My friend Pam Wilson has a gorgeous house and a real knack for decorating. If you know Tahoe City, you may have met her. She was the original owner of Tippy Canoe. Anyway, I snapped these photos of a couple of pieces in her downstairs basement. A couple of pieces like this will make any cabin sing!
This is such a charming piece from Genessee Rivers Trading Co. Leave it to Pam to style it perfectly with a Black Forest carved squirrel made into a lamp and a charming log cabin model.
The piece below is one of my favorites. I was with her when she bought it at the Round Top Texas Antique Fair.
It's an old wing chair that has been reupholstered in navy flannel woolen with vintage college insignias covering the entire chair. I just love it. It's so welcoming and camp. Again, the perfect cabin chair.
Here's a picture of the basement I think is so charming, with its old Pickwick pine walls and Maine Cottage rattan furniture.
Pam is staging weddings and parties these days with her sister Jan. Their company is California Vintage Rentals, http://californiavintagerentals.com/ . They both have the same knack for whimsy and charm. Jan worked for years searching out antiques and vintage cabin pieces for Camps and Cottages, a wonderful resource for camp style in Southern California. Here are a few photos of parties they've been staging:
Their style is rustic, simple and whimsical.
This is just so lovely!
Like everything they do, this place setting, above, is perfectly rustic and perfectly stylish.
Pam and Jan have assembled collections of all kinds of vintage objects and furnishings that would make any event, unique and chic. They have a large collection of antique hickory, old camp blankets, unusual serving pieces and charming vintage items.
I'm hoping to use them someday for weddings for my girls. Fingers crossed!!