Friday, July 29, 2011

A Linen Shirt and Birthday Flowers

I purchased this antique child-sized linen shirt and wooden hanger at an estate sale last summer when we were living in Pennsylvania. I had it for sale in my etsy shop for months and months, and nobody bought it. It's been hanging in a lonely corner or my office, forgotten and unloved. 

Until now...

I was tweeking furniture placement in our bedroom this week, and I moved this dark wood side table that was tucked beside the bed to an open wall - where it would be more of a focal point - and I needed something to hang above it. I'm not a fan of framed artwork, and I tried an antique mirror, but nothing was working. And then I remembered this lonely little unwanted linen jacket. It was just right! I dug out this little black peg shelf from a closet, and the whole display was perfect.

Yesterday was my birthday (28!) and my sweet husband stopped and bought me a bouquet of flowers on his way home from work, and they were the perfect finishing touch to my bedroom vignette. The pinks look so pretty against the black wood and natural linen.

I must confess, though, that I am notorious for dismembering perfectly fine flower bouquets as soon as they enter my house...

These two yellow blooms didn't make the cut and were segregated to their own small ironstone pitcher in the kitchen. (Seriously, grocery-store flower-arranger lady - yellow flowers in a pink and white bouquet?!)

Luckily, my husband doesn't take it personally.


  1. Happy Birthday! Your display looks all those pieces were meant to be together. :)

  2. Love your hanger and your linen shirt. The flowers are beautiful. Happy Day!!

  3. Happy Birthday to you. I like to hang favourite cloths items on a pretty hanger as a decorative picee. Your linen shirt looks perfect.

  4. Happy Birthday, Ellie! Your linen shirt is very lovely! I absolutely adore your birthday flowers! very beautiful gifts! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  5. happy Birthday Ellie! your Linen shirts is very nice. Hi, this blog is really amazing and provide me answers to all my questions. This is really informative and I will for sure refer my friends the same. I got the freebies with the ComLuv premium and adding this now makes it all even juicier than ever.

  6. I carried a bouquet of calla lilies at my wedding so they are my especially favorite favorite. Memories


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