There's something amazing about being in an old house filled to the brim with wonderful vintage items, and to be able to see back in time and feel the spaces in which people spent their home lives in long gone days.
There are not many pictures of whole rooms and spaces - I got lost in the beautiful details, you see. I still hope that the virtual tour of beautiful details will be interesting enough.
I've been thinking about why it feels so special to visit such a heritage house and to be able to walk around among those rooms full of old objects. The first thought that came to mind was that being a flea market treasure hunter, my thrifty soul relishes being in rooms full of perfect vintage finds and feels right at home.
Then on further thought, I think I might have found the answer: all those items that I covet and am interested in, the vintage pots and pans, chairs, linens, wall hangings and nicknacks are there in their original context, together. It is rather special to see any of them in flea markets when they turn up (and even more special if they are affordable). However, in their true environment, together, they tell much more of their full story.
If you are not a flea market or vintage enthusiast I hope you will excuse all the gushing and the tremors of awe that may transfer from my writing. I really feel I stumbled upon a big treasure house... the museum of everything I like.
There's another great thing about this heritage house - in their shop they sell reproduction vintage wallpaper, made to order. I hope one day I might be able to have a reason to go and purchase some. Here's a few that I liked, from the piles of big books of samples there.
And one more thing - there was this little guy roosting high on top of an enamel lid above the kitchen range. He is so charming in his perfect home-crafted potholderness, that I decided to make one soon, once I have finished other on-going projects.
I hoped you liked the tour! By the way, what name would you give this potholder rooster? He looks so full of character that he really deserves a name! :)