Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Perfectly Imperfect Trunk

The last few years found me searching for the perfect trunk. The one you can't describe but you'll know it when you see it. Yeah, that one. 

High and low, in every antique shop and thrift store, I searched but came up empty. But last week, while twin sis and I were out gallivanting around, we saw it and the search was suddenly over. I gave the nod and into the truck it went.

It is big and heavy and functional and imperfectly perfect for my lifestyle. 

And those leather straps make me swoon.

It's scuffed and charming on the outside, and cavernous and metal on the inside, a perfect combination for the propping up of assorted feet, and the storing of assorted ... stuff.

If you know me, you know I have an aversion to change, but after having the same perfectly good coffee table for 27 years, it was time for a change.

This trunk has the feel of home and I expect to keep it around for a very long time.


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  1. You did good, girl! Your room was beautiful before but I really like the warmth and coziness it adds...and any extra storage is always a plus!

  2. Oh- That trunk!!!!! I LOVE It- I love a trunk in a room. I have never seen one quite like that one either- it is a perfect fit for your room. Great find!!! xo Diana

  3. Oh, wow, Dayle! Your perfectly imperfect trunk is exactly what you wisely waited for. I think it has a masculine feel to it. Looks great in the space. Great choice.

    There's a trunk sitting in my storage space that I somehow need to get to Manila... *sigh* Maybe next year...

    Hugs from Los Angeles,

  4. Oh, I love your trunk! I can totally relate when you say the leather straps make you swoon. And your room is quite charming and cozy - I love the quilt scattered all over :) Hugs to you!!

  5. I am definitely swooning. So worth the wait. xo Laura

  6. Beautiful trunk! Love the imperfections!

  7. Your new/old trunk is perfectly imperfect and adds a ton of personality to your room. LOVE it!

  8. I am so SO happy you left a comment so I could 'meet' you here:) Love your writing and your photos. What a gorgeous home you have! I'm on the hunt for a coffee-table no more...make that a trunk! one'perfectly imperfect' to suit our home.

    God bless.

  9. Perfection! I have been looking for years myself for a flat-topped vintage trunk. I now have one; however, it's a titch tall. I'm using mine at the end of a bed. I like the way you are using yours.

  10. It really is perfect....just the right tone of color and texture for your room. Oh, the storage will be so great! What fun to get something 'new'! Happy Fall! Hugs, Diane

  11. It was meant for your home. Love it.

  12. I love it! It is perfect for your space and style. I love when that happens. I found a piece of furniture for a steal at a yard sale. It now resides in my sewing room. I will reveal it after the wedding hoopla dies down. ;)

  13. Oh I LOVE it! Your right, it's perfect! I can see why you had to have it...Makes your already cozy, warm inviting room even better. Enjoy your week-end!

  14. Oh, I can relate! An antique trunk had been on my *antique bucket list* for a long, long time. My hubby and I finally found IT earlier this year. We have placed it at the foot of our bed. It's perfect.

    I love the one you found, too!! Good thing we didn't find it at the same time - there might have been a spat???

    Your room is so cozy - I would love to come and sit a spell.


  15. You found the perfect trunk!
    It is beautiful, useful, and it has character.

    I hope you are enjoying cooler tempertures.
    It is still HOT here.

    Have a great weekend,
    White Spray Paint

  16. I love it, and it's a perfect fit. Glad we found it. :-)

  17. Dayle, it is a real beauty. I love it!! Glad it found a home!! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  18. Oh, the trunk is so, so perfect! The table was lovely but the trunk is just right :)


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