I love beautiful things. Especially beautiful, vintage things. There is just something about old items that I find comforting and exciting all in the same. Whether it be jewelry, clothing, furniture or photographs, if it comes with a story from a previous life, I fall in love with it. Head over heels, I’m tellin’ ya. I have a special place in my heart for things that have been in my family and passed onto me or will eventually be passed onto me one day, right, Mom? But I also appreciate things I have found at garage sales, antique shops, or even online (Proof God loves us – Etsy.com).
With this love comes inspiration of what to do with all this ‘stuff’ as my husband calls it. Sometimes I find great inspiration from within, but other times, I like to gain inspiration by researching the success of like-minded peeps. A new addiction is a fabulous website and this week’s chosen flavor: A Beach Cottage – Life By the Sea.
Seriously, this Aussie has got style & sass. I could spend HOURS clicking around this little slice of internet heaven. The genius behind this website shows how she has successfully turned other people’s trash into some beautiful treasures. Currently an apartment-dweller, her home is what my future habitat looks like in my dreams. I encourage you to make a pit stop at her virtual domain, you won’t be disappointed.
This site helped me realize my love for furniture in all shades of white. And it sparked an obsession within yours truly of finding an old beat-up dresser and the desire to rehab it with whitewash and silver knobs…
Well, I actually found the below piece of furniture at an antique shop near my Mum’s over Christmas break. I plan on keeping it in its current state, because alas, it is vintage, white-washed and has silver knobs. We were meant to be together!