Friday, April 18, 2014

Newman Collection

Just thought I would take a minute to show you how far the Jane Newman addiction had progressed.  I now own a dresser in every size including two of the large.  Plus about 3 tables, chairs, two washstands, dressing tables, stools, coffee grinder, linen racks etc.  I haven't bought any for a while and have yet to complete a house to put it in but it is all sitting there looking so pretty with my Stokesay ware just waiting.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Upside/downside of everyday in an auction house

 Sometimes things come into the auction house that you just can't resist, especially if they are going for a song during the sale.  This Asian inspired antique mahogany cabinet called to me when I first saw it at the estate.  I had problems but so much potential. I like not only the style but the fact that there was so much display room and a cut out middle shelf for displaying taller treasures.

  The day after the sale I stopped and picked up some fabric on my way into work and proceeded to strip and reline the back and shelves in a beautiful robin's egg blue (it looks paler in the pictures.)
It also received some minor repairs to it's finish, plus a little oil to freshen up the finish  plus a tiny blue tassel for it's key and today I brought it home. I loaded it up with some of pretty porcelain I have been collecting over the last few years (Yes, I may have a slight porcelain  addiction... did I say slight?)  I am so pleased with my efforts and everything looks so pretty, I love the pretty candy colours!! and it fits in so nicely exactly where I wanted it to! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

A little progress

A little progress is being made on my tiny French townhouse.  Unfortunately my eye sight isn't what it used to be and time being an issue, the details aren't as great as I wanted.  Still I am pleased so far.