Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 56

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?

Good morning all !!!

We're back in my part of town this week - Westmount 
New York has Brownstones - Montreal has Greystones
This is one on of tem
It's listed at  1,550.000
3 bed - 2 bath
Built in 1890 and filled to the brim with period charm

The next one is listed at 1,099,000
3 beds - 2 bath - Garage
Wood lovers rejoice
( I'd paint all the wood WHITE ) 

and check out the basement - now that could be out of this world !!!

 I wanted to show you the professional photos of ours today - but I can't extract them from the site for some reason - I'll talk to my realtor abut it though - because you'll see they're night and day from my feeble attempt at photography lol

Have a wonderful Wednesday all!!!
                                                                        Much love,

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Monday, September 23, 2013

I'm at the market ( because the house is on the market :)

Hi everyone................

We had a showing last night and apparently it went very well - the people that came to visit stayed for over an hour ( which is apparently a good sign ) We'll see.................

In the meantime when I found out they were coming I ran down to Atwater Market ( 5 minutes away from me ) We're so lucky to have such a gorgeous Farmer's Market in downtown Montreal.
When I was growing up it was a meat market ( not the 70's disco type - but a real MEAT market ) and it was quite disgusting really - blood all over the floors -animals hanging all over the place - it's since been gentrified and quite the place to spend an afternoon.
Care to spend some time there with me?
Let's go !!!

Are these not the cutest things???

It was like I was looking through a nursery window at a hospital the way I was going on about these little babies LMHO -

Okay - I've selected my miniature pumpkins ( as cute as these are they're not staging material for selling a house lol - I chose plain ones )  I was going to get 4 or 5 of these for the dining room table LOL

Ok - that's me tugging on your arm now - let's gooooo - I need flowers - the viewing is in 3 hours !!!

This is going to be harder then I thought .................

I can't choose !!!

These next ones are not real - but I just love them

I used to pick up big bunches of flowers from here every Friday - haven't done it in awhile -

Oh look - here's an indoor florist - let's run inside quick
AGGGHHH - do you see what I see????
Cotton !!! Well I  never picked cotton .......................and I never even knew what it looked like until I started blogging - but now Y'ALL  know I have to have some of that  ( do they last forever like dried flowers ? )

OK - I've picked my flowers :)
Time to scurry home and cut them up.
Now I'm seeing some food I'd like to decorate with too!!!

We've stayed far too long - once again I'm going to be racing the clock to get things done :)
2 bright single pink gerbera's for the office will do nicely - it's too tiny a room to overcrowd it with flowers but this is a nice punch of color against the deep grey wall.

and some Cotton in the bathroom ( are you supposed to put water in the vase with these???? )

Now some giant hydrangeas for the dining room

The entrance way could use a small arrangement

A couple of these miniature hydrangeas can sit on top of books in the living room

And lastly a small vase for the small table in the kitchen :)

This was the last thing I saw as I left the market by the way - a pumpkin vase !!!

What a beautiful idea - and a fabulous hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner - ( if you're lucky enough to not be the one cooking it every single year )

I finished with 10 minutes to spare lol - and we were out the door with Soda !!

Have a great Tuesday all :)
I've got some miniature pumpkins to paint !!!
Much love,

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