A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

18 September 2012

Revitalised Saloon furnishings

Last December we purchased a large pair of ready made flowery~chintz curtains in a charity shop near Magdalen Street, in Norwich Over the Water ~ considered to be one of the most colourful and historic quarters of Norwich. They were cut into smaller pairs and sewn neatly together by designer, Vicki Reeve.

The new, bright curtains replace a drab beige set. This country flower pattern fits Heather's 1920's ~ 1930's style. Some nineteen fifties photographs show edges of chintz curtains hanging at the windows. The overall effect of the curtains had to be subtle, so as not to dominate the cabin. Like much of the restoration, it has been quite difficult to source properly made period fixtures and fittings and we have yet to source some small brass rail to fit between the cranked end rod brackets. These are some of the traditional domestic fittings used on board pleasure wherries, yachts and the like.


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