Wednesday, 21 January 2009

willow pattern china

Hello and happy midweek to you, I have spent my morning going through all my photos and trying to decide which ones to have printed as post cards.

Met with my darling sister for lunch, who brought with her some delicious homemade flapjack, which lasted all of two seconds! Then off to view a house which was a perfect light, airy space and a real bargain even though it would take £60'000 at least to fix it up. There were scenes from "the money pit" running through my mind. It had views to die for right down to the coast and the sunshine shimmering on the sea. Shame one needs essential things like heating and so on to survive the crappy English winter.
It seems an old man had lived there all his life, there were six layers of wall paper peeling back to reveal all the previous decades trends. One was a fabulous willow pattern china print. Also there were vintage gift boxes and old books piled up in the hallway, I thought of you guys, I wonder if there was anything inside? How wonderful would it be to gather up some great friends and look through them all? It breaks my heart to think they may be waiting to be thrown out.

Poking about in shabby old houses is not the only place you'll find me today, my dear friend Melissa of Melissa loves has invited me to tea and talk, won't you stop buy and join us?

10 comments:

Laura said...

Did you take pictures of that home? Sounds really interesting.

Lobster and swan said...

Unfortunately no pics, it would make a super backdrop for a fashion shoot!
I might go back, but I don't want to waste the guys time we really cant afford the repairs required.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So happy you liked your feature sweet Jess! :) This house sounds so wonderful....a treasure. Too bad it is so much to fix it up....*sigh* I would have liked to have tea with you and look through all of the stacks! :)
xoxo
Melis

Brittany Noel said...

Dang no photos! What a disappointment it needs so many repairs. How exciting that you're looking for a house!!

all over the map said...

enjoyed that interview. love your music choices. kings of leon have grown on me.
i was picturing the little apple from your grand dad. i treasure the same things. i especially love the memories those special little treasures bring back.

~*"'*Dia*"'*~ said...

Who knows, maybe if you asked, those boxes and books would have been given to you ;) Why not try?

Suze said...

It sounds a wonderful house...it's a shame there's too much to do.

Good luck with your search. :)

The Cherry Blog said...

Aaw old houses like that are so precious. And I adore that film, 'the money pit', and would love to find out all those boxes secrets! x

Miz.November said...

Lovely interview. And I agree with Dia. Just ask. You could at least ask to do a photo shoot there.

muralimanohar said...

Oh, how painful. Definitely you should ask. You can even frame it as an offer to clear the house and cart everything away for free. Just hurts the heart, doesn't it, thinking of treasures rotting in a dump?