Saturday, November 08, 2008

Fabrics


As I promised, we are stepping into my studio to glimpse at parts of the decoration, and today I wanted to show you fabrics I brought from my previous home, to make this new place look more familiar. First, there's a a light-as-a-feather black and white shawl I bought in Singapore, that I use to cover the comfy chair where Benjy curls up for his naps. There's also the ancient towels my mum received from my grandmother (!); their rough cotton dries and invigorates the skin in no time. I also brought with me my dear almond-green bedsheets and pillow cases; with a brand new pristine white comforter, it makes my bed look fresh and pretty.
More next week!

24 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

I love how you describe the fabrics, I can almost feel them.

Jennifer Elaine said...

New and familiar linens ... how nice! I'll bet Benjy is making good use of them all.

Octavine Illustration said...

beautfiul fabrics!~
a familiar pattern is so soothing and comforting and these are just lovely.

muralimanohar said...

Frabrics...that's exactly what my now 14yo dd called them until very recently. :p

Love the descriptions. :)

willow said...

I just bought fresh white comforters for the twin beds of our former bat cave!

Anonymous said...

oh it all sounds so lovely and féminin!
xxnancy

Anonymous said...

The work on the towel looks beautiful!

Benjy said...

JEN - You know me well! I dig through those fabrics like there's no tomorrow!

karina said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so lovely--wonderful you brought some of home and family with you...

Lu. Lu. said...

oh Benjy, I am glad he gets to curl up on some nice fabric ;)

Candace said...

Adorable Benjy must look ultra-adorable all curled up on that lovely shawl.

You are giving your new place such a warm, inviting and personal touch, which pleases me to no end.

Candace said...

Do your grandmother's towels have tassels on them?

They almost look as if they could be shawls!

Mary-Laure said...

CANDACE - I hope to see you soon around Paradise Cove to show you my little decoration adjustments. Benjy will show you around!
I'll show you my grandma's amazing towels, too - they're so pretty!

vanessaann said...

hey. i popped over from 36 shea. you house is beautiful! you have great taste, love the fabrics!

Rebekah said...

Lovely!

Hila said...

Very pretty fabrics and your new place is stunning! I'm so jealous that you have such beauty on your doorstep.
Thanks so much for your comment about my latest post - every little bit helps.

Esti said...

que suerte tiene benji de poder sestear acurrucado sobre ese precioso chal...
me encanta ver que te amoldas bien a tu nueva vida :)

Jill said...

gorgeous fabrics!!

My Castle in Spain said...

lucky little Benjy !
:-)

Kwana said...

Wow thanks for sharing. I love hearing how you brought a bit of your old home and ancestry to your new home. I can just picture Benjy curled up and feeling safe in his new place.

l'air du temps said...

beautiful creature comforts shared with love through the family from grandma. luv 'em... do enjoy.

Diane said...

great post.. I love fabrics ... always wanted to find a way to incorporate them into my artwor

Diane said...

great post.. I love fabrics ... always wanted to find a way to incorporate them into my artwor