The year we viewed the French village house, before we had even bought it, I went into a UK chain of shops called “The Pier”, now sadly defunct. I bought a wonderful long patchwork table runner made up of heavy silky Chinese machine embroidery fabrics in vintage pastel shades reminiscent of 18th & early 19th century chinoiserie textiles and wallpapers and the revival of this look in the 1920’s .
Basically , I loved the colours and the style but had no idea what I was going to do with it ( I have been doing this sort of thing for over forty years!)
After spending time at the French house I realised that the colour palette of this piece would work perfectly in the terrace bedroom ( see decor on previous post) so I started hunting for a second runner to edge the grape crushed taffeta fabric I bought for the curtains. Could I find one? no…..I looked for eight years …. then finally spotted one on ebay and bought it.
Then I started bitterly regretting not buying the matching, very long, tab top curtains when “The Pier” was still trading, although the price had put me off originally.
Then (drum roll) I FOUND A PAIR ON EBAY!!!) so I bought them and they will go up as a simple canopy over the bed in the terrace room.
Below left- The curtains will hang from the high apex of the bedroom ceiling from this chic cream painted iron frame that is actually a “batterie de cuisine” designed to dangle your cooking utensils from.