Saturday, January 21, 2012

My unbridled love...derelict decorating...

As I live alone, I am allowed the freedom
to create at will, to live the dream
most men would cringe at...
derelict decorating.
Worn and weathered is the old home I live in,
though, not as elegant as these,
it is still my studio of life...
where I sleep with dogs
and worry not of crumbling plaster
and creaking stairs and
things that go bump in the night...


  1. This is just one of the things that make us kindred spirits......I love the walls in the first photo. Why can't someone come to my house and paint that for me?????

  2. I just found your blog and absolutely LOVE it!!! Is there any way I can follow it?
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. I dig this!!! I could live in any of those rooms. I've finially got the hang of pintrrest .It;s fun.

  4. Derelict Decorating is something I too am mysteriously drawn to like a Moth to a Flame! Most people don't 'get it' or the attraction to benign neglect, which most seem to shun but which I wholly embrace and prefer. If I lived alone I would want to discover some totally abandoned building with good bones and create the dream Home to showcase Derelict Decorating Style. This old House we live in was condemned when we bought it but over the years it has transformed into less than derelict now, where it is acceptable to most and appropriate to raise a young Family in {we're Custodial G-Parents & Social Services would never understand raising children in the appearance of derelict surroundings, LOL} ... but as for me, personally, the more deteriorated and aged something is the more I adore it! So its refreshing to find Kindred Spirits that feel the same about this Style which may be eclectic and some find to be eccentric, but is so very ME to the Core!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. derelict decorating has character...something lacking in buying things at places like Home just doesn't seem the same... Great pics!! :)