Saturday, 9 August 2014

Fox Manor

A Quiet Corner.......Something to do!

Hi everyone

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend :)

Thank you sincerely to all who comment on my work and leave such lovely feedback, I really appreciate it.

I have been waiting patiently (for the first time in a long time) on supplies to continue with the second floor of my manor - namely The Lady's Floor.

With not being able to do a great deal on the construction side, I turned my mind to other things, and, as it happened the Lady's study furniture wasn't really going to fit into her planned sitting room, (along with everything else) so I hijacked the husband into making me a little corner display for it. :)

A very important stage :)  The Planning!!!!  I love this part, deciding what to use and what will go where :)  Here's the lovely little unit my husband made, in the raw stage, wood top and bottom and mdf sides....ah........the smell of timber - lovely.....  It is about 7 3/4" on the straight sides x 10 3/4" high (inside measurements).

The box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates on the book table were bought for me by my number two daughter, Caroline while I was in Australia visiting her over the New Year.  Ah, memories :)  I almost forgot, the two blue jug/vase ornaments on either side of the fire in the oriental sitting room were bought for me by Caroline as well.  Yes, I am a spoilt mother.........

I wallpapered the unit with the only sheet of Venittien wallpaper I had from Les Chinoiseries.  When I bought it, I loved it, (and I think it was the last sheet they had) - but had no idea what I could do with one sheet.  Well, here's what I did with the one sheet :)

I wallpapered the back sides of the unit with some left over wallpaper from my own living room - pictured here next to my brick chimney breast and put some green baize/felt? on the base to protect my furniture.

I always had intended to get one of these little display corners made to display my chandeliers - I might make some to sell on at a later stage, so the light here isn't fixed in permanently, just in case it looks droopy to you.  I wouldn't leave anything like that intentionally!

I embellished the non-opening door with a lovely 'ribbed' moulding and put on two little findings in the corners and painted over the whole lot in the same paint as the wainscot.

The pictures were copied onto old style parchment paper and put into these lovely frames that originally had dreadful copies of what should have been lovely prints.  Anyway, I'm delighted with my little birds! :)

Oh, the floor.  This was done using little strips of quite thick parquet style wood.  I bought that some time ago off ebay, but again, there wasn't enough to do a full room, so waste not want not :)  Here it is, stained and waxed - and looking quite lovely I think :)

I still have to make the little things to put in here, such as stationery on the desk, and some books in the book table, but, again, it'll take time! :)

Well folks, there you have it.  My first little corner display.  On show in my living room.  Even my husband, dear help him, likes it.......I love it.

So if you have any orders needing fulfilled......let me know :)

All the best, and enjoy what's left of the weekend.



  1. Hey Vivian. I love your corner setting, it's great! What a wonderful way of using up things you love but have nowhere to put. You could even swap the desk back on the lady's floor for something else at a later date if you wanted a change. I like what you've done with the door surround and the flooring.
    I'll be putting my order in shortly ;-)

  2. Vivian that looks stunning! I want to make a door like that for my Chess-taurant. did you make it or buy it? If you made it could you share a little about the procedure? :-)

  3. Vivian, I love what you have done with the leftovers! Your roombox will be great to have sitting out, and the nature of it is that you can easily change it out over time...very nice...and tell hubby he did a great job!

  4. Vivian, I love the shape of the box! I haven't seen a corner box with a curved front before. It looks wonderful, with the choices that you made.

  5. What a nice little display to have that wont take up much space yet will show off some lovely bits. It also let you keep the mini mojo going till your supplies arrive.

  6. Hi Vivian,

    It is a beautiful and elegant display! The chandelier is lovely :-) Wonderful work (by both of you) :-)


  7. Hello Vivian, your display looks Fabulous. You can easily swap the furniture and create a totally different room. Hugs AM

  8. Creo que ha quedado muy bonito y muy elegante.El papel de las paredes genial, pero también el mobiliario y los cuadros

  9. Hello Vivian,
    I think this corner room box is terrific. the desk is beautiful and I don't think it would have stood out as much in a room with other furniture. Here it gets the attention it deserves! The wallpaper is wonderful and works really well with the furniture and the floor. Definitely the best way to showcase the desk and the chandelier.
    Well done!
    Big hug,

  10. I love your corner room. The paper is beautiful and the flooring is wonderful.
    Hugs Maria

  11. Hmmm, I think Blogger ate my comment... I was sure I left one here the other evening...!
    Well, I will just have to echo all the others... this is such a delightful little corner you have made! And even better that it uses so many parts that you did not have enough of for a larger project! The wallpaper is particularly beautiful! But so is the desk and the lights! You made the chandelier? Where do you get the parts?? And the pictures of the birds are sweet and very well done! I am sure this will grace whatever location it resides in.... and maybe inspire others too!!!

  12. Whaow Vivian. I love this little setting. The floor is magnificent and I love the desk too. The wallpaper gives such richness to the scene. I love that you used up small amounts to such great effect. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

  13. Hello Vivian!
    I am unable to find your email address...,
    Drop me a note at and I will reply to your kind comment on Facebook.
    Lovely to hear from you!