1.14.2015

A Peek Inside My Nest

A couple of months ago I offered to give you a peek inside my nest, showing the goodies I scored at the Country Living Fair this past fall. I finally got around to doing a little photo shoot of my treasures. Enjoy!
Vintage Typewriter Table :: I've been looking for a table to display my vintage Royal typewriter on, and was thrilled to discover this old beauty that includes a pull out side table and a narrow storage drawer (stocked with aged, old-fashioned typewriter paper and a nubby pencil!). Initially, I planned to refurbish it, but the table's shabbiness has grown on me. It sits in the foyer near our front door.
Sheepskin :: This was my biggest purchase and I just love it draped over an antique chair that's been in my family for generations. The fluffy texture and creamy color really cozies up this corner next to the fireplace.
Mushroom Prints :: So, these were actually pages torn from "an old gypsy book," as described by the vendor, who displayed them in her booth clipped to twine with clothespins. I mounted them on inexpensive canvases that I painted with acrylic, and hung them in my living room. (I love the way they turned out and plan to do the same thing with some butterfly images from an old book that came out of a neighbor's trash pile!)
Antlers :: I've been digging a rustic boho décor vibe, so these antlers fit right in. They sit upon a cherished copy of Sibella Court's Gypsy (a favorite, along with Bowerbird). The brass coffee table was my grandmother's; it lives in the "fireplace room" - a cozy little space off the kitchen.

Bird's Nest & Candle :: I found this sweet little nest in the Country Living shop as we were leaving and had to have it for my nest collection, which I recently dispersed about my home (it was formerly displayed together atop a secretary desk that we repurposed as a bar for the holidays). I made a little vignette with the nest, inspired by some I saw in booths at the fair. It sits, along with a candle I picked up, atop our TV console in the main living room.
Globe :: I brought home this sweet little vintage globe as a gift for my girls. It's situated on a shelf above their art desk.

And so that's it, my lot from the Country Living Fair and a peek inside my nest. I'd love to hear what you think... and if you'd like to see more of my home in future posts.

xoxo - Liz

4 comments:

Cathy Billoni said...

lol- remind me to tell you a secret about Jeff's old globe :) Great post - love the photos and Bohemian vibe!

Betsy said...

I love everything, especially the sheepskin rug. That's been on my wish list for awhile now. I love that you have a nest collection. Do you have pictures or posts about it anywhere on your blog? I have been drawn to nests for years.

Liz ~ A Natural Nester said...

Hi Cathy... I know that "sweet" secret!

Thanks Betsy... I haven't done a post about my nest collection. Great idea!

Rachel G said...

Thank you, Liz - I always love having a look round other people's homes and picking up ideas!