It is dangerous trawling the internet. I was investigating alternative headboard ideas last night and came across this on Skylon Interiors:
Have you ever seen anything so fantastic and fantastical? Sadly it is sold or I would have to have it, even if I am not entirely sure what I would have done with it. It is a painted canvas and wood backdrop used by a touring theatrical company in the 40's and 50's. It is beautifully painted and I love it's faded shabby glory. I sent a photo to my intended saying, "You should thank your lucky stars this is sold or I'd be saying, 'You'll never guess what I bought today!'" and a total replan of the intended dining room scheme. He pointed out that at 3 metres tall, it never would have fit into our dining room, but I wouldn't let such practical details get in the way of an amazing decorative detail. Funny how recently during our DIY trials, my partner has been very quick to offer up the services of his new multi-tool with saw attachment (to my slight worry) at any opportunity, but as soon as I mentioned this work of art, he was mysteriously silent with regards to using the multi-tool to get it to fit. All of this means nothing of course, because some other lucky person is in possession of this unique piece. If you like the idea of willow pattern, standard size or giant, we do quite a large range of willow pattern stencils be it motifs from the china or stencils of the china itself e.g. plates, cups, teapots. Check out our Blue & White range or put willow pattern into the search on our site.