Sunday, 28 September 2008

Richard Burton and Liz Taylor






In answer to Chriss's question about Richard and Liz in my bedroom this is the picture I was talking about. Its on my bedside table, so its one of the first things I see when I wake.
Just further along is an old fashioned trunk, its like a pirates treasure chest, I love it. On top of there I have an old wooden box, as I have mentioned before my grandfather was an undertaker and this is the wooden box he used to keep his embalming tools in. The tools have long gone, but years ago I altered this box ( long before I even knew about altering items) I lined it with dark red velvet and trimmed it with lace around the lid. I use it to keep a collection of very old lace handkerchieifs in, most of which belonged to an old aunt and my grandmother. I also have a small collection of old brooches on the lid. Next to the box theres some old evening bags and a small lace parasol. Im adore old things as you can see.

3 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

Jaqi, thanx for the tour of your bedroom it's very romantic thanx also for showing your grandfathers wonderful balming box filled with a gorgeous collection of lace hankies and broaches.
Your fave colour Purple shows through.
love Chriss x

Cookie Sunshine said...

Your room is wonderful. It's really fun knowing that you were altereing things before you were even into altering them. The handkerchiefs are so pretty. It's all very inviting and cozy. I hope you have had a good weekend.
Cookie

Linda said...

Jaqi - somehow I managed to miss this post, I'm sorry!
Your bedroom is wonderful; full of so many fabulous things to look at. I love the colours, the chest...and all those brooches!
Clever you - its a real little haven; you must look forward to going to bed!!
Love Linda x

This is brilliant , i love it !