The Thursday Three- Mission impossible?

DSC02937The 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.

DSC02936 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.DSC02889


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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6 Responses to The Thursday Three- Mission impossible?

  1. Lynda says:

    Your sure see the possibilities in alternate usage of items you find. Love it! Is there a picture of the completed treatment in the terrace room yet? Or are you still waiting for dust to settle firs?

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