Room 12 – Rebecca, Peter and Tiffany’s lounge (Melbourne, Victoria)
The fireplace is one of the beautiful original features of their 1940s home.
The aluminium greyhound keeps watch beside the fireplace.
The girl in the photograph is Rebecca’s mother as a teenager.
The doors, with their etched glass depicting stylised gum trees, are another original feature of the home.
Most of these books belonged to Rebecca’s parents and were read many times over. Particular favourites were ‘Daddy Long Legs’, ‘The Good Master’ and ‘Swallow Dale’ – all stories of adventures in far off places.
This beautiful piece sits beneath the glass on the coffee table and was hand embroidered by Rebecca’s grandmother.
The print is by Donald Douglas – a friend of Rebecca’s parents.
This print was bought by Rebecca’s father. The lacework on the verandah reminded him of his childhood in Hong Kong.
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