The Thursday Three – And a lesson in staying open minded about your restoration plans

copper washbowlI thought I had it sussed out in the salle d’eau off the cave bedroom

I had bought a smoky glass bowl and an Art Deco style stand for that room. Plus the tap, plus the waste.

I liked it, I still do, but at the back of my mind was a niggle.

Then we walked into Homesense yesterday and it was love at first sight with this copper bowl. Zoom in on the price in the photo-below left- yes, that’s right.


beaten copper basinHang on, it looks rather good sitting on that Indonesian table where it got dumped last night….hmmm… and there’s room for the waste below-watch this space

Meanwhile, the other two pieces are paintings- subtle and beautiful and very old pen and gouache in black frame- trees, I love trees.

And this mid 19thc watercolour/gouache painting in a perfectly aged and battered frame, I will stabilise the bits dropping off and leave it exactly like that…probably

19th century watercolour paintingchinese watercolour/pen


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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10 Responses to The Thursday Three – And a lesson in staying open minded about your restoration plans

  1. Osyth says:

    Love that bowl and stand combo …. I’m watching the space as instructed!

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  2. poshbirdy says:

    Love that bowl and table combo. It will look great

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  3. francetaste says:

    There are so many treasures around here. People just aren’t interested in old stuff. They all want the same Keep Calm and Carry On poster.

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    • You are so right- but all the more beautiful bargains for those of us who appreciate stylish old stuff.
      I am furnishing and fitting out the French house from reclaimed stuff, ebay, brocantes and junk shops. less than 5% of what is going into it is new


  4. Nadia says:

    Did you buy it?

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  5. Suzy Barker says:

    Beautiful pieces you have found. Just lovely.

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    • If you like those, there’s plenty more of my finds on My Pinterest , find it right hand column on the blog near my blogroll . I have had some amazing luck since we bought the hovel and started filling it!


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