Or this - $10.00 but an original and not a print! (Bound to be declared a masterpiece at some time in the future.) St Vincent de Paul.
But back to the gypsy room. The curtains are the most neutral thing in the room, plain cream to subdue the place a bit. They were leftovers from our old house too, so no unnecessary expenditure there, true to the Shoestring philosophy. The old carved colonial dresser is from my mum, as is the mirror with the turned wooden stand.
|Gypsy candlesticks too|
And of course the bed is decorated with the silk crazy quilt, a very gypsyish object. (You have seen that before, I won't bore you with it. Because this room does not receive strong direct sunlight it should be a good place for the quilt, with not too much fading hopefully. One day it would be practical to build in some book shelves in the recess on one side of the chimney breast, and perhaps some cupboards on the other side. But all in the fullness of time, we are having more fun playing in the garden for the time being and the next big job will be to put in the "new" kitchen kindly donated by relatives who are remodelling. I predict that Mr Shoestring will have a few choice words to say when we are in the throes of that project, it is probably best not to mention any other plans until that has been safely achieved.