|It's really this bad|
What I want it to look like is this
This splendid confection is Mark Twain's study. I know! He made some serious money!
Of course, I can't have this. My room is small and my pockets are smaller. But I'm hoping to gradually collect the elements I want and put them together. For nothing, or almost nothing. So that means lucky finds and make-do, serendipity and happenstance, hence this blog.
Now, some of the stuff I already have. I was originally going to make a medieval bedroom (stop giggling at the back, there!) and I had collected some goodies towards that. Then, hubby confessed he'd always wanted a sleigh bed and that won't fit medieval. The bedroom will have to be Empire, with toile and blue-and-white and, probably shabby chic painted stuff, which is all fine. The stored medieval objects (you are saying that with a French accent, right?) will translate very nicely to the study, thanks to Pugin, William Morris and the PRB. The Victorian version of the Middle Ages looks more comfortable, anyway.