18 August 2018

This Old House


Paul has been busy this morning repairing and re-varnishing the wooden shutters from the downstairs French doors.  He built them about eight years ago but they take quite a hit from the extremes of weather we get here.  The doors look quite bare without the shutters although it’s nice to see the stonework that is usually hidden when they are open.

man at work



French doors without their shutters



A lot of our neighbours have plastic or metal volets (shutters) that require little maintenance but they wouldn’t look right here.  Our house is old, the first record dating back to 1790, the time of the French Revolution.  I wonder what discussions have been held over the decades within these walls.


the French doors lead to an outer hallway

the arched ceiling is part of the original cellar


what are you doing with the camera?



22 comments:

  1. I wonder what discussions have been held over the decades within these walls...
    PAUL Shall I switch the telly on?
    SUE Yeah.

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  2. Your house is absolutely amazing.

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    1. Very typical of this region of France.

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  3. I love your home. The history is just not something you can get here. -Jenn

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    1. It would be nice to have more historical information about the house.

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  4. Wow what a wonderful home. Such character and mystery.

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  5. I believe our little house is even older. Early 1700's, built when the very young Louis XV was on the throne; which is probably why it's falling down!

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    1. Falling down houses - part of the charm!

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  6. Very handsome indeed! Did you find any forgotten 'treasures' when you bought the place?

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    1. Olny some old wooden beds that we chopped up and burnt, and a pair of ancient bellows that we used as a coffee table.

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  7. Beautiful house ! Love the photo of Rick. Is he a " breed" or a mixture ? He is gorgeous whatever. ( I have a mini schnauzer and a yorkie )

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    1. He is a Labrit - a pyrenean shepherd.

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    2. Ah, I didn't recognise the breed.....a friend has one but they keep her " trimmed" so she looks very different! She ( Minx) is a brown/cream mixture

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  8. It looks like a gorgeous house. The arched ceiling is stunning!

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    1. I'm convinced there are all sorts of creepy crawlies living in that ceiling (although I've never seen any).

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