I thought that I would share just a little corner of my dresser with everyone. I am one of those thousands of people who have a storage shed. My storage shed is where all my roots aka furniture and stuff, as well as, my full studio is packed up. However, my storage shed also happens to be in Carrollton Texas, a suburb of Dallas, which is a good two day ride for me. First it was the big bucks to get things out of storage and into California, then, it was working a lot of hours and now it has come back full circle to the big bucks it will take to move my life where I am living my life. So, instead of bemoaning the fact of still not having all my stuff in the same basket all the time, I have picked up some small things at flea markets, thrift stores and any other locale that might have an item that resonates enough with me to add to the borrowed bed and great apartment. The trick is not to get too much stuff because I already have stuff and when all is said and done and all the stuff is in one place, I need to have room for myself to walk around! In other words, I have only succumbed to buying small things that touched my heart immediately.
I came across this very sweet little drawer on my very first visit to a California flea market with friends. At four dollars I just couldn't pass it up. The blue is my perfect blue and all those stains, paint spatters and even the dirt are in all the right places for my taste and besides, I needed something fun on my dresser top that didn't scream jewelry box or the like. Now the millinery flowers inside have become the collectible of the moment. Obviously, they are not museum quality or even first rate specimens, but I love them all. I have been using them on the totes and other things that I have been creating, but mostly, I just like how they look in that box. I love that they were touched, adorned and maybe even loved by someone else a while back and now it's my turn.
All the laces in the box and the one running under it are all antique pieces. They lend such a different tactile feel than the flowers that it excites my view even more. The vintage pin cushion is another one of those finds that I can't believe I was lucky enough to run across. And don't you love that giant green bead on that pin! That was actually included in a French packet that I had picked up just a couple of weeks ago. Those are my favorite treasures: the ones I wasn't counting on, but there it is.
So, there you have it. A corner of my dresser that is really a reflection of a corner of me. Even the discontinued perfume speaks volumes to my inner language, adding to one more of my senses, which all packaged up, adds to the whole that is me.