Corset laced mannequins, a fellow blogger who sells some gorgeous vintage goodies as well as mannequins, both vintage and new. Here are some more pictures of our new downstairs, even though it is not quite finished.
The view through from the dining room through to the lounge.
The top end of the lounge with my treasured antique pine mirror, and plenty of shabby chic cushions.
Our old pitch pine Victorian linen press that now houses the television and satellite box (which I hate on show) On the top is a miniature Victorian green house which is another treasured possession.
I have waited ages to be able to use my vintage needlepoint rug, it must have taken someone hours of pain staking work to complete and I love the roses on it. The design is so intricate and must have needed a great deal of patience.
The bottom end of the lounge that we have made into a sort of study area with the bookcase, and eventually the computer (well I suppose we all have to give in to the 21st century) Under the dome is my Victorian automaton, a rabbit in a cabbage that dates to around 1890, and was my 40th birthday pressie from hubby! I have longed for one of these for many years and never thought I would get one, it took Andy ages to track one down for me, and I cried when he gave it to me.
The newly rebuilt fireplace complete with woodburner.
The dining room complete with vintage mannequin, of course.
The dining room, which still needs wall lights, we have some converted Victorian gas lamps on their way from Ireland - rather expensive, and having to be paid off!! The curtains are also on their way, plain linen and Sarah Hardaker vintage paisley, her fabrics are gorgeous and I fell for the eiderdown style paisley fabric.
Our table and chairs that was an Ebay bargain.
Wouldn't be complete without a Lily Pug asleep on the sofa. The dogs have been very good considering all this has taken five weeks. They loved the builders, and enjoyed all the attention. It has been a long hard slog but we have come through it. At times we did wonder if it would ever be finished. We are also extremely skint so it will be bread and pullet for the next few months, and no Ebay!!!!!!!!!!! How will I cope? I will leave you with some before pictures to show you how ghastly it looked.
Hope you all had a great weekend, I am off now to collapse in a very ungainly heap!