Thursday, 1 December 2016

Something Old and a few things new

I have made a few changes in our kitchen this last few weeks and one of them is this little barbola mirror that was delivered a week or so ago,it sits on the kitchen window ledge and I love how it reflects the china on the plate rack behind...

I made a lace panel for the window out of a vintage table cloth which looks lovely by lamp light on an evening,the cottage garden is now sleeping so this  flowery ledge will keep me going until spring.

I have my bunch of silk flowers in an old rose print jug which might be getting swapped for a little Christmas tree this weekend...

The barbola is lovely and worn and crackled here and there...

But still has  lots of charm for a cottage kitchen window ledge..

I love the old,aged and time worn things the most don't you?

Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?



  1. Love your new little mirror
    yes I love older worn used items

  2. Hi Sweet Pea! Lovely window sill, the mirror is so Pretty! Hope December doesn't go as quickly as November, don't You? Have a wonderful time decking the halls. Xxx

  3. Your mirror is so sweet. I used to collect barbola when I found affordable pieces in good condition, but I don't recall ever seeing a mirror as petite as yours - just lovely.

  4. I adore your kitchen, and the addition of the cute mirror and the beautiful lace curtain are just the perfect cottage touches. I'll be putting a little Christmas tree in our kitchen soon, too. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  5. Hi,my heart always skips a beat when I see there's a new Shingle Cottage post! I have a similar wall mirror in my bathroom.I'vestarteddecorating my home for Christmas,cannot wait to see yours!!Kind regards Georgina.

  6. I love very much old things. The mirror is very charming and i like very much your romantic kitchen
    Hugs Alessandra

  7. Lovely cottage kitchen. So inviting.

  8. Yes I do like the old, worn out things the best. They have more life in them, don't they. My problem is I have nowhere to store things when I want to make a change. Doesn't help that I'm a bit of a hoarder either! Your kitchen looks lovely.

  9. I love Barbola and have rarely seen these mirrors. I did see some at Brimfield Antique show for quite a bit of money. It looks so pretty in your kitchen.

  10. I hope all is well, you never mention your hardworking husband anymore. Your blog is a feast for the eyes and always a delight.


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