Friday, October 13, 2006

Dressing Table Update

These are pictures of my dressing table. I was inspired by Debbie.

It's hard to get pictures in this room.

I have the lamp in the chair trying to get a pic of what's on this side. It normally sits on the table, not in the chair.

There are so many trees at the windows that the room is very well shaded and dark. That's why I have the lamps on. Speaking of the lamps. Aren't they great? I got them for a buck a piece at a yard sale. The tall wooden tower thing is a jewelry box from my younger son. I think he got it at Bombay Company. He has very excellent tastes. :) It spirals out and has 4 or 5 compartments.

The little bottle is holding olive oil, which I use as facial moisturizer and lip gloss. I don't remember where I thrifted the little bottle, but I just noticed last week that it has an "L" no the bottom. I got the white floral cup from Goodwill and it has some earrings in it. The little birdhouse, placecard holder was a gift from a mom when I taught preschool, the leather case is for binoculars. I keep my deodorant, gel and a some lotion in it. The white vase was thrifted. The mirror was a gift, handmade by a friend of my ex-inlaws.

The dressing table, itself, belonged to my ex's mother. It was an antique when she bought it. When we divorced, he let me take it. I thought that was really nice of him. He didn't really have a place for it at the time and I will pass it on to the boys and their wives.

I got the little mirror (round above on the wall) at Goodwill, I think and I painted the butterflies.

Pay no attention to the contortionist in the background. Photographing with bad lighting is challenging.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see a little corner of your home ;-)
Enjoy the weekend Lisa!

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog! My blog is about 80% pictures so, it really doesn't take long to go through it-and I am so glad you enjoyed it! Please come again.

BTW~I LOVE the picture at the top of your blog! That is GORGEOUS.

BTW#2~I am So envious of that dressing table. It is beautiful and will no doubt become a family heirloom! :-)

Melissa said...

ah a little corner...

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

what a lovely setting, the dressing table is such a treasure. I've always wanted a place where I could sit to do the occasional makeup or do hair or whatever I desired.
ok, I must ask, olive oil as moisturizer and lip gloss? I have not heard of that, sounds interesting!

A bird in the hand said...

My sweet Froggy!!! You've been to my etsy shop. It will be in the mail to you tomorrow. Thank you so much.xoxoxoxo

Lisa said...

Thanks Elisabeth. Enjoy yours, as well!

Rebecca, I cooked your plum and pear pork tonight. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

me, yeah. :) If you enlarge the pics you can see how much my binocular case is like yours. I just love that.

Lisa, to be honest, I hardly ever put my makeup on there. Well, to be perfectly honest, I hardly ever put makeup on. lol When I do, I'm usually in the bathroom.

About the olive oil. I learned this little trick from Mrs. Catherine who has a blog about homemaking and such. She's really a sweetie and she uses olive oil. It works great in the shower..put it on before drying off. I put it on my face at night before bed and on my lips..and usually dab my lips before walking out of the house. It's natural and even tastes good. :)

Ah, Colette, thank you. I could resist no longer. :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dressing table, Lisa!
I've always loved that style of furniture, and it looks so feminine and nostalgic...Thanks for sharing a peek!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I like the little painted butterflies. The mirror is gorgeous :o)

Lisa said...

THanks Tinker and Sarah!

Hulda said...

Nice to see something from your home, Lisa! The table looks great!

Dot said...

Lisa - what a lovely dressing table! I love the soft lighting too (and you in the background *grin*). Looks like a lovely realaxing corner of your home.
You have good taste (and a good eye for bargains too - well done you!)

Dotee xoxo

Pear tree cottage! said...

I enjoy a peek through a keyhole and the pieces in your bedroom are lovely I love the bedspread you ahve on your bed (in the mirror) and the lamps are just the best find I have seen in a long while well done to you.

I will be back real soon to visit as I enjoy your blog very much but never have enough time to linger and enjoy. Lots of happiness Lee-ann

Lisa said...

Thanks Hulda!

Thanks Dotee, I love me a bargain. :)

Thanks to you Lee-Ann, I enjoy your blog, too! I'll see you again soon.