a beaded, embroidered purse found at a thrift store.

Over on the right side of the chest I've got a couple of purple transferware pieces perched atop books.  I love to use books to elevate pieces.  One is a ginger jar missing it's lid so it serves as a vase with (faux) dried lavender and the other is a sugar bowl that I keep throat lozenges / cough drops in (Luden's Cherry flavor…mmm).

Of course, you all have seen some of my 'hands dishes'.  This one holds a small butterfly hair pin.

 Back on the left, I have carried the theme of hats to this famous print, 'The Boy in the Torn Hat'.  Something about this little boy reminds me of my brother David and my son Ethan.  Anyway, I like it and have had it an old ratty frame forever.  I don't care, I like it that way…matches his hat.

And on the floor next to the chest; a weathered 'fleurs' market basket with a ton of lavender and a dog pillow door stop.

 A view from my side of the bed, and that's it for today.  I'll be back soon posting on decorating with hats and tons of pics to go with it!

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  1. Loved your corner vignette full of beauty and love. fondly ~lynne~

  2. So many pretty treasures in one small spot!

  3. Such a pretty room, Nancy. I hope you find time to make some more of the tassels and perhaps offer them in your shop. '-)
    I've used hats as a decorative item in our master and one of the guest rooms. I have so many that I needed to do something to store them.

  4. Nancy, your room is decorated beautifully. I love the little boy with hat.

  5. Very beautiful and serene Nancy. I love all the added touches that make it your own special place. I also like the touches of purples you added to complete the look. It feels so welcoming and inviting.


  6. Love your little corner of treasures, you are such a fabulous decorator.
    Then of course it helps to own fabulous items to work with

  7. Going to 'steal' a few ideas for making our bedroom cozier. I love yours!

  8. You have a great gift for displaying anything! I love the hats and I love all the transferware you find a way to use in your rooms. The hands are just gorgeous!


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