Downsized


http://freefallingskyward.blogspot.com
On the interwebs I hang out mainly with decorating and crafty ladies, and oh how I envy some of them their work spaces! Basements with storage! Toolsheds! A big, bare garage!

I cut out all my www.roughlinen.com in my main room. Now the advantage is that it is spacious and bright, with skylights and a woodstove, I can play music and gaze out over the water to refresh my spirits. The disadvantage is that I have to clean up and stow away every evening. When I am really busy we sometimes huddle at one end of the table with our dinner but that gets old really quickly. In summer we just live outside.

I do now have a second table in the big hall and that is where I iron, wrap and box, and my tiny office is nearby for admin. Which leaves only the deck or my bedroom for carpentry… It is at this moment knee-deep in sawdust.

Expansion would be difficult as we are built out over the water, and my darling friend Mary rents the boatshed and we love having her there.

In the old country we had an old house with many rooms, each with a purpose in that adorable Georgian way. I still have dreams of finding an unexpected door on a forgotten landing there… There was a boiler room, and a laundry room, and a scullery(!), a pantry, kitchen of course, dining room, study: and another three storeys above. Before that we had a loft in Soho, basically one enormous room, with a belfry, and I loved that too even though we froze sometimes.

I think I am lusting after a shed, especially this shed at http://freefallingskyward.blogspot.com/2010/01/it-doesnt-take-much-to-get-me-excited.html

It has four rooms, on a quarter acre, and still has the silhouettes of tools painted onto pegboard by the previous owner – and his hints on propagating, neatly done on an old typewriter so I can almost imagine the BFG who did it.

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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3 Responses to Downsized

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  2. Lia says:

    It would be lovely to have a space like that. I do have a craft room, it is my daughters old room, but I can't get use to it as she keeps saying she is coming home!!! Then not coming home. So I haven't really used it the way I should and now we are to move house this year.
    We did think about a shed and I found one I really liked, but now we are moving I am unsure what to do. I guess we will have to wait and see.

    Much love
    Lia
    xx

  3. freefalling says:

    Oh – that looks familiar!
    I've been busy over at the shed this weekend planting native flowering plants for the birds.

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