Sunday, 5 April 2015

It's only taken us 10 years to finish decorating!

Over the past year we have slowly been decorating our flat, making the most of our limited space and finding room for all my treasures.  I have been collecting for years in the vain hope that one day I'll own a country pile. This hasn't happened yet (I still live in hope that it will) so rather than waiting and storing we thought we should actually put my collections on display.

First thing I had to do was find the wallpaper. This took about 5 years to find exactly what I wanted! I wanted something that wasn't too modern or dominating and something that looked as though it had been there for years. I came across this wallpaper on eBay and it cost $15 per roll. When I bought it the exchange rate was really high so it was a real bargain even with shipping from the states.  We finally got to hang all my pictures and I love this wall so much. Nothing has been measured or organised so it's completely higgedly piggedly, just the way I like it.

My collection of fabric boxes finally have a place to go.

And a shelf I've had for 10 years finally got put up so I could display some favourite treasures.

The missing piece to the bedroom was some extra storage. I finally found THE cupboard and it fits perfectly. It's also like a tardis so we can fit loads in it although I've been allocated only a certain amount of shelves and I CANNOT start spilling over to the others!

It has taken us ages to get it right but I'm so glad we took our time as it is exactly as I envisaged it. I love spending time in there just looking at everything as it feels like there's always something new to see and every piece has been lovingly searched for over the years. I feel a real sense of achievement when I walk in there :)

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Vintage French Clown Skittles

I've just added these gorgeous vintage French wooden skittles to my Etsy shop. They are so bright and cheerful and not scary like most clowns!!

They are in played with condition but still make a great display piece and they've obviously been well loved.

They even come in their original box which is unusual. 

A great set of skittles  for the vintage toy collector.

Monday, 23 March 2015

A charming Arts and Crafts diorama

I have just added this utterly charming Arts and Crafts doll diorama to my Etsy shop. I bought it about a year ago in the hope of doing something with it but never got round to it so thought someone else may like to fulfill it's potential!

I'm not sure when it was created but it's certainly vintage and certainly handmade. The amount of detail is amazing and you could keep as is or use the different pieces to create something new. It's not the finest quality but it definitely has a certain country charm about it.

If you'd like to give it a new home and give it the attention it deserves then just click the link, FadedVintageRose

I'm just getting used to how Etsy works and will be adding much more as time allows and will always post links here for my blog followers :)