I finally found a perfect shower curtain for the French village house –left, Sainsbury’s home collection- http://www.sainsburys.co.uk . It picks up the pale fig ground colour on the walls above the painted panelling in the top floor shower room.
I have also been doing a strict edit on all my collection of vintage textiles & pieces that are destined for the house.If it doesn’t have a definite place in France, then it is going on ebay (see my ebay link on sister site http://www.coteetcampagne.com )
Going through stuff from my collection that has been packed away for years is great, a bit like Christmas because you never know what gems there might be in that big box in the attic/garage! I have rediscovered -right above- this beautiful 1950’s cotton and silk voile Indian scarf with embroidered motifs. And –right- this stunning heavy white cotton bedspread executed in simple crochet stitches and with a 19thc laundry mark . I like it because it isn’t fussy or twee and it will bring texture and contrast to the smooth cotton bedlinen and antique white linen embroidered pillows in the tulip bedroom.
This is on track to be the renovation and restoration project of the decade- literally!