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Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« on: December 06, 2007, 06:17:01 pm »
Just bought my tree down from forest, so I'm in the right Christmas mode just now. Maybe you would like a bit peek into my house to get into the the old fashioned Chrismas mode?


A bit of romantic, old fashioned fun!





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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 08:18:43 pm »
Are the wood ceilings original or did you add them?  After seeing similar ones in Italy, I want them really bad but I get the idea they'd be really hard to put into a house after it was built, since they are so heavy.

Noo, I didn't added them, they are part of house construction, 11X11 inches, 12 metres long.

My house is end of 17th century, and I doubt anybody would be able to offer such size oak beams these days. They are original, about 300 years old.

Also the arches were build alon with house, and it took me 9 months to renovate the brick floor, but at least I can say proudly that 90 % of bricks are made no later than 19 century.

Walls of the house is nearly 3 ft, solid brickwork, and some of the granit foundation stones weight few thousands of kilgrams.

It is a quite old house, and all the things there, older or newer, are original products of the time. We just use them different like I use sledge as a reading seat during the summer, and now I stacked there our Christmas tree. :D
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 08:42:57 pm »
Your house looks fantastic. Do you guys think you could swing by Chicago and pick me up on your way? I wanna go too.
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 08:56:58 pm »
OK, ok, just get one charter flight and done with it! :D My pack will be nice and will share the corer in front of fire... :D

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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 09:01:57 pm »
I want them really bad but I get the idea they'd be really hard to put into a house after it was built, since they are so heavy.
its not impossible to cheat. All you need is to make wooden boxes of the lenght of the room (they will be not heavy at all), screw them to the ceiling and here you are! They will look right.
Get 3 boards for each beam, and some 2X2 inches pieces of wood for inside to held the box together, and that's all. It can be done.
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 08:53:05 pm »
what a very quaint and warm home. I love the how simple and open the home is and I just love the floors and the ceilings.  Beautiful.  thanks for sharing!
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 09:01:10 pm »
Count me in on the commercial flight! We'll start in FL and go across and up the country. I'll make sure to pack hot cocoa!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 10:10:26 pm »
Absolutely stunning!! It is just as beautiful inside those windows as it is outside.
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 10:11:15 pm »
Well, as long as we're starting in Florida, swing by Louisiana and pick me up. It looks like the idyllic place to celebrate the holidays. Your place looks perfect! Where are you, exactly?
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 01:58:00 am »
Where are you, exactly?

Zemite, Kandavas novads, Latvia
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007, 02:00:22 am »
can i move in with you!!!??  That's the kind of house i want.  kinda stone, kinda wood.  i could die looking at these pics! 
i love the one of the dogs in front of the fire.

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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 03:26:29 am »
Very close, it is neighbour country, 2 hour drive to the border from here
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Re: Who want a bit of old fashioned spirit? (a LOT of pictures)
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 11:18:14 am »
Anna, Your home is absolutely beautiful!!! :)
I LOVE it! :) Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photos with us!

Blessings!
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Blessings! :)
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