Episode 33- There’s a mirror in the bathroom…..

DSC01702Well, in the French house shower room anyway.

The vintage painted cast iron mirror came first, found in a charity shop in Stourbridge town, which sat in my garage in the UK for years waiting for a perfect room to put it in……..everything comes to he (or she) who waits.

Joined more recently by a near matching towel hook from BHS.sept13 107



The shower room was originally a piece chopped off the tulip bedroom and had been papered with this design which depicts romatically attired ladies walking across a distant shoreline; alternating with individual ladies striking a twee pose with a flock of doves. The shoreline image is based on a 19th  century painting by a Swedish artist whoses name escapes me as I am drinking vintage port (it is Boxing Day).

DSC00065My daughter noticed that around the shower, only images of the ladies with their backs turned were used, presumably for modesty’s sake!!


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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