Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Thursday Three- Vintage whitework bed linen

You can’t beat a bit of provenance and a little story behind your antique or vintage pieces. I am a fan of the old textile companies which flourished in the the north west of England on the back of the … Continue reading

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Episode 117- Re-purposing old original doors

http://robbinsrealtygroup.com/2015/04/17/barn-door/ I have been obsessing for ages about what to do with the old cave door-below – https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/episode-16-the-doors-part-1/ ‎ It doesn’t fit, the wind blows around and through it and there is insufficient light coming through the two dinky little … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Maps, whales, butterflies

#1-Here is my antique map of the Languedoc. Posted before but it is so precious and beautiful & evocative that I thought I would share it with newer followers. I can date it to somewhere between 1648 and 1659, when … Continue reading

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Bonus post- Parler comme une française

This is the beautiful and ancient bridge that gives access to our French village. Talking of bridges, my aim this year is to master conversational French without stuttering, mumbling or frightening the neighbours! To assist with this mammoth task, I … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- two new & one old

Loyal readers will recognise this circular 1920’s silk thread embroidery on natural linen that I posted a while back. You may also know that I was looking for a second one to create a semi-symmetrical display in terrace bedroom. Well … Continue reading

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The pen is mightier than the sword- Bonus Post

Further to my last post, here are some links to older posts referring to our village, Campagne-sur-Aude’s history as a Preceptory of the Knights Templar . The village has the only completely enclosed central fort of this type in Europe. … Continue reading

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The pen is mightier than the sword- and considerably easier to write with

Thus said Marty Feldman, and he was right. When I write my little story on Campagne sur Aude, our French village of choice, I will be doing so as an incomer, but with the most honourable of intentions. I have … Continue reading

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