The slightly quirky display above my dresser evolved slowly. It started with just the mirror. I wanted to a hang a mirror above my dresser to make the area somewhat resemble a vanity. I imagined a pretty place to get ready in the morning.
From there, I added the plate, miniature mannequin and white compote dish to hold my jewelry. I like using unexpected items to hold jewelry and all of these also fit the simple, pretty feel I wanted. The lamp base I picked up at a thrift store and repainted white. It was brass. I was excited when I found it because I had been looking for a tall lamp base to fit that gigantic lamp shade I already owned.
My favorite part of this display is the jewelry hanger made from a tree branch. (You can read all about it here.) I love the whimsical look of my necklaces draped across the branches and my metal owl hanging beside it. And, you can’t beat something made for free.
I’m all about bargains. Here’s a breakdown of where I found each item on my dresser:
Tree branch: Outside (Free)
Metal owl: Antique mall ($30 for two)
Mirror: Grandma’s house (Free)
Lamp base: Thrift store ($10)
Lamp shade: Target (Guessing $25. I’ve had it for several years.)
Fedora hat: Target ($10?)
Mannequin: Gift (Free)
Floral plate: Goodwill ($1)
White compote dish: Thrift store ($1)
Personalized redneck wine glass: Gift (Free)
Jewelry box: It was a family friend’s. (Free)
Blue bowl: Gift from my sister’s trip to Mexico. (Free)
What do you think of my dresser display? What’s your favorite part? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments…