Category Archives: Antique and Vintage finds

Beautiful old things!

Episode 165: Bench Marks

Those of you who have stuck with this blog will know that the question of how we actually create the bench in the dining area has languished almost as long as the decision regarding the perfect off-white paint. The answer … Continue reading

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Bedroom decoration and refurbishment

Still no luck finding a new changeover person for the Argeles apartment, so doing that ourselves right now. As the apartment has not been decorated for a while, and the bedroom was just a white box, we decided to bite … Continue reading

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Window seat made with reclaimed materials

Long term followers may remember that we rescued a 19thc side table from a chapel on the point of demolition. Would have ended up in the skip if my brother-in-law and sister hadn’t spotted that we could do something with … Continue reading

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Morning- Campagne-sur-Aude

      Now and then the phone camera gets it right. The one above left might very well inspire a painting at some point.

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Three more old rooms

I have a need to gaze upon enticing old rooms; so here are three more. Just because. Laserow Blogspot mystery site (the link to which has been “deleted and purged”!) That sounds very terminal.   michaelpaulphotography         … Continue reading

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The Os de Mouton chair gets it’s new cover

Remember this vide- grenier buy from August 2016? An ode to the os de mouton chair The frame was great, though we did treat it for woodworm just in case. It wasn’t safe to sit on, only two working springs … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- cushions for me

Last weekend I took a break from making up cushions to sell and used some pieces from my stash of antique and vintage embroideries to make up cushions for the French house. Left- large needlepoint woolwork panel in Arts & … Continue reading

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