Author Archives: coteetcampagne

About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time

Restoration rescue dog update- Bronte’s surgery

My poor dog. Stumbling about with the equivalent of a satellite dish on her head! We have had to completely reorganise the house and the terrace to accommodate this blunderbuss, until our marvelous vet gives her the ten day inspection. … Continue reading

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Campagne en fête

The village had a rather good night market featuring local producers of food and wine, sheep’s milk ice cream and olive oil, a chanteuse and “restauration sur place” of course. Trev had a plate of meat, lots of meat, with … Continue reading

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slub silk – dupion v shantung

OK, this post is a bit “niche”, but I had to share the thrill of unpacking more bargain buys from French ebay. These vintage curtains are made from silk dupion (dupioni) in a typically subtle ivory cream with cream and … Continue reading

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Tuck stop

On the way to Argeles and we won’t make any of the P.O eateries for lunch before two o’clock, so we have stopped at the excellent and underrated Auberge du Chalet on the D117 out of Quillan toward Lapradelle-Puilarens. Cool … Continue reading

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Thank you B&L

Now and then I am reminded of why I do what I do for the day job. Some of my Clients know that I have this whole other life too. These two do. So thank you.  

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Episode 165: Bench Marks

Those of you who have stuck with this blog will know that the question of how we actually create the bench in the dining area has languished almost as long as the decision regarding the perfect off-white paint. The answer … Continue reading

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My dog just is….

By special request, we have an update on the Fur Baby. Bronte is now Water Baby also. Every time we do the river beach walk she has a little swim. Then she likes to roll in  some cut grass or … Continue reading

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