Monthly Archives: May 2014

Episode 70- part two, where are we now? five “facts”

Renovation , restoration, stagnation…   I am really rambling now. If a picture paints a thousand words, then the photo posted for episode 70 (part one- below) might well confirm the current state of play on the France project :- … Continue reading

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The Thursday three- carved wood furniture

Today’s three are two furniture treasures unearthed in the Languedoc region in the South of France and one little gem from my most frequented hunting grounds, Black Country charity shops. Left-my only photo showing most of my “buffet de cuisine”or … Continue reading

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Episode 70- Iron or Platinum??-part one

renovation, restoration, postulation and random musings.. This is our 70th post….according to differing sources, if this were a wedding anniversary, it would be represented  by either iron or platinum(?!) If we apply these to the French village house that’s quite … Continue reading

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Antique & vintage textile gallery- some favourites

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Episode 69- Perspectives……(a shift in)

Renovation, restoration, acceleration………. Well you just never know what life will throw at you. If we go down the simplistic “everything happens for a reason” road, then Trevor’s sudden and unprecedented health scare could be taken as a timely wake-up … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Art Nouveau, more embroidery, vintage florals

I will start today with this Art Nouveau piece from the turn of the 19th century. This would have been  the back part of a washstand, which would probably have had a marble top. The hand made tiles with the … Continue reading

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Bonus blog- To wash or not to wash? that is the question…..

Well, if you acquire a stunning piece of embroidery or antique or vintage textile , do you risk washing  it or not? Good question: I will probably horrify textile conservationists and museum curators world wide but, personally, I usually do … Continue reading

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