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More lovely French doors- The Thursday Three from the Languedoc

Three more fabulous doors. I wonder what secrets lie behind these? I particulary love the grey doors below, and note that two newer carved wooden panels have been added to support the brass knobs. Entirely in keeping with the orginal … Continue reading

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Episode 147 – in which we finally blow the b****y doors off!

I hate these sapele sixties doors. They were everywhere in the house when we acquired it. They are no use for repurposing any place and we can’t chop them up and throw them in the wood burner, so they’ll have … Continue reading

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French style signs & symbols #2 – Diamond Doors

I have noticed the preponderence here in the Languedoc of front entrance doors with the diamond motif; ours included. We even find this motif -right-on the huge doors on Limoux’s beautiful Église Saint-Martin de Limoux http://visitesvirtuelles.123.fr/eglise-saint-martin-a-limoux/ What I have also … Continue reading

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Episode 102- Where do I begin? the cave story- part 1

Ok, so you may not want to trawl the archives for the full saga so I have decided to post some bite-sized summaries on progress in French house to date. Left- we have one end of the cave. On purchase … Continue reading

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French Doors – a few more from a little village in the Languedoc

Renovation, restoration, prime location in France-As my readers seem to love photos of wonderful old doors, I have been out and about around Campagne-sur-Aude and today I bring you a new selection. Left- This is the side door of the … Continue reading

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Episode 63- An epic “to do” list….April 2014

Renovation, restoration, apprehension Energy levels permitting (Trevor is not 100%) we have started a new “to do ” list for village house during our very imminent trip to France. This includes:- 1) Make & hang the Languedocien style door for … Continue reading

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Episode 60- Tall Tales.. A journey toward terrace chic

Renovation, restoration, elevation The most dramatic change, to date, in our ongoing project to renovate and restore a village house in the far south of France  has been the genius addition of the roof terrace. We started (see episode 2 … Continue reading

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