If you read my previous post, then you know that a farmhouse buffet was recently added to the booth. There have also been a few other recent additions that I wanted to share with you. Here is a quick 30 second video you can watch. After you watch it, I will share information about some of the items.
The buffet in the beginning of the video may look familiar. It was the piece I recently purchased, cleaned, painted the shelves and then staged for a photo shoot in my driveway. This whole process gave my neighbors pause and had them scratching their heads. As you can see in the video above, here is the buffet in the booth.
Recently, I was able to find some beautiful antique European pillow slips. The pillow inserts are included in the price. This old nubby material has the best texture and the monograms are just precious. These would be perfect on a bench or in a deep seated chair.
These little whisk brooms are charming and add the perfect amount of texture to any home. There are 3 of these little brooms in my booth with the smallest one being the oldest. It seems that many people on Instagram are collecting these sweet little brooms.
You will also notice some small Shaker made – hand carved- barber brushes. In general, I have a fondness for brushes – including old paint brushes. (It may have something to do with the fact that I spend so much time painting furniture.) I love the brushes made with horse hair or boar’s hair the best.
The other textiles hanging on the peg rail are also from Europe. Both have that bouncy linen quality that I love. With it being the 4th of July weekend, I thought having the red stripes was appropriate.
Another recent addition is the ironstone slop pot. It seems that these are becoming more difficult to find. I love the bail wire and wooden handle on this pot. It would look stunning filled with greenery or- for the fall – filled with dried grasses. Better yet, fill the pot with some freshly cut hydrangea blossoms. Or wait – use it to hold a potted fern. I should probably stop. These ideas could go on for a while.
Finally, the antique desk, which I believe was originally a vanity, is also a recent addition. It is something I refurbished several years ago. I fell in love with it and used as a desk. This little desk got me through COVID and all the remote working that needed to be done. It also got me through countless zoom meetings. Further, it provided storage for all of Sky Lark House’s office supplies. This included tags, labels, tissue paper, mailing labels, post cards, twine, tape, scissors, and more. It has a soft spot in my heart because this piece of hard working furniture served me so well during the dark days of the pandemic. This little desk is also of exceptional quality. However, I no longer have a place where “it works” in our present home. So, I have decided to give it a new home.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope to see you “at the Soup” – as we like to say. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. I always love to chat with you.