Friday, June 2, 2017

Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey

Good morning, thanks for all the feedback on yesterday's post. It seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people. I love hearing your thoughts and getting emails from you and (almost) always reply. the connection with my readers is very meaningful for me.

Italy - Podere Belvedere
we will be here soon!
It's definitely getting colder here in Sydney. Our morning walk and coffee is a chilly affair but not long now till we head to Italy and I'm sure we will be commenting how hot we are :) I still have a few things to organise for our trip (like the rental car which I should have booked ages ago) and I have three big custom jobs to complete before we so but we are on countdown.

Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey lilyfield life

It's just lovely when someone you admire and respect buys your furniture. I recently painted these beautiful french style drawers. I use a ASCP Paris Grey mix - I like to mix my colours to make them a little special and lighted them off a little. 

I listed the piece on facebook and within 1 second (literally) it was purchased by Amanda. I worked for Amanda about 10 years ago on a contract in the city. She was such a dynamo and we undertook a huge commercial prohejct together, working long hours with a lot of stress. We both really admired one another and worked well together. Fast forward 10 years she's now an international marketing manager for Asia Pacific in a huge bank and I'm painting furniture. Funny how life works out. 


Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey lilyfield life

I offered to deliver the piece to her so we could catch up. It was so good to reminisce and catch up  each other's lives. She is using this piece as a buffet in her dining room. It is placed against a beautiful wallpapered wall. I should have snapped a photo but we were too busy chatting.

She also bought the long mirror below and will be handing it horizontally above the buffet.

Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey lilyfield life

BTW I still have a few of the pine cone finials available. $75 each, postage available also or pickup from me. These are sourced from NZ and are such good quality.


Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey lilyfield life

Today I will make myself sit down at the computer and find a rental car for 5 weeks in Italy. Not fun but a necessary evil as I don't want to be catching trains around Italy with the kids. Phil and I have a lot of funny stories about backpacking and train trips in Italy. Not something we want to relive with our kids.

have a lovely day
Fiona xx


Vintage French style drawers - Pale Grey lilyfield life

7 comments:

  1. Both pieces will be treasured!

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  2. Hi Fiona

    Try UDrive car hire
    We just used them in France, very reasonable and thru Hertz

    Bon voyage
    Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle
      I wanted to say thanks again for your suggestion. What a great website. We have booked a great car and it was $500 cheaper for the month than the exact same car I was looking at on another website. We will raise a glass (a Bellini or prosecco ) in thanks to you when we are travelling!
      Thanks Fiona xx

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  3. Hi Fiona,
    Where did the art come from? Just beautiful. I asked you about another piece of art months ago and thanks to you, was able to get myself a copy so I am hoping that this is also obtainable.
    Love your gorgeous work.
    I wrote to you the other day saying that if that little table had have been cream I would have bought it. If ever you get another piece like that I would love it if you would let me know. I would be happy to buy it unpainted (I also paint but only for myself).
    So many thanks.
    Suzanne

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    1. Hi Suzanne
      The print is actually a $12 thing from Kmart. A customer gave it to me, she was throwing it out . It's so nice and a great prop for my furniture styling.

      Thanks so much re the message about the console. Sorry I didn't reply. Been super busy and not on top of my messages and emails.
      Will let you know if I come across another one

      Thanks for your lovely messages
      Fiona

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