Monthly Archives: November 2014

Floods in South East France

Just heard about terrible floods in North West and South East France. Our thoughts are with anyone affected by this and if anyone out there needs emergency accommodation please get in touch, if we can help we will. Gill & … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- HOW much is TOO much?

I have quite a few of these 19thc cotton tablecloths & table mats with lace and drawn thread work and was planning to hang a couple of small ones on the shower room doors to preserve the modesty of the … Continue reading

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“I would like to thank ………………………”

“…………… many many people that I have never met, but have amused, inspired, advised and empathised with me over the last year or two via my blog. Graham of A year in Perigord has kindly nominated me  for a “Liebster” … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- the clocks are ticking (again)

The clocks are ticking………………..again is this it? I don’t know, but I will, literally, keep you all posted. Left & Right- Little ceramic clock. Very reproduction, but screamingly suitable for my take on French Country style. (note, those letter could … Continue reading

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Mort dans l’âme- heartsick

I feel “découragé” today. All the “di’s ” and a quite a few of the “de’s” also- discouraged, despondent, dejected, depressed, disheartened, dispirited. We are  five months away from a very significant date. i.e. ten years exactly from the inception … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Passementerie

Now you all know how much I love my textiles, and I love the complementary fine art of passementerie too. “Passement” comes from a French word and is generally taken to mean decorative trimmings, tassels and edgings made from silk … Continue reading

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Episode 93- Hidden historic details #1-Terrazzo finishes

OK, our Maison  may not be as grand and glamourous as this one on  http://www.thisoldhouse.com , but  we have old terrazzo staircases and we have discovered that under layers of dust, dirt and caked on cement, we do have some … Continue reading

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