Friday 13 August 2010

Dream On...

A is for Appley Hoare Antiques, one of my "dream" sites, a place I go for inspiration, usually before visiting fleamarkets. I've written about this shop before, it's one of my favourites.

I always, always find something I like, and this time I've fallen for these French 19th Century linen sheets dyed in shades of blue / grey

and these large French metal boxes used for storing theatre costumes (C. 1940s)

Don't they look fantastic grouped together? If I had the money, I would buy them. Having studied French and Drama at university and specialised in theatre during the Occupation, I'm sure that these metal boxes have many any interesting story to tell...

Having said that, I will now be looking out for a few old metal "cantines" to paint black, add a chalkboard and some stencils. A nice idea for storage, don't you think?


  1. Nice 'cantines' - haven't seen them before. Yes they're a good storage idea, thank for the tip :)

  2. Linen fabrics! Chairs are lovely too...

  3. ces piles de linge ancien, une merveille!!
    un beau lien, encore et toujours :-)


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