Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Treasures

"The purpose of life is to live it,
to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without
fear for newer and richer experience." 
               ~Eleanor Roosevelt

   If someone were to ask me, "What is your most favourite thing to do?" I am quite sure that I would answer, "Look at beautiful things!". It might be an inherited passion cultivated at the feet of my Mum whose love for old-world ambience and romantic atmosphere is so much a part of her sweet character. I worked in an antique store for seven years and I learned so much about beauty and history and how to appreciate the past. I love decorating and home and creating a space that is entirely yours surrounded by the little things that you love. Taking something old and re-fashioning it or giving it new life - pairing it with something new in your decor is also fascinating to me! There are so many new ways to incorporate vintage into your own style. This summer I have seen SO MANY beautiful things! I take little snapshots with my phone when I go somewhere lovely and I always think, "I will instagram this!", but then when I look later my phone is so full of pictures that honestly why not just do a full post to show you everything wonderful that I have seen? I have been to beautiful antique stores, interior decor stores and boutiques and these photos show a mix of old and new and utterly romantic! Perhaps they will give you some ideas about your own style... 

Pictures from:
Chintz & Co.
Sentimental Journey Antiques
The Iron Crow Antiques

1 comment:

  1. Jenn, my dear, you should go ahead and buy the pink dresser you're longing for. Otherwise, you are going to waste too many sleepless nights agonizing over it. Bring it home! It has your name written all over it! Great post . . .