All it took was a bit of sanding and 3 coats of paint to cover the dark brown!
It is now on my bedroom wall and i can lay in bed and admire all my pretties. The big jug in the middle came from the charity shop for £3 last week along with the little flower posie
The other china was Auntie Veras so belongs to the house. The purfume bottle top right was a Christmas pressie from DH and the other 2 are from a dear friend who worked for Bristol Blue Glass - everything is still hand blown and amazing to see them in action - they use gold to make the glass go red :-)
The sweet little frame was a gift at a friends wedding, she had made them for all of the ladies, it is extra special as we made the trip to South Africa to be at her wedding
Such a lovely proverb