Monday, January 7, 2013

Nesting

As some of you know...I'm(Anne) due at the end of the month with my 4th.  I have 3 boys and am finally being blessed with a little girl(YAY!!!).  Well, I have gone into full on nesting mode.  No, I don't mean I'm getting everything ready for the baby, my nesting has taken a more selfish role...I've been cleaning and decorating around the house.  And by "around the house", I mean every room, but the babies.  Anyway, I decided to share some pictures of what I've been up to.  I've been getting my bedroom in order.  I've decided to de-clutter a little bit. I'm very pleased with the results.

We recently took a trip to Ikea where I purchased all the drapery panels.  Beautiful linen white.  And only $25 for a pair!
Some of you may recognize the insanely beautiful antique armoire from the shop.  She was for sale at the shop for a while.  Somehow, I finagled my mom and sis into letting me have her.  I am honored to have her in my home...easily the most fabulous piece I own.  Her best feature? She completely breaks down to almost nothing...making it an easy move for my husband.



Another favorite of Tattered Tiques is the vintage dress form.  


I keep my shop apron on mine and all my long necklaces.  I love this particular dress form, cause she isn't the usual.  She is covered in a beautiful vintage silk instead of the usual tweed fabric you usually see.


She also didn't come with a stand.  My son, found this old chippy step ladder at the bottom of my back yard(we have a couple acres that we purchased from a crazy lady...we find lots of oddities on our land).  He dragged it all the way up to the house and was so excited to show it to me...."Mom!  Look, I found a tattered tique at the bottom of the hill!"  Too cute....I'm so glad I have a place for it cause I love that it was his first "find".


The iron piece I use to hold extra blankets is from a vintage shop in Chicago. I bought it probably 8 years ago and I'm still not sure why. Just one of those pieces that spoke to me.


I love it's character.  I'm still not exactly sure what it was originally used for....I guess some sort of garden piece.  The pink blanket on top is a souvenir from a fabulous linen shop on Rue Cler in Paris.  The quilted blanket on the bottom is one of the very first quilts I ever made.


This is the view from my bed.  We found the mantel on one of Tattered Tiques first road trips together. It was on the Worlds Largest Yard Sale probably 6 years ago??  I think it was $40.  We cut a hole in our wall for our flat screen and added a gold frame around it.  I love the way it looks.

Love mom's cable knit throw she made me. The blue blanket is strategically placed over the gaping hole in the caning of my settee.  Thanks to my son.



This is my bedside table. Some of you may remember it from this post.  It originally was going to be sold at the shop, but I determined that it just wasn't in good enough shape to sell.  Funny enough...it seems to work perfectly for me. I'm sure my mom and sister think I just said that so I could keep it. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't.  I'll never tell.  However, you can tell in the picture that the top drawer doesn't fully shut properly...anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

This amazing piece of artwork was a gift from my parents.  I LOVE and cherish it.  The artist is local and does the most amazing work.


I'm not a fan of my dresser, so I have purposely omitted it from this post, but here's a peek.  I'm on the hunt for a new one, so I'll share it when I find it's replacement! And yes, I do use these old jewelry boxes I found on ebay.


The one thing I'm missing?  A chandelier.  I know the ceiling fan is awful, but I only allow my husband a few comforts amid my decorating, and this happens to be one of them.
OK..now that I've finished my room, I'm off to start sewing for the baby.  I'm making her a vintage chenille crib blanket...I'll share pics soon!





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17 comments:

  1. Anne,
    Omg!!! Where to start it is all so beautiful. I love love the color of your walls. I love that armoire!! Love your collection of vintage jewelry boxes too. That bedroom is so pretty and cozy!!! Our bedrooms should be our sanctuary and you hit it with yours. Love it all. So glad to hear you are feeling good and that little angel will be here soon. So exciting!!! I can't wait to see what you do for the baby. Hope to get by the shop this week end.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I have enjoyed putting it all together over the years. Things with memories attached always mean so much more! Thanks for visiting, look forward to seeing you!

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  2. Anne- It looks beautiful-Thank you for finding my blog so I could back link and find this one- I am your newest follower and I am so tickled to hear you are having a girl! Blessings to you- xo Diana
    Ps.- Do you know you have double word verification on? Not sure if you know it or not-and it does stop lots of folks from leaving comments- Blogger does a good job of filtering out spam without it....

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    1. Hi Diana! I have to mention our friend Kris, from Junk Chic Cottage, she is how we found you. So glad you found us too! Glad you came by for a visit, and for the tip on the double word verification, I have since fixed it ( I think). Thanks so much for mentioning it, as we are still sort of in the learing stage of the blog world!
      Anne

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  3. Anne, I'm so glad to see more personal posts from both you and Julie about your own beautiful homes and all the unique items and clever ideas that make your homes one of a kind. I think maybe you don't recognize how interesting your creative use of unusual items in your home decor is to your followers because it's so second nature to you. Please keep sharing more and get your mom to join in. She has always had the vision too see the possibilities in the most unusual and overlooked item. Love ya! Aunt Peggy

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    1. Hey Aunt Peg! Thanks so much for such a sweet comment. We are trying to blog more, and share more of ourselves and our homes. It's not easy, so thanks for the boost of confidence!
      Love you,
      Julie

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  4. Hi, I love the room. Especially the armoire and mannequin. I've been looking for a vintage mannequin or dress form.. I stopped by your shop a couple months ago with my partner. We were buying some chalk paint and talked to you about our shop we were hoping to open in Wauconda. We finally got it open in December. We would love it if you stop by next time you are in the area.

    Tracy
    www.irustictouch.com

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    1. Congrats on your shop opening!! That is very exciting. We will stop by next time we are in Wauconda. We've got a dress form if you are still looking.
      Julie

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    2. We are still looking, when are you open next?

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  5. Ohhhh! I love love love the color scheme in your bedroom. Its so cozy and relaxing. Congrats on your baby girl!

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    1. Thank you so much! And for stopping by too!
      Anne

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  6. Beautiful! I came over from Redoux - glad I did. I also have 3 boys and then a girl (then a boy and 7 years later another girl). It's a fun combo. My older children are all teens now and it's fun to see how my boys still watch out for my girl. No body (meaning boys) mess with her.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you too got your girl(s). Can't wait for mine to get here! Any day now. Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Anne

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  7. You're room is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the dressform and the stand- HOW SWEET that your son found it for you!!

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  8. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  9. Gorgeous things. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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    1. Sherry,
      Thank you! And thanks for your visit.
      Julie

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