Thursday, May 24, 2012

Let's Go to the Lake

Today I am sharing a few areas at our little get-away.  The furniture there is a combination of pieces my husband had, and some that were in his family for years.  We saw no need to buy new when we had so much stuff already, so we made what we had work.  

Just look at this old antique vanity dresser.  I just love the round mirror with the scalloped trim.  The stack of books are actual ones I found going through my MIL's things.  I tied them up with string.

If you'll look in the mirror, you will see the matching chest of drawers, although it looks more black.  Do you see the trim on the front of the dresser drawers? 

The area where the little angel sits, opens up.  I'm not sure what those were used for.  Maybe to store jewelry??? There is one on each side.  Unfortunately all the knobs had been replaced. 

The twin beds that my husband and his brother slept on when they were small boys are in the room.  The linens are quite old, but in fabulous condition.

These cabinets hang over a small desk area in the kitchen/dining room.  I have it filled with vintage dishes that also belonged to my MIL.  The red boards on top are a side of a very old Radio Flyer wagon.  The picture is very old too, and shows a farm house on an old dirt road with wobbly mail boxes.  It is a favorite of mine, depicting a much simpler time.  The goose is wood, one I found at a yard sale for a few dollars.  You can see the carnival glass punch bowl.  It, all the cups, and ladle are there, in perfect condition.  I also found it, while going through my MIL's things.

 Don't you love the hen in the basket atop the fridge?  It is a ceramic/chalk hen.  My husband's Mom had it for years.  I found the two fruit plates at a consignment shop for a dollar each.  See the old "grease" container on top of the cabinet to the left?

I hope you enjoying our visit to the little home (MH) at Lake Seminole. Let's sit on the porch for a while.

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