I cannot believe that it is Monday already, why does the weekend always go so quickly?
We had a list of things that we wanted to do and managed to get 1/2 of them done.
On the top of my list was to go and get a Christmas tree for apartment deux which was not as painful as Mr FF thought that it would be. Last year it was a very slow exercise as I needed a very large Christmas tree for the dining room at Maison de Poitiers and it took a long time to find something that was the right height and bushy yet not too sticky out. Not that I am fussy or anything!
This year it was straight forward as I wanted something smaller and Mr FF was tres content when I selected the tree within all of 5 minutes and it was small enough to fit in the back of our car.
I have decorated the tree with some home made decorations that I made from modelling clay using cookie cutters and some red baubles but needed something to cover the container that the tree is growing in.
Mr FF suggested that I use a grain sack and voila the tree was complete.
Whilst we are on the subject of grain sacks, the vintage grain sack stork cushions have arrived and look fabulous.
The whole of the sack has been used, and I adore the printing on the back complete with original stamped monogramme.
Note as no two sacks are the same, this means that each cushion made will be totally unique in design. The cuhions are all finished by hand locally in SW France.
They are a good size (60 x 60 cms/23 x 23")and look equally as fabulous on a couch or on a floor. The cost of each is 110 euros/160 USD.
Note we only have 4 vintage grain sacks in this design and it is not likely that we will get anymore as sacks in this condition are becoming harder and harder to find now days so please email me if you would like one in a different size.
As these are custom made, we are able to provide you with a smaller or larger cushion if you require a different size to the one shown.
Tomorrow I will be back with some photos of my antique birdcage in its completed state and later in the week will be reporting back on the wreath making class that I am attending on Thursday.