Sunday, April 28, 2013

Freshening up the hallway & new finds

We decided the hallway needed freshening up,although
we are quite happy with the colours,it just looked a bit 
tired. I had been putting up pictures and photo's haphazardly
and it had gotten a little out of control.

The border was still in good order,and was quite expensive when we 
bought it 10yrs ago,so didn't want to replace it.

My hubby painted the Lemon Gelati,a Solver colour,above the border
and it was my job to painstakingly,with a tiny brush
paint around the scalloped border
The Sparkling Burgundy, a Wattle colour, below the dado rail,
was still quite good
so we left it.

We took all the pictures and photo's down,
so time for a rethink

Slowly we started rearranging them on the floor,
then up onto the walls

We left quite a few off the left hand side,as it 
was too crowded with mismatched ones

These are a few embroideries I completed a few years ago

Pink glass collection

Children and Grand children photo's

I had to include this picture as I love this series,I have a few more similar
in other rooms. Of cause I always include some cherubs somewhere

Our ancestors grouped together

A little Welcome cushion I embroidered

This light fitting was in the house when we bought it 18 yrs ago
I think it probably was an original to the home which is circa 1910,
an Edwardian Villa
Although it's quite nice,we really have been thinking about 
a nice crystal chandelier instead,which would give us more light.
Although we did put in a skylight,it's at night when visitors
come it seems a bit dark. We have 2 table lamps which help.

Not sure really, as we think this looks Edwardian
I suppose they had chandeliers in Edwardian times,what do you think?

More family photo's on our 1840 antique table

I had some pretty rose patterned fabric,so made a cover
(of cause with a ruffle) love ruffles,for the old chest by the entrance

It's only for a change really. I do love the chest so will probably
only leave it there for a short while.

The cushions I made. The one on the left I smocked

Before I go and join the linky parties around blog land,
I must show you 2 new little finds.
This delightful little pink glass birdie and pretty English Teacup
$3 the two. Bargain,just need to find its saucer,which shouldn't 
be hard,as it's the cups that are usually scarce.

I was happy to find out that I was featured by Deborah at Green Willow Pond
last week,I am very honoured, thank you Deborah

You will find all the links to the lovely blogs I follow and the linky parties
on my side bar. Definitely worth a peak.

I hope you have a fun week
xx jeanetteann


chateau chic said...

Your hallway looks so bright and fresh. I'm loving the archway in it!!! And I actually like the pendant light fixture. All very nice!
Mary Alice

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

It is always fun to freshen things up and have a new look! Your wallpaper border by your chair rail is so pretty. Wish I could find tea cups at the thrift stores but I don't look enough! Your little lamps on your table are so pretty. Nancy

GinaBVictorian said...

I am your newest follower. Your hallway looks beautiful, I could tell it is in an older house before I read that it was! I will be looking at your older posts in hopes of seeing more of it! I think a crystal chandelier would be glorious in your hallway.
Happy May Day! I hope you will come and visit me on my blog.
Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

Tea Cottage Pretties said...


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love a fresh paint job. Your hallway is lovely. I think a large chandelier would be perfect there. I do love the original light, but wonder if you could use that over an island or sink in the kitchen? I know you opted to leave the burgundy on the bottom half, but when you do decide to repaint, a lighter color would lighten the hallway too. I had almost this same color in our back hall, and when added white beadboard it was amazing how much lighter it was.

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Jann Olson said...

I like the new look. Painting around that border would be a tedious job. Well done! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! What a hallway - looks amazing all beautifully redone and decorated - love it. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,