Looking at the faded photos of the bedroom 'OVER THE TOP?' Blog, I recalled all the economies I made in furnishing this room. We had spent all our money on buying a shabby old house near Bath and funds were low. This was the SHABBY CHIC decorating, at its worst or best?
Also, I have to say, second-hand things were available and very cheap and buying in France was easy and even cheaper and you could buy it all by the car load!