Ebay is not a safe place for me at the best of times, but now with an official project – let me write that again with capital, authoritative letters – Official Project – as my cover, it is very dangerous; our kitchen is beginning to look like a reclamation yard. But oh, the pleasure! These are the stained glass panels I have snaffled – genuine Victorian, everything between £50 – £60 (which I think is good value, though they do need work). I have visions of them over the doors, at the back of the pod, even in the apex space between the roof. Who knows where their final resting place/places will be, but I am loving the colours – the pale pinks, the greens and then the contrast of the strong blues and reds. I can imagine sitting on something comfy with a cup of tea, looking at the garden, with the late afternoon light sliding through making patterns on the floor. The real bonus was finding painted centres as well – look! A duck!!
(little cough..I have three of these…all slightly different. All insanely gorgeous)
This is possibly my favourite – a caterpillar! Such a great metaphor for life, the universe and everything…
Little glowing bits of handmade, re-cycled, re-loved heaven.
Now for the lights…..hehe
Laters, Kate x
After 14 years of council-style reinforced glass the front door finally got it’s makeover on Friday.
The before picture! Complete with piece of paper stuck on with door number scribbled on it. Attractive.
The finished design by Nikki (click for her details) was beautifully based on the doors we have between the kitchen/diner and the sitting room.
The result is a delight, especially when the sun pours through and creates rainbows on the walls.
Above we’ve gone for simplicity of plain glass and the number to let in as much light as possible.
The added bonus was that Keith-the-amazing-stained-glass-man turned up in his pre-war Singer car! How supper cool?
A charming success in every way!
Laters, Kate x