I am already back in France again. Probably because I have been looking through the photos I took last week and sorting some out for today's post. I had promised pics of the guestrooms, hadn't I?
I need to explain a little about the cottage first. It is 150 years old, and a typical French country fermette, which means, all the living took place on the ground floor, and the space under the roof was the hay loft. When we bought our cottage, it had already been modernised ( not exactly to our taste, far too modern, but at least all the hard work had been done ). So, the space under the roof had been converted to a petit salon and chambres, a little living room and bedrooms. But that meant that the layout is a little eccentric, lol.
From the living area on the groundfloor, a steep staircase leads up to the top, and the first thing you see it one part of the petit salon . Next to the stairs, sort of behind you now, is the computer area, to the left is our main bedroom and to the right is the door to the guest bedrooms.
Right then, through the door into the bedrooms, and this is where it gets somewhat eccentric -
The pink bedroom is below the blue bedroom, reached by some stairs, so at the moment it is more like one huge bedroom on two different levels, separated by a half wall, lol. Eventually, we will separate them properly and make them into individual bedrooms, but for the time being this is just fine with us.
Pics of the blue bedroom first -
An old blue trunk used as a bedside table
A simple little lavender bag for a good night's sleep
A fabulous vintage tie back hanging from a bed post
A vintage granny square blanket, a perfect colour match with the original lloyd loom chair
A battered old trunk for storing lots of books in case you are not sleepy yet
Just in front of this trunk are the stairs to the right, leading down into the pink bedroom.
This little marble topped dressing table is straight ahead of you then-
I love the little chandelier in the pink bedroom, suits it really well, don't you think?
The 40s bedroom furniture came with the cottage, but it didn't quite look like this. It was dark and dingy, scratched and battered and it looked grotty and horrible. So I sanded it down, and painted it, and picked out the carving in pinks and greens, and it now has a totally new lease of life -
On the bed, amongst other things, are a 19th Century Durham quilt and a 1940s feather eiderdown. Got to have a French ticking bolster and cushions as well -
More vintage tiebacks dangling everywhere and a gorgeous soft green fringed shawl -
Engravings, prints and paintings of roses on the walls. I love this bedroom.
Didn't get round to taking picture of our bedroom, no idea why not, lol. I shall do that next time we go.
Thats all for now. I have to try and get a few things into vintageland.
Toodlepip ( or tiddleypops, as a dear blogger friend said, lol ) xxx