I'm completely infatuated with this German bisque doll rosary that Alex bought for me. Excavated from the ruins of a doll factory that operated between 1890 and 1913, it has such a wistful, melancholy presence as if a voice speaking of its own.
Last year, hidden away in a dusty corner of one of my favorite antique stores, I discovered this decorative wooden bench. The $20 price tag and carved details were too good to ignore and I quickly scooped it up. Even with its (original) dingy blue legs and worn crushed velvet body, I hoped that one day I could restore its soulless existence into something more appealing. After a little black paint and the beautiful design of this hand-woven Malian mud cloth, it looks better than ever!