A few of my finds from the Vide Greniers are settling down into new uses. The tiny Japanese holder is just right for one of the flowers from Ben's self-seeding 'meadow'. The lustres came up beautifully in the dishwasher and I'm displaying most of them in a crystal vase until I have enough to make a real difference on the chandelier. This one is the exception, because the chandelier was missing a colourful plastic lustre when I bought it, so I've just filled the space with a vintage crystal one. It does make the others look a bit down-market, but it's a start!
This isn't vintage at all, but it's a real sign of spring in our house. Our patio window doors have shutters, so no need for curtains, but I like to hang something in each window to break up the expanse of glass. I like to put these felt leaves in there once the garden is full of leaves - it seems to link the outdoors to the indoors perfectly.This is just a top I bought at the Troc Broc Sold this weekend. It's not a good style for me, but the fabric is great and I'm sure it's going to be used for making something...We never quite got Son 2's bunting finished this hols, so for now the rice sack bunting I bought in Edinburgh is filling the gap on our balcony.
My mum's vintage candlesticks look great with these tall candles I picked up in a garden centre. Thanks for the gift!Here's an older gift which comes out once the sun starts shining - my dad brought this rug from India when I was in my teens, and it looks lovely in our living area in the sunny weather.
I've started to tease out the squashed petals on these little millinery flowers I bought - they're going to come up very well, I think. Yesterday I found an absolutely wonderful post about French millinery flowers on the French Garden House - do click on the link if you're interested to see and know more about these little works of art and their place in history (including the inauguration of President George Washington)!Thanks for your comments on my last post - I had such fun creating it that it's great to know that other people enjoyed it too!