Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Elliott Clarke Showroom in Sydney to view the new fabric ranges from GP & J Baker.
There were two main collections being shown, one from GP & J Baker called Marwood which consisted of period style patterns in contemporary colours and fabrics. They were very elegant but in an unfussy way, perfect for today’s family homes.
The other collection was from Baker Lifestyle and is called Opera Garden Collection. This collection has been inspired by the beautiful gardens of West Green House in the UK which hosts baroque operas and music weekends in summer. The fabrics and wallpapers are exquisite but the range that caught my eye are those inspired by the chickens.
West Green House has a marvellous Chicken Pavilion (it could hardly be called a coup) housing an enchanting collection of rare chickens. The interior of the Pavilion is decorated with the Willow Pattern which is depicted on the Porcelain fabric and wallpaper.
I especially liked this collection because I have a chicken collection. Not real chickens, but ornamental chickens. I think many, many years ago I commented that I “liked” chickens. Over the years, people have given me all sorts of chicken things which adorn my kitchen.
So now I have to decide which fabric to use on the kitchen windows- Bantam Trail, Opera Trellis (which is the chicken wire) or Rare Breeds?
What do you collect? Have you passed the comment that you like something and now have a growing collection?
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