Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Exclusive Attic Collection



My Mom once told me "you never met a chair I didn't like".  Haha, she's so funny but SO right!  I also have a hard time letting go of them (apparently).  What would I ever do without my attic?  This is the "Furniture Department" in my attic.




One thing I wish my attic had would be taller ceilings.  We can't stand up there, so
its a real back breaker after a while.  So that must be why its usually such a mess (lol).  I made that doll by the way, many many moons ago!



So I'll let you in on a secret... I also never met a "lamp" I didn't like.  Those get changed out throughout the years in my home, but I rarely part with one unless its broken.  This is only part of the "Lighting Department" in my attic.


Today I was up there looking for lamp parts, a comforter, and I can't even remember what else(?)  I made so many trips up there and found some great items to use in my "someday very soon" guest room (and other rooms) by scrounging through my "Drapery Department".  The curtain above has a lovely smocked top and the prettiest pastel fabric. I picked these custom curtains up years ago at a yardsale in my neighborhood. Custom made and beautifully so I couldn't pass them up for such a small pricetag (even though I could have made them myself).  Maybe I will take them apart and turn them into panels for my "soon-to-be" guest room.


Here is another panel I picked up in my yardsale travels. Its a Pottery Barn Kids, Audrey Chenille Polka Dot Panel also from my "exclusive attic collection" (lol).  I'm trying it out in my kitchen just for fun. This would be perfect in my "someday-soon" guest room if it only had a partner :-(  I may get creative and turn it into a valance or pillows just so I can use it there!  I love it with the newly painted wall in my kitchen (I used leftover paint from about 6 years ago).


I hope this post comes out okay "visually".  I'm posting from my phone for a change.  The only other time I did that the pictures looked grainy... 


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Have a great day!


Michelle
Owner Of Michelle Jamieson Interiors
Author of newengland-style.com

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15 comments:

  1. Love your Polka-dot panels, so pretty!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Hey, Michelle! I know exactly how you feel about stashing goodies in the attic. I love chairs and lamps too! I got tickled with your "lighting department". I always think there's a way to re-do them and make them new.
    I've used my phone pics before but I've never posted from my phone! Good for you! I get frustrated with the tiny screen and feel I'm sure to mess something up. :) These pics are a tad bit grainy but not bad at all.

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  3. Looks like we have the same obsession, Michelle. I can't resist chairs, lamps and add tables to that. My house is overflowing with those items and in the garage too and some in the attic. But I guess I am luckier than you cause our attic ceiling is so much higher that we can stand up there but it's full of plastic bins. Love your collection and I would love to go up in your attic and check out everything....Christine

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  4. Sonya; I have a few of them that I have re-done with paint... then years later I regret it, so now they are back up there while I consider un-re-doing them! lol
    Michelle

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  5. Cindy; Thanks so much for stopping by! Polka dots have and will always be an all time favorite of mine :-)
    Michelle

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  6. Christine; Thanks so much for stopping by! Oh how I wish I could stand up in my attic. I guarantee you that if I could, that space would be finished right now! I don't have a garage, so my attic is splitting at the seams. I did not take a picture of the other side on purpose. That I will have to save for another post, after I get that side organized :-)
    Michelle

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  7. Sonya; I have a few of them that I have re-done with paint... then years later I regret it, so now they are back up there while I consider un-re-doing them! lol
    Michelle

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  8. Cindy; Thanks so much for stopping by! Polka dots have and will always be an all time favorite of mine :-)
    Michelle

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  9. I share your love of lamps - picked up a new one I didn't need a couple of days ago! Wish I really could use my attic for more than xmas storage; but it's so hot in Texas that xmas is about the only time it's bearable to go up there!

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  10. I can't even imagine how hot it would be. I know how hot it gets here and I'm in New England and have tall trees canopying over the house all day. Right now it is absolutely the best time to be in my attic. Christmas time it is SOOOO COLD up there but we still use it for Christmas stuff too. I wish we could just finish half of it off and insulate it but oh well, we can't have it all! Glad I have it anyway :-) Thanks for writing.
    Michelle

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  11. Christine, yes, if you zoom in on my group of chairs picture to the left is a drop leaf table and behind that is two more wooden end tables. I had them laying on their backs forever and then put them up and they not only look better, but they are functional as I can put things on top of and under them in the attic. And they won't get damaged like they might have on their backs. I just faced that parsons chair out so that I can sit on it and give my back a rest while moving or looking for 'stuff' up there. Lots of plastic bins, wood bins and cardboard boxes - whatever it takes. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and reading my story!
    Michelle

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  12. Well, to be honest, my attic started out with departments, but somewhere along the line, it turned into chaos. I never met a lot of things I didn't like, and anytime I've gotten rid of something, within a month, I've needed it again. So...I've learned my lesson - keep everything! Please don't call that hoarders show on me. You've got some great stuff in your attic. I'd love to shop your attic and put some of your attic stuff in my attic! laurie

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I couldn't ever get registered to comment. Had to do it as a guest. I'm not smart enough to figure out how to leave a comment on your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your very kind comment. laurie @ bargain hunting and chatting with laurie

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  14. Dawn @ We Call It JunkinSeptember 12, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    Your attic looks like my attic! Only I think you have cooler stuff. I have two antique beds in mine, though, they're pretty cool. Isn't it great when you can shop your own house? I love that PB panel you got, very pretty. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  15. Laurie; I'm sorry if it was confusing. I did get both comments though! Your first one really made me laugh. I promise I won't call the Hoarders show on you. You did not see the "other" side of my attic because I only showed you the one side that I neatened up before taking pictures for the blog post. Maybe someday when I get the other side (more heavy stuff :-/ ) neatened up I'll photograph that one too (but knowing me - by then the other side will be a mess again! lol) Thanks for your comments. Michelle

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I LOVE your comments thanks so much!

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