As many of you know, I'm always on the hunt for pretty vintage pieces, and I have a serious
hoarding problem obsession collection of costume jewelry. The problem is, I've never had a designated spot to really display these pieces -- until now. I found this refinished gem at a local thrift store before Christmas, and a few weeks later, every little earring, pin, necklace and lipstick has finally found a special place to live. I brought my favorite vintage frames out from hiding -- in the closet -- and filled them with some of my most cherished pictures. My favorite is the strip of Elene's headshots from the 1920's (see another picture of her here) -- she was my great-grandmother's sister, and a model for Rich's in Atlanta! I think that she was just the prettiest.
The hand mirror and jewelry tray are antique shop finds, and the glass jewelry box and mercury glass lamp are from TJ Maxx/Homegoods. I also just scored a stool (that needs a little TLC) for $5 at another local thrift store, and until I can whip out the spray paint to spruce up the legs, this vintage embroidered cushion really gave it an instant face lift.
So without further ado, here's my new fun place to play dress-up: