Friday, July 31, 2009

from Leaflet's house

this little paint-chippy table came from the country cottage of my great-great aunt Leaflet (isn't that an amazing name?!). the table is solid oak, and even though it is small, it is quite heavy. it is the perfect height to be a plant stand or a little end table, though i always wonder, with old things like this, what it was really intended for.

that little rhinestone hair comb also came from Aunt Leaflet. i have had it for so many years, but never had a good place for it until i found this little silver saucer and glass dome. the wildflower card was a sweet little surprise included with the dome/saucer from Little Byrd Vintage, who has such amazing things in her shop.

just in case you thought i was done talking about Aunt Leaflet, i'm not! perhaps the most precious thing that i "inherited" from her is this wonderful canvas painting that she painted herself almost a hundred years ago. it is very special to me because not only am i a horse lover like Aunt Leaflet, i am also an amateur painter.

i just love her signature! it's so pretty and old fashion-y.

i have some more treasures from Aunt Leaflet, but i think i will save them for another day.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think you are too sweet! Thanks for that nice comment~

littlebyrd said...

Wait a minute! I don't think I knew that it was you that ordered this! I love that is!!! I love seeing it displayed in your house too. Thank you.

littlebyrd said...

I was so excited I forgot to say how much I adore the table and especially the painting :)