After a busy time working on a commission (which is now finally finished) I took some time off to go on vacation with my family. In one of the beautiful Dutch towns we visited I found some really pretty fabrics, one of them perfect for the Drawing Room in my dolls house.
I decided to re-upholster my sofa and chair with this fabric. I love the result, even though the photos show the colours slightly differ, the colours match beautifully with the room. I kept the silk on the base and arms of the chair, this is the same silk I used on the curtains.






Once I had finished my commission, I thought it was time to treat myself to something very nice, and so I did! I bought a beautiful little 17th century concertina table from Mark Gooch. I think it looks gorgeous in the room with the silver tea set on it. The tea set (with adorable little ivory knob) is by Mike Sparrow.

Update 8/30: Click here to go to the website of Mark Gooch. And here to go to the website of Mike Sparrow.

Next Tuesday, on August 10th 2010, Christie's South Kensington is having an Interiors Auction. Always interested in what they have to offer, I was browsing through their online catalogue and discovered this interesting cabinet.
The description says:

A PAINTED AND DECORATED CABINET OF ARCHITECTURAL FORM OF RECENT MANUFACTURE
Modelled to represent a Queen Anne shop frontage, with four mirror glass and glass mounted doors enclosing shelves, the lower section with four frieze drawers above two imbricated drawers flanking two faux drawers to the centre, on bun feet
73½ in. (187 cm.) high; 59½ in. (151 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43.5 cm.) deep

I would love to have this cabinet. It would look great in my kitchen holding my favourite china, or in the bedroom full of linen. Or even better: it could go in my work room, holding all of my materials for miniature making. Of course it could become a 12th scale dolls house, I think the measurements would be just right for that!

If you're interested in Christie's upcoming sale, click here to go to their website, or for a direct link to the cabinet, go here.