Friday, 26 February 2010

My Old Lady Dresser


Not long now until I head home to the love nest from my stint away with work. I've almost forgotten about all the lovely things we have worked hard on over the last few months at the end of our renovations. I can't wait to have tea and cake on crockery from my pretty dresser which we lovingly adopted and made over.....here are some snaps I have with me on my laptop....


I found this little old lady in a salvage yard many months ago. In fact, when I first found her she was browny beige and her back wasn't in very good shape. When I went back to visit her again and begin proceedings for adoption, I was gutted to hear someone else had bought her! They had in fact already fixed her up and painted her white. But alas, she cunningly didn't fit into their kitchen so we were lucky enough to be able to snap her up! So, with another lick of white paint and a 'team green' makeover to fit in perfectly with our other kitchen cabinets, she was ours to take home sweet home and dress to my dolls house delight...

13 comments:

jaboopee said...

swoon....really stunning......my da made me a little version of something like this as a child ,which I played with endlessly...You are so lucky to have this grown up version and you've dressed her beautifully.
You are an exceptional Old Lady Dresser Dresser

lemonade kitty said...

That's a very pretty shade of green you've used is it Farrow ans Ball? I love the blue tea cups hanging up just right for afternoon tea. Lucey xx

Lilly Higgins said...

Sharon! All I can say is I'm *so* jealous. Very jealous. But I'm happy for you! No really I am!Those teacups are unbelievable too, and the teacosy, and the teapots! Beautiful!x

Ciara said...

Sharon, I think I am officially too green with envy to EVER come back here again... My poor Old Lady Dresser is looking a bit over the hill and senile now compared to this elegant old queen... sniff...

You've done an AMAZING job! Of course!

When is the tea party again? :-)

Designermmg said...

Hi you, that solace teapot fits perfectly with the old lady look,, not really what i was going for,,lol but you kow what what ever and when ever,,, it look great. now i know where to send all the old chic bits that i find around.. unique style.... love it..x x

Lorna said...

Tis lovely and I love all the crockery sitting on her.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your cabinet is gorgeous! I would love to have it in my kitchen!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I love your find! I came over from 521 Lake Street. So glad I did. I think I found a kindred spirit!
Brenda

designheaven said...

you were meant to be together! she is lovely.

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Sadhbh said...

Beautiful dresser. It's making my much loved, but sadly not as well dressed,dresser feel a bit jealous. I must exhume my pretty tea-cups from their storage boxes and do a re-arrange!

My House of Giggles said...

Oh this is so so lovely! I love the green!! I just found your gorgeous blog, and I can't wait to look around at your other posts :)
I just redid a very similar hutch...and I'm loving it :) Feel free to take a peek :
myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

Happy St. Paddy's day!!

Tracey

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