Tag Archives: tulip

The door stalker

So, dear readers and loyal blog-buddies, you know that I like a bargain; and the bestest bargain is a freebie. Recycle, Re-use, Restore, Repurpose. Just after we arrived in France last month we noticed these three doors/windows stacked against an … Continue reading

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La chambre d’amis. Guests at the French house

It’s not easy finding a battery operated light that is bright enough to steer you to the bathroom in the middle of the pitch black, light pollution free nights we have here. We have wiring, but it’s not connected up … 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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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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Episode 121- Whispering words of wisdom, let it be

Please don’t sue me L & M, but that particular lyric is very appropriate. I could also call this “bedroom before” photo – left- “a view to a hill”. OK, OK, I’m getting carried away now. This post is about … Continue reading

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Episode 104- Campagne March 2015

Just rolled out of bed decadently late and grabbed this shot from the tulip bedroom. Look at that sky! For the restoration fans, the lethally lead painted shutters held together with string are going. They are so warped and sagging … Continue reading

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