A lot of construction work is going on in Daviot House, so until the dust settles, here's a little post of my recent purchase and makes. For the new dining room, I bought a very cheap whitewood sideboard and attacked it with watercolours to make something vaguely resembling fruitwood. I've yet to find a nice matte varnish, but I did manage to paint the inside and legs a lovely blue. So much for avoiding blue, it seems to be my default colour!
Gracing the sideboard is a fantastic chicken teapot by Duncan White, that I ummed and awwwwd about for an age before purchasing. I'm really glad I did, it looks fantastic.
I found the little metal coal scuttle in a flea market on Wednesday ... the lady in the shop had no idea what it was, and sold it for a song. I think it is German, and has a lovely Art Nouveau pattern on it.
The plates are from Peiwen Petitgrand, Muriel Hopwood and V&R Miniatures... they don't go together well, but I won't be displaying the together. The Bonnie Prince Charlie plate will actually go in the hall (and has a story attached that I'll tell you when the hall is ready for a tour!).
For the bedroom I made a nice laundry bag that opens and closes for all those dirty socks!
A tiny, tiny teddy bear called Charles - he has jointed limbs and I was so happy that I found him at Judith Dowd's Etsy shop.
A beautiful silver hairbrush and candle stick from Small Wonders on a fantastic crochet doily made by Roslyn Treasures, who sadly is not making them any more.
The lamp was a cheap 3 euro lamp that I jazzed up using glass paints. If anyone has any ideas how to paint the base a more dark copper colour, please let me know!
I found these vintage ivory elephant beads that work really well as bookends. They have been carved so carefully with a lot of detail.
And finally, I made a little photo frame for a photo of a married couple, because I am happy to let you know that I and my man will be getting married this April!