Monthly Archives: September 2014

Episode 90- The Pipework of Doom-The Return ( down the drain)

Renovation , restoration, evacuation… Regular readers may recall that we had a plethora of pipework down the front wall of the salon already, dropping from the room above which had a basin and shower ( but no toilet, naturally) Short … Continue reading

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The day after Thursday Three

What are these little gems? Left & Right- Crochet wool with silk linings, at about 9″ x 6.5″ way too small to be nightdress cases. Maybe made for handkerchiefs  or funky clutch bags? I have to find a use as … Continue reading

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Episode 89- A Surreal September in the South of France

Renovation, restoration, hallucination…September 2014 French country vide-greniers & brocantes are very civilised. 1) There is no requirement to get up at the crack of dawn to get the bargains and… 2) I have yet to witness mass hordes of dealers … Continue reading

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Featured blog on InterNations.org

Hi guys I have been lucky enough to have my blog selected by InterNations.org for their French section. They have members in many countries and offer a good support network and social events etc, so if you like their philosophy … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- “Any old iron?” some scrap it, some give it house room……

Three French wrought iron pieces today- tat or treasure? you decide Left- dinner bell for dining room- My daughter will have fun with that, she has a thing about bells ever since she was “number ten bell”  in the sonic … Continue reading

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It takes two days to put up a pelmet in France?

Renovation, restoration, frustration   It has taken two days to put my antique wood pelmet up. First there was my announcement that it must have a pole for voiles and a track for curtains (curved at the ends of course) … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three

I am having a bit of a ‘mare getting camera on my phone to use flash, so I hope these photos aren’t too dark. Top- linen mix kitchen/diner curtains.New, although they certainly look authentically vintage! Middle- heavy linen with  folk … Continue reading

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