Monday, June 13, 2011
There is one word that would not describe our house and that would be minimalistic. Homely, cozy, small and brimming would be the best way to describe it...and full of love.
You may find it strange, but this little cupboard sits in the kitchen. The blue drawers (8 in all) hold food on one side and important bits and bobs on the other.
I bought the shelves above at Born Vintage Collectables and Old Wares, Braidwood, and painted them cream and tacked a piece of Sanderson fabric to the back as it was open. It is now home to many of my pretty things. I've added lots of photos so you can have a better look, you can also click for a bigger view.
I was inspired by Niki @ Nostalgia at the Stone House and grouped together a shelf of violets and pansies.
We have a mouse plague at the moment and the little violet perfume is no longer. A damn mouse knocked it off the top of the cupboard and it smashed to the ground!!
The little swan is so pretty don't you think? It is covered in opalescent white glaze (lustre) and it is adorned with porcelain flowers. Marked Japan.
I seem to have a problem with size, when buying from ebay that is..haha. The little chocolate box with carnations arrived smaller than expected, while another box was massive! The biscuit barrel was a song because it was without the lid, but I had a spare one which was the perfect size and colour, it was meant to be. The crinoline lady is a part of my collection.
The Victorian bisque boy vase is one of my favourites. It has been broken in places and stapled together. Isn't it amazing that you can staple porcelain together. I will show you some shots in another post. The little Victorian jug I picked up at the tip shop.
I picked up the lolly jar (from an old milk bar in Griffith NSW) at the Milton swap meet last year, and found the matching advertising labels at the Goulburn swap this year...what are the odds.
The ceramic biscuit barrel is usually filled with Tim Tam biscuits (if they last that long), the silver one is filled with paper stuff!
If you are still with me, I'll show you my other kitchen cupboard another time.
Hope you are enjoying your long weekend, we don't have another one until October!!