The anatomy of my room
Hello, I'm Sara. You all have such lovely rooms, it inspired me to stop lurking and post. I have moved back home from grad school, and I just redecorated my room... in a way. I bought some pashmina scarves in December, and I decided to decorate with them. I also bought a new quilt and shams for my bed. I live in Minnesota so it gets very bleak outside in the winter, grey, dirty white, and brown for months on end. I wanted to add some color into my room. I'm so glad I did!
This is my pineapple fan and beaded purse. I love to take objects that are really different or wonderfully decorated and hang them on the wall. I think I get that from my grandparents. They have antique woodworking and farming tools on their walls. It's very old-school Midwestern America.
The bed. My wonderful bed. I bought the headboard from The Bombay Company (so sad they went out of business in the US) a few years ago, the picture above is from Ikea. I have two pashminas draped across the top of the window. And a scarf on the wall from a friend, who got it in London. Boe-Bear, my Munchkin cat (Munchkins rule!) is lounging on my bed. Yes, that's his litterbox in a cabinet in the right corner. I do not like living with a litter box in my room, but at least the litter box now has a "room" of its own. Plus I have a surface to put more of my books on!
Same shot with Boe leaving, and you can see the lamp hanging from the ceiling on the left hand side of the photo.
Beside chest, books galore. Those are my "waiting list" books. I'll get to them someday. You can see Quan-Yin peeking from behind them.
There she is! With a picture of my parents from the 70s. Dig the Ron Burgundy haircut my Dad has?
Litterbox corner, with pictures, books, and figurines. Hanging from the ceiling are a string of small colorful pots I got in Tubac, Arizona. Another pashmina I bought on the wall to the right. I think it compliments the quilt nicely.
Close up of the stuff on top of the litterbox cabinet. My Anne Boleyn mug from Hampton Court Palace, a photo box I embroidered panels for that holds the remains of my beloved cat, Sabrina. A small pineapple teapot, and Snow White holding fort behind some pictures. Sorry for the blurry-ness. It's hard to take a picture with a cat walking across you.
Another blurry picture of my scrap-board.
A better shot of the pashmina and small table near the entrance of my room. It's kinda small, but on the table there is a teddy bear in a clear plastic box. That's my grandfather's. Chimes hanging from the ceiling given to me by a friend who got them at World Market (which I heard is closing! Very sad!). Lastly, my beloved bookcase on the right next to my closet. If there's a flat surface in my room, there are books on it.
My grandfather would've turned 100 years old in 2007 were he still alive. So his teddy bear is pretty old too.
The smaller of the framed pictures above the small table. This is a postcard of a paper cut out from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The larger of the framed pictures above the small table. This is a flyer/poster that was put up at my University for Francophone month. I thought it was so elegantly done, I took it. Later, when I had money, I had it framed.
The picture above my bookcase. This is an old picture my great-grandfather obtained, so it's well over 100 years old. It's always been in my room since I can remember. Imagine my surprise when I saw it on the TV series Charmed (here and here)!
The dresser next to my bed. Ignore the man behind the curtain!... I mean the girl in the mirror!
One side of my dresser, featuring my great-grandmother's hand mirror.
Lastly, my palmetto roses from Charleston, SC (my Dad used to live there), with souvenir flags from Scotland and Quebec (ancestral homes).