Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D Is For Decor

One of the things that I love buying more than anything else is stuff for my house.  I'm always moving and changing things around here and having that perfect accent piece is it for me.  I say that my house is decorated in Early American Applebee's.  I love old camera, campy antiques and signs of all kinds.  I tease my favorite shop owner, Laurie, that it might be cheaper if she was selling me drugs.  But she regularly goes above and beyond, like searching the shop high and low to find me this Zombie cookie tin and then holding it until I could get to town to pick it up.  Most of my favorite things from the last year have come from her shop, and I'm fairly certain that this is only the beginning of a beautiful, if expensive, friendship.  The plate below is going to hold jewelry in my bedroom.
This old train case is a doorstop, keeping Delilah from locking herself in my bedroom while I am at work.
A lot more fun than those baskets of feather or stone balls...
This is the wall above the doorway when you come into my house.  The two signs are reprints, but the photos are real photos of my grandpas' high school baseball and basketball team.  The whole entryway is covered in this and that because it draws the eye up to higlight the high ceilings and not the oddly bulit hall.
These are collections of goodies on top of my cabinets in my kitchen.  Each piece has a meaning of some sort and it brightens up the plain white walls that I keep thinking I will do something with.

Art in my kichen.  I love the old French and Italian signs.  I have reprints of several in the house.

Pineapples are colonial signs of welcome.  This piece was painted on a cabinet door by a local artist. 
I got this chair for five dollars.  It plays into my big plans for my front porch room this summer!
These are some of the finishing touches that will be going up in my entryway soon!  I only have a few more spaces until it is completely finished and it makes me so happy to see it!  Porgy and Bess album cover (I loved the colors and the artwork)....
A framed postcard...
And a framed picture of Audrey Hepburn with her Oscar.
I can't wait for this summer when I have a little more time to focus on getting things changed up around here!


  1. Nice to meet you. You've got some interesting stuff. It's fun to see what different people collect. It makes me appreciate how special each person is.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  2. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Powerful Woman Writer Award.
    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.

  3. I love the Zombies tin! I've never seen anything like it. Your blog has made me want to go shopping!

  4. I had never seen anything like it either, Michelle! It looks like a real brand of cookies, and I just couldn't resist!

    Deirdra---as soon as I am back on home on my speedy quick ethernet, I will certainly officially accept the award. You are too sweet!

    Nancy--thanks! I love having things that other people don't! It suits my personality! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Delightful Decor! I see the Van Gogh print up there that you wanted to "walk into". Me, too. I just think it must've either been a chilly night or the cafe was "86" on wine that night, because why so many empty chairs?? The Hepburn print is terrific, as is the bowl of pool balls. Fun post!


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