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Courtyard Work - removing the original bread oven

Entering the large double wooden gates to the the lower courtyard the first thing you see is the original bread oven. Dating to 1916 (the date carved in the rock oven door) and with a large area underneath used for the pigs we are told. Sadly…

Casa Bianca - renovating Italian houses

  Renovating Italian Houses has become a little like renovating our lives Slowly stripping back to the essentials, seeing what is missing, and adding a touch of love. Finding the bare bones. Seeing what can be done with what you've…
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Rustic Farmhouse - Clearing out Casa Bianca

No matter the set backs with our rustic farmhouse we always keep moving forward. Over the past month I've been out of action with a mystery illness. Sam has continued to work on 'Casa Bianca' next door to our house, we hope to have it habitable…
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Italian Rustic Decor - the collector

Italian Rustic 'The measure of a life, after all, is not it's duration, but it's donation...' Corrie Ten We almost didn't enter, even though I've been wanting to visit this shop since we arrived in the valley back in April. The double…
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Rustic Italian Kitchen - an update

'The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten'  Cesare Pavese The heart of most homes is the kitchen, our rustic Italian kitchen is starting to take shape after a bit of TLC and lots of work from Sam. Over the last few days he…
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Our Rustic farmhouse in the Mountains - a little film...

Restoring our Rustic Farmhouse Looking back is always interesting when you renovate... the first days at our rustic farmhouse in the mountains of Piedmont were completely naive. We bought the house by torchlight on a sunny day in June. I…
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