Just a mere glimpse into part of my personal life:
I have been living in a circa 1947 town home with the BEST wood floors upon which I have done a great deal of pattern and sewing work. I feel what I do in my life highly influences my lving space. I grew up around good old things, I travel, I make paper patterns and I sew.
I refer to my kitchen as the 'oversize butler's pantry'. I took antique glass pulls from a dresser to spark it up as you see above the shelf over my sink:
My grandmother changed my diapers on this 1862 sideboard-sadly, it is one of a few pieces I am selling to move out west. The detail shot shows fresh sage I cut from the garden of my former residence just before the weather turned too cold for it last December:
Drafting patterns weighed down with an antique glass doorknob:
Of course, I sew with vintage machines-this is the one I use most often for the last few years. It is a circa 1941 Singer:
The nightlight in my bedroom is this sheet of glass upon which I sat the two pieces of Berlin Wall I picked up at Potsdam in 1991-together they weigh 19 lbs: