Friday, February 10, 2012

Refinished large antique wood frame

When I bought this wooden frame it was in its natural state and came complete with a  photograph of a rather serious looking gentleman, possibly a local Maire. 
I have brought it up to date with a modern paint finish -  Farrow Ball Pointing - but it still retains all its original character, even the old woodworm holes to prove authenticity!
The carved bow at the top is typical of the 1920's romantic era and this style is much copied today. How much nicer to have the real thing with original glass. If not used to house a photograph it could easily be made into a mirror, perfect for a bedroom.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vintage cushions

I would like to share these gorgeous cushions with you all. Crafted by my friend Annie with some of my beautiful French vintage fabrics - ticking stripes and romantic florals. Annie combines traditional textiles in a unique way to produce original designs with a personal touch. She sells through small boutiques and will make to order.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Frappez Chiens Dangereux

I was delighted to receive this photo from a happy client. She was getting a Cocker Spaniel "Rum Truffle", a 7-year old chocolate Liver Roan. Not dangerous but a good companion for her other sign 'Chien Bizarre'!