Monthly Archives: September 2015

Episode 125- Farewell my lovelies, à très bientôt

Last week we waved goodbye to a pile of stuff destined for the French house as it started it’s epic journey to the far Aude valleys. We will all be reunited  very soon; and if I can get the junk … Continue reading

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More musings on colours and designs for the French house

Look at these colours- found on Pinterest, link below http://georgiannalane.com/ Similar to the colours that I am using in the salon. The doors are a little bright for me but I do like softer turquoises. Note the painted lines punctuating … Continue reading

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Episode 124- Pest Control Chez Nous

Inspired by some new FFRs (Fellow French Renovators) I decided that a post about bugs and their management was long overdue. Hanging light voiles and lace at the windows to keep the big summer bugs out (yes WBFM, there IS … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Passementerie, rings and heraldic motifs

All vintage today. Substantial cotton bobble fringing. Old but very clean metal curtain rings- I have been looking for a quantity of these for a while as I want to hang as many curtains as possible on traditional French style … Continue reading

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Episode 123 – more on the door

It’s not as easy as 123, by the way… And, yes, this is probably Most Bizarre Photo Of 2015. What’s going on with the end of his nose? Who needs a Punch & Judy show? Trev still had a sense … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Recent Brocante finds

Here are some of this summer’s Brocante finds. Left- white work cotton cushion with self-embroidery, ladder work, & cut work. Right – Pair of hand made curtain panels         Below- stunning silk (?) embroidered cushion The star … Continue reading

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How to clean 18thc woolwork embroidery with your fingers crossed

Another  piece from that well known internet auction sight. I was looking for a vintage piece with similar colours and dimensions to one I already own to balance out the main picture wall in the terrace bedroom. I am aiming … Continue reading

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