Thursday, 1 August 2013

New lampshades for summer

A new collection of lampshades in fresh linens, cottons and this pretty floral example
You can pay online by PayPal or by bank transfer, please email your order to
Shades will be sent by courier and delivery is £5 for one or more; it makes sense to order more!
                                 Floral lampshade lined in white, a very pretty lampshade
                                                       23cm high by 29 wide.  £30

                     Sweet little shade in beige linen with wide pink/red linen band and button trim Unlined
                               23cm high by 31cm wide £28
Alternating panels of linen with narrow red stripe and floral cotton in reds and pinks
                         Linen button trim  and lined in cream 25cm high x 31 wide £30
                      Pink Vichy check, a classic French cotton fabric, gives soft light.
.a lovely little shade perfect for smaller spaces Unlined 19cm high x 20cm wide £26

               Tiny candlestick shade in fresh blue check..lined in cream 12cm high x 13cm wide
                                       Push down onto bulb fitting..low wattage bulb only
              Textured white linen over cream lining gives a warm glow when lit..see image below
                 very nice wide skirted shape 23cm high x 34cm wide  £30

.        Stylish shade in striped linen ticking, soft off white stripes on cream ground. Unlined
29cm high by 32cm wide. £28

Two cream shades in cream linen, could be used as pair but shade above has less of a "waist"
Both shades are in textured cream linen with white lining..23cm high x 30cm wide £28 each
Example above with cream cotton tied band and the first in linen with button trim

 Pale beige linen, is slighter darker than image shows, over cream lining with button trim
                Wide skirted shape 25cm high x 35cm wide £30
Below, blue and beige striped linen ticking over cream lining 28cm high x 30cm wide
This is such a lovely fabric for lampshades, smart stripes with soft draping fabric £28
Please email to check availability or for any further information

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Cushions July 2013

NEW stock of cushions, please email with order
and pay by PAYPAL or bank transfer
Other cushions still available; scroll down to previous posts
I'm afraid that the minimum postage for these cushions is £5; postage has increased so much and is now based on volume as much as weight that I have to make this charge. However the cost for posting 2 or more cushions remains £5 so the obvious answer is to buy more cushions!
Cushions in French print combined with toning ticking stripe and rustic antique linen
Trimmed with linen buttons and with feather pad included

55cm x 33cm £32 TWO available £32 each and 43cm x 33cm TWO available £30 each
Nice with Vichy check cushions..see below

Hope this close up gives an idea of the soft colours in this print and the toning French cotton ticking stripe

French antique Vichy check cotton panel with French linen. Vichy check is a classic French fabric named for the area it originated in. A lovely pink and cream combination which works well with print above and barkcloth floral seen below. Envelope back is trimmed with check fabric
                                              43cm x 33cm £28 each TWO available

                                              43cm x 33cm £28 each TWO available

Very pretty French floral barkcloth in red, pink and offset by soft duck egg blue; barkcloth refers to the textured surface of the cotton. The barkcloth is paired with antique white linen and trimmed with linen buttons. Looks lovely with the Vichy check pair shown above.
Barkcloth cushions 43cm x 33cm £28 each TWO available

Section of lovely softly faded quilted cotton with textured linen and linen button trim
This beautiful English quilt, too damaged for a bed, makes soft, comfortable cushions especially for a bed
                                         55cm x 33cm £30 each TWO available

This great heavy linen was intended for use during the first world war by the French army; never used it makes a stylish cushion when combined with a toning French linen ticking. There is a narrow cream linen insert trimmed with linen buttons.

55cm x 33cm £32 each TWO available
I used this same linen in my lace panel cushions so they look well together; scroll down for details of these cushions (image below)
                                             Do email to order or for more information

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Monogrammed cushions

Each cushion has an antique French monogram originally from a napkin, towel or sheet
Usually sewn as part of a bride's dowry and marked with her new married initials
Cushions are 30cm square and filled with feather pad.
£22 each or 2 for £36..p&p £3 each or £5 for 2 or more
A in choice of white or pink
                                                         B in choice or white or red
                                                             C in choice of white or red
                                                      D in dark red  or white

                                                 very pretty red G SOLD

                                              red H

                                                    choice of 2 red Ls
                                            choice of 2 lovely Ms red (2 available) and faded pink PINK SOLD
                                                 intricate N with textured linen surround
                                              Both these Ps are really lovely, in dark red or faded pink

                                                       choice of dark red and red R

                                              cursive T

                                                 V in choice red or white

Monday, 4 March 2013


As the weather turns somewhat warmer what better way to update the sitting room than with some new cushions.
All are supplied with feather pads and a pair will be delivered for the same price as one i.e. £5
This beautiful French floral has made up beautifully with white french linen sheet and a pale blue linen stripe
Each cushion is trimmed with linen buttons A very painterly print on soft cream ground
55cm x 33cm THREE at £32 each SOLD

The same combination as above in a smaller size 43cm x 33cm £30 each SOLD

Another pretty French cotton print featuring roses, this time pinks on red
Combined with white linen sheet and red linen stripe; linen button trim 55 x 33cm £30 each ONE LEFT

Same floral, this time with beige and red stripe linen 43 x 33cm £28 each SOLD

A warm red floral barkcloth with splashes of sea green which lift the design
Combined with toning linen stripe and trimmed with linen buttons 43 x 33cm £26 each ONE LEFT

Single large cushion 55cm x 40cm which shows off this classic French print in cherry red and grey
White linen sheet edges and back £28 SOLD

Classic French mattress ticking in navy and white combined with white linen and textured hemp
Simple linen button trim 43cm x 33cm £24 each SOLD
This woven check is a classic Northern French fabric found made into tablecloths, shelf trims and other practical items. It makes fresh cushions which are great for casual sitting rooms and kitchens. This blue would be lovely for a coastal home ONE LEFT
The same fabric in a warm cherry red with white
 Both red and blue combined with white linen and cream linen insert trimmed with linen buttons 43 x 33cm £24 each

Simple linen mangle cloth from Germany made into easy going cushions which work well in kitchens, gardens and conservatories. Washable at 40c. Blue (ONE LEFT) is 55 x33 £22 each SOLD

and red in smaller size 43 x 33cm Also £22 each ONE LEFT
Lovely soft creased beige linen with antique French red monogram (N) and floral strip
Label reads "antique creased linen" 50cm x 30cm £30

Lace and linen cushions from previous post..large 55 x33cm £32 and white 30cm square £18

Another white linen cushion. This time the insert has an embroidered heart filled with tiny vintage buttons
40cm square £26