Comments on: La Cressonnière: Halfbath http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:05:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: matina http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-352306 matina Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:14:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-352306 Hello, i come from Greece and i assure you that those metal “tamata” are placed in every single church, especially in islands and churches in the countryside. It’s a strange, kind of “paganistic” custom. It was so nice to see something from my small country in a blog! You realize how small is the world .
Very nice blog, congratulations!

]]>
By: SolaGratia http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-340667 SolaGratia Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:08:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-340667 The little door knocker is probably from the Victorian Era. I have sold alot of jewellery made in Dieppe France shaped just like that little hand; carved out of white ivory. The hand was a 19th c symbol of friendship and often referred to as the “Hand of Friendship.” In Britain it was carved out of Whitby black jet or Irish bog oak and made into beautiful brooches. They became a favourite gift to give to a friend or in your case, “all who enter here are friends..” (The hand of friendship extended at the doorway!)

]]>
By: Linda Tantawi http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-254684 Linda Tantawi Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:18:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-254684 Just found your website….how fantastic!!!

Would love some help publicizingour giveaway!

Oshi mat
Oshi Mat has partnered up with The CJ Foundation for SIDS for a special St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway! Visit the Giveaway link on the sidebar for full details on how you can WIN an Oshi Mat PLAYSPOT ($160 value)! Contest runs from now until March 18th!

http://www.facebook.com/cjsids?sk=app_10442206389

]]>
By: Livia http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-254594 Livia Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:09:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-254594 It seems like such a creatively inspirational space!!

]]>
By: Marie http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-251761 Marie Sat, 19 Feb 2011 03:09:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-251761 I was going to say almost the same thing about the little plates, but I thought they might be milagros (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milagro_(votive)).

You have such a beautiful home (and blog)!

]]>
By: Angela http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-250930 Angela Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:48:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-250930 I also recognized the plates. In many churches, especially there where people go for pilgrimages you will find those ” ex voto’s ” as I think they are also called in France. They are usually offered at the shrine after a miraculous healing after prayer to that particular saint. I guess you will find them in Lisieux as well, isn’t that in Normandy too?
Thanks a lot for your great blog and for letting us all travel with you :)

]]>
By: Erin R http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-250570 Erin R Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:32:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-250570 We also came across these in Greece! We were enchanted by these ornamental plates hanging in many of the churches, strung across the walls. To me the plates are such a beautiful, visual way of an appeal or prayer! Love the pictures of the house!!

]]>
By: Ashley Thalman http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-249581 Ashley Thalman Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:10:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-249581 These are tin plaque milagros and they are fantastic!

]]>
By: Martha http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-248452 Martha Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:38:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-248452 yes keep these house posts coming! i’m so interested to see everything! and so excited for your beautiful family to have this opportunity.

]]>
By: madge http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-248040 madge Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:04:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-248040 I love this house. LOVE! Please show us every inch. I can’t wait for the next surprise.

Also, thank you so much for documenting this adventure. For years my husband has dreamed of taking the kids out of school for a year and sailing (almost) around the world. I have begged off, just completely daunted by the prospect of it all. Your posts are making me see little ways to begin thinking realistically about our own family adventure. So, again, thank you.

]]>
By: Kathleen http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247993 Kathleen Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:07:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247993 Thanks for sharing! Reading your posts are probably the closest I’ll ever get to living in France.

]]>
By: Raeraegrant@mindspring.com http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247933 Raeraegrant@mindspring.com Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:18:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247933 Can’t wait to see what your adventure brings.

]]>
By: Joslyn http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247908 Joslyn Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:31:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247908 love this post, thank you for sharing!

]]>
By: maria y. http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247902 maria y. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:47:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247902 this is exactly what they are… we have this tradition here in Greece, only we usually leave them inside churches, next to icons of the saint we are asking for the miracle…

a wonderful house, can’t wait to see the rest!

]]>
By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247899 Sara Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:27:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247899 Thank you for sharing. It’s a nice “getaway” every morning from the snow and cold in Michigan.

]]>
By: alyson boehr http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247895 alyson boehr Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:47:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247895 I can’t wait to see more of the surprises the house reveals! Thank you so much for sharing:)

]]>
By: Jeudi http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247873 Jeudi Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:03:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247873 Those are definitely milagros.

Here is some info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milagro_(votive)

http://zanzibartrading.com/MexicanMilagros.htm

http://www.sacredartimages.com/milagros.html

]]>
By: Cathi http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247807 Cathi Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:14:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247807 And thank you for sharing! What a delightful little half bath. How is the plumbing? Is it much different from America? How old is La Cressonnière? My husband travels to London with his work. I’ve yet to go with him but he takes lots of photographs for me to see. I’ve noticed the plumbing is on the outside of the older buildings. Is it like that in France too?

]]>
By: Jill http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247742 Jill Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:40:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247742 I love reading and seeing all the pictures of your new life in France! It’s the first thing I do when I turn on the computer each day. After you, I then go directly to Jordan’s blog! Keep it coming….. <3

]]>
By: stacey http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/la-cressonniere-halfbath/comment-page-1/#comment-247741 stacey Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:39:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9365#comment-247741 When I was visiting Greece several years ago I came across these same “plates” and it was explained to me that they were used for prayer purposes in hopes of being used as a healing mechanism. So for instance, let’s say you have a friend, uncle, anyone, who has an ailing foot-you would purchase one of these plates that has a foot on it and use it as a prayer offering in hopes of healing their foot. It’s interesting that the plates are in your home as I only came across them in churches during my visit to Greece. I actually purchased several of the plates, brought them home with me and placed them in a shadowbox frame, adhering them with interesting stones that I also found during my visit…instant art!

]]>