Rue Jacob is just around the corner from where we’re staying in St German de Pres. Oscar Wilde died in a hotel there in 1900.

A few days before he died he is quoted as saying,

“This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has to go.”

Obviously the wallpaper won. 

I’m watching our wallpaper very closely. 

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12 Responses to Wallpaper 

  1. Hi Karen, keep an eye on that guy with the parasol…..he’s looking potentially dodgy…..have a great day…

  2. dianathrelfo says:

    I love the quote from Oscar Wilde, and I love the wallpaper – I think it suits you, Karen; you often use an oriental theme in your writing.

  3. Ruth Robertson says:

    I had a friend once who had a similar problem. However, in her case it was a wall that she had convinced herself had to go. So, she took a hammer, knocked the wall down and repainted but forgot to put in an RSJ. On her husband’s return he was so amazed by her handiwork that he had her see a “head doctor” and that was the end of the marriage…

  4. anne says:

    Karen, it’s for this reason alone I use my good silver cutlery every day! One day I realised it was in better condition than me. At the same time, out come the embroidered hand towels – same reason. 🙂

  5. Ruth Robertson says:

    Hi Karen, I don’t think the roof collapsed but there is a theory that when you are continually not satisfied with your surroundings, it usually means that you are not happy within yourself and she was very lonely at the time. By the way, I also liked your wall paper. I painted my bedroom bottle green in Queensland and it was the most cosiest room in the house but it probably wasn’t to everybody’s taste. Oh Well, you can’t win them all and who cares anyway.

  6. You just never know what hijinx wallpaper gets up to when you’re not looking. 😉

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