Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I do like to take photos through the windows as this technique automatically frames the scene.
The far end of the bird room contains a chaise where the lady of the house can indulge herself in a couple of her hobbies - reading is one, the other restoring old linens that she collects wherever she can find them. Her criteria is that they are of good quality and have faggoting or lace trim, preferable both. Lemon and salt paste and sunshine fade rust and most stains. The lace is another matter as it often needs replacing or careful repairing.
White tulips presently adorn the pie top work table so it must be spring! Note the little tape measure, pin cushion and reels of thread with scissors. In Canada the tomato shaped pin cushion is an old standard. You may recognize the framed print on the interior wall as "Woman with Parrot" by Edouard Manet 1866, presently in the New York Metropolitan Museo.
Perhaps I could use a rubber stamp and put a bird on the plain cushion.
There is a bird cage on the top of the armoire, unfortunately it suffered a bit in storage and I had to trim part of it away.
This room contains a lot less than the other rooms due the the strength of the wallpaper. I hope it remains tranquil but lived in.