I love painted furniture if it is done well but sometimes when I walk around some antique centres it seems that anything and every piece of wood has been painted and I don't think this is always right. I also like wood particularly oak and mahogany to be left looking like wood!
I recently bought these two pieces - a sewing box/stand which I have decided should be left as it is but I am unsure about this screen. There are two panels of embroidery but would it look better given the Farrow & Ball treatment and with this lovely Kate Forman fabric. What do you think?
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
I have been doing quite a lot of buying for the website recently. I had a visit to Ardingly and bought twelve of these lovely French dessert glasses - no wonder the French ladies are so slim looking at the size of these if this is all the dessert they eat!
I love these two mosaic brooches I bought.
At the weekend I went to an auction and bought lots of linen so this week it's been like a Chinese laundry in my home. I like to wash and starch everything before it goes on the website. Luckily I don't mind ironing!
I also bought a box of vintage clothes which I don't usually sell but these took my fancy. This is a Victorian dress which is too small to fit on any of my mannequins unfortunately so difficult to display.
I will post some photos of the linens when I can see over the mountain of ironing!
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Well after an awful 2011, 2012 has not started well. Two days ago my father in law was out walking with my mother in law and suddenly collapsed with a heart attack and died. It has been such a shock to us all.
Then it was home to scrambled eggs on toast.
and more felting this weekend but I'll post photos of this another time.