New house, new Village

After a pretty crazy last year, up until these last few weeks that is.. I am finally getting around to addressing my blog, website, personal interests.. all of which had to be shelved during a pretty gruelling period of life last year and an incredibly stressful house move this year. It has landed us now in the delightful village of Comrie, where I write 9 months pregnant!  - I did mention it had been stressful right?! I have had to start over with the blog, as the other was a mess and my impatience got the better of me, so here we are,

True to form, I couldn't move into a new, practical home.. I had to go for the place with crumbling plaster work, asbestos in the ceilings, 50 year old crumbling carpets and dated electrics. Please read the about page for an explanation on my peculiar interest in strange old things and this will make better sense...

Our place is pretty cool and during the gutting out of carpets and ceilings etc, I found a few interesting things I'd like to share. The fireplaces have not been touched of course, even if they are 1940's pieces and the house is 1880, the one I've pictured below I adore. The jacket we found hanging out from the timbers when we took out one of the ceilings, along with a bunch of other clothing items being used as insulation it seems.

reusing, darning, stitching, patching, reusing