Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Wallpaper Whimsy

One of the many projects I have whizzing around my head to do is wallpapering our downstairs loo with vintage wallpaper. I discovered this little gem in a charity shop a while back:



Want a closer look (or not as the case may be)? Here it is again in all its garish glory:



Fabulous isn't it? Mr J and P is muttering something about "gaudy" and "hideous". What a cheek!

However, yesterday I found another roll of vintage wallpaper in the charity shop and I think that this may be THE ONE:



A real beauty don't you think? And especially at £1.50 for the roll.

Oh which one to go for.... I'll keep you pasted oops I mean posted... Did you see that coming? I must apologise, it was a very bad pun indeed. I promise not to do that again.

TTFN.

18 comments:

  1. oh they are both pretty but I adore the 2nd one! Reminds me a bit of Orla Kiely x

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  2. ooo fab, wish our charity shops had goodies like that
    Twiggy x

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  3. Jealous!! I'm a wallpaper addict and constantly buying it and hoarding it in suitcases. I'm not sure which one I like best, thay are both stunning. Please post the finished result!!! xxx

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  4. I like the floral one the best - really groovey, man!

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  5. Have to admit I do prefer the second one, but they are both nice
    Julie xxxxxx

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  6. I love them both, what great finds.You'll have to show us what you decide :)Linda

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  7. I like the wallpaper. Colours and prints that remind me of my childhood in the seventies seem so much nicer these days. The colours are so warm and earthy.
    Bye now,
    Erin

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  8. I must agree with everyone, both are awesome. Perhaps you could use the first as a border, say in the middle of the wall and paint the rest white? Just an idea. Great finds!

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  9. I agree with everyone else - the 2nd one is fab!

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  10. Both fab finds, but I do prefer the second one. It will look stunning on the wall.

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  11. What a great find. I do love the second one but I'm sure you will make the right choice and would love to see it 'up'.

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  12. Hello from MagicBean! Thanks for visiting my blog, hope tattoo pens work better than biros...

    Want my wallpaper opinion??? Think that the first one may not be very hangover friendly in close proximity when you have had a glass too many and have to to the school run the next morning. Or am I the only one who that happens to? However, the second one is making me want to do groovy dancing. If it has this effect on eveyone, it may not be the nost sensible option unless you like housework (cleaning the lav in particular).

    But both are very cool and you are indeed lucky (or clever) to find such treasures in your local charity shops. Have a great weekend, Ax

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  13. It was my pleasure to pop by and now you are on my following list I'll definitely be back.
    Both papers are good but the 2nd does have a little something special.
    And Toy Story 3 was awesome thanks! x

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  14. Unoriginal in France here! I too prefer number 2. In fact both are groovy but not a great fan of yellow, brown or mustard; so what do I know!
    Happy decorating; Linda.

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  15. awesome finds!!!! absolutely in LOVE with that second lot. JEALOUS MUCH

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  16. I love the second one, its fabulous! I'm never lucky enough to find vintage wallpaper.
    x

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