Sort-out Sunday

DSC03105No, we haven’t got a date to make the big move.

No, we haven’t won the lottery.

I still don’t know what happens next, but the urge to edit and sort out our stuff/lives/aims/objectives and the rest just keeps getting stronger and stronger.

I was retrieving a selection of knights, soldiers and random Lego from under one of the beds in the guest room (mainly occupied by the grandson in case you think we have some odd friends) and I found this mirror which I have been in two minds about taking to France.

It was a bit formal and gilt-y (if that’s a word) but I love the shape and the mouldings and general Frenchness of it.

So I got out some sandpaper and knocked it back a little . I’m happier with it now. I’m still not 100% sure it will fit in the French house as it’s rocking more Rococo than Rustique!


Then I took a couple of photos for you guys and realised I was channelling my mother.

She used to stand with her feet like this. And if she was still here she would put a bomb under us and tell us to get on with it.

She would also tell me to vacuum under the bed………………..

About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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4 Responses to Sort-out Sunday

  1. bizzyella says:

    Wow. It has a real, old-school bordello vibe, doesn’t it? Maybe you can find a spot where it can be a kind of quote — that or do one room really dark and loaded with paisley and all, a sort of smoking room, so to speak. I’d put a big-screen TV in there and really comfy chairs, the sort of room I would have loved when I was in college. And, I admit it, I’d love it now, too.


    • Well, I had an “interesting” relationship with my mother, who adhered to what I can only describe as Victorian values.
      She basically regarded me as as being a rebel beyond redemption, so the juxtaposition of her and a bordello mirror is amusing me no end.
      maybe I could put in the tulip bedroom and start a lucrative sideline to keep us in logs, wine and seafood?
      I hear that some men like really old wrinkly ladies


  2. Osyth says:

    Love the mirror, love the story of your mum 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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