All manner of pretty things

You are going to see lots of posts like this.

If you aren’t keen, look away now; I am not at all offended if you un-follow or un-friend me or whatever it is you can un-do.

In the middle of French house restoration nightmares and dust and detritus, I need to open some boxes and look at stuff, even if I can’t put everything up, away or in it’s proper place yet.

This box has panels of patchwork Chinoiserie embroidery for bed drapes in terrace room, the hand mirror from my silver dressing table set, hand made beads, some silk tassles and tie-backs and the heavy damask door curtain for the tulip room.


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
This entry was posted in Antique and Vintage finds and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to All manner of pretty things

  1. gabriele says:

    Oh Yum! As much as I enjoy food I enjoy fabric so much more and I can imagine how wonderful those fabrics feel…(touching them gently, of course). Silver. So much richer than gaudy gold…
    I consider this sort of activity as an anti-depressant. That term comes from a friend who would need some anti-depressant fudge when things went wrong. She asked me what I used and I told
    her I opened a box of fabric and looked at them, one by one. That a world that has produced such things must have some good and kindness and beauty still in it…
    I like old copper, too: the kind that seems to stay slightly pink with just a little attention.
    The boxes such things are kept in may be ordinary but what they hold is treasures. Which is fitting, that the special should be kept safe within the commonplace.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. We too have a “box room” it’s,a relief to see I’m not alone – keep the faith!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. francetaste says:

    The fun you are going to have putting all those goodies in place!


  4. bizzyella says:

    Isn’t it nice to unpack? I went through ages of visiting my stuff, just to remind myself why I got into this project. I’d look and imagine it out and think oh, okay. I remember now. It’s an essential part of the process.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ellen A. says:

    I think we will all enjoy having a peek in those boxes. How can you remember what you have for each room? Sounds like each one will have some special touches.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Osyth says:

    Why is there no ‘j’adore’ button on wordpress because …. j’adore!!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s