my apartment, the closet

For the  first time I have my own personal space to do what I want with.  It’s filled with everything I love.  My boyfriend calls it my closet.  It’s a small studio apartment so my clothing is in several spaces.  My vintage accessories become art on the walls.  Collections are on display in any available space.













Pieces of home via instagram:
Broken #vintage thermos = new flower vase

My grandmother's vanity set #vintage #antique #celluloid

#selfie my dressing table #vintage living like a grandma yo

I love being able to make my space as over-the-top girly as I want. I’m wondering how I’ll be able to keep this feeling if and when I move in with my boyfriend. How do you compromise? We are both collectors so I’m sure it’ll be crazy packed with all our little collections. As long as I have one room that I can make as girly and flower-y as I want, then I think I’ll be happy.



  1. Charmaine

    Your house is amazing. This is my dream interior, so kitsch! You gave great taste.

  2. Shauna

    Love your apartment and how you’re able to display your hats and capes – they look great!

  3. Jessica Cangiano

    What a stunningly cool abode! I love that you (even if by necessity) have displayed so many of your awesome vintage items around the house. They’re too cool, cute and timelessly fun not to put out and admire all the time.

    Congrats on your new digs, dear Mary!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Hannah

    You have such beautiful treasures, me an my fella manage fine although he doesn’t mind me making the majority of the interior design decisions haha x

  5. Jasmine

    I love your apartment! SO cute

  6. Polly Bland

    oh my goodness. I LOVE these photos so much. I just shared some photos of my apartment on my latest blog post, too! I loved this so much that I followed you on BL and instagram! You have a new fan! I love your bakelite collection!

    love, polly 😀

  7. wardrobe experience

    your home looks adorable!
    i loved my closet like little home. clothes, shoes bags and hats were almost everywhere … my boyfriend could life with that when he moved in with me. now he’s not longer my bf, now he is my husband and he told me already that our new home wont be that girlish. i’m a little scared 😉

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