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More photos of this lovely piece fresh from France on our etsy shop (right) Very Petit Chateau. Trev has been working hard on our very brown coffee table Remember this table? Tutorial on request..
Here we have the first furniture rescue project since we installed ourselves in France. This little console table has been sitting around waiting for repair and tlc for a few years but kept being sidelined for major house projects. More … Continue reading
Let me just say that I am not unaffected by what is happening in the world. I may be idyllicly located now, but life is not rose-tinted and terrible things are happening elsewhere. My child works an inherently dangerous and … Continue reading
So, what’s the old stuff we all want these days? I may not be able to give you the definitive answer to this burning question, but I can reveal the top five UK best sellers that the third quarter of … Continue reading
It’s a real pain when you find that , once you have laboriously taken bits of grotty old varnish off your dining table, the stain once used on this piece has soaked right down into it and it’s STILL DIRTY … Continue reading
“Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent fine grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.” ~Liú Shèng (d. 113 BC), “Ode to Fine-Grained Wood,” quoted in Beyond the Screen: Chinese … Continue reading
Well, live giveth and life taketh away. This week I had two ebay buys; the first was so far from it’s listing description as to be bordering on criminal misrepresentation. For £3.20, I decided to rise above it. Number two. … Continue reading
After many kind pep-talks via my blog visitors and followers, I am taking “Ellen A’s” sensible advice; she says that she is quite happy to read about our furniture rescuing activities whilst we collect our very scattered thoughts. These tables … Continue reading
How do they meet this price point? I thought Primark had moved away from sweat shops? I don’t know, this cushion was made in India, in a wool like fabric with faux patent leather piping. It’s quite spectacular and would … Continue reading
This gallery contains 51 photos.
I have posted about Trevor being bored since taking redundancy last year. “What” I asked him “do you want to do with yourself now, apart from driving me to distraction?” “Something completely different from what I was doing before; with … Continue reading
As part of my new regime , being the general curation of my life and possessions, I am selling rather than buying right now. As I have said before, I have almost enough pieces to furnish a small chateau. Some … Continue reading
Yesterday I spent a considerable amount of time closely studying some beautiful knots and blemishes on a rustic wood dining table in Homesense and talking to myself about it. In my defence, I thought I was talking to Trevor, but … Continue reading
Yes I know, this is a terrible picture, but it is the only one I have to hand that shows my kitchen diner at the French village house WITH DINING FURNITURE! The country table, as you now know, came from … Continue reading
Today, in deference to repeated hints by Ms Poshbirdy I am finally posting this lovely table. From my favourite internet auction site, this was a “collect only” job, but everytime I win a special piece like this , my day … Continue reading
AS you may recall, I am mixing it up at the French village house and adding a few classic contemporary pieces to the antique and vintage mix. This is the chrome & enamel fitting that will be installed over the … Continue reading
I am not an expert on ceramics, too much out there and too many collectors to compete with, but if I see a piece with great shape or colours at a bargain basement price, well it’s tempting. Like my antique … Continue reading