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The Tented Room

The guest bedroom here remains little changed. Used for a while as our bedroom and then a study, it is square in plan with two double sash windows and high ceilings. In the original house it was the front parlour … Continue reading

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According to Plan

The hang of the completed hallway was scheduled for Queen’s birthday weekend (first weekend in June). We’ve have lived for a while with the hallway looking spare and now time had come to get our heads around the complexities of hanging … Continue reading

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Journey to a Hanging [My Version]

  1. I have pressed a friend who hangs artworks for a living to assist me in hanging the pictures in the newly painted hall. The date arranged is a month away – the long Queen’s Birthday weekend. The day … Continue reading

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Hanging with Andrew McIntosh Patrick

  When I come back to the house I usually end up pulling out one of the books or magazines I have on the homes and collections of Andrew McIntosh Patrick.  It is my way of taking stock. It allows me … Continue reading

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Dinner Dogma & Dino – A Midwinter table setting

A short video – depicting the table setting for our midwinter Christmas – seating for 10 our largest yet – requiring two tables.

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Out dammed spot

Can you imagine living in a world where certain decorative items purchased for the home – came with a large sticker announcing – this person has TASTE and MONEY? From the 1950s until some time in the 1970s New Zealand … Continue reading

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Our little Dacha

Almost a year ago I posted that we were about to get back on the tools and start work renovating the hall. That turned out to be a little optimistic. What I didn’t know then was that within a matter … Continue reading

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