Ok folks, the curtains took longer than expected - mainly because Anth insisted on wanting them lined. The whole lining issue made me slightly miffed because the curtains (which were vintage sheets) only cost me £1 but the blooming lining cost £23! Anyway, I think Anth was right to want lining as it gives them a more finished look, rather than just hanging a pair of old sheets up at the window which is what I was going to do!
But enough of lining,
It's a bit flowery isn't it?
I have had great pleasure in trying out all my quilts and blankets to see what looks best. Oh and here are the curtains, made from 2 pink candy stripe sheets complete with pesky lining.
Well, what do you think?? It has been hard to capture on photographs the proper shade of the paper. I still can't quite believe I am staring at it in our bedroom as there is a story behind this wallpaper. I saw it in 2007 on the beautiful blog of Sophie Honeysuckle's English Decor. She has it in her bedroom and I just fell in love with it. I feel it just epitomizes the shabby chic/old-fashioned English drawing room/slightly eclectic look I am striving for. When doing Lucy and Alice's room a little while later I mentioned to them how one wall of this wallpaper would look really great but alas, they didn't want it, so I loved it from afar catching it very occasionally in magazines. But last week I suddenly remembered the beautiful yellow wallpaper and was struck with the overwhelming and I mean o v e r w h e l m i n g desire to have some in our rather dull bedroom. Not having any idea what it was called, I spent much too long trying to search google for flowery yellow wallpaper and thought I would never be successful when sweet, sweet Sophie answered my email. Hallelujah!! She very generously not only told me the name and product number but forwarded 2 links where I was able to order some. I felt greatly touched by her kindness and again had confirmation that you can't get a kinder, more generous community, than the blogging community. Ooh, I love everyone of my Blog Ladies I really do. But I digress. I then had what I thought would be a huuge job of persuading Anthony that more money; more upheaval; and this time much larger flowers covering our wall, would be a good thing. And guess what..he said OK! I do seem to remember in my pleading that I mentioned that this would be my birthday and Christmas present for this year...mmm..hope he forgets that bit.
So on Tuesday night I sat up in bed gazing at it - not quite believing that in the space of a week or so I actually have it up. It is a little different than I thought it was as I thought it was going to be more pinker and the flowers not quite as big as they are - but what surprises me most is that everyone who has seen it really likes it. Lucy and Alice now say that they can't remember me suggesting it for their room and yes..they would love some...even their friends like it (though I really think they are just being polite) and my sweet Anty thinks it makes the room less dull and more of a feature. John who put it up and regularly shakes his head at my endeavors actually found himself admiring it. And Tom? Yes, even he thinks it's OK.
And the rest of the room has been painted white, which looks so much better.
Now it just leaves the floor to be painted throughout the house before our friends come over in 2 weeks time from Australia. But there will be a break from painting today, seeing that I am alone here this afternoon, I'm going to make a cup of tea and settle down with my crochet while I still can.
P.S The wallpaper is by Sanderson and is called Pemberley number WR8246/3