They were a Christmas gift from The Mad Woman of Yorkshire. I've lined them along a ledge in my kitchen and they look very jolly indeed! I don't know where she got them from, but they'd be very easy to make. Just an oblong of wallpaper or card with evenly spaced cuts, fold it in half lengthways to create the crease and then secure into a tube shape et voila!
...that I picked up last week. From about 1900 I would guess and SO beautiful. I like to picture the lady who originally owned them dabbing a few drops of extract of Violet or White Rose behind her ears before retiring to the morning room to write her letters.
Monsieur Le P has been called to do them justice with his camera and add them to the website...
...this weekend with the Mad Woman of Yorkshire...aka Annalisa. I think this picture sums it up.
Much time was spent lolling around slurping the bubbly stuff whilst gening up on the latest fashion trends/who's got cellulite/who's just broken up with whom, in our favourite magazine Grazia.
Flares are back apparently...boo. Kimono style jackets are the new thing for summer. This is a good thing we have decided, as anything loose and voluminous is always good for hiding lumpy bits.
Armed with this information, I have been up before the birds this week searching for vintage treasure and found, to my delight, some orignal 1930's kimono style wraps that I think would look stunning over jeans or a simple shift dress. Not on me though. I'd just look like a mental old hippy.
Plus of course, lots more gorgeousness, such as this French armoire that makes me happy just to look at it!
To buy it, I had to endure half an hour of rapid fire French plus much hugging, squeezing and kissing on both cheeks from the redoubtable Michel. I've been buying from him for years and he finds me wonderful things, so it's worth it. At times it's like an extreme sport, my job.