I love new things for my home. Better still I love finding vintage treasures for my home!
I love finding the perfect piece for a room, especially if it’s something I’ve had in mind for a while but haven’t been able to find!
Sometimes it’s easy to style a room, things just click into place and a corner can take on a lovely coordinated look without much thought.
Other times, things just don’t sit nicely together and it takes a bit of time to get everything just right.
I’ve had that quite recently with our grown up sitting room. I have lots of cushions on the sofas in there but wanted something a little bit different for my favourite chair. I had tried various cushions with it but none of them really floated my boat and were just what I wanted. I was after something quite unusual — wasn’t sure what though.
A vintage style of your own
A beautiful original piece of embroidery that has been reworked into a cushion cover. To say it’s beautiful is an understatement. The craftsmanship is extraordinary.
There are lots of modern alternatives out there — in places like IKEA for example — but they’re mass produced by machine and are just not quite as beautiful. The needlework on this piece is exquisite; someone obviously spent a long time creating all those tiny stitches! My granny was a talented embroiderer — we’ve got quite a few pieces that she crafted — perhaps that’s why I was drawn to it?
I LOVE vintage finds for my home. Don’t get me wrong — I love modern pieces too — but mixing things up a bit gives your home a unique personality of it’s own. Too much matchy-modern will have you feeling like you’re living in a show-home and too much vintage style will make your home feel like an antique shop.
An eclectic mix is a lovely combination. Strike a balance between old and new and you’ll end up with a gorgeous home, that reflects your personality.
Anyway. Delighted with my new — old — cushion!
Now to find the perfect side-table! ;)