As the dawn broke and the fair came into focus, I realised that this wasn't going to be a fruitful expedition. There were just about half the usual amount of vendors and even fewer buyers; both letting their teeth do all the chatter.
There was some success.
Picked up this lovely 1910 wooden desk organiser. It came with a little calligraphy pen and two ink wells. It goes well with...
One of my earlier finds. Normally I'm reluctant to paint Oak but this sideboard was just too morbidly dark.Its very solid and my Paper White narcissi look great on it in their Victorian hand thrown pot. We seem to forget how nice those 'ordinary' looking
terracotta pots can be, planted with simple bulbs...
|One of my spring displays in the shop|
These French vessels,with a hanging loop and a drainage spout, look fabulous planted up with seasonal
flowers.I sell lots of them in my shop and find that everyone has different uses for them; in the kitchen for utensils; in the bathroom for brushes and loofas; as a water feature in a walled garden, the list is endless.
I could not have left out this 'blue' ensemble as its one of my favourites. The tea cup trio is an old Dutch china with the most charming scenes.
During this cold and grey season I like to look for inspiration in books and magazines and even find that some of my old photos
lift my spirits.
This book is full of beautiful interiors that are very much lived in and not staged. The mix of styles and textures makes everything feel much more natural and relaxed. It reflects the personalities of the individuals who live there.
I hope that one day soon, when I get to grips with our renovating etc. I will be able to show you around our home and give you an insight into my personality too.
Well,I'm afraid its time for me to go and get some things done.
See you soon.