I don't go out shopping often. When I do, I like to be sure I can go to fun shops where you can buy unique items or shops where you can find bargains.
This is my favorite find in a long time. It is a pretty little country crock. I love the size, color and shape of this! It looks perfect sitting with my quilts I make holding some flowers. I found this in a brocante shop up north in the village of Exloo. It was my first time to visit this shop and will not be my last...
We are busy doing lots of painting in our house. It was all done 7 to 10 years ago and just looks grubby and tired. We finished the entrance hall and laundry room. I have not forgotten to share those photos and will do so yet this week. We are now doing the upstairs hall which is not fun as it goes up to 4 meters in height at places.
You know how one things leads to another? I moved this old little chest of drawers upstairs to our bedroom (which has all been moved around). I did not want to keep it in the entrance hall as the curtain by our door comes out much nicer now with the new paint color. It hid too much of the curtain so switched the little table from the bedroom to there. This chest of drawers is very tired from being used for 15 years. It is pine and needs a little love and attention. I am trying to decide whether to paint it cream or stain it in the pretty dark wood stain I used for our butler tray.
In the same shop where I found the crock, I also bought these vintage porcelain knobs. I had been searching for some nice old ones and she has exactly six of them. I was sure I needed six of them. Nope! I only needed five. I am considering taking them to Cranberry Cottage to put on a little chest of drawers I have there instead as I do need six for that one.
One of the paint colors we are using is called 'cotton' and is a very warm white. (The other color is very special and I will explain that later this week too...) I had been searching for a very large mirror to use in the upstairs hall. It is a skinny L shaped space and I thought adding a large mirror would make the space seem larger.
It is hard to take photos of it so this is the best I could do. It looks less bright white in reality than it shows. There is pretty detailing along the frame and it is beviled glass.
Last but not least, we finally found a chandelier. It is not an expensive one but looks really pretty in our bedroom. Excuse that odd lightbulb. We only had 5 of the pretty candle lightbulbs so I still have to get to the shops for a new one. I am still searching for another chandelier too. They are very popular now and that has pushed the prices way up. Our ceiling are rounded and high up in three of our rooms upstairs that it makes these lamps seem smaller than they actually are. Our old black chandelier will be taken up to Cranberry Cottage. I think it will accent the high ceiling in the living room nicely there.