Thursday, 28 July 2011

Hemp and Grain

Grain & flour sacks, hessian, scrubbed wood and laundered linen. Recycled, upcycled rustic elements are some of my favourite interior decorating items.

Above images: SHOP: Antique vintage European textiles The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above image: Creator & artist of antiques - SHOP: Daryl McMahon  
Katie Quinn Davies photographer author of What Katie Ate
Above image: SHOP: Billet Japan 
Above image: scanned from BOOK: The Perfect Country Room by Emma-Louise O'Reilly
Above image: scanned from the August 2011 issue of Country Homes & Interiors magazine
Above images: 1.scanned from the August 2011 issue of Country Homes & Interiors magazine 2.SHOP: Cote Bastide 3.SHOP: Full Bloom Cottage
Above image: SHOP: The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above images: 1.E-magdeco 2.SHOP: Billet Japan 3.SHOP: LinenMe 4.SHOP: Red Ticking 1st Dibs
Above image: SHOP: The Textile Trunk (loodylady Ebay)
Above image: scanned from BOOK: Junk Style by Melaine Molesworth


toves sammensurium said...

as usual visiting you is a pure delight asnd joy,you've found the most beutiful images and I am of course drewling over each one,but how you make the collages with the color samples is so nice!You're doing such a good work,I a impressed :)))

erleichda said...

love the ideas in these pictures! you actually have helped me a lot! i have found some old post canvas bags, washed them and not knowing what to do whith them! now i know ; )

Susan T said...

Paper Mulberry is my FAVOURITE interiors blog. The images you show have soul, if that is possible. I saw the sitting room featured in this months Country Homes magazine, and fell in love. I think this style is here to stay, comfortable and comforting, easily adaptable to grand interiors and more humble settings. Tactile linens, delicious scented candles, a muted soothing colour palette. Just the sort of interiors we need to escape from the modern world for a while - and dream.

Catherine said...

Ah Glenda, beautiful as always. You sure know how to capture the heart and inspire the mind ;-)



The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much! I am thrilled that you feel the same as I do about these images. Also thank you so much for your kindness about my collating and moodboards, I'm so pleased that you like them. Warmest of wishes - Glenda

Sally said...

I just discovered your blog and am inspired by these images. Lovely! (also a wee bit jealous of the farmhouse, but what a lot of work, too!)

daryl said...

Wow, Glenda! I'm honoured to have my little footstool included in your beautiful blog!! Amazing post, as always!!

manon 21 said...

Toujours de beaux reportages chez toi,la boutique "côté Bastide" à Aix en Provence te plairait surement.

Bel été


Sandra van Doorn said...

whenever i come here i just dream, looking at beautiful pictures of amazing interiors... and then i do wonder who lives in them!
beautiful post! x sandra

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I admire your talent so much! This post truly took my breath away. You have a painterly way with the images you choose. I know I'm going to see something wonderful when I visit you. Thanks for the lift!

Alamodeus said...

Great color stories. I love them all! You have a great design asthetic, and I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh my! Thank you so much for such lovely compliments!

Just White said...

I have a passion for old cloths, vintage materials...what can I say? This is a gorgeous selection of photography and shops I can take a stroll...thank you, eliana

Anonymous said...

Le vieux linge est superbe!
Beautiful selection!!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Glenda~
So enjoyed your new pictures. Love that Ebay shop. There is one on Etsy in AUS (I think) who has come beautiful linens as well.
You are such a great sleuth at finding places that I've never seen!

Wendy Paula said...

So many gorgeous inspirational things to do with simple materials.
Love the chairs and footstool.

Have a super weekend Glenda:)
Wendy xo

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Just love how relaxed all of this feels...could really curl up in that living room. Warm, comfortable and delightful. Just like you. Have a great weekend. Mona

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh thank you, how sweet of you Mona! Thank you so much I shall make time to pop across to your blogs today and I do hope you all have a fabulous weekend too!

Le bateau rouge said...

I have just found your blog and it is simply gorgeous. I love especially the grain sacks and have put a link on my blog! :) Have a great weekend. Alexandra

Le Style said...

I enjoy every time when I come to your blog.
So full of inspiration and class .....
Thank you for your enthusiastic, heartfelt responses to my posts.
A good weekend!

Warm greetings

Greet Lefèvre said...

What a wonderful post Glenda!! I am always so inspired visiting your blog!! Oh! I just love your blog!!

ALISON said...

Love the way you have put all photos I absolutely adore each and every item.FRENCH CHIC just can't beat it....ciao Alison

Atelier de Campagne said...

Have to agree with Greet, always an inspiration. every posting. I feel like doing a makeover of my home every week you post.
Love the fabric and texture of grain sacs and what you can do with.
Wonderful job Glenda, done with lots of passion for detail.
Have a great weekend,

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much Johan! I adore your style so this comment means the world to me!

the fishermans cottage said...

Thank you for your kind comments :).. I'm not a stylist but have done some art training, just like playing stylist really :)

I love this post! I have only just starting discovering these wonderful textiles, I love the textures and muted colours and I will be off to buy Country Homes this month, what a lovely home, have a good weekend x

lisaroy said...

such gorgeous grain sack goodness! thanks for the huge dose of eye candy!! :)

Anonymous said...


This photos are right up my alley. I love the comfortable look and style of grain sacks when used to recover chairs and pillows. I also love to see table runners out of these as well.

I like the rustic chipped paint look pared with old books, vintage dishes, and comfortable leather chairs, somewhat worn from use.

Gorgeous post!


Donna Reyne' said...

You do the most amazing collages! So inspiring!
I have recently started to invest in these fabulous French grain sacks for my home. I love the relaxed feeling they give to an environment!
Have a wonderful weekend!
And thank you for your amazing posts! Every time I stop by...I leave inspired!

DomCurieuse said...

Hemp and linen : these are incredible fabrics. And you made a beautiful selection.
Have a nice weekend !

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

Just beautiful. I could almost feel the textures of those linens through the screen. You have such a talent, Glenda. Thank-you for sharing it with us. x Sharon

G-STYLE said...

What a wonderful blog you have .
Such beautiful pictures, such nice colours ......
I really enjoyed looking here .

Be welcome to visit my blog too .

greetings from Gea (Holland)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much Gea and thank you for following! I shall pop across straight away!

Karena said...

So beautiful, luxurious comfort!! Thank you so much for sharing Glenda!


Art by Karena

Monica said...

Thanks a lot, Glenda! But I didn't mean to give you trouble! No worries, I can have a look on decorating books/online too.
I am drooling over the image from Country Home and Interiors! I haven't purchased it yet- off to the newsagent's now!Thanks for sharing.
Big hugs,
Monica xo

Sandra van Doorn said...

Hi, i was just dropping by to see what's new at The paper Mulberry :) ...and also to let you know you have been featured as one my favorite blog here:

xo sandra

Evi said...

just discovered your fantastic blog. I am absolutely smitten with it and will pass your blogsite on to my friends.
There is not a room I would not feel at home in.
Thank you for sharing!

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh Evi thank you so much that is so sweet of you!

~Amber said...

By chance I happened upon your beautiful and informative blog. Gorgeous textiles. Thank you for sharing the wealth of contacts. Look forward to more~