Here is the photo, which makes this make more sense. I stumbled across the link yesterday, but it was a little surreal without the illustrations. And as I get out so late these days to buy my paper copy of the paper, it was a while till I got to see what Meg Rosoff was describing.
Interesting. Not sure about the wine jugs. Still covet the little house, a bit. And very nice to see the young Meg.