The Thursday Three- bluebells, shells and boats

???????????????????????????????Two pictures today-

Left- a 19th century watercolour painting with wonderfully evocative, glowing colours. I am fairly sure it was painted in Scotland evidenced partly by the drifts of bluebells, dark forests and distant mountains. It just has that Scottish feel(?!?) and bluebells are usually found only in Northern Europe.

I like landscapes with mountains in the background , reminds me of our adopted French home. The frame it came in was hideous, the one pictured was customised by moi. Right- A hand coloured French print of London. At least I am fairly sure that it is a print, although there are tiny indentations on it that look like the mark of a pen. I daren’t take it out of the frame to check as it is a bit fragile so I will never know .French print of London

Below- A moulded resin scallop shell from France . This will hopefully form the pediment to crown the decorative antique wood panels that we picked up in Bristol. These were taken from a Georgian bookshelf built into a late 18th Century house and no longer wanted. (?!?) These will frame our deeply inset shelf alcove in salon at French village house.

This moulding has a very French feel, the scallop shell design is a common motif on old furniture in France.scallop shell moulding

The panels may have to have a little added to the length, but I have every faith that Trevor can achieve this under my instruction!

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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