My Hubby says I’m obsessive. He claims that whenever something piques my curiosity, I end up throwing myself into it and won’t stop until I know everything about it or if that something can be purchased… He wouldn’t hear the end of it until the object of my obsessive fixation finds its way home with me!
Do I dare disagree? Since my Hubby is a lawyer, I say “I take the fifth”! 🙂
What’s the current curiosity? VINTAGE home decor & furnishings.
I can’t say I can be an expert on the matter nor end up bringing home whatever catches my attention. But I love being around beautiful vintage pieces and visualizing them in our home.
I also enjoy researching about things I like! This helps me determine what actually has any value or history and what’s just kitchy. Not that I will go for just the value, sometimes I like the real deal but other times I go by gut feel. Reminds me of my buying style way back when I was a fashion buyer! A mix of both always make a more interesting collection.
One savvy shopper of vintage treasures is my late mother-in-law. She was spot on! I absolutely love her enthusiasm. Sadly, not everyone has the eye or appreciation for her vintage finds. Some of her beautiful things remained stored or tucked away in lonely corners of her house. It gave me so much joy to see her eyes light up when I noticed her vintage pieces. She always had a story to tell of how she found an item and how they were shipped or hand carried by friends and relatives during her years of traveling.
I’m really drawn to this shape and the marble top. They look substantial and brings a feeling of formality to a room. I don’t intend to put all these period furniture together in one room though. That would not be my style. I like mixing it up!
And lastly, china cabinets.
I never really appreciated them until I started reading up on entertaining. These seemingly outdated cabinets can store a lot of dinnerware, drink ware and serve ware – a hostess’ entire arsenal! I will have one of these and I don’t care if it seems outdated. I’ll probably jazz it up with flocked interiors and LED lights.
Heck, UK’s Jimmie Martin completely transforms cabinets into functional art!
We didn’t buy anything but we now know where to find what we like! Good to know!