Over the years one tends to “adopt” great pieces…
This pretty antique vanity originated in Denmark and is circa 1910…
It’s been with me for 10-15 years and now it can be yours!
Yup, it’s in the shop and up for grabs…
This amazing piece of furniture arrived on Friday.
It came along with the sofa that i recently blogged about…you know the one i waited all day for…that was so late in arriving…
I was so excited about the sofa that I didn’t unpack the desk right away.
Yesterday we brought it up to the shop floor of The Whistling Elk and put it together. It’s gorgeous.
Top down…its a beautiful desk…
Raise the top and voila its an amazing vanity with a beveled mirror!
No real identity crisis here – just imaginative design.
The legs are metal with a silver finish that looks fabulous – sleek and elegant satin finish French legs. OOh la la!
The entire top is ivory with a patterned art finish in a soft gray which resembles wallpaper.
Originally I was thinking this piece would be placed somewhere in Little Paris as it looks very French and very sophisticated
but it’s going to look amazing anywhere in the shop or in your home for that matter!
When I purchased this piece of furniture I must have been in a hurry or something because i didn’t realize that the middle section of the top was hinged
and raised upward to reveal a beveled mirror…creating a vanity. I must be slipping…I did order it from a catalog picture — something that i RARELY do.
But all’s well when its a happy and beautiful surprise.
The name of this desk/vanity is Note to Self….how appropriate!
What a beautiful and clever design which will elevate the décor in any room.
Well, today was the day!
We opened Little Paris to the public – we still have a few kinks to work out but we decided to go ahead and softly greet the world!
Here’s a little virtual tour….its better to click on each picture to see everything – I didnt want to shrink them too much!
Have fun! Here’s the entrance foyer/staircase.
Going up the regal staircase…
Looking up the staircase into the French Country Estate Room.
Remember this Vanity that we purchased in June, I think…
We are calling this last room the French Country Estate Room…
as it just kinda took on its own easy going relaxed feeling.
Well, that’s it….I will finish up the details and have the Grand Opening in Early September!!
The bedroom portion of the Paris Apartment room is almost complete. I finished the window treatments last night.
The cornice box is made of cardboard and painted with a white texture paint. I love the light feeling of this room!
These pastel vases are so pretty!
I would love to put them on my vanity.
I found a beautiful vintage dressing table…
it turned up a little early but i just had to have it for Little Paris!
It’s such a pretty creamy yellow…with gold trim. And the mirror is amazing!
Of course we displayed out favorite perfumes from Shelley Kyle on it.
It’s going to be gorgeous in our Paris Boudoir…which i just primed yesterday.
I plan on finishing up the general painting early next week.