I love it when a plan comes together. I have been searching for a few final pieces to complete my study. One thing that was proving quite difficult was a lamp stand to go with this beautiful shade from Melin Tregwynt that I received as a Christmas gift from my Mum. This is an amazing company based in Wales, near where I’m from. So, naturally, anything that I can do to support my home peeps, then I’m gonna! Especially if it means I can have something that most people I know don’t. However, finding a stand for it to go on has proved to be very difficult. Until I went for (another) mooch about Yarnton Antiques Centre today. This is a gem of a place & if you haven’t been, it is well worth a visit. There’s a real mix of stuff here. Some bargains. Some expensive pieces. But there is so much here & the staff are always really helpful. This stand was a real bargain. £20 & I got to keep the light bulb! Best if all it’s plain so I can style it up so that it really will be unique. For the moment, I’m just glad of some extra light.
I also bought a little book so that I can use the paper. I’ve been really inspired by all the people out there recycling old paper & making some really beautiful things with it. I am going to experiment with the paper from this book & see if I can make something that will go around the edge of my very cheap notice board. Will keep you posted.
And finally my new chair. This is one of my best buys ever and been bought with my ‘Nana money‘. It really adds something to my study & is so comfortable. Plus, like most bits & pieces in my study, it won’t be in homes up and down the length of the country. This is what I like the most about it. It is old & was a bit tired. Now it is having a new lease of life – with me in my lovely home. I feel really blessed to have it & feel really lucky to be able to buy it. Thanks Nana x