Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Flower Power

I personally don't think you can beat flowers when used in interior design for their feminine, romantic and colourful qualities...
Be they real...

Or artistic interpretations.
So, as is usual for me, flowers feature heavily on some of my latest purchases.
Lots of c1950's and 60's furnishing fabrics to recycle into cushions and bags...

Fun vintage framed prints.

And even on some of the retro costume pieces that I've acquired.

(50's lambswool sweaters were another 'must-buy' - even if flowers weren't a feature!)

And, of course hand painted onto china pieces.

A treat to myself; the one item that I kept from my visit to the flea market at the weekend, was this pair of French candle fittings with silk lamp shades. They are designed to fit into any standard candle stick to create a candle lamp. I have a few glass candlesticks, but I want to try to find something a little grander for them.

A bit of an extravagance, but I just LOVE them!
I painted this galleried shelf today, with a rich coat of eggshell paint.

I have also been working on a small bedside cabinet. A quick re-coat of cream paint...

And the addition of some antique wallpaper...(Floral of course!)

Distressed and waxed to finish.
And I thought I'd just show the washstand that I mentioned on my previous post, after it's re-paint and waxing, and sitting in the shop.
Niki x


  1. Oh, my! Those little lampshades are to die for!!!

    Of course, being partial to florals myself, I love everything you pictured. And the way you put the wallpaper on the little night stand. So pretty. Love the washstand, too.

  2. Niki~ So glad you kept the shaded for yourself they are priceless! Your other projects look just perfect the way you altered them, good luck in the Shop! Hugs from Diane in California

  3. Some lovely vintage finds! Great work on that bedside cabinet.

  4. Hi Niki, the french shade are gorgeous. I would not part with them either! Tamara x

  5. Wonderful!
    Hi Niki, this post with all these flowers bloom is wonderful!
    Thank you and a dear greeting, Maria.
    (with translator)

  6. Hi Niki

    Love the pansies china! And the rest of course!!


  7. Anonymous7:58 am

    Beautiful finds. How I wish I lived in Shepton Mallet, but then again perhaps not as I would be bankrupt!

  8. Some fabulous floral finds there, Niki.
    Not surprised you are keeping the lovely lampshades.
    Carol xx

  9. Lovely as usual Niki.
    I have just opened my parcel and I LOVE the tin.
    Thank you so much.
    Tracey x

  10. Lovely stuff!
    You've been busy again!

    Sandie xx

  11. Dear Niki
    Thank you for sharing the flowers with us :-) I love all things floral and will always chose it over any other kind of pattern. Your china pieces are especially beautiful - and the tin! I can never resist vintage tins !!
    I hope all's well with you. From your last post you sound very busy - but there's hopefully a few moments to smell the roses too ;-)
    Happy days,
    D x


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Niki xx