Tag Archives: chinoiserie

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 … Continue reading

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An early Thursday Three – a marriage made in heaven

        So we picked up this mirror , purchased on ebay, on Sunday. Look at those feet! Beautiful carving, I’ll post better photos soon I promise. On Monday a very nice man GAVE us this cabinet below … Continue reading

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Papier peint, fond d’écran, wallpaper

Wallpaper- not something I thought I would ever use in any house of mine. France is even changing my decorative sensibilities. This genuinely vintage French paper is a typically recognisable piece from the 19thc. I even have shred or two … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Chinese Demi-lune lacquered table

Today, in deference to repeated hints by Ms Poshbirdy I am finally posting this lovely table. From my favourite internet auction site, this was a “collect only” job, but everytime I win a special piece like this , my day … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

In deference to WBFM who thinks that my textile buying is out of control (debatable) I will now justify these three entirely necessary purchases. Right and left- My very long crochet and cutwork detailed salon second layer curtains. I will … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- two new & one old

Loyal readers will recognise this circular 1920’s silk thread embroidery on natural linen that I posted a while back. You may also know that I was looking for a second one to create a semi-symmetrical display in terrace bedroom. Well … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Toile de Jouy and vintage frames

I know my Thursday Three has been rather neglected lately, so, to compensate, I bring you, on tuesday, this stunning curtain. In a Chinoiserie influenced toile, lined and backed in a a more conventional country pattern of little vignettes framed … Continue reading

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