Our Virtual Vintage Home Tour: Spring 2020
In our current climate of division, social unrest, and uncertainty, now more than ever, the desire for safety, comfort, and beauty are something that many of us seek out and appreciate. When we desire an escape from the dreaded world of COVID-19, political name calling, riots, and racial tensions it's so important that we have a place of our own. We all require a place of refuge. In today's post I would like to share our own private retreats... with a vintage twist, of course!
Sister's "She Room"
You may have heard about the recent emergence of "she sheds." If you're not familiar with this term, it's just a fancy way of describing various types of outdoor structures that serve as retreats for women. We've long heard of "man caves." Well, a "she shed" is really just a "man cave" for women. My innovative and creative sister decided to create her own "she room!" When she was inspired by my shed, she turned her daughter's old bedroom into her own private sanctuary. She just recently completed it, and let me tell you... It's AMAZING!
If you regularly follow our blog, then you probably recall that Sister lives in a historic bungalow style home that was built in the 1920's. It's such a lovely old home with great character. I wrote an entire blog post about it previously, you can read more about it HERE!
Sister and I both love bright, cheerful colors, as you will soon see. Sister is a huge animal lover, so it will come as no surprise that she collects animal related vintage treasures. She especially loves deer, cats, and birds. In addition, she has amassed quite a lovely collection of vintage crewelwork and books. Featured in her "she room" is a wonderful family heirloom. Upon losing our wonderful grandmother over a year ago, Sister acquired our grandmother's awesome 1960's mid-century mod desk. It looks simply perfect, and it's a daily reminder of one of the strongest, most influential people in both of our lives. Take a look for yourselves.
Finally, what animal lover doesn't own a few pets? Pictured below are Sister's faithful companion Noel and her cockatiel Kirby.
As you can see, Sister's new "she room" is a picture perfect example of a room that reflects her personal style and showcases her interests. It is a reflection of her bright, sunny, exuberant spirit. I'm just so thrilled for her!
My Shed and Garden
Two years ago, I received the absolutely best Mother's Day gift of all time. I was gifted with my very own "she shed." Just like Sister's room, my shed is a place to escape and relax. My shed is filled with bright, cheerful yellows and greens. My current obsession with yellow was inspired by my sweet grandmother. Furthermore, many of the vintage items in my shed and garden came from her home.
Just outside of my shed is my garden. In my opinion, a garden is the ultimate escape and the perfect avenue for reflection and respite. My garden has always included vintage items, such as old metal watering cans and galvanized tubs. Recently, however, I was able to add some amazing old vintage garden statues and bird baths from my grandmother. Welcome to my garden!
Hopefully, you can take some inspiration from our own personal retreats. They are places that fill us with joy and give us inspiration. I think we can all use a little bit of that right now!
While life has been challenging for all of us in recent months, we are proud to say that we have been able to continue to list new vintage treasures in our Etsy shops and finally in our booth in the Cedar Chest Antique Mall. Don't forget to check out our Etsy shops!
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To shop for vintage ephemera, click HERE!