Many, many moons ago (maybe ten years?) I bought this slub silk and velvet cushion just because I liked it. For me, that’s usually sufficient reason to buy anything. Currently, I am trimming down our worldly possessions into two categories-
(a) what we need to survive our remaining time in the UK and (b) what I really , really want in the French house or the apartment.
It’s not been easy to establish list (b) but I am being quite brutal in my editing and the cushion above got listed on ebay, partly because it was a stand-alone piece and I have other options for the rooms it might have suited in the village house. It didn’t sell first time so I was about to relist it.
Then we went furniture stock hunting and serendipity struck again. In a pile of borderline donations detritus ready to be dumped I saw something very dirty but very familiar.
It was a filthy soul sister to the cushion above and as it was due to be skipped, they gave it to me. A freebie, so if it didn’t wash up nice it’s no loss. It did wash well and as these two were obviously destined to find each other one day , and these are the two principal terrace bedroom colours , that’s where they will go.
Then they got a new friend; 99p on ebay, a silk mat which will make a great cushion front.
Hand rolled silk edging, embroidery and colours that scream 1920’s. It does have a stain so, I will have to wash it…..watch this space