Creating a sewing room upstairs required moving some furniture from the current sewing room to the guest bedroom. Luckily it all fit and I actually like the room better now that it has more furniture in it. This room is definitely a hodge-podge and not much matches. To me it feels like a room at my grandmother’s house, cozy and comfortable. I hope any guests that we may have will feel that way, too.
The washstand was purchased with my first teacher paycheck. The dressing table and rocking chair are family pieces given to me by my mom. Mr. SP and I bought the trunk at the end of the bed in the Shenandoah long ago.
I purchased the square oak table at a local antique store a few years ago. The suitcase was my grandmother’s. Look carefully on the table and you can see one of her gorgeous pressed flower pictures.
The bed, armoire, rocking chair, and two dressers that match this bird’s eye maple dressing table are in our master bedroom. This furniture was purchased by my great-aunt in Norfolk in the late 1920’s. I spent countless hours at this dressing table as a teen!
Mr. SP had this “This End Up” bed before we were married. It is sturdy, but I prefer antiques. The dresser beside it is a cheap piece from an unfinished furniture store. After an exhausting shopping day, I finally found a lampshade for the naked lamp on the dresser.
I grew up as a horse loving girl. The old saying, “Where you born in a barn?” pretty much applies to me. I wasn’t born in a barn, but I grew up in one.
I hung a few photos of my beloved Brandy beside my desk. The photo on the left was taken at the Virginia State 4-H horse show held each fall in Richmond at the state fair. The one on the right was taken when I was in the 7th grade at Rodes Farm. I loved that horse more than anything.
Now you can see the lamp with its new shade. Mama picked this up at a yard sale long ago. The print is P. Buckley Moss. It is a painting from the state fair, so it was perfect for me. The only difference between my photo and this print is that it is a different arena on the state fair grounds.
The curtain style and fabric are a bit dated. One of these days I’ll get motivated to update them but for now I am content to keep them.
The room is ready. Who wants to come for a visit?