Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Old and The Beautiful!




I often wonder if I ever built another house "what would I do different"? I go back and forth between nice traditional cabinetry or something like this. I have a friend who saved antique pieces for years and had her builder "build around" them. I can see this round corner piece as a great coffee/tea bar in the corner of a kitchen or breakfast nook. And this red piece as a place for fine linens, formal dishes, or even used casually as a pantry. The large blue/green piece would look perfect in a master bath as a linen closet with beautiful towels, and vintage apothecary bottles, sitting next to a slipper tub of course with a big fat chandelier hanging above it. I would use these pieces exactly as they are, the patina is priceless.

5 comments:

Darlene said...

Those are definitely some beautiful pieces that would be gorgeous in a home.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love those! They have one at a store that I shop at. It's been there for years ...just sitting on the porch..getting better with time. One day I will be brave and buy it...one day~
ps..rockstar..hehe..tell that one to my kids.You just made me smile..BIG! Have a great one~

Room to Inspire said...

Oh, these are beautiful. I just love each piece.

Chelsea

Shauna said...

It seems like old furniture just has so much character.
You would be so proud of me...I spent the day with Magic Brush (Jen) collecting dead tree branches...totally weird, I know! But anyway we used them to decorate her house for Christmas...we weaved in garland, beads, balls etc! It turned out so stinkin cute, I might just be getting in the spirit yet:) If you follow her blog, hopefully she will post the pictures of our adventure soon!! Hope all is well.

Janean said...

so gorgeous!!!! even if we try to match the color, we cannot match the smoothness and deep patina. beautiful blog.