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Inspiration

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Inspiration When will inspiration strike? another room needs decorating bring out the paint charts. Fortunately we are just back from a holiday in Italy….

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Roman Wool Blinds

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Roman Wool Blinds Our house has big windows and has high ceilings. The more help in cutting the cold down the better. Our windows are…

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The Grammar of Ornament

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The Grammar of Ornament – Book Review We have lots of different pieces of original ornamentation in our house, fancy plasterwork, leaded glass, floor…

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Marmalade recipe

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Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe Marmalade Recipe This is a touchy one as everyone likes their marmalade slightly different. I like a tangy, fresh, thin…

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Yorkshire Style

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It’s a Yorkshire thing We have just been featured in the Yorkshire Post, which was very flattering,  they wanted to know about our renovation philosophy….

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Wood burning Stove

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Wood burning Stove (Log burner) Our house is expensive to heat. It is costly due to a combination of size, height of ceilings, draughts…

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Builders Brew

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Builders Brew The things you don’t plan for when buying a restoration project is how many cups of tea and coffee you will end…

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working hands

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream Since working on the house I have ripped all my nails and cut my hands to pieces pulling out…

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Fireplace Hearth

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Stone Hearth We needed to put in a hearth for the fireplace in the Drawing Room. As the house is stone built we thought it…

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Air vent cover

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Brass Air vent cover In the drawing room when we had removed all the false walls we discovered a large air vent in the…

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Door handles

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Discovered a fantastic place to get lovely old door handles. They are modern copies of original Victorian handles. Previously I have used salvaged door…

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