Finally the painting is finished in our hall and I have a lovely blank canvas to play with. This has been a long job but was worth the wait. We chose a range of Farrow and Ball whites to make the hall as light as possible and Mr Cornerhouse changed all of the switches for lovely brass ones from Olivers Lighting.
He framed this 1930s print I have had for ages and limed the old frame.
We found this rusty old cast iron doorstop a few months back. Mr Cornerhouse decided it was going to be a little project. He spotted the similarity with the light house in the Cath Kidston wallpaper in our bathroom . He stripped it and repainted it with colours as close a match as possible to the Cath Kidston colours.
Here is the finished item looking much better. I know you shouldn't really repaint old doorstops but it was in a terrible state and wasn't a valuable one.
This is a lovely old wooden clothes horse I saw advertised on Freecycle last week. I already have my grandma's old one which I use every day. I thought this would be good for displaying linens. If you haven't heard of Freecycle go and have a look at the website and register for your local one. It is a brilliant idea and over the years I have enjoyed giving as well as receiving from people local to myself. The idea is to keep things out of landfill and to recycle instead. You advertise for things you want or for things you want to offer. No money changes hands and you are encouraged to to keep it as local as possible to reduce the need to drive any distance.
These were a great bargain last week, £1.20 in the local Red cross shop. They are a brand new unused packet of Bluebell drawer liners, they are in the Cath Kidston current collection and sell for around £10.
This is a lovely crocheted blanket I found in a charity shop this week. It looks great after a gentle wash and reminds me of one I had on my bed when I was a little girl.
I found a few new treasures for the Easter Vintage Fair in Northampton. These are a great 1950s set of lemonade jug and six glasses in wonderful condition. I think they look very Cath Kidston in style with frosted pink and pretty sprigs of flowers.
I have a bit of a weakness for baskets, this is one of two I bought this week. The painting of pansies is really pretty and the linen tea cosy is very sweet.
As it is an Easter fair I have been keeping my eyes open for vintage Easter goodies. I love the double egg cup with rose decoration.