|Grandma's clock (with Winchester chimes) - just like being a child again|
A small collection of guilloche: a clothes brush and mirror, from the same shop as the crystal candlesticks, glass jar and small glass bottle...
A small pink pot with yellow rose from the 50’s – from my mum
Lovely painted pomander – again, was my mum’s, it still smells lovely of lavender and something slightly spicy
Deep blue bird plant pot – from my mum
This large tureen (?) was used by my parents as a fruit bowl, Mum took it to the charity shop before asking me first if I wanted it, so she had to go back and pay £10 for it!
Mum’s jam spoon, with a beautiful mother of pearl handle
Green Sylvac vase – a recent find early this year – I love this (you can often find these and their creamy cousins on ebay)
And a white sylvac-style vase – recently rescued from my Mum’s old flower-arranging collection, before they went to the charity shop :)
A Janicotte print of Paris in the 50’s – hubby and I adore this
Chinoiserie cocktail cabinet, it has the wrong handles on it, and we’re always on the lookout for nicer ones. We’ve seen a bookcase and a chest of drawers with similar oriental pattern, definitely part of a set, but sadly never been able to purchase them.
Two gorgeous glass lightshades, from my parents (from our family home) – they’re both from the 1920’s/30’s
|this one has a Lalique style look to it I think|
My birdcage from Hong Kong – from when they still had the Bird Market back in 1994
Mask we brought back from Singapore – love him
Monaco poster – I saw this as a teenager and hunted it down years later as I loved it that much
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (LOVE Audrey Hepburn, tho who doesn’t) poster which in our first house sat in our kitchen by the dining table. It’ll go into our kitchen in our current house once we’ve redone the room
Chandelier in the living room – a gift from my parents from our family home
|you can't see here but it really sparkles|
Somewhere in the loft I also have some crockery that belong to my Grandma, it’s lovely, nothing fine, quite chunky yellow and green, but absolutely lovely with a couple of tureens too. I’ll take some photos the next time we have a sort out.
What are your favourite things around your house?