After working all weekend on our master bedroom, I knew it was the perfect time to click a few pics to continue that house tour we have been promising. So, after Jamie ironed all the sheets and pillow cases…we were ready to go.
Y’all might remember that when we built our wood wall we were a little worried that our headboard would disappear against the darkness of the wood. But it’s just the opposite…. It stands out nicely. Those Restoration Hardware sconces are by farrrrr my favorite things in this room. Can’t believe I hesitated buying them. I could have been enjoying them for the past year…..and not just the past week.
The sawhorse desk we got at West Elm. It’s smaller than most of the ones I’ve seen elsewhere, but that makes it perfect for the side of the bed. I don’t think they sell them anymore…Shame. The oak office chair we picked up at the Salvation Army down the street from our house. I think that it gives the room an instant feeling of “History”.
I promise that for the sake of the pictures I scaled down on all the crap that is usually on my desk. I moved the piles of half-read, intending-too-read, and finished-reading books to the guest room. The big black bowl started as a catch-all for just western belt buckles from thrift stores, and now they are under all that other stuff. I started collecting them after I saw a picture of a mirror framed in old Western buckles. I was gunna make my own version, but I couldn’t decide on which buckles I would sacrifice wearing by hot-glueing them to a mirror. So there ya go. The black Frankoma indian (possibly an ashtray) I picked up on eBay a few weeks ago. Her bowl is filled with silver/turquoise pins and fetishes from our trips around the Southwest.
On the 3 Ikea Malm dressers that we pushed together under the window are a couple of pictures that don’t fit anywhere on the wall, a jar of vintage baseballs, and a Madonna from Dolly Python dripping with necklaces.
Vintage canning jars on the window sill hold sea shells, sea glass, and other little found items from our Summer vacations in the Caribbean.
A couple of Navajo baskets, on the other end of the dressers, hold vintage bandannas (a couple of which were supposed to be made into pillows) and silver and turquoise jewelry. We pick up a lot of jewelry at junk shops here in the Southwest.
Because of our lack of closet space, we hang our jackets on a peg rack on the wall. I think that the AMERICAN sign was once on an American Airlines building. I got it at a junk shop here in Dallas. They couldn’t find the “AN”, so for about a month I only had “AMERIC” with the thin hope that someone at the shop would find the rest of the word……..of corse they did, I knew they would all along.
The boots didn’t fit in the closet either….so there they are.
I don’t think a space should be too modern or too vintage, but an eclectic mix of both….that’s what makes a home interesting.