jeudi 16 février 2012
I want those doors and I want them NOW!!!
I apologise for the lack of blogging but now that the freezing cold spell of weather is over the chateau renovations are off again at a great pace.
There are floors being laid, walls being plastered, a staircase being erected and endless lorries arriving with building materials.
It is all at that stage where you can really see things taking shape and as the rooms evolve I am constantly out there having new ideas ( I can hear them all groaning when I do) , changing my mind ( womans perogative) and just standing and looking (poking my nose) trying to imagine the finished thing.
Sometimes at dusk when everyone has gone I go and stand amongst the rubble and think " Oh heavens...............what have we taken on?"!
I really wanted to add these old town doors to the end of the sitting room. With their cast iron grilles and old tinkling door bell like a bicycle bell they are simply divine.
Pierre the builder thought they would not look right................
But I refused to crumble so in they went.......................
and now the plasterboards are up and I can see what it will be like when the room is plastered I know that they are perfect.
A visiting friend asked if I am going to have them stripped and painted like new. When I told her I am just going to wax them to retain the old paint finish she looked at me like I had lost my head!!
I actually think I will be 93 years old before we get to start on the old cottage at the end of the garden!! I am just hoping it doesn`t crumble before we get to it!!
I am no nearer solving the Caroline Endres mystery box from my last blog. All I have managed to discover is that her father was of German origin and his name was Otto Endres and he migrated to New York in the late 1800s.
So..............whilst I am so preoccupied here is the link to Frou Frou`s newly plump Etsy shop.....
She is definitely a chip off the old block, tassel off the old curtain, monogram off the old sheet or whatever you like to call it!!
Whoa.....the girl did good!!!