Monday, March 15, 2010

Signature Style


I've always said if the house was on fire, I would grab the rose painting.
It was our first purchase of original art, about 15 years ago. It was painted by a local Sunday Artist in 1902. I can never get rid of it!

Vicky at Room Service - Decorating 101 recently did a post about "Signature Style."
She took photos of things in her home that she has had for years, loves, and cannot get rid of because of sentimental reasons. Read it here.

She asked her readers to do the same and link back to her, so here goes Vicky!

This little curio cabinet has been with us for at least 20 years.
I'm not particularly in love with it still, but it does serve a purpose:
to hold my ever increasing collection of dishes.

This pine hutch pretty much defines my "signature style."
I bought it from Ron Morgan, a San Francisco floral designer and antique dealer back in the 80's.
It has followed me everywhere and now lives in our home in the Wine Country.
I will never get rid of it either!

This chair was purchased in Eugene, Oregon in 1979!
I have reupholstered it several times, as well as slipcovered it too!
It lives in the sunroom and is where I sit everyday to read or blog.
It has such sentimental value to me and I will always have it.
I think it's time for a new look though, don't you?

This old oak secretary was my first antique purchase when I was very young.
It cost $200, and I had to make layaway payments!
It has followed me everywhere, and if you look in the drawers, it would be like a time capsule of my life! It lives now in the guest room and houses some of my books.

Last, is this chicken. I've had her forever too.
She reminds me that someday, I will have real chickens!

In case you missed the post Vicky at Room Service - Decorating 101 wrote about me, click here.
Thank you Vicky! I am very flattered.

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15 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

What a fun post! I will have to go over and check out Vikki's "signature style" post as well!

Ohhh my, I do think that your "signature style" would suit me very well...as I just love each and every fabulous piece that you showcased today! You have sooo many pretty things, Delores! And...I just adore your rose chair...I would leave it as is! Hehe! The rose painting...simply exquisite!!! It's gorgeous!!! Ohh yes, I would be grabbing that painting if a fire broke out...as well! Of course, we never want to see that happen! Thank you so much for sharing your "signature style" with us...exquisite, my friend!!!

Ohh yes, and I love, love, LOVE your wine stave chandelier! Yet another fabulous piece!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I have very much enjoyed your s.s. pieces. I can tell that you favor warm and homey things too. I remember the layaways... our kids would not even know what that is. Thanks for linking back to me. Lovely post.

kim said...

I love all your signature pieces. I love that curio cabinet and you know you may find that pine hutch missing some day. I'm just saying don't look here. lol That is absolutely my favorite!

Kathysue said...

Delores, I am in love with your pine hutch it has so much character and warmth. I loving the little chicken also. I can see why you like her. Isn't it funny when we zero in of our favorites what comes to the top. I am going to have to think about this a bit and see what I come up with. This was fun, thankyou for sharing and thank you to Vicky for getting the wheels to turn as she always does, Kathysue

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful photos. I love, love, love the curio cabinet

Debbie said...

Well you have gorgeous signature style and taste! And I would grab that piece too. Those things are of sentiment, more than worth to you.....thanks for sharing, I enjoy coming over!~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, your signature style is the best! I cannot believe you only paid $200 for that desk. You even had great taste when you were young. laurie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Delores,
This is my first visit to your blog, and I've really enjoyed having a look around at your lovely home and blog! Love your floral chair and display on your pine hutch! Your signature style is wonderful!

Hope you can come by to visit me as well some time! I'm from California as well.
Sherri:)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I love your style. Very easing going yet elegant at the same time. Perfect!
Patricia :o)

cityfarmer said...

... delightful !!!!! You amaze me

... guess i'm going to have to join the signature style rank and file

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful pieces!

I also enjoyed seeing your new chandelier in place. Wonderful inspiration!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The painting is beautiful! And I love all of your dishes and that chair is stunning1
Debbie

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love your secretary!!! It was so fun to all your favs...said I was going to join in....

Nancy said...

I just love everything you do...beautiful, stylish, classic! We could have some SERIOUS fun shopping together...or SERIOUSLY get into trouble! lol I found your button and it's going to my blog now.

Smiles,

Nancy

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