Monday, 25 July 2011

Charentaise Floor

The Charentaise pebble floor that I have been following in the posts HERE and HERE has now been finished. 

I have not seen it yet, but the owners, who spent many hours working on this floor, pebble by pebble, have sent me the following photographs.
Nearly there!

and finished.






It is very impressive and I am sure that they must be very proud of what they have achieved. Well done you two.

74 comments:

  1. Hello Diane:
    What, indeed, a beautiful floor which has clearly been laid with an eye to every detail. Perfect in all ways.

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  2. Belo trabalho...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  3. That's beautiful! I would love that out by my pool. All those hours spent certainly did pay off!

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  4. Jane and Lance, I am really looking forward to seeing it in 'real life'. I know just how much work has gone into this floor. Diane

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  5. Stunning floor! Hours and hours of work.

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  6. Un travail magnifique!
    J'ai lu l'histoire du chapeau australien!
    J'aimerais aussi en avoir un pour faire venir la pluie:-)
    Mais votre jardin a bien profité et le soleil va revenir et les récoltes seront encore plus belles!

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  7. Fernando Santos (Chana) Cumprimentos. Obrigado pelo comentário Diane

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  8. Lyndsey I agree, the results were certainly worth the effort. Diane

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  9. Liesl, you are so right there were many, many hours put into this floor :-) Diane

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  10. Lucie, Merci pour vos commentaires. Oui, le sol dalle est magnifique. Diane

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  11. Love it! A lot of work and a Very nice job.

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  12. That is very impressive. I love it. Thanks for coming by my new blog. I will be sharing lots of things from the archives.

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  13. That floor is absolutely stunning. Had they not done the work themselves, I shudder to think of the labour costs which would have been involved.
    Gorgeous!

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  14. These are really wonderful floor samples. For me, it's not only an example of patience and craftsmanship, but also a feast for the eyes.

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  15. Gaelyn you are right it was a lot of work (and time) but the result is so worth it. Diane

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  16. WHAT A LABOR OF LOVE! That floor is beautiful. How I wish I could see it in person.

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  17. Becca impressive is the right word. I am looking forward to your archived recipes :-) Diane

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  18. Craig, you are right what the costs would have been I hate to think. The results though are stunning, you are spot on. Diane

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  19. Olga a feast for the eyes is so right, it is brilliant workmanship though. Diane

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  20. Susan your next trip to France will have to be in our direction, I am sure that the workers on this floor would only be too happy to show you. Of course I am also looking forward to meeting you. Diane

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  21. There's a lot of work in that floor. I'm sure they are very proud of it, since it's so lovely.

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  22. Oh what a beautiful finished mosaic floor of your friends'!!! Congratulations are in order for a job well done! Thanks Diane for showing the before and after photos of the magnificent work. Aren't you blessed to have such artistic and cultured friends.
    Love the flowers and vegetables from your garden. They are really a delight to behold! Cheers!!!

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  23. Marjie there was a massive amount of work in that floor and yes I am sure they are proud of it. Diane

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  24. michelangelo as an artist I am sure you appreciate the work that has gone into this. They will appreciate your congratulations. I have some great friends here in France and I do not take them for granted, they are all very special. Diane

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  25. Wow! I bet you can't wait to see it, Diane! It looks very impressive and beautiful and I can't imagine the time and work it took. I'm glad they can enjoy all their efforts now!

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  26. Pam I am looking forward to seeing it, it looks great in the photos but live....... LOL Diane

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  27. Thats stunning - I really love it. x

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  28. REally lovely, but boy I would have gone crazy doing it!

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  29. Diane it is stunning. Wish we had a spot like that! Diane

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  30. Cate I think my patience would have broken long before I could get to do this!! I wish I could do it!!! Diane

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  31. It was a lot of work, and well worth the effort.
    Just beautiful!

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  32. It is so amazing to see something like this done by people who are not in the trades. The floor is truly beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  33. The floor is beautiful! Just like tile mosaics except these are all the same neutral colour.

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  34. Magnificent! What a work of art...and love: you'd have to really love the work to complete this masterpiece. Really amazing...

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  35. Wow! What a beautiful floor that your friends put so much hard work and love into.

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  36. Nadege you are so right, it was well worth the effort. Diane

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  37. Mary I am sure my friends will appreciate your comment, thanks so very much. Take care Diane

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  38. Joyful, beautiful is sooooooo right. Wish we had a floor like it. Diane

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  39. Deb from WhatsInMyAttic, I agree it is a masterpiece which has taken a lot of hard work, but what a result! Diane

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  40. Pam, I am sure that they love it as much as we all appreciate it. Hopefully they will get to enjoy it for many years to come. Diane

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  41. What a stunning floor... I once came across a Roman tile floor under a scattering of dirt in an ancient site in Greece and wondered about the people who made it... (I didn't disturb it...just felt so blessed to have seen it, touched it, in its natural state) Your friends have done something not only beautiful but lasting!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  42. Ann we will never find out, but it would be interesting to know how many 100's, or 1000's of years later that floor will be in existence. History in the making! Diane

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  43. Sonia it is beautiful. Have a good day. Diane

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  44. Cuisine de Provence, Ha ha that makes two of us. Diane

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  45. It's a beautiful pavement! Well done.

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  46. What a beautiful job they did! Simply amazing =)

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  47. JM I am very impressed, it is a covered entertainment area, I only wish it was ours!! Diane

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  48. Peggy, amazing is the right word :-))) Diane

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  50. This is really interesting! A wonderful combination of art and beauty!

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  51. Wow! Very impressive. Very beautiful. Job well done. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. What an incredible amount of effort this floor represents. Well worth the effort though...
    Love the header pic!

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  53. Diane, who ever they are making this! I am so proud of them. This is not an easy task at all. It needs a lot of hard work, energy and patience to get them done beautifully. Simply priceless!
    Hope you're having a great day ahead, dear.
    Kristy

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  54. teJan it really was worth the work, I am just jealous!! Diane

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  55. Sailor it really is a case of art and beauty. I have no idea what the problem is with your blog but I just cannot get into it, very annoying!! Diane

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  56. Christine's Pantry I am happy to share this floor with anyone who cares to look as it is so beautiful. Take care Diane

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  57. Gaynor B, many days, weeks and months of effort but as you say so worthwhile. Thanks for the comment on the header. Diane

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  58. Kristy I think they should be very proud of this as well, it is an amazing job and so well done. You have a good day as well, take care, Diane

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  59. I can't believe that floor!!! Oh my it is a wonder and how proud they must be to have done it themselves... is it inspiring you to do the same????

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  60. lostpastremembered I am sure that they are very proud of their achievement. As much as I would love a floor like that, my patience would run out long before I ever got it finished :-( Diane

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  61. Ce sol est magnifique.
    J'aime beaucoup.
    See soon

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  62. Oh Diane I love this floor. How beautiful and so they should be very proud. It is truly a work of art!

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  63. That does look and sound very impressive. And its really beautiful too.

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  64. Dolly I could not agree more, it is stunning. Diane

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  65. Indie.Tea thanks for the comment, it is impressive. Take care Diane

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  66. it's just so amazing to know that your friends are doing it all by themselves!

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  67. I had to comment on this work of art and that is what it is..Just beautiful..

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  68. Lena I think this floor is just brilliant but the time and patience that went into it...... Diane

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  69. Rosebud Collection as you say it is a work of art. I hope that in 100's of years to come, someone will still be appreciating it. Diane

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  70. Very interesting pattern, I love those kind of flooring, very unique!

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  71. chubskulit it is typical of the Charente, but this is exceptional as it is recent and done by an Englishman!!!

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