This little washstand has stood in our dining room, in the same exact place, since I was a little girl. My mother had a washstand set on it -- a large bowl and ewer, with accompanying pieces all in a pink floral pattern. I'll show them to you some time.
I tend to have flowers on it in summer, and branches with berries in the fall and winter. My $6. thrift store silver coffee pot sits here now, along with some butler's crumb picker uppers. What do you call those things?
Here is a closeup shot of the washstand. Apparently at some point, the drawer pulls were changed out. I used to love to go through all the things my mother kept in these drawers -- old vintage cards, newspaper clippings of her wedding, and an old Brownie camera.
This is a pewter coffee set that my father gave to my mother for Christmas one year. How she loved that gift! She would proudly bring it out at every holiday.
I have a lot of mirrors in my house -- not because I like to look at myself (yuk!) but because they capture the light from outside and make a small, dark house a bit brighter. One of the other things I love about the mirrors is that they reflect little visions of my rooms that seem almost unfamiliar. It's like looking at an entirely different place!
We will be enjoying a quiet holiday weekend here at home. I hope you all have fun over the next few days, and I will see you on Tuesday. Happy Labor Day!
I just wanted to give a great big "Thank You!" to all of you who have voted for my photos by clicking on the widget at the top of my blog. You are all wonderful bloggy friends! There are two days left before the end of the contest, so I guess I will hear soon. Keep your fingers crossed! :)