They say that a picture can speak a thousand words, so perhaps other inanimate objects can too, if we just slow down, tilt our shell likes just so and wait for their whispering words to spiral up into the air.
I hear it. I hear it. This little shop is saying: "Thank goodness they found me, I've been trapped behind this grimy suit of urban iron, written on and written off, until They came."
"They" are John and Jonathan of The Glasgow Guild who have transformed a shabby corner shop into a bewitching front parlour to showcase their skills in furniture restoration, polishing, upholstery and soft furnishings.
It was the Siren call of this diva of a cushion and an arduous task of chair recaning that I couldn't put off any longer which led me me to their front door and into a secret world where tired and emotional furniture is whisked away to be pampered and revived.
'This piece arrived with us upholstered in a pink Laura Ashley fabric complete with frill at the bottom. The client had little idea that such a beautiful chair lay below the covers. Once unveiled however, she enthusiastically chose an embroidered linen from a top Paris house and asked us to reupholster it and provide a new down feather cushion.
We completely renewed the upholstery and polished the wood. A new base was made under the seat as the previous was inadequate and finally the upholstery was renewed, turning a jaded piece of furniture into a sumptuous jewel of a chair.'
'This chaise longue was in a terrible state, with collapsed springs and torn fabric.
It was completely restored from the frame up using traditional methods and was finished in a thick woven matelasse jacquard with embroidered silk flowers which reflects beautifully in the light.'
'This three piece bergere suite was completely redone and restored.
Deep comfortable feather cushions and a rich deep burgundy velvet chosen by the client. A set of ivory silk embroidered cushions were made to match.'
I wonder if this makeover service could work for people?
I'd want to be trimmed in feathers, swathed in silk and placed in the shop window - oh, well maybe not that last part.