Tag Archives: wood

Mixing materials

I am fascinated by the gorgeous mix of materials and colours in this one French house found on http://www.cotemaison.fr I like the change in colour on the stair risers at the door way. And the raw wood panelling on the … 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 most wanted list – qu’est-ce que l’on veut?

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

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La cheminée, le cœur de la pièce- or, why the fireplace is key

I’m not dictating what you should do Chez Vous, but for me, the fireplace in any room is key. Left-  from linen & lavender – lifestyle I have two woodburning stoves to fit at the French village house; but if … Continue reading

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Tread carefully part 2- an update on safer stairs stories

Looking through JP’s latest post on his wonderful blog here I had a strong sense of deja-vu. Trapphuset till vinden då och nu OK, students, compare and contrast JP’s photos with mine here- https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/episode-36-safer-stairs-stories/ https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/tread-carefully/ Although the room looks a little … Continue reading

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Quandaries -the buffet- update

              So, I dredged up the photo above-left-, which is the only photo I had of the QB (Quandary Buffet) taken when we bought it. Surrounded by stuff. Next time we saw it was … Continue reading

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Wood is Good- The wood rescue diary

“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

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