Monthly Archives: March 2015

Les grandes inondations en France..

A diversion from our renovation and restoration woes now- I blogged this last winter about terrible flooding on the French  Mediterranean coast and inland & about frantically trying to contact friends in the area to see if they were safe. … Continue reading

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Episode 106 – Tapis time, a rug for all seasons

For those of you who might actually care, I present proof that Trev has recovered sufficiently to climb ladders in France. I am aware that this photo suggests that he is striking a pose , but in fact he is … Continue reading

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The nearly Thursday Three

Likely to be busy tomorrow so here we are “mecredi”. You can catch a glimpse of terrace bedroom paint effect above, plus I have decided to use the terrazzo skirting reclaimed  from tulip bedroom in here. It has little chips … Continue reading

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Episode 105 – Quelle couleurs?

The question of colours and finishes has bugged me right from the start of our extended project. How do you bring one sad village house in the lovely Languedoc back to life without spoiling it’s character, particularly as much of … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Stucco & carved oak.

Today’s thursday three are a 16thc carved bog oak panel, a vintage suitcase from local Vide-grenier and a page from a back copy of “Campagne Decoration” magazine. The latter is especially for my reno blog buddy Bizzyella, who is thinking … Continue reading

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Episode 104- Campagne March 2015

Just rolled out of bed decadently late and grabbed this shot from the tulip bedroom. Look at that sky! For the restoration fans, the lethally lead painted shutters held together with string are going. They are so warped and sagging … Continue reading

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Episode 103 – rough luxe life

Well it has finally come to pass that Gill is getting fed up with roughing it in  French hovels.I NEED to get another few spaces closer to the finish line. Unfortunately I cannot pick up my paintbrush until M. Trevor … Continue reading

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