Me and Room Service (baby)- The Thursday Three

passementerieYou may be familiar with the Jackson C Frank song “Blues run the game“, covered by Counting Crows, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake. Anyway, it was played on the penultimate episode of “Vinyl” a couple of weeks ago and has been my ear-worm ever since.

“Send out for whisky, baby,
Send out for gin,
Me and room service, honey,
Me and room service, babe,
Me and room service……..

Well, we’re living a life of sin”

http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank:Blues_Run_The_Game

I spend too much time overnighting in hotel rooms for the day job, so the whiskey & gin has to wait for the weekend; but what gets me through the long watches of the night when I can’t do any more prep is ebay.

I am addicted I think.

I haven’t bought much recently (NO, CAMERON, I HAVEN’T!) but I needed to pick up some tie top curtains to dress a pair of ciel-de-lits (bed coronas) I picked up to paint and sell on. So I trawled, and along with some bargain drapes I checked out “seller’s other items” These beautiful curtain tie backs.

IMG_20160512_152423Cut glass beads, wired silk covered loops between. I may wear them to go out in.Will bounce light around the French House terrace bedroom so perfectly justifiable.

That’s only two, I know…so may I show you something we’ve just painted?

chalk painted table Moroccan chalk painted table

 

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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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12 Responses to Me and Room Service (baby)- The Thursday Three

  1. Lynda says:

    I want the table. I can’t have it, but I want it. Guess I will have to get creative and make something like it for myself.

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  2. Well the subject matter (apart from the great song reference) is more of a ladies eye thing but thank you ever so for the shout out and the knowledge that big brother is WATCHING your eBay habits….!
    Well done for not going crazy, I have one here in Wantage that I have to keep a daily eye on so that she doesn’t go bonkers with the “BID BUTTON” on eBay….!!!

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  3. Osyth says:

    Glass and beads just do it for me …. now to persuade that husband of mine that we really NEED beads!

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    • I’ve long given up trying to persuade Trev of anything; but I am mindful that I could go too girly if not careful.
      So, it’s only really in the terrace bedroom that I will really indulge my need for boudoir chic.
      All the spaces will be chic, just not too fripperous

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      • That’s my new adjective, BTW

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      • Osyth says:

        My youngest daughter moved into a flat with two boys a couple of months ago. She is certainly finding it an education having been brought up by a single mother and three older sisters to have to stay the right side of the girlie line and she is the most tom-boy of all mine!!

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  4. poshbirdy says:

    Ah, now my browser has downloaded properly. Very pretty paintwork

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  5. poshbirdy says:

    They’re lovely! Glass really lifts a room, doesn’t it!
    Can’t tell what you’ve painted on?

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  6. francetaste says:

    I hope you’ll show us these fabulous curtain tiebacks in place!
    The details are gorgeous.

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