My taste is somewhat eclectic to say the least and I've never quite managed
to get a "look" without going off on a tangent and embracing another one.
Everything sits together with friendliness if not total harmony, and I keep
things simply because I love them.
Someone asked me last week if living in a house full of Favourite Things
could I choose Super Favourites- like Desert Island Discs for Furniture!
The painted pine lorry above is a toy box, made just after WW2,
and it makes me think of that shiny little face unwrapping
such a lovingly handmade birthday or Christmas present with
glee and anticipation. . .
Its sits on a shabby old leather-topped desk pulled out
of a roadside skip (now you know why I drive a pick-up!)
I had plans to brighten it but its sooooooo mellow I can never
quite bring myself to put the paint on. . .
My desk chair is an an old hall chair my Nana got from a
Country House auction before I was born.
When we were children we always thought it was a little throne
because of the Armorial Crest!
I bought these 2 wooden apothecary jars at our local market years back.
I was late and all the dealers had been-&-gone and yet
the jars remained, just waiting for me- I can never figure out
why no-one else saw them
The carved wooden crest came from a bootsale,
it's so dusty I can't show you a close up!
the unicorn has a knitting needle for his horn but hey. . .!
1950s Poodle lampshade!
(need I say more??)
Black Mammy notepads- produced to celebrate the popularity of
Hattie Daniels character in Gone With the Wind
"Letters to Keep, Letters I Love"
what a story those two little phrases could tell. . .
bought from Lizzie at Shepton Flea and I meant to
sell them on again- honest ;0)
Faded French velvet. . .three of my favourite words!
WS Coleman silk- bought in the early 1970s at a church jumble sale
and I've so loved ever since.
Victorian stone garden cherubs which never found their way into the garden
I bought this needlework and frame at the same fleamarket
but on different stalls and on different days-
they fit each other perfectly and the tack marks on the back married up,
so I think they began life together, were parted and reunited
one of my most favourite pieces of fabric 48" square.
I kept draping it over things cos I couldn't bear to
cut it for cushions and Ted surprised me one weekend
by secretly mounting it on board and hanging above the sofa.
Of course there's so much more. . .