The new old dresser arrived from Victoria and we installed it in the upstairs office, in place of the old Ikea bookcase (good bye!).
I cleaned it with lemon oil (sorely needed) and we have yet to install the casters. I have just begun to declutter the office, so excuse our unstyled ethos:
I find the wee dresser very charming. It is well-loved and not in pristine shape by any means. It is thought to be from the 1920's, according to previous owners, but has no markings.
I will show you more once the office is transformed. I am keen to paint the walls as I've grown tired of the preppy blue. I am considering an antique white, with green drapes and a green velvet on the chair i.e. old world elegant (perhaps). I am also considering wallpaper, maybe a stripe or a damask pattern by Farrow & Ball. Suggestions are welcome, but keep in mind that I want to leverage the old-fashioned look from the dresser and chair.
Here are some gathered mementos. I love the vintage magnolia print (above) and nuthatch print (below). The small ceramic bird dish holds thumb tacks while the basket holds memory sticks and whatnots. The little business card is from Comer & Co., a favorite store in Washington DC. You must check it out if you go. You can read my post about it here.
I bought these "stamps" in 1991 in Paris, at the Louvre. I've been lugging them around for 20 years, so they are a little crumpled. I think I will frame them for the new space, at long last. I love all the images. I've visited the Louvre three times and have seen all these works. I love the Winged Victory most of all...it is housed in a large and profoundly beautiful space:
Happy Easter to you!