We have had no heating or hot water for exactly one week, two days, eleven hours and thirty-eight minutes. We need a new boiler, or so our jolly- spirited plumber tells us. We can't afford one so a part has been ordered which apparently takes longer to source than it took for Otto von Guericke to invent the first electrostatic generator back in 1660. The material point being; what is the point of putting men on the moon if it takes two weeks to fit a tiny little part in a boiler? On the plus side I have enjoyed having my own personal hair stylist and general bathing assistant (Steve) and felt positively Downton Abbeyish having a bath drawn for me....what I have not enjoyed is the ghastly head cold I have developed from standing around in cold drafty bathrooms with nothing but a flanel and a bucket of warmish water for comfort. Bah humbug.
This ottoman arrived in the shop but needed a little make over. I had some pretty floral fabrics left over from the piano stool project from a couple of weeks ago so first I had to strip off the various layers of fabric. It is interesting to find what previous owners have covered it in. I feel like an archaeologist, uncovering the layers of social history. Once that is complete, the repaint can begin.
After a few days the ottoman was taking shape. It was an unusual one as it had a foam pad to the lid which had been added. I also was determined to reuse the lovely original whicker braiding but had to paint it white first before I could attach it.
Another project I am busy with is this lovely little French glass display case.
This pine storage box has been painted in a colour I mixed myself. It will make a good toy box or blanket box. (sold)
A vintage rabbit jelly mould butter or pate dish (sold)
A Lalique style butter dish
A Victorian glass cover
A larger cheese dish
Mix 'n match three tier cake stands
More vintage teacup vanilla scented candles
TG Green Cornishware mugs with Tea towel gift sets
A Plant Tuscan breakfast set for two
1940's Maling lustre sundae or grape fruit dishes
Tuscan pink tea set
Carlotta Edwards Ballet print from the 50's (sold)
AND NOW FOR SOME BLING
A silver plate christening set
A huge champagne bowl (sold) and below some sweet little silver plate dishes