The Jubilee weekend passed me by in a bit of a blur; the weeks of hype and gradual reduction of tube carriage space during the Jubilee week had left me a feeling rather jaded. Instead of rushing down to the waters edge of the Thames or squeezing myself along the Mall I opted to stay at home and watch the jubilation from our sitting room in easy range of the kettle and other creature comforts! Although I'm not a staunch royalist the celebrations did make me think about how unusual we are as a nation to have such a remarkable monarch who is instantly recognisable all over the world, and I would be lying if I said that didn't make me just a little bit proud to be British!
But I wasn't completely armchair bound all weekend as I was tempted outside by the promise of the Untitled Art fair in Chelsea which was lovely and I did not come back empty handed!
Our shelves had been looking rather minimalist since we had them built and amongst my list of objects to artfully arrange on them was a nice oil painting to prop up on the shelves and bring a bit of colour to the room. I did wonder about whether the subject matter was a bit too foody for the sitting room, but I really like the soft composition and the colours used.
Never one to waste an opportunity, I took a quick jaunt down Kings Road to visit to Cabbages and Roses. I had been umming and ahhing over their fabric for months and this photo finally made me decide to to splurge on some Bees Linen.
|Image from Cabbages and Rose's Facebook page|
My length of linen is also destined to become a tablecloth and a rummage around in their remmants box did produce a possible backing material for the quilt (I almost feel I should whisper it as I've not done any work on the quilt since I last posted about it back in January - although at least this proves that it is in my thoughts!)
I've also just noticed the pears on the table in the above photo which proves that I am quite obviously very open to suggestion as I've just bought a painting of pears. But then I've salivated over this image so many times its not surprising that the details are etched on my mind!
Now I just need to get some lovely fragrant stocks, a candlestick and some Sunderland lustreware too...