Ah, February! Cold, grey, snowy and damp (at least here in Lyon)... what better antidote than some lovely sunshine yellow?
Slowly but surely the bedroom is taking shape. A few lovely things have arrived in the post, including this old chest of drawers. I found it online, and it has no maker's mark, but I loved the little turned columns on the side. I had thought about using a Dutch bombe chest, but I could only find either a kit (and I know I could't do it justice), or something expensive and generic from China. So I was quite pleased with this. I really want to change the handles, so if any of you have any ideas, I'd love to know where to source some.
I couldn't resist this Tarbena mirror... I'll probably never own one of their furniture pieces, but I can own a mirror! It has a lovely finish, but I feel like aging the gold a little.... would this be a crime? Should I keep it as it is?
I think they go well together - not too humble, not too grand....
And the star piece this month is a bouquet of Ilona's flowers... yes you guessed it, the mimosas she made were for me! I am waiting for the weather and the lighting to improve to take proper photos of all the amazing things she sent me....they deserve a whole post just for themselves!
And I rather like this fellow... he doesn't look to happy, but his mustard frock coat looks just right above the panelling!
Speaking of which, none of the woodwork has finally been glued down - I am waiting to finish the bed-curtains, as to install them, I need to take the alcove bed out. This means that nothing can be finally put in place yet, and there are gaps everywhere.
I lined the drawers with toile de jouy paper in gold... you can just see a beautiful packet of letters and rose buds from Ilona - more on them very soon!
And a tiny flame-stitched bed step. The carpet is only a piece of fabric that I use to show what the real rug position will be like.... I haven't made the real one yet!
Thank you for all your encouraging comments, they really are appreciated. I hope your February is less dull and grey, and that we see the first signs of spring soon,