Sunday, May 27, 2007
After spending time rearranging the furniture in my living room (see post below) I then had to find new positions for the items that I moved out! The grey chippy painted cupboard is now on our landing. (Although I am told by Louise that you call it 'the top of the stairs' in the States. Thinking about it, 'the landing' does sound funny; it's not like we fly up the stairs and have to come into land; but that could be fun!!)
I bought the over mantel mirror from a junk shop and gave it a coat of turquoise paint and added the Victorian rose decals to match the cupboard.
I have displayed an arrangement of vintage treasures, including a china wash jug and bowl and my wooden peggy dolls.
I received this gorgeous parcel in the post from Lilia at Flea Market Studio.
The goodies were beautifully wrapped in turquoise and pink tissue and ribbons; the delights inside co-ordinated wonderfully - thanks again Lilia! I couldn't wait to start using some of them. I had the bird cage that I recently bought from Louise, waiting for a small make-over.
I stuck the pretty Little Styrofoam bird to the swinging perch.
I lined the base with a Violet printed 1940's wallpaper, then added vintage millinery flowers and a pink lace bow to the top bars.
The cage now sits on top of an old trunk that also stands on our landing, which hides all of our board games out of sight.
I have a wire work Mannequin there too, with a very flamboyant hat!
My sewing machine has broken down just now, so I am feeling very fidgety until my new one is delivered! I rarely go a day without sewing, so this is hard for me!
I treated myself to these pink Peonies yesterday. They are so delicate and pretty - just wanted to share them with you!
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 2:01 pm