Monday, July 5, 2010

Tabletop and Antique Poetry

I have a dresser that is part of a set of bedroom furniture that belonged to family.  I thought I would show it today.
I have a Aladdin Lamp on the top surface. 
I placed an old doily, a dresser tray with some vintage items, and a few antique books on the main dresser surface. 
 
I also have an old chalk cherub that is great for holding jewelery.   
 The bottom book I'll  show you a peak of.  It is titled "Dawn to Daylight: Gleams From the Poets of Twelve Centuries."   It starts with an excerpt from Caedmon the oldest Anglo-Saxon poet on record (at the time of publishing) and continues through with works by all of the greatest English poets till Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  I couldn't find a date in the front of the book but a handwritten inscription from one person to another; that it was presented to, dates 1887.  It is leather bound.  I got it at a flea market years ago and I have always loved it.
 Front illustration and title page.
It is filled with many illustrations depicting the pastoral settings in the poetry.
I really admire wonderful old books and romantic Victorian settings I think they are timeless.  So, I thought I would share this.
I will link to:
A Stroll Thru Life's Tabletop Tuesday.
The House in the Roses' Show off Your Cottage Monday. 
Paula Grace Designs' Timeless Tuesday.
House of Grace's Twice Owned Tuesday. 

7 comments:

Atelier de Charo said...

So elegant dresser, lovely vintage touchs!

Hugs
Charo

Shelia said...

Beautiful furniture! And what a find in that old book.
Hope you had a great 4th of July.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kirsty said...

Oo that book looks absolutely gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dresser is gorgeous. I just love it. You have such a beautiful vignette on it too. I think those pieces are hard to decorate and you've done it perfectly. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh I love your dresser.. the woody colour just lovely! and even more lovelier with all the pretties you displayed on the dresser!.. the dresser tray is my fave!.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love that antique dresser and you have the ole gal done up so great...Thanks for sharing...Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely! Love the book of poetry too!

Blessings,
Sandi

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