Back from Ardingly with a lighter pocket and sore legs! I love going to the Ardingly Antiques Fair, I could spend a fortune there so I have to be very strict and go with a list! Our latest finds were a pretty French cottage window frame which has been made into a mirror, I really like that they have kept the old latch on and you can see all the old nails as well. This will go in our dining room, opposite the garden door and will hopefully add a little bit more natural light to the room.
I also found this lovely French 1930s wicker suitcase. The texture of this case is really nice and I think the weaving pattern is very charming. I plan to keep my growing fabric stash in here, the suitcase will go on top of the wardrobe in the second bedroom.
The inside is a little bit the worse for wear, as can be expected with its age. I was thinking of re-papering it with vintage wallpaper - but I'm not sure if I want to cover up the original lining.
We also found this pearly white French enamel jug with a few golden lines for decoration - nice and simple. And it's watertight so will be good for holding the odd bouquet of flowers or two!
And finally a length of linen striped material which I am thinking of making cushions with.
Just got the mirror onto the wall in the dining room, I'm really pleased with it.
It makes the dining room look a lot lighter and I like the seeing the reflection of the garden in the mirror.
Now onto the giveaway! I made this 9" square patchwork cushion in the style of the Tobias and the Angel cushions shown on Kirstie's Homemade Home. The heart is made of some pretty printed Victorian material and the back is made of some lovely French fabric featuring a narcissus print both from Sandie @ Rag Rescue. The front also features some very pretty Sanderson material. It's all hand-stitched and is scented with Geranium essential oil. To enter please leave a comment at the end of this post, the winner will be drawn on Sunday 31st July.