Wonky wall­pa­per

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - MAILBOX -

May’s de­light­ful ar­ti­cle on chi­nois­erie re­minded me of a di cult sit­u­a­tion my late par­ents-in-law ex­pe­ri­enced. They had brought back some lengths of beau­ti­ful wall­pa­per from Hong Kong in the mid 1950s. While they were out for the day, their dec­o­ra­tors put up the new pa­per. But on re­turn­ing home, they found that the Chi­nese lanterns hang­ing from flower-be­decked boughs had man­aged to defy grav­ity, and were now up above each branch. Luck­ily, most of the pa­per could be peeled o and was able to be re­hung cor­rectly the next day. JUNE KEEBLE, STORRINGTON

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