Well I never thought for one minute that my dreams would actually come true....
Thankfully, what with the credit crunch and all, this one came to me mortgage free!
I've had my Christmas pressie from hubby a few weeks early and here is my new property -
Even though it will involve a bit of down-sizing, it will still be somewhere to escape to. I shall enjoy making things for my new home and furnishing it to my taste.
Miss Lucy was a milliner and although she has moved away now, I would love to create a milliner's workshop in the basement room, with living quarters above.
We found the house in our local junk shop and believe it to be Victorian. Its been completely built from scratch from off-cuts of wood and found objects, probably by a father or grandfather for a daughter/granddaughter, which I love it all the more for. Everything is a bit wonky, but is full of charm.
The millinery workroom will be situated here in the panelled room, with the stairs leading to the study...
The rustic kitchen awaits a stove and perhaps a dresser.
I love the butler sink with its plug fashioned from an old boot button.
There's a sumptuous boudoir to retire to in an evening, with embroidered silk bed drapes and fabric lined walls.
And cosy fireplaces made from old copper drawer pulls, with lace dressing the mantelpieces in true Victorian style.
A few other possessions from the previous owner still remain, such as this original painting in the parlour, as well as silhouettes of past occupants in round frames.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my second home!
PS: I've had a plea from Catherine at Alchamillamolly, who is looking for any vintage type fairs going on in the Yorkshire/Cleveland/Durham areas, as she is at a loss to know where to shop. If anyone could help, I know she would appreciate it - please leave any info that you have with Catherine on her blog - thanks!