Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A house with no hall or foyer...... where to hang your coats?

I promised to show you our little cloakroom when we revamped our downstairs toilet and you have to go through the one to get to the other.  Here we are at last, and first, in the corner of the dining room, you might spot this interesting little door next to the bookcase.....

 and if you open it - Hey Presto!  here's where we hang our coats, on a custom made coat rack made by dear OH.












....... The next picture shows the same tiny space from the downstairs toilet which you can see right here




and the door to the toilet is here.  Stop!  What's that little basket doing?  That holds hats, gloves and scarves.  Don't know where I got it, had it about 20 years - I think it's make from woven raffia, so it's soft and malable, and holds loads.  Special offer from a magazine perhaps?  Anyone else recognise it and remember?  See below for a closeup!


So - there we are, a place for the coats!  and just in case you missed it, the shelf about holds spare small towels, and my flower vases.  And for the architectural students out there.... the coat hooks?  Beginning of 20th century, around 1911, from a house on Hampstead Garden Suburb, London.