Saturday, June 27, 2009

Spaces I daydream about

Three summers ago my dad and grandma were trying to clean out my great grandmother's house. No, not to sell - but to rent to new tenants. I spent an afternoon wandering around scrounging up little bits and pieces to take away from the house before the new folks moved in. I think about that day a lot, and daydream about moving in, a lot - it probably finds its way into my head at least once a day ....

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If I lived here I think I'd quit my job, forget California and do 1385 full time. The second floor has two bedrooms, one small enough to hold all my findings, the other would be perfect for a sewing room. And in between those two bedrooms is this beautiful floor ... I think I'd stack hat boxes and old time worn suitcases with a few stuffings for good measure. Or maybe I'd make it a sitting room of sorts.... so many possibilities!

floor

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This is the bathroom and the pantry - the light is so pretty and the I love the tiles and the lovely little cubby cabinets. Maybe I'd replace that old crumbly bathtub with a claw foot tub, I think that'd be one nice upgrade.



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I think what brought this blog post on was that I was looking through some wallpaper designs and I thought about this wallpaper. I don't know if the new renters painted over anything. I cringe at the thought of it so I try to not to think about it.

wallpaper


It's perfect though. Prints done in a nice subtle way are always my favorite, and this one takes the cake.

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Last but not least, tin ceilings.....hellooo dream world...

cieling


I'm so mad at myself that I didn't get better pictures. I think my excuse was that my batteries died, or something lame like that... isn't that always the case? Fortunately though - there is another family owned space that I can't wait to take pictures in. I took some photos of it a while back and have been trying to decide if I should share them before Jeff and I go ... but I think I'll wait!!

3 comments:

les amis des chats said...

Wow, your Great Grandmother's house is fantastic! The floor tiles are gorgeous (as is everything else), what era do you suppose they are from? I'm from the UK and it often seems that a lot of things from the past eighty or so years are stripped from houses to make way for the new, which is awful! People consider things from the Victorian or Edwardian times as 'period features' but decor from later on is are just as important to preserve and is beautiful, as your photos show. Your blog is one of my favourites by the way, keep up the good work :)

modaspia said...

this is kind of heartbreaking to read..i wish you had the house! also, i watched the video and have to say you are gorgeous francesca. you seem to always shy away from the camera in pics so your face is seldom in view. you look like an old film star (young tho!). i hope SF works out for you. i've moved so far from home when i was young, for love. it's so hard..i hope you find happiness there.

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Love these details!! The wallpaper ... sigh... Lovely!

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