April 17, 2014
TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE FROM ESTELLE
Grandmother Estelle loved pretty things! Actually, that's probably a bit of an understatement.
Have you ever walked into someones home and it was stunningly beautiful? Everything matched.
Nothing was out of place. But wait a minute....did it speak to you? Did it reflect the homeowners personality or could it have been "anyone's" home? Did their belongings tell a story with their rich history?
I admire homes that are updated, newly decorated with perfect looking accessories...I really do!
But that's just not my preference! I love flea market finds mingled with investment pieces and blended with family heirlooms.
Estelle's personality and her elegance is clearly revealed with her love for beautiful pieces and it is a wonderful legacy left to her family.
The important thing with any space is that it be authentic to the people who live there. You need to include the things you love!
A few of her pieces seem to embrace the Spring season.
English China....the sugar bowl to this set was never located.
The heart shaped trinket box was placed on her dressing table.
It is Elfinware from Germany
Royal Doulton....Afternoon Tea
Hand Painted Napco tea cup and saucer
Estelle was certainly a talented and elegant person. She added beauty to every corner of her home. She was an accomplished pianist, wrote poetry, was a Master Gardener, loved to embroider, design and sew aprons, hosted tea socials and bridge clubs, a fabulous cook and baker and a devoted wife and mother. She developed Alzheimer's in her early sixties and passed away at the age of 72.