Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’ve been super busy this week with lots of little projects and clearing out extra furniture and clutter. I was ever so gently informed at the supper table last week that we have too many, too much furniture. Apparently, there has been some toe stubbing happening as the family has not yet learned the places in this ol’ cottage that require the side step shuffle. That is one hazard of shopping thrift and bringing home road kill, sometimes you come home with things you’re not quite sure about and they end up in your life way too long. These vintage blue floral beauties are my latest thrift store find. Something really weird happened the day these lover-lies were summoned to me. It was just before Christmas and I went out on the hunt for silver candlesticks, the kind I see just about every time I head out to the thrift shops. I also had 84 inch blue floral drapes on my radar, I was dreaming of them to hang on our sun porch. I was hoping for something sort of shabby chic/country-ish cottage. What were the chances?
I marched into the first shop on my list and headed to the candlestick section— nothing! What? Nothing? I see them all the time here. Already feeling a bit defeated, I meandered around checking out tablecloths and linens like I always do. And then I glanced across to the next isle over—the florescent lights streamed down brightly as the shoppers parted ways to this glorious blue floral fabric—just exactly what I was looking for! Aaaaaa! How can this be! I looked them over and they seemed in good shape, but I could tell they were old from their sun bleached lining. Originally from JC Penny and now heading home to my shabby cottage to brighten up my sun porch.
I tried them several times on the sun porch with no luck. Go figure. They just weren’t doing it for me. But then I thought maybe here in the stairwell. Yes! They add a nice bit of color and whimsy to the stairwell I think. I’m not sure if it bothers me or not that they don’t hit the floor. I actually think I kinda like them like that.
And BTW, still no candlesticks.