Category Archives: Art, design and inspiration blog

paintings, photos, textiles & creative stuff

Village houses in the Pyrénées-Orientales

More French village houses for your delectation in this lovely department bordering the Aude; we drive through these villages when we go down to the apartment at Argeles. We have found a new route down over the mountains and will … Continue reading

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Wedding of the decade

No, not mine. I have had the privilege of being involved in the beautifully conceived and elegantly styled design and production of my friend Beverly Lambert’s French Rustique Vintage Chic wedding. A ceremony at Esperaza Mairie on Friday will be followed … Continue reading

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Housses de coussin and antimaccassars

Ok, what is an antimaccassar?  for those of you who may be less obsessed with the minutiae of textiles than I am. they are small fabric mats placed over the back of chairs to protect them. Mainly, in the Victorian … Continue reading

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Rideaux de porte- door curtains

I though you might like to see my  “new” door curtains. You may recall that we have a “Jack & Jill” shower room on the second floor at the French village house. We now have functional locks on the access … Continue reading

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temporary pets

I think it may be time to get Trevor a pet. This is the man who “didn’t do pets” when I met him and is now morphing into the Creature Whisperer. The Bride and I found this almost adult Hirondelle … Continue reading

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Vintage French linen cushion on etsy

New in our etsy shop-see top right of this page. The Madame de Pompomadour cushion!  Made with vintage French linen fabrics and trimmings Brocante chic

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Fabriqué en France- les housses de coussin arrivent

Well, a bit later than planned, here are the first of my cushion covers made from old fabrics. I plan to use at least 50% vintage /recycled fabrics and embroideries on these cushions. I am offering the option of covers … Continue reading

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