Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday - Master Bedroom

Wow!  it's been about 3 weeks since I last posted.   I've been reading/skimming other blogs, trying to get some sewing done.  I planned to relaunch my etsy store today but alas, I am slow.  Hopefully next week.

We have been dealing with some good news/bad news the last couple of weeks.

Bad news - After 15 years as a contract employee at EPA my husband and his co-workers did not have their contract renewed.  Today was their last day.  He said it was like a wake.  EPA folks with whom they had worked filed in and out of their office to wish them well and complain about the contract situation.  (A new company low-balled the bid.  They will learn the hard way - heh!!)

Bill and his co-workers are top notch video/camera/sound/editing photographers.  They have won numerous awards and the boss is an Emmy award winning cinematographer and producer!  Their fabulous work will be missed.

Good news - Katharine was hired a month ago at one of the local Jimmy John's Sub Shop locations.  She worked in the Chapel Hill shop during high school and loved it.  Well, Miss Smarty Pants impressed the franchise owner and manager so much that after just 2.5 weeks she was moved into management training.  She's over the moon pleased as punch!  and Mommy is very proud!

Kat and I had wonderful birthdays - thanks for all the Happy wishes!

Now for my vintage thingys!

Some windows from a 1920's farm house.  I hung 'em there cause I want real windows there.  Subtle hint to Hubby huh?

I am really having trouble with my pictures!! arrrgh!  Above you (sort of) see lots o' stuff.  At the top is an old wooden (Maleck?) wall cabinet.  My dad, in one of his many zany mid 1960's business ventures (you think an attorney might know better) had a Gift Shop.  They sold lots of that stuff.  The stool that I need to re-weave a seat for that you see at the bottom is from the store too.

You're looking at a gen-u-ine 1953 makeup table there.  Twas my Mom's.  It has one little drawer in the middle there behind two arms that swing out.  The original price of $6.95 is written in pencil inside the drawer!  She and I have both painted the top many a color.  And many a skirt has graced the edges via thumbtacks.  I have a glass top on it now and finally, the loveliest  fabric to make a new skirt for it.  Fingers crossed I can show you the finished product next week.

If my pics were better you could see that our bedroom walls are a deep purple with a medium and light shade sponged over it.  Bill did such a fantastic job on it that many folks think it is wallpaper!!  We like a dark, dark room for sleeping!

Thanks for stopping by.  For more vintage Thingy Fun dash over to sweet Suzanne's blog, Colorado Lady.


  1. those old windows look great & that 50s make-up table is a real gem @!@

  2. Those windows look great! You could put a landscape photo behind them.
    I'm giving away a Halloween bracelet. You can click it on my right sidebar.

  3. My grandmother had a dressing table with such a curvy top. Good luck with the work on yours!

  4. Great old windows ....I have a few...I paint on them

  5. I love the 50's dressing table. It will look great with a skirt.

  6. That table is so neat! I love that the price is inside! Neat window, too!

  7. Becky,
    I've been wondering where you've been. Glad to see you resurface. Sorry to hear about your hubby's position.
    Did you get a new header since my last visit. Looks so vintage! Girl, I can't keep up with you. LOL!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  8. Oh wow sorry to hear about that contract issue - that much be awful...

    I love the farmhouse windows, I think that is a spectacular idea! And wow!

  9. Those windows look nice just hanging on the wall. Think of them as art.

  10. Love the windows..and the make up table is so sweet. I can't wait to see how you do it.

  11. Love your dressing cute and of course, love the window....maybe hubby can install it right in the wall....or at my house....maybe not!!

    Sorry about the contract...that is hard...

    Have a great Weekend and a wonderful VTT!

  12. Oh how lucky you are to have a makeup table! Those windows look great over your bed, and the purple walls are divine!
    Happy VTT!

  13. So sorry about the job loss. Hope it looks up soon. I love your windows! Great idea.


  14. What a lovely room---like sleeping inside a giant violet. I craved one of those "movie-star teen" tables all my teenage years---even managed to get a creditable skirt around my own old 30's dresser. Bumped my knees a lot, but had the romantic effect, and that was what was important. (My "big blue box" just fit beneath the skirt in the middle, and it was a wonderful, modest hiding place).

    I'll drop back and see what all you did with it---sounds lovely.

  15. What cool windows. The color of your bedroom sounds so pretty!

  16. can't wait to see your etsy shop!! thanks for visiting :) glad you're back!


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