Monday, March 21, 2011

around the house for spring...





a few new springtime images from around the house...




living room:




the firewood basket was a thriftstore find ($2) from a few weeks ago, which i'm just loving.  the rocking chair is one i've carried with me from my own childhood... i love seeing my niece and nephew now sitting here when they come to visit.













the lovely english pitcher is one i picked up from my aunt's shop.  the market basket i found a while back, from the antique store down the road... i've had this for months, and it wasn't until i uploaded this photo that i noticed the string from the price tag still attached!  (i do this way more frequently than i should admit to)





the beautiful antique, framed needlepoint was a birthday gift from my mom







dining room:




well, you can see that i still am working with a temporary table in here (and have yet to finish the cushions for these chairs).  i'm planning to move to a new place this summer, so it's probably best that i haven't picked up a table, until i know what kind of space i'll be working with in the new house.

the little drum shade on the white lamp was another thriftstore find ($2.99)... several of my lamps are in need of updated shades, so i'm always excited to find inexpensive shades like this one (new lampshades can be so expensive!)




bedroom:




there is something so appealing to me in mixing layer upon layer of pretty linens on the bed.


this pretty ikea duvet cover has been on my wish list for quite awhile... how excited i was to find one in the 'as is' department of the store (it was a european size which accidentally made it's way to the u.s. store... just meaning a larger pillow sham... and a much lower price!).  my sweet sister snagged this for me as a birthday gift.  the bedskirt, sheets, and pillowcase were all thriftstore finds.  the antique iron bed was one i bought years ago at auction, while i was still in college.





the white, eyelet trim curtains above were another thriftstore find... as was the floral duvet cover below (both $2).










happy monday

6 comments:

Mumsie said...

Lovely, lovely...lovely! All the more so because of the thrifty finds..and your talent for putting together a beautiful home! Blessings to you!

karen said...

I saw these images on flickr...beautiful doesn't do them justice.

Tricia Rose said...

Your market basket is what I call a Suffolk trug, used for gardening and VERY choice...

katy said...

thanks so very much to all of you!

tricia, thanks so much... i was so attracted by the basket's beautiful shape (and was fortunate to find it for a really great price), so i'm glad to finally have a name for it!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Beautiful! I love your decorating style.

katy said...

thank you!