Wallpaper, Poodles and Lace, Books and a Decorating Change

Books Versailles Wallpaper

It's been such a busy week, so many parties, so little time . . .

I had a couple of parcels arrive this week from Trade Me (our version of EBAY) purchases.

The first was a book on Marie Antoinette, the book ended up in the rubbish, it was filthy. But it arrived wrapped in this wallpaper!!!!! I couldn't believe it. Being the ingenious type, (not often) I emailed the sender and asked if she had more wallpaper and could I buy it. It is on its way as we speak. About 1/2 roll of it!!!! LUCKY ME!!!!

A day later another parcel arrived, again wrapped in wallpaper!!!! What's going on here????
It's pretty but quite easy to get so didn't pursue that one!

This is what was inside, isn't that the most gorgeous print you have ever seen????? Well, I think so. I think I will reproduce it and sell copies.

Also got these cute swan decals, ribbons and laces off the same seller. Oh and a Victorian postcard book that I forgot to photograph.

Then yesterday Mum and I went to a Bookarama Sale. It had been pretty well picked over but I did manage to get this lot, to mostly rip up and recreate with! Mum got some very cool craft books that she might share with me if I am a good girl!

As we were going out the door I spied a big carton labelled RUBBISH with books poking out of it. RUBBISH, music to this girls ears! Much to Mum's horror I started rifling through it and unearthed all of this!!!! The two smaller books are very old dictionaries, one is French. The two large books are called Sunday at Home and are filled with the most fabulous illustrations. The RUBBISH started off to be free and then the charity people holding the Bookarama suggested a donation. So in the end the RUBBISH cost me $4!!!!!! I was thrilled!!!!

These are so great!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who commented on how nice they thought our home was. It's actually going to undergo a transformation as a result of watching Marie Antoinette (twice) this week. I am inspired to move to something along the lines of this . . .

Poor Babes has unwittingly bought into my scheme as last night he remarked on how much light our bedroom Portiere's let in! " Don't worry love" said me " I have got it in hand".
I am thinking heavy Portiere's (my fave word of the week) and draperies around our bed, something like this . . .


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