Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Creating vignettes........and too much wine

April says - would you like a glass of wine?
Suzan says - that would be nice - thanks

Vignette #1
Took the cabinet out of one of her son's rooms - added an antique shoe box - put a vase of dried baby's breath for height and one of her hearts resting on the floor.....................

and she refilled my glass..............

Vignette # 2
we worked on filling her china cabinet with a cottage / beach theme by " shopping " around her house

and she refilled my glass

Vignette # 3 and we pulled this out from another son's bedroom

Vignette # 4
I placed flowers ( miniature carnations I now know - and will now buy for myself ) in silver steins

and she refilled my glass
Vignette # 4

and we kept playing with the china cabinet
Vignette # 5

Vignette # 6

Vignette # 7

and............well she may or may not have refilled my glass

then we brought down a trunk from her bedroom to replace the first photo - because that's what you do when you've had too much wine
even with her bad back and my bad shoulder - the blue is the perfect touch for the " beachy " look she wanted

Vignette # 8

There was a lot of squealing and jumping up and down every time we got something just " right " - that I know.  We'd place something somewhere - run to the doorway to look at it - and scream and hit each other and laugh and laugh - and we had an audience for at least part of it


and I don't remember too much after that to tell you the truth - except it involves me acting over the top ridiculous in front of her neighbours who came in to have a look
and it involved pizza - I know that
and it probably involved me never getting a job again..................

I'm not sure because it's all a big blur from the trunk on

John says - as we left very late that night - Well that was just lovely Suzan
Suzan says - Well April had too much wine too
John says - but this is a JOB you're on - good God - it's not appropriate
Suzan says -  well BOSSES should never give EMPLOYEES wine
John says - why do you have flip flops on??????????????
Suzan says - OMG - I left my shoes at April's..........................

Red, red wine, go to my head

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I WANNA live there Wednesday # 36

I live in a pretty incredible area - in Montreal, It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons of charm - and 20th century architecture, just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood ( in which I live in servants quarters basically compared to what I'm surrounded by ) 
Because there are days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one or two homes that are for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )
Keep in mind this is in the heart of the city - so the prices reflect that  - think Manhattan - where these places would cost 3 or 4 times what they're listed for here!
On occasion I'll showcase beautiful homes in other areas - countries - continents - the one thing most of them will have have in common will be their age - because I love old homes with stories to tell, join me won't you?

Does Wednesday seem to be coming quicker and quicker to anyone else?
It just seems like yesterday when it was Tuesday......................

Ok - first one up is an apartment - a turn of the century apartment building
( ok I'm exaggerating again - built in 1906 - old enough ) 
Here's the Realtor's description

Fabulous top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner apartment with views reminiscent of a Paris 

cityscape. Sunny open concept living space has 10' plus ceiling height with wood beams,

exposed brick, fireplace and halogen accent lighting. Master suite with ensuite, great closets 

and balcony. Indoor parking and storage. A/C. Ideal Victoria Village location!


Realtor Tania Kalecheff

Let's take a peak -  This is really a spectacular apartment!

Talk about filled to the brim with character - those beams - that fireplace - the exposed brick and yet they've brought it into this millenium by opening everything up - talk about a perfect marriage between old and new!

Love those " angled "  windows!

A perfect " niche "

Great idea to have cupboards facing the dining room!!!

Is that stove MIRROR?????  I've never seen stainless steel shine like that

master bath

The next apartment goes for 649,000 ( Upper Duplex ) 

An unrivaled location, charming exposed brick walls, an exceptionally large master bedroom, and easily-accessed private parking spot are but a few of the many features that make this light-filled 2 bedroom upper duplex a city dweller's paradise.

Realtor Liza Kaufman

Just as gorgeous as the first one!  And absolutely love how charming this street is!

When you open the front door - there is a staircase that leads you to your apartment - this would be your own personal staircase............and once you walk up the stairs you're in your space - LOVE the railing ( at one time this would have been an enclosed stairwell - and  you would have opened a door to enter the much better this way!

The next one is a lower unit - so you have a terrace!

Again 649,000
Year built 1896
2 bedrooms - 2 baths
This place is HUGE

Realtor Martin Rouleau

The Terrace is a MAJOR PLUS - and it's right in the heart of what is called Victoria Village - surrounded by quaint small stores - restaurants - ect....

Choices Choices Choices LOL
I love them all for different reasons..........................

See you tomorrow :)
Much love,

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