Tag Archives: glass

Sealing the shower- glass mosaic tiles

Do you remember the issues with the shower on the 2nd floor at the house? It is lined with six large panels of very beautiful silvery grey/blue granite. These are marked with 90 years of limescale but we are hoping … Continue reading

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Restore, recycle, reuse, relook it, relove it

I have been blog-chatting with JP at https://husifrankrike.com/ where he and his wife have been musing on restoring features at their medieval village house ( also in the Aude) and perhaps commissioning replacement features. JP has what looks like a … Continue reading

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The mirrors are coming out.. 

  The mirrors are being unpacked. No, we are nowhere near finishing. But my mirrors are important in the great scheme of things and will manipulate the light in each space. Coincidentally, the first two out of their box are … Continue reading

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In which I do something I’m not sure the house wants, but it’s exactly right

Yes, I said the house doesn’t want anything as glamorous as a chandelier. They are for grand houses like bizzyella’s and poshbirdy’s, not mine. But I had this little Italian one I bought ten years ago that sat in the … Continue reading

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Episode 134 – Small room, big headache

It’s a bit of a pain,  the deuxième étage shower room. It has basically looked like this since we demolished the wall that divided the tulip bedroom in half; one side then a dark box save for the tiny dirty skylight … Continue reading

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Episode 123 – more on the door

It’s not as easy as 123, by the way… And, yes, this is probably Most Bizarre Photo Of 2015. What’s going on with the end of his nose? Who needs a Punch & Judy show? Trev still had a sense … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Maps, whales, butterflies

#1-Here is my antique map of the Languedoc. Posted before but it is so precious and beautiful & evocative that I thought I would share it with newer followers. I can date it to somewhere between 1648 and 1659, when … Continue reading

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