Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Summer Abode



Hey everyone, 

I finally got around to editing the pictures of the house that I was living in this past summer - I lived on the left side.  My face kind looks like this when I see these pictures, because I truly and deeply miss living there and working at the church. I'm glad to be back at school and I love our dorm room, but it is just different, I guess. 

Enjoy this little picture tour of some of my favorite parts of the house. 




This part of the house used to be an office building, so there was still somethings in there that they kept in that my housemate (who lives there full time) liked and kept. I'm such a fan of this vintage-y chair. 


The house is pretty old; I want to say early 1900's and still has a lot of its original fixtures - which is why the downstairs bathroom is kind of one of my favorite rooms. The old sink is to die for and it has the coolest window in it, that lets in a lot of light, but you can't actually see in - because that would be awkward. 

The kitchen was tiny, but so adorable. The cabinets are original and so lovely. They were my favorite part of the kitchen. 



Finally, my room! I had the bigger room, because they plan on making it two rooms sometime soon. (Please ignore the mess in this picture. Although my family would say differently, I am quite a neat freak; it sort of happened when I went to college. Therefore this picture is not usual. These pictures were taken when I was working on moving out, so I was trying to pack things up, but not actually move things because I did want to get the pictures in. I just wanted to share this to show the layout and general size of the room.) 
(clockwise): My jewelry box//my penguin, Herman, that my sister gave to me when I got baptized a year ago and my pewter sewing machine//making up for lack of closet space//my favorite thrifted heels (I wore them for my brother's wedding)


My Willow Tree statues and some mementos from the summer - graduation caps we made for the last week of Day Camp and the book the congregation gave me on my last Sunday.  


Shoes! My cousin gave me those two really awesome vintage shoe holders when she found out that I was moving. They really came in handy; I will definitely be using them when I live off campus next year. 


My lovely clothing rack due to my lack of closet. 


I knew I wanted to display my purses out in the open. It really helped me to change them up more often.


(clockwise): My fave pillows//the ever growing nail polish collection//clothing rack again//my favorite suitcases and Melmac






I love being surrounded by books. 


Sunnies and my paper weighted that I thrifted (for .30!) with the old Brethren symbol on it. 


My lovely collection of Jane Austen books that were a graduation gift from my cousin; I don't live anywhere without them. 

And finally, the little puppers, Miss Annie. I'm missing her and her owner (my housemate) so much! Can't wait to see them over Fall Break!

I'll be sure to post some dorm room photos soon (course I said that about these pictures back in June, so those may not appear until December.) 


xoxo, 

Laura


15 comments:

Dandelions & Things said...

Love the vintage aspect of the place! Plus your did your part to make sure your decor played along with the vintage atmosphere as well!

Such a lovely place <3

Little Tree Vintage said...

this house looks awesome!

BlogLoveTherapy said...

Omgosh- what a beautiful. It has so much character. Loveee it.

Ah, the goood old Dr. Seuss. I have that book too- it's one of my favorite. =)

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Rachael said...

I adore Willow Tree statues, I've never bought one but feel I should as I admire them every time I see them in a shop. I'm your latest follower.Rx

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Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

It is absolutely adorable! I love all the fun details and character that older houses have...you just can't buy that! (c:

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vintage grey said...

So sweet!! Adore all the charm!! xo Heather

Cynthia Ann said...

Lula Lou~I love the vintage vibe. Makes me sorry I didn't get to see it in real life : (
Thanks for including your bookshelf...I love creepin on what titles people have.
Much love

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Wow, this looks like such a fun place to live! I love those shoe holders, they are so cute, as useful too!

Jennifer said...

It looks like such a cute house!

xo Jennifer

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Mary Ann said...

That's such a cool house - I'd love to live in a place like that. Such a cute pup, too! ;-)

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

your house is adorable! i love that bed and the vintage feel of everything - wonderful

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh this is just utterly charming! Everything has such a sweet vintage feel to it. All those dresses and handbags...gah <3!! And that little pooch is the cutest :) xo Marisa

Mitha Komala said...

omg your house is so pretty, i saw a lot of awesome bags and clothes! <3

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sequin said...

such a cool house !!!!

Natalie said...

Adorable house! But my favorite part...GG complete season!!! Ah! I'm dying!! I LOVE. Can we be best friends now? Haha

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