Instagram post by @swansfeet Swansfeet

Would it ever okay to buy a sofa just to look at....?? (“No” is Mr Swansfeets very firm answer!) This is a close up of a seriously gorgeous, but rather fragile beauty that we spotted yesterday whilst on our travels. So wonderfully, wonderfully knackered! We’d have to sit on the floor but it would be completely worth it! #worthsittingonthefloorfor #old #antique #stationmillantiques #textiles #texture #vintage #rustic #countryliving #pretty #faded #french #wellloved #wellworn #slowliving

62 Comments

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @flo.snook that is a perfect description for it - love it! If it’s still there next time I go I’m going to pin a sign to it with those exact words (and I will credit it to you of course) xxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @fuchsiasdaydreams it’s such a sad and familiar tale isn’t.... So many beautifully faded and (ever so slightly!) worn things waiting for forever homes because grumpy husbands refuse to be charmed! So glad it’s not just me! Hope you’ve had a good Sunday xxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @talesofmrsh YES! That is just the best idea! To be honest I love it so much I would consider opening a shop just to have it in the window (or is that a little bit too extreme?!!!) Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @whitstabletail isn’t it just perfect? Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, have a lovely evening xxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @perfectsarah chairs are an excellent idea and you’re right I think I might (possibly) have a slightly better chance with those! I do love a plan B - thank you! Hope you’ve had a lovely day xxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @thequickbrownfoxuk isn’t it gorgeous! And no, it would seem husbands are distinctly underwhelmed by old textiles, he has been referring to it as a ‘skip dodger’ all day! Yes to Chipping Norton though, do you visit Station Mill? xxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @clare_at_vintage_home thank you so much lovely, hope you’ve had a wonderful Sunday xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @laura.mercatini an excellent idea! It’s always a good idea to have a back up plan up your sleeve. I shall start looking (discreetly for chairs instead!) Hope you’ve had a super Sunday xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @may_petschel aren’t old things just the best? I usually forget to take pictures and then kick myself later so this is a rare one! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @rwenic that is such an excellent idea!! Unfortunately, my husband has become rather hardened to my (somewhat!) questionable explanations as to why we ‘need’ certain items over the years - but I’m always willing to give a new strategy a go!! Hope you’ve had a lovely Sunday xx

  • 7w ago talesofmrsh talesofmrsh

    @swansfeet no other people might but I get that xxxx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @naturestreasures2019 thank you so much xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @theeatingtree oh and me - isn’t it a beauty, if only my husband shared my enthusiasm...! Hope you’ve had a lovely Sunday x

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @greatfabricfindslove isn’t it wonderful and I really love your ideas. Poor old sofa really does need some gentle love! Hope you’ve had a good Sunday xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @sewpositive oh isn’t it just! It’s wonderful when something completely unexpected captures your heart, it’s the best feeling. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend xxx

  • 7w ago thequickbrownfoxuk thequickbrownfoxuk

    @swansfeet oh yes, whenever possible! (About 40 minute drive from us.) there’s always something to drool over ... not literally, you understand! 😄

  • 7w ago whitstabletail whitstabletail

    @swansfeet thank you - you too! Xx

  • 7w ago sewpositive sewpositive

    @swansfeet heavenly weekend thank you 🙏

  • 7w ago flo.snook flo.snook

    @swansfeet haha! 😁

  • 7w ago rwenic rwenic

    @swansfeet Thank you. Weather beautiful so had a lovely day. 😊 🌞🌞

  • 7w ago beautifulcloth_saori_studio beautifulcloth_saori_studio

    Ditch the husband , get the sofa 😂

  • 7w ago laura.mercatini laura.mercatini

    @swansfeet 😂 😂 😂

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @beautifulcloth_saori_studio love it!!! Sound advice indeed! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend xx

  • 7w ago fuchsiasdaydreams fuchsiasdaydreams

    @swansfeet You too x 🙂

  • 7w ago haveahearthelen haveahearthelen

    Yes! We did! ❤️

  • 7w ago may_petschel may_petschel

    @swansfeet 😘

  • 7w ago ostrichandsilkworm ostrichandsilkworm

    I totally get this! And may have been guilty of it too...🌸

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @ostrichandsilkworm I’m so glad I’m not the only one - I have a dangerous track record when it comes to the decaying but delightful! If it were up to me this sofa would already be ensconced in our living room and we’d all be sitting on the floor around it! xx

  • 7w ago ostrichandsilkworm ostrichandsilkworm

    @swansfeet Kindred spirits! I am known in my family for chairs you can’t sit on and all manner of things in that vein. Form over function, that’s me! xx

  • 7w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @ostrichandsilkworm love it! It’s wonderful to have found a kindred spirit - I may have a collection of unusable chairs too... clocks that don’t work... vases you can’t fill with water...! xx

  • 7w ago ostrichandsilkworm ostrichandsilkworm

    @swansfeet yes, yes and yes! xx Doors that lead nowhere. Steps you can’t climb. Lights that don’t switch on... I think we should start a list and compare notes! xx

  • 7w ago sarahpcorder sarahpcorder

    Oh wow that does look beautiful xx

  • 6w ago designsbydeblyn designsbydeblyn

    😊❤️

  • 6w ago ontariogreen ontariogreen

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  • 5w ago susanbetten susanbetten

    @ostrichandsilkworm , oh no. You two. You totally crack me up. I have had this thought lately that I shouldn’t or don’t prefer to keep things that don’t have a double function. I have a vintage cabbage shredder but if it’s rusty I don’t want it. I want it to also be worthy of doing its job. I guess i am a function over form kind of person .... but I like it when something does both. Two purposes. Function and form. Cabbage shredder. Washer board ... not that I don’t love my machine but if ever I go camping ... lol. I don’t imagine keeping a click that doesn’t work. If I could repurpose it though ... that’s kinda cool.

  • 5w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @susanbetten thank you so much for sharing, I love hearing other people's thoughts - it's always so interesting and I do completely understand what you're saying about function and form. Unfortunately I always end up falling for the charms of a rusty grater or broken clock and then end up having two (a pretty one and a practical one!) It's pretty much the story of my life... I do like to repurpose wherever I can though! Thank you again and I hope you have a lovely start to your week xxx

  • 4w ago lavenderflowerstudio lavenderflowerstudio

    So beautiful! Xx 💛

  • 4w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @lavenderflowerstudio isn’t it just?! I would have bought it in a heartbeat if my husband hadn’t intervened.... xx

  • 4w ago lavenderflowerstudio lavenderflowerstudio

    @swansfeet next time leave him at home! Xx 🤣😘

  • 4w ago swansfeet swansfeet

    @lavenderflowerstudio 😆😆😆 xxx

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