It has been ages since I shared photos of our home on the blog, mainly because until recently it had been in a state of utter disarray during the academic year. Earlier this month my spring cleaning frenzy evolved into rearranging our entire living room (by myself!), which is where Liam and I spend most of our time in the apartment. It's a difficult room to photograph, but I am very pleased with how it looks and love this space now more than ever!
This post is also an excuse to show off my new (to me) dress form, which my mom found and decided to name Ethel. She's vintage from the '40s and only cost $50, which was apparently a bargain as they start at $200 on ebay. Now that I have Ethel, my vintage etsy shop is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The print above the fireplace is a section of a Klimt painting from Ikea and all furniture is vintage/second-hand. No one ever sat in this chair where I had it before, but this is my new favorite spot to read (and blog - I'm sitting here now!).
The branch on our mantle in these pictures never did bloom, so I cheated and cut some from the riverbank by our apartment to set on the shelf. I love having flowers around me but sadly can't afford bouquets on a regular basis, so this is a cheaper alternative.
This embroidered children's bed cover hanging above the sofa is one of my favorite pieces ever. The theme is indiscernible (a combination of seasons and holidays?) and several of the characters are a bit wonky, my favorite being the kitten with a lazy eye. I also like that Halloween is represented twice while Christmas is mysteriously absent.
As a kid I was enamored with the Kit-Cat Clock hanging behind the counter at a local diner, and in later years I figured it had to have been vintage; it wasn't until recently that I found out the clocks are still manufactured. Little did I know about the pink lady cat model (complete with eyelashes and pearls), but when I saw her I knew she had to be mine. That's it for the living room tour, I hope you enjoyed it!