Friday, June 25, 2010

Scalamandre Ming Circus and Patience


Yesterday I won a large decorator's sample of one of my favorite fabrics, Scalamandre Ming Circus in this colorway above on eBay for $20.00. I even chose this pattern as my first wallpaper in my top ten Chinoiserie wallpapers. (The example above is much smaller; this is just a swatch.) I have been hunting for it for a while and even did a post on framing it like this piece on 1stdibs shown below priced at $2,900. The 1stdibs version is a circa 1910 French wallpaper, but both are based on the same design. I plan to frame it and use it as wall art. By the way, either wallpaper or fabric work equally well for framing. Thanks to everyone for stopping by Odi et Amo yesterday for my guest post. Click here to read it if you missed it. This latest Chinoiserie find is a perfect example of one of my main points in my guest post-the importance of patience and perseverance as you hunt for your own Chinoiserie treasures. Have a great weekend.


10 comments:

Vickie H. said...

So pretty! Glad you won it! Sorry I never got on Ebay to even SEE it! I have got to plan my time better! Have a great weekend!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi beth,

well done!

happy weekend.

~janet

Pemberley said...

Congrats on the win. Love the idea of framing the fabric or wallpaper. Beth, I hope you are really going to write a book! It would be an instant hit. I can see you now at all the book signings....

Marija said...

Congratulations, Beth! I just know you'll do something amazing with this...I love the framed panel idea and can't wait to see the size/proporotions/placement!!

SuSu said...

Perfect for your monkey room! I have also scored several great remnants on ebay for pillows and am very pleased. What did we do before ebay?

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Try playing on eBay late at night-good unwinding activity.

Style Redux 2 said...

Janet-Glad you like it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-I'll post how it turns out. Also, I'd love to do a book.

Style Redux 2 said...

Marija-I'll do a post on how it turns out.

Style Redux 2 said...

SuSu-So true-I love eBay.