Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gallery- a few pieces more…..

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The Thursday Three- Mission impossible?

The year we viewed the French village house, before we had even bought it, I went into a UK chain of shops called “The Pier”, now sadly defunct. I bought a wonderful long patchwork table runner made up of heavy … Continue reading

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Episode 79- two weeks of life in France- a little bit of work

Renovation, restoration, relaxation- As we need and must have a proper rest we didn’t do a lot on the French trip. I did finish the seven layered paint effect in the terrace bedroom and yes, it was worth it. The … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- from deepest France

                  Sorry it’s a bit late today but yesterday I had other distractions. Today I am using my shiny new wordpress mobile app to bring you three more French chic gems. From … Continue reading

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Newsflash- July 2014

Renovation, restoration, certification! Two very positive developments this week         Firstly, after squeezing in a distance-learning course on Interior Design on top of my demanding day job, renovations to village house in France, running the French holiday … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Arts & Crafts Embroidery and Silkscreen printing

Every now and then, my treasure trawling pulls up a knock-out piece If this very large hand embroidery in wools on a woven felted wool background isn’t an original , mid 19th century, Arts & Crafts piece from a disciple … Continue reading

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Episode 78- “Always live in the ugliest house on the street”…

….”then you don’t have to look at it”. Apparently the artist David Hockney  said this. I can vouch for the veracity of this sentiment as our French village house is unspeakably ugly outside by anyone’s criteria. For the sake of … Continue reading

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