Saturday, September 21, 2019

Vintage china cabinets from the 1920s

lilyfield life china cabinet hand painted

I love this old cabinet with all its details and old glass. Such a pretty piece to display your treasures. I have painted the interior in a sea foam green and the exterior in the warm pale grey I always use. It’s just the perfect neutral. 

vintage china cabinet lilyfield life

Available: a stunning very old display cabinet from the 1920’s. Beautiful carved details and the trim around the glass on the doors is super pretty. Ball and Claw feet. Thick glass shelves (removable but not adjustable but you could always drill new holes to change shelf heights). Painted in a warm pale grey chalk paint with a sea glass green interior. Gently distressed and a waxed finish. lockable with original key 

A beautiful piece to showcase your treasures

98w x 33d x 121h cm 

(Now Sold )

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china cabinet lilyfield life

I also did this lovely old cabinet last week - sources and painted for a lovely customer 

vintage china cabinet lilyfield life

This was in the same grey with a pale pink interior. Katrina loves it. 

How beautiful is the backing board.

lilyfield life vintage cabinet

Hope you are having a great weekend 

Fiona xx

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Beautiful vintage furniture from Denmark

I recently was able to buy some beautiful furniture that’s been imported from Denmark. It’s originally from France but has been collected and sent to Australia for sale by some guys in Denmark. It’s completely beautiful.

vintage French cocktail cabinet Lilyfield Life

This ornate walnut cocktail cabinet is staying with me, for a few years at least I think. I am just completely in love with it and it looks amazing in the corner of my dining room. 

vintage French cocktail cabinet Lilyfield Life

I was also thinking of keeping this French console table as I don’t currently have a console under this table but I thought oh I’ll list it and see what happens and if it doesn’t sell it can stay with me...well it sold in 10 minutes and Michelle had the money in my bank account before I could change my mind. 

vintage French console table  Lilyfield Life

vintage French console table  Lilyfield Life

Beautiful pieces making me so happy. I love the history and craftsmanship 

Fiona xx

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hello again: limed oak trunk and some recent pieces

Oh my goodness I have been so remiss on blogging and then it gets hard to start again...where do I start? What do I share? I have so many pieces I have been doing lately as well as a weekly vintage homewares sale that I am loving and so it seems are all my customers: I thought I’d share a little overview.

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

This beautiful old oak trunk bench that was made by Sydney master furniture makers, Beard Watson.  I hand sanded it all back whixhwas a great effort due to the detail and linenfolds. I then whitewashed and limed it for the most beautiful finish. 

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

I painted the interior a lovely sea foam green satin enamel. This piece sold straight away. Such a practical and lovely piece of furniture.

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

I have some other pieces not yet sold:

This lovely upholstered vintage bench. 

vintage bench seat lilyfield life
lilyfield life bench seat

Available: a lovely vintage upholstered bench. Timber base painted in an ivory white chalk paint and waxed finish: top upholstered in black and white stripe (easy for you to change if you prefer another fabric). 112w x 50d x 50h cm


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I also have this gorgeous vintage cedar secretaire 

vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life

vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life
Available: a beautiful vintage ladies writing desk / secretaire. The desk and top drawer are lockable with original key, all drawers dovetailed and smooth sliding, cute pigeon holes inside and a lovely shape all together. Sanded, primed and painted in @fusionmineralpaint Champlain, a lovely soft off white and sealed with wax. Interior painted in a low sheen enamel called Sorrento - a gorgeous duck egg blue. It goes so well with the little chair I also have available for sale. Please swipe for photos.

78w x 46d x 101h cm


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vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be here more regularly and I hope you will Be also

Fiona xx