Monday, January 15, 2007

Our House - Part III

Great-Aunt Mary's bedroom set. The bed frame was built for a double bed; however, our mattress is queen size. We could have simply set the mattress & box springs on top of the frame, but it would have dwarfed the foot board. Hubby's solution? Attached the head board directly to the wall and stablize the foot board so it stands on its own. Perfect!
When Hubby and I moved from Kansas to Washington last spring, we stopped at Harold Warp Pioneer Village located in Minden, Nebraska. There we learned this bedroom set was circa 1880. Hubby thinks it was manufactured by a company called Eastlake because of the craftsmanship in the carvings and designs. His childhood bedroom furniture is from the same company. (P.S.: This museum is great for those who like to see how technology has changed our every day lives. Plan to spend the day!)
This photo gives a close-up view of the details on the head board which has been duplicated on the top of the dresser mirror, as well.
Here's a detailed photo of the nightstand. Both the nightstand and the dresser have marble tops. And they survived the move thanks to a great moving company and their supurb job of packing!!


Petunia's Gardener said...

Forget the decorating magazines, I'll just stay tuned here! Very nice.

Allotment Lady said...


mrsnesbitt said...

I can come anytime....when is best for you?


Blue the Spa Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I love the details on the woodwork.
Details matter, they give a piece personality! And depth...

Wildflower Cabin said...

What an amazingly beautiful bedroom set! It must be a real honor to have it in your home! Thank you for visiting my blog recently! I know I'll enjoy looking through yours!