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Sunday, 12 May 2013
Sajou and country houses

First an update of page 4 of my Sajou booklet. As you can see it's coming along nicely and it won't be too long until it's done. The scissors were purchased on eBay and I have shown these before but I can't find the post at present. They are tiny, measuring 2½" and are engraved ER and dated 1953 so I assume they were released for the Queen's Coronation in that year.

During the week we took a trip to a garden centre near Canterbury and instead of coming home via the main road we drove through the countryside.We passed some wonderful old houses. This house 'The Old Rectory' is in Elmstone - a very tiny hamlet between Canterbury and Deal. 

It has a small pond and the gardens were beautiful.

It reminds me of a Jane Austen type house - what do you think?

And literally just around the corner stands 'The Old Vicarage'. I wonder why there are two such houses - an old rectory and an old vicarage - so close to each other?

I wonder which house I would choose if I were lucky enough to be able to afford to buy one? Which one would you choose and why?

All the above pictures are clickable for closeup views.

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  • On 12 May 2013 at 13:54, Blogger Vickie

    ooOoo! I just love old homes. I would choose the Old Vicarage. It is smaller. It looks wonderful. I like smaller homes. And that is still NOT small!

  • On 12 May 2013 at 15:52, Blogger Marsha

    I like the Vicarage also. Has a warm feel to it. The Rectory looks like an Adams Family house to me and cold.

  • On 12 May 2013 at 18:15, Blogger angelasweby

    Lovely progress on your Sajou booklet Carol. The end is definitely in sight.
    I love the photos of the old houses. It would definitely be interesting to find out why the rectory and the vicarage are so close. They definitely look as if they belong in Jane Austen's time. I love the Old Vicarage, much cosier and homely looking. It's my ideal place :-)

  • On 12 May 2013 at 20:12, Blogger Kate

    Gorgeous progress with your Sajou project, love the scissors.
    I'd go for the Rectory as I like the colour of the stonework.

  • On 16 May 2013 at 00:03, Blogger Brenda

    Aweee Such beautiful stitching!!!!

  • On 17 May 2013 at 16:40, Blogger Solstitches

    Beautiful stitching on the Sajou Carol.
    Lovely picture show. I think it would have to be the Old Vicarage for me. It looks more inviting somehow.