la maison dans la campagne
For task #13/14, I tried to scraplift Joyce Schardt's "This Old House", a near impossible task for me. I'll probably re-do this one later, as I'm not really happy with it. These aren't the photos of the house that I wanted to use, but I just couldn't make the other ones work. Constructive criticism welcome!
SG_ANarrative_Paper_COL_Green - slightly darkened
Handkerchief by Mo Jackson
PJO_ProjectMemories_Christmas_ribbon_hanging_large - green ribbon
SNU_Noteworthy_EmbSpecial coordinates with Noteworthy - used for frame
EBA_Homebody_Emb_Clusters_Special coordinates with Homebody - key
BMU_Mossy_EMB_Vine - berry vine
Fleur-de-lis from stash
The journaling reads:
The house was built circa 1903. It was first owned by aunt Marie LeBourgeois. In 1949, my great-grandparents bought it and lived there until their last days. It was built more in the French Creole style, rather than Acadian. It was raised 3 feet on brick pilings. The fireplaces were all double-sided. As a child, I would crawl from room to room through them. The 12 foot ceilings were helpful on hot summer days
in the non-air conditioned house, but very hard to heat. On some winter days, the front room was cold enough to hang meat. The smell of cypress permeated everything in the house. I often come across inherited things in my house that smell faintly of cypress. In 2004, MaMa Nit died at age 101. We emptied the house and drove away for the last time, leaving part of our hearts behind.