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The Thursday Three – velvet and verdigris

I will miss aspects of the cottage in the UK. Although the cheap white walls and dark brown carpet upstairs are not my choice, they are an OK backdrop for photos. As you might know, I have been sourcing curtains, … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- The Newark Antique & Collectors Fair

If you are at all serious about antiques, collectables, architectural salvage or vintage then you really should take time to visit Europe’s largest antique fair at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground in England’s East Midlands http://www.iacf.co.uk/newark   I met a … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Chinese Demi-lune lacquered table

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

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The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

In deference to WBFM who thinks that my textile buying is out of control (debatable) I will now justify these three entirely necessary purchases. Right and left- My very long crochet and cutwork detailed salon second layer curtains. I will … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- In which I actually make a critical curtain decision

Yes I know, I am obsessed. In my defence, having survived years of dust, dirt, demolition, rubble & squalor in our French village hovel , I think I am entitled to think about lovely fabrics and finishes. Longer term visitors … Continue reading

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More on the contentious curtains conversation

I am having my usual ongoing debate with myself re curtains, even though I would be better employed… 1) Earning enough money to pay for the final work at French village house 2) Thinking about filling, plastering and painting (ditto) … Continue reading

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