Thank you so much for all your supportive comments on my last post - they really raised my spirits, and also inspired me. Josje suggested flowers, and so I attempted my very first bunch, red parrot tulips. Not quite as spectacular as Ilona's fabulous flowers, but the best I could do using all I had to hand; florist's wire, watercolour paper, water colour paints and a mini snowflake punch.
They look quite at home on the mantle piece, and really do enhance the paintings on the chimney brest...
And I do like them on the parlour table too.
I've started the chippendale sofa, made from an Xacto kit, but it still needs quite a lot of work. The rug is only a paper print out, as I will sew one soon, but I wanted a visual guide for the proportions and the colour. I think a little more faded would be best, more threadbare!
And I could definitely do with more blue and white china... the shelves look very empty!