Monthly Archives: September 2016

Episode 146- Another retrospective- French house dining room- working with a narrow space

I am trying to remind myself that progress is being made at the village house, as well as giving newer followers the heads up on what we have actually achieved to date en France. The photo –left- is not exactly … Continue reading

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Wood is Good- The wood rescue diary

“Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent fine grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.” ~Liú Shèng (d. 113 BC), “Ode to Fine-Grained Wood,” quoted in Beyond the Screen: Chinese … Continue reading

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French interiors- four alternatives to white walls

          Celebrating interesting old walls in small spaces. Above left-above right and right Or,if you have the space & the ceiling height-below-why not celebrate those cracks too?                                              http://www.hemis.fr/?idPageWeb=95&afficherVignetteDuSujet=519&nouvelleRecherchePhoto=1   http://thebridescafe.tumblr.com/tagged/Home/page/7 http://thepoetryofmaterialthings.tumblr.com/Continue reading

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Episode 145 part 2- Reflections on restoration, renovation and reconstruction in France

Our shopping lists in France rarely have any of the usual domestic requirements such as food on them. It’s more likely to be stuff for the house . I have no idea why I spelt “filler” with three “ls” . … Continue reading

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Episode 145- A retrospective. Renovation, restoration and reconstruction in the Aude

I think it’s time to look back and take stock. Quite a few new folk have started following this  epic saga of ours and must be wondering what kind of blog they have stumbled onto here. Some art, some antiques, … Continue reading

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The Wednesday One- Selfie with Footstool

It’s been a Trying Week and it’s only Wednesday! I won’t tempt cruel fate by postulating that the only way is up, but I really need a boost today. So. we picked up a repro mahogany demi-lune table for a … Continue reading

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Rescue remedies

Well, live giveth and life taketh away. This week I had two ebay buys; the first was so far from it’s listing description as to be bordering on  criminal misrepresentation. For £3.20, I decided to rise above it. Number two. … Continue reading

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