I have been so busy reading other people's blogs and leaving comments that I havent posted anything myself. I have seen so many lovely photos this month of other peoples finds and homes it has been amazing. I loved Sophie Honeysuckles blog about the the things considered to be English and then the answers from our American friends - we all have such pre-conceived ideas don't we, of each others countries and lifestyles. Sometimes the American ladies have such 'English' looking homes that I have to check back to make sure they are calling from 'over the water'. I am going to try and post some pictures of my home as it now sold and I am bereft but excited about my new house (only a house yet - not a home!) It has been difficult to make a 1963 bungalow built with rooms in the roof - not dormers, but a French bungalow I was told yesterday when describing it to the lady who was arranging for our buyers surveyor to visit on Monday! Ooh la la......... I love so many styles , art deco, arts & crafts, antique, distressed, country, new - you name it I love it - its difficult to find a style when you love them all - I also think thats what is English style - a bit of everything.
This weekend is for finding all the paperwork for the house for the last 12 years, so I will have a clearout at the same time - we are going to do the loft first which has been far too accessible over the past years - a little door to 'pop' things into - no ladders - no stretching - just a little click, stoop and you are in there - finding a little space for the stuff you put in a charity bag and then went through again in the car park and put a few things back to take home - just in case. There was an article in one of my magazines about the type of collector you are and I was all of them - I can always come up with a reason as to my magpie nature.
As we have a seperate 'front room' where we are going we have decided to take anything with us we arent sure of and put it in there ( we can live in the back room) and then put round the house what we can fit in. Then allow family to plunder whats left and the rest can be ebayed or recycled or shall I pop it in the new cellar..........................apparently the present owner has never been in the loft!!