Thursday, August 12, 2010

Underfoot at the Gite

We took a lot of photos of the floor at the gite! You might have noticed the lovely tiled floor in our living area.
The entire of the house (which was about 100 years old) was floored with these incredible tiles.
Each bedroom had its own design!
This was mine and Ben's - we were up in the lofty (and stuffy) heights of the servants' rooms, but even the servants had been given patterned floors.
I think this one was my favourite.
It really gave the house a wonderful vintage character.

11 comments:

Serenata said...

Lovely, lovely tiles, certainly add interest and character!

Jane and Chris said...

Floss!
Cheery photos and cheery news all in the same day.Dad has turned a corner and is doing very well today. Thank you for your prayers. I will add your Mum to our prayer list at church.
Jane

Elizabethd said...

Looking at those patterns brings quilting to mind!

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What a beautiful floor. I wouldn't like the job of cleaning it though! SueXXX

marigold jam said...

Lovely tiles though have to say I wouldn't want to go back to tiles all over now especially in winter!

Jane x

Lyn said...

I bet before you blogged you would never of taken photos of the floor! They are lovely.
love
Lyn
xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

What beautiful tiles, and you're right about giving the place character. xx

Princess and the Pea said...

That dining room is amazing!

Sarah said...

Wow what a lot of creativity back then. It's a shame this sort of thing is only for the rich these days. Not that I want patterned tiles in my house or anything!! But it's nice to look at anyway.

Eleanor19 said...

Hi Floss, I am Janes sister Linda and I wanted to thank you for your lovely thoughts and prayers for our Dad Mick. Today I had the wonderful news that he has finally turned a corner and is on the way to a full recovery. Your Mum is in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda x

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hello Floss, I haven't been about much lately, so I hope you are all ok, and I send you my warmest thoughts as ever. What a magnificent floor! Susie xxx