There are some things in life that seem like they were just meant to be together. Like Lucy and Ricky, Oreos and cold milk, peanut butter and jelly and beans and wieners. And how about with decorating? When choosing items to cozy up the home, many of us like to coordinate like objects in vignettes that are harmonious and look good together in a room or on a shelf.
Being in the business of scouting out vintage and antique collectibles is a lot of fun and, often times, I have to remember that in order to make a living at what I do, I cannot keep everything I buy. Yes, this can be a bit daunting at times, especially when recent finds happen to meld nicely together, like biscuits and gravy.
The dough bowl, antique sampler and 1940’s French needlepoint pillow are recent finds and I seriously had great intentions on putting a price tag on them and taking them into one of the stores.
The colors of the sampler just so happen to be the colors in our dining room…
….and the little pillow looks cute on the green bench…
…and it matches the fresh flower cuttings from our garden. See where I am going with this? :)
Uhhhh…huh and oh-oh.
A few weeks later, I came upon these old books at a thrift store. The books are circa 1890’s through 1905. Shades of green, cream and gold….beautiful covers and spines…
all the shades of the sampler.
And gosh, the books even match the oil painting of roses that hangs on the wall above the bench.
The books could be displayed in the dough bowl,
or just left stacked one on top of the other on the little green bench.
So for now, I will enjoy this old collective of sorts and appreciate the blessing of finding them while out scouting. Thank goodness my house isn’t very big! I could always justify holding on to other things if it were! I know some of my blog friends can identify with that. Are you one of them?
Till next time…..