Sunday, 19 September 2010

New addition to the family....

Just the cradle thank contents!

Isn't it lovely with the original old paint....brown/muddy green on the outside, dirty mustard on the inside.

As I am not a "dolly" person, the cradle will stay empty for now.....  no blankets or quilts ..... maybe a plant perhaps..... I might even put it on the kitchen window with herbs or bulbs later in the year.

I decided to "introduce" it to the old doll's bed that lives on top of  the wardrobe in the bedroom......I love the simple lines and original  peeling paint.

  I think for now though, I am going to keep them apart......

One in the bedroom with the crown.....

The other in the living room with my other country pieces......

Until of course, I decide to move them around in a couple of weeks time......

Julie x


  1. What intriguing pieces you have ... I love the crown! The cradle looks good with the plant in.
    Love Kathy xxx

  2. The cradle looks like it has been part of your collection for a long time, as it fits in so well with your beautiful style.

  3. the colours are perfect aren't they!
    How come we all spend so much time creating little tableaux around the house?

  4. It looks very at home already.

  5. Gorgeous pieces Julie, I love anything with chippy paint. I love the old laundry baskets, I too have a penchant for them. Special one-off pieces really make a statement. Glad to know I am not alone with the reading glasses!!
    Jo xx

  6. Flowers look lovely in the little cot, a good alternative to blankets and dolls!
    Tamzin X

  7. It's a lovely piece all on it's own!


  8. Oh soooooh clever . . . . . . . . . . . !!
    Looks gorgeous . . . . . as usual!!

  9. I love the cot and the cradle. I am rather like you in that I like to use items for totally different uses other than their original one so herbs in the cradle would be great.