Friday, 26 August 2011

Friday Flowers

Vintage Le Parfait preserving jars filled with wooden cotton reels and crochet cotton. Silky Lisianthus in an old sugar shaker completes the picture.
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Collection No.2 Shoe Buckles

Can you imagine how your feet must have sparkled when dancing with these lovelies on your shoes?
Bring back buckles!

I'm finding it hard to let go of these at the moment, though I'm sure they will appear in my Etsy shop soon.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Friday Flowers

Green tea anyone?

Disclaimer.......  No flowers were harmed in the taking of these photographs, in fact they lived happily floating in bowls of water on my coffee table for over a week!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend........especially Michelle who is spending her wedding anniversary in Paris.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Home Barn

You know how it is, you pass somewhere on a regular basis and think "oh that looks interesting, I must stop and take a look"
I had been passing this farm shop for several years when I noticed a sign on the grass verge outside saying "Furniture" then on another occasion "Antiques". Now that really caught my attention, but It wasn't 'till I had a yen to paint a piece of furniture and was looking for a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that the lightbulb moment happened. That place I keep passing hidden behind the big hedge, that place with the furniture and antiques signs, yes, that place stocks the paint!
I got in my car and drove straight there.
As you can see the outside looked promising, but the inside!!
I'll leave the pictures to tell the story, but suffice it to say it is called Home Barn for a reason.......I want it to be my home!

For Home Barn address and opening hours go to
And yes I bought the paint.....more of that later.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Friday Flowers

Put your sunglasses on!
Sometimes when the summer has been rather disappointing (well it has here in England) a dose of colour is what is needed to cheer things up.

These Naranja roses certainly fit the bill, bright, beautiful and they even have a rose perfume. Teamed with pink spray roses and one of my brighter wallpaper samples I hope they bring a ray of sunshine to your weekend.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Friday Flowers

Beautiful blowsy white hydrangeas with just a touch of green.........perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Collection No.1 Medals

I thought as an occasional post here on Beau Papier I would share some collections of my favourite things. To start, here is a collection of medals, a lot of which will be listed in my Etsy shop this friday.....hope you enjoy them!

Sporting Medals

Silver Coloured Medals

Royal Medals