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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Curiouser and curiouser.....

At the decorative antique fair in battersea I saw these wonderful desktop or mantel scaled sculptures. Made out of curios and 'antique' off cuts they are more curious and wonderful than their parts.... bits of old twig, dolls faces, spoons, shells. I love them. They are by Robert Barley. This one £6780. Expensive but great!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Style- The decorative antiques fair, Battersea Park

 The Decorative Antiques Fair at Battersea Park is on-I really love it and one day I will go with pockets bulging so I can buy all I desire!
 This beautiful Victorian bench at Drennan Edinburgh. I love the way this is upholstered- linen with the chenille 'bolster' arms.

                                                              lovely pastel still life.
                                    Love this shell chair upholsteredin rough neutral linen....

                                               Watercolour of an urn at Brownrigg Home

                                                       Hat lasts make a great display
                                                       A pair of lillies made from horn

                                       A pair of 1950's fruity wall sconces-delicious!
                         A wonderful lidded serving platter- bucolicly decorated without reserve.

                        Convex mirrors are getting my attention- this one from ''seventeen 21''
 I love the pink walls ('setting plaster' by Farrow and Ball) I'm now a bit bored of grey. Time for a pink revival!

 A lovely idea at M.Charpentier a frame around a sconce- a brilliiant trick which gives the sconce more gravitas on the wall.

                      These sconces were part of a set of 4 from Langston Fine Art and Antiques
             Give me a palm tree- any time. Along with pineapples, I can't get enough of them.
                        Exquisite cahndelier, exquisite price.... the arms are seahorse shaped.

                    Another beauty- if I can't have the one above- this one will do just fine at £1300....
                                                           Or this.... again £1300
                                           I love this slimline wall mounted console table.

 I adore all of these- and I kick myself- I saw a pair in a junk shop in the summer ( abit tired ) for £15 each and I didnt buy them! was I mad? Casa pupo...
                                       Another.... all from Norfolk decorative Antiques LTD

                       What a pair- original green paint and new neutral linen upholstery- fresh and inviting!
 All in pairs- want the whole ensemble.....would look great either side of a double bed. these and the chairs from Martin D Johnson.