It's a chilly, damp, early spring with fresh crisp green everywhere, which magically highlights the stone in this ancient village.
My eyes are drawn to the architecture, the small details of paint colors, the shape of an exterior lamp, ancient building materials, and on and on is where my focus lies.
.........could sound like an old book title.........the stories of what lies beyond
contemplating a smuggling ring.....are you in?
A side entrance. Yes again, an original door AND original (i know i keep saying that...sorry) hinges and hardware. The wood of the door is one solid board, imagine the size of the tree
Note the sign saying "free house?" This means they are not beholden to any one brewery and can sell any beer they choose. Increasingly becoming rare as it is a more costly alternative
Classical sign, 'fish and chips'. Again there is that gorgeous oil based paint.
Personally great design is about contrasts; in the garden, indoors and outdoors. The gloss of the paint with it's subtle formality is a stark contrast to the rough, age-worn stone. These opposites perfectly compliment each other. Until my smuggling ring is up and running, you can use a high gloss water based paint on doors, sills and shutters.......another benefit? Easy to clean.
Heading "home" the days are flying by........have a great week..... Cheers!
A very special friend crafts 'one-of-a-pair' lamps from found objects. These are old clock roman numerals turned lamps