When it comes to decoration, I'm rather faithful... I've been in love with English cottage style since I was a little girl. My mother and I used to go to a mall not far from the village we then lived in. My mom loved shopping! I didn't, but I always wanted to walk past a shop called "Interior's" where they had English furniture and I used to say: "Later, I will buy my home furniture here!".
When I moved to Paris as I was a student, there was an "Interior's" shop right at the corner of the street I lived in... Unfortunately, everything was too expensive for me! So I bought cheaper furniture from Ikea, trying to keep my cottage style nonetheless.
They have an Internet site if you want to have a look:
Then I got the chance to move at the seaside last year, I found my new house a few months ago... And I needed to furnish it... But Interior's was still too expensive... Boo hoo...
At the end of the summer, there were lots of "brocantes" (carboot sales or flea markets, something like that, but a little different, French, quoi!) around here. I went to every one on Sunday mornings, not buying much but stuffing my head with ideas. And then one day, I found this:
I immediately recognise that it was from Interior's and the woman selling it only asked for 40 €. I got it for 35 €!
(The picture was taken only a few days after I moved in the house, meaning that for once there is an actual reason for the mess...)
I waxed the shelves (don't know if the word exists...). I didn't want to paint it as I love the color of English pine wood.
And here it is now, giving some cottage charm to my still-awful kitchen:
It was my very first "Interior's" piece!!! I was so proud when I walked back to my car with it, I felt like telling the people I walked past: "Have you seen how cute it is?"
It is not the last piece I purchased, though, so there is more to come...