The Thursday Three- three French interior design essentials!

$_1bbHow about these for village house in France?

From ebay, carved, painted and gilded  pale French blue corbels

How can the rest of the world  have  missed these? Someone has glued felt on the back to turn into bookends but I will be using them to support something as originally intended-        beam? shelf? lintel? doorway?…………………..$_1LOVE THEM






Below left- Lovely hand carved wood panels. The rose one is being mounted as pelmet for shower curtain in 2nd floor shower room. Leaf and  vine panel perfectly matches kitchen  dining room “buffet de cuisine”DSC02845

Below right-little hand printed cotton rug???????????????????????????????




Looks perfect in terrace bedroom on lime waxed floor and matches inside of my ballet pumps, have tried three other rugs here, none of which looked right. Love it so much I bought two (at 99p each!)

I am the queen of bargains


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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2 Responses to The Thursday Three- three French interior design essentials!

  1. very true
    Whilst we are buying new beds, mattresses, sofas ,sanitary ware, white goods and cooker for the French house just about everything else was bought cheap !
    We also have bought end of line tile bargains (with spares of course!) for village house and seaside apartment with a few antique/vintage tiles for individual character

    Good luck with your bargain hunting
    Can’t see pretty bargain 5 euro tile you bought- am I being thick?
    Put it on a post!


  2. bizzyella says:

    It’s amazing what you can find here in the hardware stores, isn’t it? I enjoy the vide greniers and all but nothing beats finding just what you want, for pennies, and then being able to get another just like it, with no fuss at all. So far my favorite find has been this pretty bathroom tile for 5 euros a square meter. Bathrooms need a lot of tile, so that little purchase will save me a bundle.


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