Wish me luck!!!
This week I have been decorating the house and had forgotten how time-consuming and tiring it all is. Fun though! I live in a Victorian house, built in 1885, so I have very high ceilings with coving and ceiling roses, tall skirting boards and fireplaces.
I have taken a few pics, but I must join a class or something to learn a little more about this photography thing!! I tried to take them in the dark so that the lights would show and it would be more atmospheric, but the flash just illuminated everything to a stark white light -without the flash - a shadowy gloom in which nothing was recognisable!
This is the front hall.
The statue is an original of a girl called Lauren and she is very beautiful. When all living things are safe, it I wouldis her I would probably grab in a fire. I saved to buy her after pressing my nose up against an art shop window to stare at her for months and months.
This is the lounge, which we tend to use a lot, especially in the winter months.
This is the fireplace in the sitting room which we sadly don't seem to use very often now.
This is the staircase which was painted a dirty white when I bought the house, so I stripped the spindles and the floor which I think looks better. We have a central runner now on the stairs and rugs on the hall, landing and corridor.
This is the final picture for today. This is the cast iron range at the end of the dining room, which must have been the original kitchen and scullery - we have a modern kitchen now of course.
The fire, hidden behind hydrangea flowers, does light and the oven works too, although we only use it for keeping food warm - not for cooking - far too unpredictable!! We only light it on family occasions when we all eat together, so the next time will be Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my home.
Thank you for stopping by,