I decided I needed a completely new look this week at the farm house when I finally took down all the Christmas decorations (usually I have them down by New Year but I'd been too busy swimming and having a great holiday!!).
I started with this wonderful box...it was made by my cousin and it holds a magnificent book she compiled on our family history. She had the books (13 in total) printed in Sweden then made these fabulous boxes and presented them to us. Just amazing!!
This gorgeous watch is a Rolex which was given to my nan (the one on the box) from my pop on her 21st birthday. I wore the watch on my wedding day. The pearls are also from her - they are falling apart so I think I need to have them restrung.
Five daughters is the heading my cousin chose for the box - my mum (and hers) are part of a family of five girls. Sadly two of them have already passed away. To me the box is just wonderful even without the amazing book inside.
As you know I really don't have much red at the farm house but once you start 'shopping the house' it's amazing just what you can find.
These glasses are also from my husbands family and the red clock face was a download from Kim @StarshineChic. I have been on the look out for some old clocks but as yet I haven't been lucky.
I placed an old gold and white cup and saucer in my hurricane light. It's not really a favourite of mine but it did match the gold clocks!! No wonder my kids call me Mrs Match!! I placed some old crystal and pearls under my cake dome - Mr FH is sick of it being on my kitchen bench and nearly being knocked off so this will make him happy!!
Aren't these old photos are just so beautiful...we don't see them like that anymore!!
These cute red plates are usually on my bookshelf in the familyroom with a collection of pink cups and saucers but they look so mucher 'redder' with this tablescape.
Another clock face from Kim...
I love things tied up with raffia!! On Boxing Day I tied white linen napkins with raffia to go with my burlap runner and black wire baskets - very French!!
The binoculars are from my husbands family along with the little red maths book. My mum gave me this pretty dome clock for my birthday a couple of years ago. The dome clock on the right was another find in our old farm house. Sadly there really isn't anything much left over there any more.
PS I'm still having problems with my spacing!! Hope to sort it out soon.
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