|Collection of special things on my vanity|
Little timeworn or threadbare pieces that are sprinkled through a house, seemingly without relevance to their surroundings are often a telltale sign of the owner's sentimentality.
Some tuck these things away preferring a curated interior and others use them to punctuate their decor.
|Eyeore peeks from the top of our highboy|
In my bedroom, a pincushion in the shape of Eyeore peeks at us from its perch on our highboy and my bedside dresser holds an odd handmade basket of ribbon flowers that were a gift when I was five.
|Great-grandma's Victorian slipper chair|
Some of these things I'd keep regardless of their origin. I just like them. Some are a struggle. The Victorian slipper chair is not my style but it was my great-grandmother's and I have fond memories of the part it played in my childhood.
When my grandfather died and the chair was up for grabs I initially left it behind because of the sheer volume of stuff I had to fit into my tiny house. Later I went back for it and I am glad I did. I will always regret the Chinese Chippendale chair that I passed up but it less sentimental value.
All of these things are the keepers of memories for me and make my house uniquely mine and add to the eccentricity.
Do you have any sentimental decor?