There are lots of French Provincial bedrooms on the market, but I wanted a Parisian look that matched this gorgeous custom-painted dresser I found years ago:
That was easier said than done. Most of the French Provincial styles have these flourish handles, but few have greenish tones to the paint, and even fewer are painted in a dark hue.
I also wanted a set that included one of these - a nightstand with a metal lattice pair of doors to the front. I'd found a pair of these nightstands a few months ago in my vintage travels, but they were already promised to another lucky Vixen.
So when I came across this set - in pale green & ivory, with a lattice front nightstand and a fabulously femme vanity to match, I knew my girl and I would love it. The set was Thomasville's Camille design, and though the look is much earlier, the set is stamped with the year 1979 on the back.
I actually considered painting panels to match the dark green of my custom-painted find, but now that we're setting up the room, I think more dark hues would be too heavy.
The vanity's already getting a try-out. It has a pop-up mirror and still smells of sweet vintage perfume... the prior owner said she had many fond memories of playing make-up at this vanity with her grandmother. Indeed it was still in use, with combs and powder inside, when we looked at it.
But we're a little young for blush and such, so instead we played a game of Hi Ho Cherry-O on its gilt-edged surface.
Until next time, Vixens!