You might remember that back in April we painted our front room. The idea was to decorate and furnish it in a style compatible with the age of the house. Our home was built in 1924, so we thought that Art Deco colours and furniture should fit in beautifully. Well, one insolvent furniture company, and one less than impressive curtain and window seat supplier coughlauraashleycough later, we are slowly getting there. I’m planning to make a set of needlepoint cushions, but my enthusiasm for this project waned somewhat with the will-we-won’t-we-get-our-furniture-or-our-money-back shenanigans.
This weekend Steve and I went to an Art Deco fair. We had bought a 1930s round walnut nest of tables from a supplier in Wigan, and had agreed to collect it from them at the fair. While we were there we also found a beautiful walnut domed display cabinet and, item of my fantasies, an Art Deco silver teapot set.
The silver milk jug and sugar bowl are just visible in the display cabinet above, along with the rest of the tea set. The tea set itself is a Royal Albert one from the 1930s – I particularly love the spires of hollyhocks and arches of roses.
What a nice tea set. And I like your idea of decorating the house with accordance to the time it was build. Very interesting!
Gorgeous tea set! I love the furniture – really beautiful.
Ah love art-deco. we live in a modern building now (its 1 year old..) before i lived in a victorian house and i have to say nothing is like those antique builds! there were just build differently. and artdeco is sooo amazing. love your cabinet- am a coffee girl but would anyday become a teagirl for that teaset
enjoy your tea
I’m coming for tea! It looks so nice! We have a house almost that old too, and try to keep things in the spirit of the house. It just seems right that way. Love the art deco look, it always reminds me of going to Radio City Music Hall in NY.
Perfect!!! I would love an old house for that reason – to try and be contemporary with its real age. Somehow 1970s suburban houses don’t lend themselves that well to things like art deco fairs. Sigh.
Mmm. Makes me thirsty.
ah, the joys of (ahem,lauraashley)shops who advertise lovely material, wallpaper and lampshades in their new catalogue but dont stock it in ANY shop or online either…doesnt that defeat the object of having it in the catalogue? silly me, fancy actually wanting to BUY things in a catalogue….
I love it! Beautiful teapot. Are you going to make it a cosy? I think you would like my house it is 1930’s with many of it’s original features as it was my grandmothers. My suite came from the 1934 ideal home exhibition.
Love the domed cabinet and the tea service – fab! Thanks for the insight into your living room!
Wow! That’s real princess-ware!!
The rooms’s looking great. Very stylish.
Oh my giddy aunts – you are living in my dream house… with my dream furniture! Tis very beautiful.
That cabinet is glorious! Quintessential art deco – what a score!
I love Art Deco. We went to a town in New Zealand that was so art deco it was beautiful.