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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Attic Treasures







My sister and I have been busy going through my mom's attic, getting her house ready to sell. I really felt it was overwhelming at first but all the hidden treasures have been really exciting. I took apart a vinyl covered pillow to find two lovely brocade satin pillows, they were perfect on our antique bed. They went great with my grandmother's satin quilt at the end of the bed. I've had it since I was ten years old, it is so comfy.

I thought I would show some photos of our bedroom with the pillows. I found the bedroom suite at an auction years ago, I didn't even know if it was a double bed when I bid on it, lol. The marble topped wash stand we bought when we were first married. There is a photo from the far corner of the bedroom that shows my vintage metal bathroom cabinet, really like it to store old perfumes, soaps, glasses and drug store bottles and other old items I have saved and collected. The two pictures over the marble wash stand are cloisonne pictures I had to buy a suitcase for to bring them back from a trip we took to China.

There were also old trunks and suitcases in mom's attic that no one else wanted that I've stacked in my sewing room, they were filled with vintage upholstery fabrics and seventies hand screened linens and bark cloth, so perfect now for designing purses or pillows. Fun!

8 comments:

  1. How wonderful, to find some hidden treasures..

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  2. How lovely you found the pillows to match your quilt.

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  3. Lovely place. Hidden treasures are always fun. Mini hugs!

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  4. Such a beautiful room. Even better that the pillow fit right in. You never know where treasures may be hiding.

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  5. Dear Jean: Many thanks for following my little blog! Glad you shared with us your newfound treasures...inspiration for mini room interiors!
    Best,
    Mary

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  6. You know Jean, pictures like this always make me feel warm in my heart. I feel like I can sit in that wicker chair forever and daydream. I can almost feel the breeze from here..Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. What homey, lovely and special items you found, Jean! I am fortunate to have some family pieces as well and a few antiques I've picked up here and there. Thank you for sharing these found treasures.

    Jody
    Mini Leaps and Bounds

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  8. Thanks everyone, so kind of you to take the time to comment! It has been fun, found some of mom's favorite clothes from the late 30's, 60's, & 70's. Loved the old aprons, both mom's and my grandmothers. I really believe in being environmental and have really wanted to put many of the items to good use. I'm using the suitcases instead of boxes for storage.

    Mini Hugs, Jean

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Thank you very much, so nice of you to take the time to leave a comment and to visit my blog!

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