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It was a real surprise to find this fantastic old fashioned general store in Potamos Kithira. A family run business started in 1945 and handed down from grandfather to grandaughter. Matthew’s eyes nearly fell out of his head when he saw stacks of floral enamel bowls and plates. ‘Just what I need for my new studio’ he announced. I left with a ball of brown string and tradition white curtains for My Greek Island Home. I must admit  it was difficult to leave this shop and all it’s treasures, it will be the first stop on our next visit, which hopefully will be soon.

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love a building project. So, can you imagine just how excited I was to be invited by my friend Vicki form Birds Bay to go and take a look around a fabulous Greek Town House mid, restoration in the village of Petra. Matthew and I have been looking at this house longingly for years. So many times we have said, what a wonderful house, and how much we would like to buy it and restore back to its former glory. We have often peered through the keyhole or pressed our noses against any window we could reach. Adonis has beaten us to it, and he is doing a fantastic job. Adonis proudly showed us around the building he is lovingly restoring. It’s a slow process but he’s prepared to take his time to get it right. Although I am sad it can’t be mine he is the right custodian for this beauty. Here are a few snaps I have taken with a lens not really suitable for giving the best overall view. You get the feeling though! My Greek Island Home

 

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