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Tongue in Cheek
Provence, France
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Posted 5 hours ago at Tongue in Cheek
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Autumn on the horizon. A different color palette takes the stage. Autumn antiques, why not call them that? Antiques about grape harvest and making wine. Beautiful old pieces. Received sunshine held for tomorrow. A splash of color, A surprise, An unexpected touch of hello there, A moment's notice. A gift of light on stone, A seedling waiting for someone to notice it, and when noticed blooms. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tongue in Cheek
I love icing! lol :)
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No the stove hood did not cover the water heater, it is in the basement. In Provence it is classic see old homes with a hood such as the one that was there. No the floor was not tomettes, just ugly 1970s tile.
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Th tone you mention I prefer, a linen color so it blends in. Thanks!
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I can imagine drawing pictures of ice cubes and a bottle of wine. ;)
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That sounds interesting. Let's give it a try when you get here.
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I am waiting!
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Sure!
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Will do, thank you for leading me there!
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I do not know about that, but thanks!
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Merci!
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thank youxx
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I could fill a container with white faience in a month, if money didn't matter.See you soon
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The "front door" is on the right hand side of the photo. When we first saw the house (next to ours, not is Cassis but in our town.) My first thought was, "What is under the dropped ceiling?" My second thought was, "And how many different patterns of wall paper, flooring and tile patterns did they put up in this 700 square foot house?" Fortunately, Rene, the master artisan was gamed to taking it back to its original state. I drew out the plan and started sourcing materials. When we bought the house I asked the owner's if I could keep the never been used stove: It was the best hand shake deal ever. We kept the stove, sink, and faucet. I wanted to keep the chimney hood too, but in the end we saw that it was and would be very low. As I am five feet and three inches tall it was not a problem for me, but for anyone taller the chimney hood was a certain beetle bopper. The house is made of stone, just like ours. It is documented 400 years old. Under the dropped ceiling were the original beams. We did not touch them, instead kept them as we found them. The carved wooden piece is from the top of an armoire. Early 1800s. It is dark wood made darker from years of being polished. I stripped it, then sanded it and later gave it a plaster coat and light sanded it again. The wall brackets are made of iron. The smaller one would have had a glass top and most likely was a bar shelf. The brackets had layers of paint, oh how that appealed to me. The back splash is a semi matte tadelakt (following this link to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadelakt) It is the same in the bathroom. "Tadelakt: Tadelakt (tadla:kt) is a waterproof plaster surface used to make baths, sinks, water vessels, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, roofs, and even floors. It is made from lime plaster, which is rammed, polished, and treated with soap to make it waterproof and water repellant. Tadelakt is labour-intensive to install, but durable. Since it is applied as a paste, tadelakt has a soft, undulating character, it can form curves, and it is seamless. Pigment can be added to give it any colour, but deep red is traditional. It may have a shiny or matte finish."... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tongue in Cheek
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Thank you.
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Oh Lucky Arezzo antique market is wonderful. Have fun finding pieces for your renovated place. Send photos!
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Hi Camy, See you on Tuesday!
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He thinks it is beautiful but not practical, he is right.
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:)
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Thank you Franki!xx
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Are you ready to get in?
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I think so too, impractical but perfect!
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oh good because I have a slew of photos.
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Thank you Jennifer.
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