Sunday, September 30, 2007

What do I love about my home?

Hi all!
Thanks for passing by and leaving me such lovely comments!
I'm still dry frameless. Somebody put in a 50 euro offer at the auctionhouse and grabbed my dry frame away, paying 70 euros including costs to the auctioneer. And yes the 'feeling sorry mode' already works at full speed. First I thougt that I was happy, 70 euros for a drying frame...But when I tried to find a picture to show you what I've missed, and could't find it, the first sorry feelings were entering my brain. I cruised the entire internet since then. Nope, I cannot find such a beautiful museumpiece, not even if I would be prepared to pay a million euros...

Today I was looking for some inspiration in blogland and visited Karla's Cottage ( ). Karla has a very inspiring blog and I noticed that she hosted a party 'What do you love about your home', on september 25th. I simply missed it, because I was making my very first entry here on my own blog that very day. But you know the good thing of having your own blog is that I'm mistress of time here. So I'll buzz us back to the 25th now. blooooblelboooop:

September 25th having my own private Karla's cottage inspired party;

What do I love about my home?

Our home is a late 19th century townhouse, 4 stories high in the middle of a dutch town. As it's about 125 years old it has suffered many alterations, especially on the inside. We have done an awfull lot of work to bring it back to its former glory and are still working on it.

What I like about this house is that it's a spacious house. It has huge front doors.

It has a beautiful entrance hall, now that we have worked on it. The ceiling in the entrance hall is about 5 meters high. You have to go up a little staircase to enter our house. We don't have a ground floor actually. The 'ground floor' is about 1.50 meter above the ground and is called 'bel-etage'. The doors that are dividing the 'bel-etage' from the entrance hall are the crown jewels of our house. These are still the original 19th century panelled doors, the glass divided as it should be. There is stained, cut and etched glass in every door. However, I doubt that this is the original glass. I suspect that a former inhabitant of this house, a glass manufacturer called Bouvy, has changed the glass in those sliding doors into these beauties during the early twenties of the 20th century.

Our house seem to be so spacious because of its heigh ceilings; almost 4 meters high on the bel-etage and first floor. Some ceilings have lovely ornaments;

I also love the kitchen floor. These are old tiles cut out from a factory in Belgium. We have worked more than 3 days to put these tiles on our kitchenfloor, a hell of a job, but it's been so much worth it.

My favorite space is our bedroom. This is me. I have bought the cupboards in Belgium and painted them white. The mantlepiece looks like marble but is actually wood and is restored by me. There was no original mantle piece left in this house.

My husband prefers the study;

I like my little studio under construction very much. I have altered this printers' tray into a hiding place for little boxes, needles, little scissors and anything that runs away real easy just when you needed them most;

Ok. that's all for now folks, I hope you have enjoyed this party! Ooo wait a sec I have to beep us back into today!! :-))
LiLi M.


M. said...

Bonjour Lili M., dank voor je grappige commentaren! Jullie hebben een schitterende bibliotheekkast. Ik had het vroeger wellicht al gezegd. De onze moet ik ooit nog wit maken, staat zoveel frisser, maar ik kom tijd en handen tekort. Have a nice day, M.

Dolly said...

Hello Miss LiLi M .... welcome to blog land!
I have to warn will be addicted before you know it!
But its a fun-good addiction! :-)

I love your beautiful home...and all that space and the wonderful details!
My dream home is an old old victorian home, that we can restore to its former glory!

You are invited to come by to visit me!!

its nice to meet you!
Be back soon!

Hugz, Dolly

Anonymous said...

Hee Lili M, even een reactie van de kleurendokter uit de etalage...
mooi blog, ben benieuwd of het verslavender is dan PC ;-) enne, over 2 weken weer een nieuwe etalage (thema zal je zeker aanspreken...)groet, C.

Anonymous said...

Ik bedoel natuurlijk PG;-)

Yvonne said...

Hi Lili M. Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog. Just popped over to say hi on your blog HI!! I love your house too. Those houses are hard to get by. You've done a beautiful job.

Big Al said...

Hello Lil'M,
And then there was light... .
You said that you don't collect cars. I saw a spare Schuco car
that I am very much interested in... . I can come collect it next sunday. I'll dry your laundry for you.
Have a nice blog,
Big Al.

Dolly said...

Dear Sweet LiLi,
thank you for the virtual hugz.... your thoughtfulness means alot to me!
We will miss our Lola but know she is in a better place!

God Bless, Dolly

Abbie said...

Your bedroom is magical. I think I would love it also