Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Secretary

Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone has been enjoying their week.  I have not had time to visit with ya'll much this week, just lots of things going on in my neck of the woods. 

I thought I would show ya'll my very favorite piece of furniture.  It was a gift from my Mom, and I was so surprised when she offered it to me because she loved it so much.  I can remember when it was delivered she got busy arranging and rearranging little pretties to place inside.  Ummm, I wonder where I got that gene?  I have it in the living room, and just like Mom, I am always moving things around on the shelves!







On the top shelf I have a couple of old Hardy Boy books that belonged to the Mister.  The copyright on them is 1935 and they belonged to his grandfather.  There are a total of six in the collection.  Next to the books with a cute little bird is our initial.  You know every southern house MUST have this somewhere.  Next to that is a pretty candlestick.




On the next shelf I have some faux books with some cute little pumpkins.  The pumpkins came from the Dollar Tree and I still can't believe how nice they look.  Next to the pumpkins is an old vase that belonged to my Grandma - another piece that I treasure. And finally a small decorative box.




On the last shelf is "the golden egg", at least everytime I look at that's what I think. Then  an elephant vase and finally some more Hardy Boy books with a pumpkin.


I hope you enjoyed the tour of my favorite piece of furniture.  Have a great day!

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11 comments:

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

What a beautiful secretary. Thanks for stopping by Cedar Hill. I am a new follower.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is such a gorgeous piece. I love it and you have it displayed so beautifully. I want one for the guest bedroom. Hope I can find one when the time comes to redo it. Yours is totally stunning. Hugs, Marty

lvroftiques said...

beautiful secretary! And doubly so because it was a gift from your mom. Vanna

Audrey said...

I love bold colors, too. Thanks for visiting by blog. You home is lovely.
Blessings, Audrey

Love Of Quilts said...

Your secretary is a treasure...even more so it being your mother's. The gifts we have passed down to us are so much more special...like the secretary and the books. I hope that the dollar tree still had a few pumpkins...those are so cute. I want them too. Trish

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a beautiful secretary and a wonderful treasure from you Mom.

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Toni, it is beautiful and I bet it is filled with wonderful memories. I know you will have fun playing with it. Charming!

Barb ♥

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by to visit your blog for the first time as I am also a participant in 2805 Potpourri Friday. I have enjoyed your post today, what a lovely gift from your Mum.

Ellen said...

What a treasure to have. I hope my daughter loves my secretary as much as you love your moms.
Hugs,
Ellen

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I can see why this is your favorite. What a treasure. Thanks for sharing with my Open House Party!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your secretary is lovely and dressed to perfection. It is even more special because your Mom gave it to you. I have one that will be my daughter's one day (not TOO soon, I hope!). Fabulous post.
Patti