Monthly Archives: December 2013

Beautiful creatures……

There is a definite avian and piscine (English definition!) theme creeping into my vintage finds for the French house! In France, we spend warm days watching eagles and warm evenings watching the martins hunt and play in the skies over … Continue reading

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A few treasures more………….

For all you French chic,antique and vintage fans out there, a few more gems destined for the village house in France, just need a man with a van!-   Left- still life in ebonised frame Right- Enamelled pewter and oak … Continue reading

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Episode 34-How bad can it be? “before” images of French village house

renovation, restoration, reinvention Some newer viewers have asked just how bad the house in France was we when we bought it. As I can’t yet present the full French “before and after” story, we will start with some early photos … Continue reading

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Episode 33- There’s a mirror in the bathroom…..

Well, in the French house shower room anyway. The vintage painted cast iron mirror came first, found in a charity shop in Stourbridge town, which sat in my garage in the UK for years waiting for a perfect room to … Continue reading

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Episode 32- Be careful what you put in your hand luggage!

renovation, restoration, inflation- Autumn 2010 As the fares we pay on a well known budget  airline have increased since we first bought the French house, we no longer take hold luggage when we fly to France because the cost would … Continue reading

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Episode 31- 1,000 miles in the back of a Land Rover- Part 2

Renovation, restoration, diversion …………..August 2010 We go over to some friends for drinks and are almost over the bridge when we realise we have forgotten the wine.We turn back and the elderly ladies who convene on the benches every night … Continue reading

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Episode 30- In which we block the street

  Renovation, restoration, “You have reached your destination, may the force be with you!” Son-in-law is quite at home in the village now. Having never spoken any French before, he can confidently order a large beer or a coffee in … Continue reading

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