in the papers today {renov # 15}



i had to pluck my courage up. you don't wanna know how good a briber i am. but if it means getting things done, i'm all for it. now, the morning started with stalling, until i shook myself back into consciousness. i started my sis-in-law's steammachine, waited for it to gurgle, and off i went. and can i say? i had such fun, because


all sorts came outta woodwork! all dusted and done i can offer you this, 


pretty quick my windows got all steamed up!


do you remember the butterfly prints from when we were all in primary school, kindergarten even? 


i pulled at wall paper and this vintage colour came off, double sided... such a treat! 


would you look at the hasard of this? two hearts together? this must be a sign!  bord&butik will agree... ☻


on this one i need your imagination... do you remember whistler's mother? if not by bean, then perhaps from its original? i lay flat on my stomach to shoot this one. squint through your 'lashes, try and find her, she's there (with alot of imagination i agree, but if you see what i mean, i was reminded of a lady in white, sitting patiently waiting on a stool, probably for me to finish)! 


so this is how i kept my steamy saturday interesting! now, roll on for distraction, sherlock! ☻more thrifting going on over at sophie's!

15 comments :

  1. WooHoo,,,you did find treasures, my f ~i~ r ~end! I love that wall paper. Wish I had been there...I love to do work like that! Those hearts are amazingly a sign!
    Steam on Momma!

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  2. Sweet discoveries, moving from dickens to something in a shade of proust?!!
    I always had and still do a fascination for wallpaper.
    Great finds really, and I love how you are twisting and turning up such treasures...
    a great sunday to you+♡❥❥♡(magically the hearts turned on their sides, hope they appear on your screen)

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  3. Seriously Steamy - was expecting an "R" rating! Can you use the wallpapers? Hhmmm - lots of possibilities methinks - happy hunting!

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  4. ooohhh what a very special find indeed!! love wallpaper cant wait to use it one day : )

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  5. hey, that was an unexpected find! Vintage wallpaper has so many stories, lovely

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  6. what a post- great stuff!
    thank you!

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  7. WOW!!! thank goodness you persisted otherwise these treasures would have remained hidden.

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  8. Lovely wallpapers showing so much history...better thsn we get here. At first i thought they were lino, the paper is so thick! Can they be made into artworks?

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  9. layers of wall papers tell about lives, years passing by. they make me nostalgic...

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  10. Now, it's done. "Renov" is an art! I love your photos! (and the words...).

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  11. Your so Sweet...I have been sick for a few days and my heart skipped a beat with your hearts and there you are working so hard we could have made quite a party out of steaming!

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  12. oh,wat een mooi behang. Behang met een verleden..prachtig! Je eerste foto vind ik ook heel mooi..het heeft iets eenzaams.

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  13. I see there's still lots of interesting work to do in your house!

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  14. dat soort sporen terug vinden is wel echt een ontdekkingstocht

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