Tag Archives: antique

The Thursday Three- and why do I have a teaspoon in my pocket?

So I put my hand in the pocket of my dressing gown and there’s a teaspoon in there. Why? I haven’t a clue. I know I’m extremely distracted right now and any hope of preserving the normal is out of … Continue reading

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A few French antique textiles for your delectation

Look at this link sent to me by Blog-buddy Lynda.  lovely stuff! Hope Lori from Humble Quilts ( as above) is OK with me posting this link. I can’t find anything on her site that discourages it; but, as ever, … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – velvet and verdigris

I will miss aspects of the cottage in the UK. Although the cheap white walls and dark brown carpet upstairs are not my choice, they are an OK backdrop for photos. As you might know, I have been sourcing curtains, … Continue reading

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Architectural ironmongery – and four more for Friday

Wise words for French house restorers, with a wider message I think. I am not of any traditional religious persuasion myself but I found this piece of embroidery from a Welsh Chapel; presumably it hails from a period when the … Continue reading

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More recycling musings

If you have followed this blog from way back, you will know that I have changed my mind about how to upcycle this Puginesque pine chapel table left. It was earmarked as kitchen furniture until I had the eureka idea … Continue reading

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Bonus Friday post – Instant karma’s gonna get you

You know I love old maps. I have my 17thc pre “Treaty of the Pyrenees” map from ebay to frame up. Then, on Wednesday I had to go over to Birmingham (long story) so I decided to take the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- The Newark Antique & Collectors Fair

If you are at all serious about antiques, collectables, architectural salvage or vintage then you really should take time to visit Europe’s largest antique fair at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground in England’s East Midlands http://www.iacf.co.uk/newark   I met a … Continue reading

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