OK this is my very first post so if I screw up I'm sorry. Sorry for the slightly bad pics, my only camera is on my phone.
*a touch of background* My house burned down last year so when I got this house it had an extra room that was perfect for the antique room Ive always wanted.
I have a complet bedroom set that belonged to my great grandmother and I have begged my dad for years to fix up the bed, it had been in his shed. It turned out so beautiful
Almost everything in this room has been found at a yard sale or junk shop. The quilt I found at a yard sale for 5 bucks, it is all hand done and in wonderful shape. My mother gave me the blanket on the bottom of the bed, its from the 70's and the colors are great.
These are plant stands I got for a buck. I covered them with a piece of cardboard to make it level, and I reused some pillowcases my grandmother embroidered but had been too damaged in the fire to use as pillowcases.
The dressing table was in the old house but fortunately was in a room that didn't burn completely so we were able to salvage it. MY dad(who is awesome) completely refinished it and I found a new mirror at a junk shop, the old one had shattered in the fire. The little stool was found at a yard sale for a buck and I love it. Ive looked for a vanity stool for years.
I have a friend who is a dumpster diver and almost everyhing that is on the vanity came from him. We have a good deal going, he gives me antiques and I bake for him
This hat and fur collar are from the 50's and are my "Winter" display. I love vintage hats and have several that I rotate.
The dress form is another gift from my dumpsterdiver friend and the dress is one my mother made when she was in her 20's. It used to be just red velvet but smoke dose interesting things to fabric, its now red and black which actually looks kind of cool. The frog necklace is from the 60's and another gift from mom.
All 3 of these quilts were in the fire and have some damage but they are too special to throw away. The first one was made by my great grandmother, the middle one was made by a dear family friend who has since died, and the last one my grandmother gave me. My dad refinished the quilt rack for me, which is another yard sale find.
All of these are pictures of my family. I love old black and white pictures and always have a wall dedicated to them somewhere in my house.
This is the last piece of the bedroom set, once again refinished by my awesome dad. The photo is a beautiful 1920's wedding scene.
I have always wanted a trunk like this and spent way too much on it but hey you've got to splurge every once in a while. I actually got this home in the backseat of my 2 door grand am. It went from window to window but I made it fit. The hosiery box is from the 40's and in surprisingly good shape for being cardboard and 60+ years old.
Well that's my antique room. I hope you enjoyed it. I am very proud of it and love to show it off to my friends who come over. My next project is my sewing room which is an absolute mess right now. I will post it when I get it done.
*UPDATE* My dumpsterdiver friend has finally given me part of the vanity set he promised me over a year ago.
I love how art deco this little jar is it is just beautiful.
Ive also put out my summer hat, isnt it sweet. He still has several more jars and poweder boxes for me when he finds them and one of the more exciting bits, he has a complet Evening In Paris set still in its box that he is going to give me when he finds it(knowing my luck that means another year from now lol)