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Friday, 23 October 2015

Frugal Bedroom

This post is the result of a comment from mamasmercantile.blogspot.com/ about our wardrobe in the background of my last post, Some people might have seen this before  but we have updated the bedroom with some wallpaper so i thought i might do a breakdown of the cost to prove you dont need to spend a fourtune by using what you already have or buy from car boot and jumble sales. 
you dont have to go without to have a nice home , I love all the pale colours of painted shabby chic furniture and the the very pretty pink , whites and pastel colour interioours but Trends Date so quick so i prefer to create an indavidual to me look that hopefully wont date , To be honest if it does i don't care f it does  anyway as i have never been a trend follower 

Sorry about the blurry photos the light in our bedroom this time of year is either to dark or to light.




The Bedroom.







The Wardrobes are our daughters wardrobes that dave made years ago, we bought with us from our old house.
 Originally they were stained pine but i wanted something different 

The red paint was reduced at Aldi a couple of years ago to 99p.

 I always buy a stock of paint if i see it reduced dramatically anywhere as it always comes in.

We just bought one roll of wallpaper to paper the doors and give  them a unique look.


I love bold florals and this paper on the walls  was only £7.99 from the range.


Our friend mel gave us the bed and Dave made the frame for the Embroidery and the pair  chest of drawers years ago too so we didnt buy new just used what we have .





The curtain rail is not high enough it needs to be moved.
feather eiderdown bought from a cornwall charity shop for £5.00 about 5 years ago.

 Mirror Jumble sale £2.00.
Suitcases the black one was my first ever jumble sale purchase over 20 years ago  20p , The green ones 50p each jumble sale.






Dressing Table freecycle, Painted with match pots ,Jug and bowl car boot £5.00 , brush set £4.00 car boot , tray £1.00 car boot, Frames and pictures on the wall £1-5, 
My friend mel gave me the mirror wich i love .
Stool charity shop £5.00 recovered with a fabric remnant. 



Crochet mats 20p each jumble sale.



The lamp i have had about 10 years there are bits missing of it but i still love it.
 Shade 20p Jumble sale. 



Old bears 20p each Jumble sales .
I made the cushion out of fabric scraps.
The chair also came from a jumble for £1.00.



Set of jugs £5.00 charity shop.




Art deco vase £1.00 car boot.



Both the jug and the vintage soaps jumble sale £1.00 each.






Vintage sheets . pillowcases all from jumble sales boiled at 90 degrees .Nothing cost more than £1.00








Laura Ashley quilt a present from our daughter a couple of christmases ago



This frame on this  mirror was broken so i glued some plastic roses off an old bracelet on to the frame and sprayed it gold  , It got broke in transit from our old house in the move it was originally my mother in Laws. 


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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

This Is the start of the washed linen

This is beautiful  victorian nightdress. 











Victorian petticoat.





Am i glad that they invented knickers i bet it would have been really cold wearing these.







These have never been worn 




Lots more to come.


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Monday, 19 October 2015

Just a teaser of the vintage finds this week

I've been at it again upset somebody as i gave the seller what he wanted for these Deck chairs while they were trying to bid him down , I will get into trouble one day, lol. 

Please dont look at the weeds.








I know a little bit about  Antique linen and love it but i am sure i loose out with my sparse knowledge , 
These were amongst the two suitcases full of linen ,
 They are Beautiful 
Any information would be very gratefully received , They look hand sewn but they are so precise i find that hard to believe.
















This is so sweet 







A retro lamp Made in England 



There is lots more to come 


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