Monthly Archives: June 2015

Episode 116- back on the paper trail again

Yes, I am back pondering about wallpaper once more. This is odd, I haven’t included wallpaper in any of my decorative schemes for many years; paint is my go-to solution . France and this house are clearly steering my thoughts … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- square French style pillow covers/cases

Found these three in charity shop in UK, maybe the missing fourth suffered a terrible stain related accident? Large, heavy,  soft white cotton with cotton/linen centre panels with woven double squares in a natural/gold colour . Probably for the cave … Continue reading

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BANG!

    For those of you unwilling to trawl through my archives, I have just posted the following historical ( and hysterical) piece on the Period Living magazine website. It’s good to remind ourselves that,  actually, we HAVE achieved some … Continue reading

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Now you see him , now you don’t

Although we are some way off “completion” at the French village house (which I think may be an abstract concept anyway) I cannot resist looking at lighting for the near finished terrace room and salon. I spotted this great lamp, … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Shake your boutis, baby

Most French textile fans will know what I mean by a “boutis”. The word “boutis”is generally used as a blanket (haha gedit?!) term for French cotton quilts , particularly those hailing from or in the spirit of Provence. Sources differ … Continue reading

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Episode 115- The end of an era

My old Kia Sportage ( 18 years old so virtually vintage) was used as a workhorse in the early days of our French renovation project. Every spring we would load her up, see earlier posts, and bring her over to … Continue reading

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À Mon Seul Désir

I have two framed woolwork needlepoint tapestries for the tulip bedroom. Mille-fleurs,  mythic animals, unicorns, symbolism These simplified but still very evocative pictures were inspired by the six tapestries woven around 1500 and now restored and displayed at the Musée … Continue reading

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