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The Thursday Three- and why do I have a teaspoon in my pocket?

So I put my hand in the pocket of my dressing gown and there’s a teaspoon in there. Why? I haven’t a clue. I know I’m extremely distracted right now and any hope of preserving the normal is out of … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – velvet and verdigris

I will miss aspects of the cottage in the UK. Although the cheap white walls and dark brown carpet upstairs are not my choice, they are an OK backdrop for photos. As you might know, I have been sourcing curtains, … Continue reading

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The Curtain Smuggler

Well, you know that I refuse to pay for hold luggage on Ryanair, unless it’s packed with antique textiles. So, I can pack  a fortnight’s capsule wardrobe and all associated necessities into  a cabin bag AND stay inside the weight … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Passementerie, rings and heraldic motifs

All vintage today. Substantial cotton bobble fringing. Old but very clean metal curtain rings- I have been looking for a quantity of these for a while as I want to hang as many curtains as possible on traditional French style … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- In which I actually make a critical curtain decision

Yes I know, I am obsessed. In my defence, having survived years of dust, dirt, demolition, rubble & squalor in our French village hovel , I think I am entitled to think about lovely fabrics and finishes. Longer term visitors … Continue reading

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More on the contentious curtains conversation

I am having my usual ongoing debate with myself re curtains, even though I would be better employed… 1) Earning enough money to pay for the final work at French village house 2) Thinking about filling, plastering and painting (ditto) … Continue reading

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