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squaredog Tue 04-Dec-12 17:44:43

I've a dark oak dresser in my 'through' lounge, which, having just moved to this property, I feel a bit stuck.

I live in a 1930s bungalow, slightly retro style, and want to 'dress' the upper part in something other than china, making it look a little more updated, although with a nod to retro. (Does that make sense?)

Books, I feel, would just make it look cluttered.

Do you have any ideas, please?

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 04-Dec-12 21:13:21

Anything would work, what do you like?!

Display of cakestands, cookie cutters if you like baking...

Display of old favourite vintagey toys...

Your favourite pretty packaging, eg tea tins, biscuit tins


NowBringUsSomeFriggyPudding Tue 04-Dec-12 21:13:49

3 or 5 photos in nice frames? Or symmetrical vases and a photo/ornament in the centre?
Just trying to sell our dresser for when we move house!

squaredog Wed 05-Dec-12 07:07:38

The problem is, I guess, I don't have a 'collection' of anything........

ooer Wed 05-Dec-12 21:03:35

Mine has 3 upper sections - seems to contain

a few bottles of booze (port, whisky, sherry - now there's a nod to retro!)
some glasses
a doll
some unfathomable thing the DCs made out of clay
some silverware
a beautiful pottery jar.

PigletJohn Wed 05-Dec-12 22:14:42


scrumpkin Wed 05-Dec-12 22:18:55

A nice mush mash of photos in vintage frames, old tea cups and teapots, all the pretty crafty type things you own...

< dresser envy > grin

Bamaluz Fri 07-Dec-12 21:20:19

Retro but not fussy, and the jugs hide loads of clutter.

betterwhenthesunshines Sat 08-Dec-12 11:31:59

cocktail glasses and weird and wonderful liquer bottles, retro cocktail stirrers and shakers??

squaredog Sun 09-Dec-12 10:59:52

You've certainly come along with some ideas here I hadn't thought of......

Thank you x

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