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Ideas- range cookers, ironware, copper pendants- and the big kitchen dilemna

So, we went to the Homebuilding & Renovation show at NEC Birmingham last weekend. I had to be dragged along, as last year’s event had been a big disappointment to us, with few of the small, artisan  exhibitors whose unique … Continue reading

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Episode 133- Dream Lantern

      I have been thinking about lighting. A lot. All rooms at the village house  are having- Practical (new electric wiring) light fittings and 2. Authentic and atmospheric candle fittings Today’s debate is on what to fit in … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Introducing metal elements

You know I love my old wrought iron pieces-example left- and see my earlier post:- https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/the-thursday-three-any-old-iron-some-scrap-it-some-give-it-house-room/ I have been searching for vintage doors to either replace some nasty mid-fifties ones or to fit into the newly opened up doorways. This … Continue reading

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Episode 117- Re-purposing old original doors

http://robbinsrealtygroup.com/2015/04/17/barn-door/ I have been obsessing for ages about what to do with the old cave door-below – https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/episode-16-the-doors-part-1/ ‎ It doesn’t fit, the wind blows around and through it and there is insufficient light coming through the two dinky little … Continue reading

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An early & expanded Thursday Three – Vintage lighting

As my regular Thursday Three slot has been thrown into chaos lately, I put forth this bonus post showcasing some of the lighting I have picked up  over the last few years with  the French house in mind. Some works … Continue reading

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Episode 111 Bowled over – Les lavabos Part 1

Although we are still a way off, I thought you might like to see some bathroom fittings. I loathe the basin in our shower room and can’t wait to get rid I like these simple French campaign style wash stands … Continue reading

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The nearly Thursday Three

Likely to be busy tomorrow so here we are “mecredi”. You can catch a glimpse of terrace bedroom paint effect above, plus I have decided to use the terrazzo skirting reclaimed  from tulip bedroom in here. It has little chips … Continue reading

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