Friday, 16 July 2010

Goodies to end the week

Out and about on my travels recently, I've managed to pick up some pretty goodies which I thought you might like to take a look at - fancy it?

Not content with making one or 2 cushions, I thought I'd purchase some bark cloth to make - yes, you've guessed it - another patchwork cushion using just bark cloth.  These 2 pieces came from Ebay and they're so pretty I'm almost reluctant to snip away at them.

This pretty plastic floral bowl holds my pom-pom trim, lace and other notions.  It's almost a shame to put anything in it as you can't see the flowers but never mind.

I love these vintage London glasses - in their original box too.  I'm not sure where to put them yet as I'm rapidly running out of 'display' space.

We've almost finished re-doing the lounge - it's been repainted in a F & B paint which I really wasn't too sure about as I slapped it onto the walls, but now I've completed the room it has grown on me and it goes well with my curtains.  The room previously was quite ' busy' so looks quite stark in comparison now, but yesterday I changed that by getting a frame for a piece of  humble wrapping paper I had bought in Sussex a couple of months ago.

(I think you should be able to zoom in on it if you wish)

I'm amazed at how stunning wrapping paper can be and far too good to be used for it's purpose.  What do you think?

I love the style and colours of it.  It looks very majestic hanging above our sofa!

Caffeine's calling so I'll catch up with you soon - have a great weekend.


bellaboo said...

Brilliant idea for the wrapping paper..I love it!

Bellaboo :0)

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

What a load of lovely things in this post. Ooh look forward to seeing your cushion made from that fabulous fabric. Thanks for sharing.

marigold jam said...

You could always have a changing display and put some of your things out one week/month and thenchange them for something else the next - though then you'd need storage space for the not on display items! Love that poster and it really took me back looking at the items on it. Remembering the coronation - now that's telling my age eh?! - and remembering having some of those books and maps. I agree it's far to nice to use for its original purpose.


winnibriggs said...

Some super items there. Love those glasses and the box as well. The framed paper looks amazing, just my cup of tea. Might have to steal that idea if I can find some, if you don't mind. Brilliant!

sylviesgarden said...

Wow, I can't believe that is wrapping paper! It's fabulous!
I love the barkcloth, I've been searching for some for ages but without luck. Every time I find some on ebay the price goes through the roof!
Have a good weekend x

Florence and Mary said...

There is certainly some fantastic wrapping paper around these days that I think would be dreadful to simply be ripped off of presents - you have framed it beautifully.

Victoria xx

PS I love that plastic bowl.

Lalabibaby said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the barkcloth and what a fantatic idea for the wrapping paper. Have a lovely weekend.

KC'sCourt! said...

Can't wait to what you make with the cloth. You have some lovely finds.
Julie xxxxxx

Amanda said...

Love the wrapping paper picture, it looks great.

Andi's English Attic said...

I really like the London glasses. xx

Lyn said...

They make some wonderfl wraping paper these days, far to good to wrap pressies in! I like your London one.

Country Style Living said...

Great idea for the wrapping paper! Love it. The bowl and the fabrics are all really pretty too......

pip said...

... what a fab idea :)

Summer Blue said...

What amazing wrapping paper, I love it, what a great idea
Another fab idea I saw was when someone had mounted different maps of places that were special to them and had the white mount board cut into heart shapes over the top...they looked amazing in white frames and was something personal to them

Have a great weekend,
Jane. x

The Little Vintage Company said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway! Gorgeous finds and I love the Barkcloth! Pretty sure I eyed up the second lot you had on ebay!!
Tamzin X

mother of purl said...

Beautiful finds- looking forward to seeing what you do with the fabric x

sitting oh so pretty said...

Amazing wrapping paper..too good to waste!!! Looks fab!xxx

Louise said...

I agree with you. There is no way I could cut up that wrapping paper. Looks really nice as a picture. It's a great idea. I may look out for suitable wrapping paper to maybe do something similar. x

swedishouse said...

Hello Sarah

That is fantastic wrapping paper I love the way you have framed it. I would love to own a sheet of that paper...when I saw the number 6 Bus...I was born in Bethnal Green in the east end of London, the No 6 bus was probably the 1st bus I ever went on...babe in arms and whenever we were stood waiting at a Bus Stop in childhood was for the NO 6! LOL!
Would you mind sharing were you purchased the wrapping paper from please? Loove the bark cloth fabric too and the glasses...infact everything is just lovely, lovely.
Julie x