Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Table Top Tuesday Bedroom Dresser

I just got home from a week long trip to 1515. How I miss the place already! I took plenty of pictures of the Fall decorations we have there. But I am anxious to show off my bedroom there. I will start with the dresser I bought for $100 and drug back from Indiana. It was a special purchase, because I got it when 4 of us cousins were taking the "cousinhood express" on a mini vacation in May.

So glad I found a dresser with some detail and nice hardware.

The hat looks like one that my Grandmother had on in many picture of her as a young girl.

Isn't this a great picture? This is my Grandmother that the bedroom belonged to. She was gone before I was born, but my cousins tell me that when she thought something was funny she would throw her head back and laugh so hard. I think it is very special that a moment like that was captured.

Found a dresser tray with pink roses. The tiara is mine, a gift from my cousins last year for my
 "big birthday". 

Found these bobby pins at an antique store. It reminded me of something Grandmother would of got at the old local 5 & 10 up on the square.

My Grandmothers child scripture question book. Love the best find in a long time, my desk calendar.

I read in my Great Annie's diaries that my Grandmother bought a brown velvet trim hat...then I saw this one at an antique store and thought.."that's it!".

And sitting next to the dresser, my Grandparents love letters they wrote from 1914-1919, during WWI and the last letter is two days before they got married,

So please join Marty at A Stroll Thru Life http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
for Table Top Tuesday.
Hope you enjoyed my treasures!


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love all these things, Ann. You really think out the things that remind you of your loved ones. I love that!

Dreamgoddess said...

What fantastic treasures you have! I wish I had a box of love letters that my grandparents had written to each other.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a lovely dresser and what a wonderful vignette. Love all your pretty vintage things. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Love all the old hats, looks like a millinery shop!! Cool!! It's like a step back in time,
just love it.
Nice to meet you!!
blessings, Nellie

Tete said...

This is so neat! Everything from your grandmother's laughing photo to the very sweet love letters. Then you have a diary and it lets you know all the little details to fill the room with just the right things!
So precious.
Could that old five and dime be Benedicts by any chance? Oh the memories there. I worked there for 2 months right before they closed.
They had already closed the toy side and moved everything out of the basement, but they still had the candy by the pound and the little white bags.
Walmart did them and Ben Franklin both in. Spurgeon's and Owl's Drug Store, too.
Those were the days...
Hugs- Tete