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  • October23rd

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    I photographed my friend Julia de Pauley’s house here  a couple of years ago. It changes all the time. She was designing some belts under her pseudonym, ‘shophound’ but her perfectionism meant that things were never finished. There again in September and October,  I took some more pictures. Here they are.

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    A trio of John de Pauley’s small stone sculptures on the hearthstone.

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    Equine plaster by John de Pauley.

    The sitting room doubling up as a leather finishing workshop.

    The sitting room doubling up as a leather finishing workshop.

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    Tablescape in the corner of the sitting room, something like one of David Hicks’s but less knowing.

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    John de Pauley’s small cast metal sculpture.

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    Inside the front door

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    New uses for a silver pepper pot

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    Aidan in the hall, Jim Dandy belt

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    Georgia de Pauley, Bamboo.

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    Guardian horse figurine and horseshoe around the sitting room door lintel

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    Julia’s worksheet

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    The dining room with sheets drying

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    and an old wooden tea caddy bought that morning at Bridport market

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    Julia, drying linen and their dog Rocky, a handsome old Pointer cross who died on September 21st, after a slow sad decline.

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    Kitchen cupboard, Greek Key design cups by Susie Cooper for Wedgwood.

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    Tea ceremony. Julia likes gold cups, I think most of hers are by Royal Worcester. I covert the peculiar but charming Staffordshire dog milk jug.

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    Charlie McCormick, florist, gardener and dealer in antiques, did the kind favour of standing in as model at the Old Parsonage, in shooting trews, old Harris tweed and his ‘Jim Dandy.’

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    Archaeological lion belt.

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    Julia has been working on these things ever since I’ve known her.  They are part of her very exquisite aesthetic, intrinsic to the way that she lives.   rapsondepauley.com

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    NEXT WEEK: Domenica More Gordon, a maker and her family home in Scotland.