Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A little update....

New purchases at The Cloth Shed today, a lovely Victorian patchwork quilt that has been loved so much.....

that it has worn away at the edges, revealing another pretty fabric underneath.

And for this Diamond Jubilee Year and all things regal,

A beautifully embroidered picture on linen celebrating the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

I love the way the horses and carriage run diagonally and the large crown is just wonderful...

A few more pieces of small furniture have also been given the paintbrush treatment....a display stand with two small drawers and a Scandinavian inspired chair,

Another large embroidered picture...

This one depicting a vase of delphiniums.....wool embroidery on a coarse oatmeal linen panel in it's original frame.

 And finally, a quick re -arrange in the hall because I am in a "grey / blue" mode at the moment...

The French shelf is all change....

Blue and white spongeware, old keys and a Georgian print,

"Potatoes, full weight !"

Published 1812, by S&J Fuller at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place.

I just love the naive charm...... and the mad dog pulling at her skirt!

Enjoy your week between the showers,
Back soon,
Julie x


  1. very pretty post....specially 'potatoes'

  2. Hello Julie,
    Your hall looks lovely, nothing like a good re-arrange is there? I am selling some old keys like yours at the moment but seeing your lovely display has put me in mind to bring them home!
    Super embroideries and the painted pieces look great too.
    Essie x

  3. Love the royal picture and the flowery one too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. Hi Julie,

    What a gorgeous quilt, Victorian fabrics are just so pretty! I hope my quilt will look like that when I eventually finish it!
    Your hall looks delightful.

  5. Absolutely love the quilt Julie, hope you are keeping it because it's too lovely to part with. I love how your hallway looks, I like moving round displays because it keeps everything fresh and I seem to rediscover things I had forgotten about. I also love the blue and white pottery on the top of the French shelf, very pretty.
    Jo xx

  6. Hi Julie - do wish I could visit one of your fairs, I love your stock. Love the hall. Love everything!! ;0)
    T X

  7. hiya- thanks for your comment...I shall take a flask of builders-strength INSTANT coffee (although it will at least be Nescafe) and as I sip it from the PLASTIC cup I'll drink a toast to you!!!

  8. Hello Julie,I love the spongeware and the old keys on your little rack. The blue grey paint is pretty lovely too! Love Linda x