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.