Monday, April 30, 2012

My Italian fixer upper

So, I have wanted a little place to fix up for a while.
Whenever we are in France, I always pick up the "dream books" that are in front of the 
realty offices. They are swoon worthy reading, let me tell you.
Since we were so close to the Italian border, we decided to visit. Big mistake-hehe.

I am not a picky person BUT I do have some requirements.

There has to be a fabulous market.
This is one fabulous market. Just look....

Such variety.
And there has to be lots of these....
truly majestic flowers.

 Besides food, I need a regular market to fill all the other needs.
O.K, I checked off another requirement. Loved the market.

 I would love a beautiful walkway to my house.
Are you ready? AMAZING!

There is more.
Hubby has to look good while crossing the bridge to get home. 
This is an eye rolling moment. Love ya hubby!
Just across the bridge. Ahhhh.

I require a killer view. Are you ready? 
THIS IS THE VIEW FROM THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
The angels are singing.

Now, I mentioned a little fixer upper. I can see the potential in just
about everyone and everything. This house is no different. It just
needs a little LOVE.
ARE YOU READY?
It has potential, just needs some minor repairs.
The back is quite spectacular as well.
Just a little work. Hubby could actually see the potential as well.
So, there you have it. Just keep going back to the view.

We had a great time, it went by way tooo fast.
I purchased some goodies which will eventually make it
to The French Elements. Can I just say VINTAGE and EXQUISITE.
Back to reality today. My car broke down on the way to the store and had to be towed 
to the dealership. Not going to stress but going to focus on my little
fixer upper. I may be walking everywhere (very European).

Hugs and love!
Ciao

5 comments:

Sunnysidesue said...

How exciting!!! A house in Italy with a view to die for. I'll take the old shutters on the front windows if you don't want them..lol. Can't wait to hear more about it. Glad you had a wonderful time! Hugs...Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post, Barb!! Your little fixer upper needs quite a bit of help, but we can dream, can't we? Sorry about your car and please post when you have new items in your shop! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Kris said...

Hi Barb,

Are you home yet? I love the photos you took! I'm with you...I'd rather have the fixer upper.

Just think of what you could do! I love the shutters they just need a bit of alignment and some tender loving care!

Theresa said...

What a wonderful trip! Loved seeing the pictures of ALL those beautiful sites, even the fixer-upper:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Yes, just a week bit of work required on that one, but imagine the view you'll have while working on it!

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