Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Cottage Extension - Sneak a Peek

a cottage in northumberland
It's looking a little more like a home rather than a building site now. Our cottage has grown beyond belief, it is more than twice the size it was, has proper central heating, a spiral staircase that is wide enough for 2 people to pass on it, a range oven that makes me want to bake again, a dishwasher to make my hands soft again, loads of cupboard space and even though it still isn't finished it is only 3 days away from being decorated and having our furniture brought here, out of the store that it has been hiding in for nearly 2 years.
The stained glass windows you see in the second picture were a gift from my lovely friend Tara, of Paris Parfait fame, and were from the stairwell of a Parisian apartment block. They now go to make up one of our bathroom walls.

7 comments:

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

Looks gorgeous--can't wait to see the whole thing!

Country French Antiques said...

I 2nd Mary Jo!!!

babelfish said...

How fabulous, I love the stain glass window and the spiral staircase!

Sylvie said...

J'adore the spiral staircase! Intrigued and waiting for more...

Freshly Found said...

It is looking great! I bet you cant wait to 'move' in!

stencil helen said...

Brilliant. I'm so pleased for you both.

paris parfait said...

Am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled that you found a place for the stained-glass windows! It's wonderful to see them in use, after waiting so long for the right place! And your cottage is looking stunning. Can't wait to come see it in person. xoxox