Category Archives: Art, design and inspiration blog

paintings, photos, textiles & creative stuff

Photographer Dan Bladen

We are right in the middle of what I will refer to as a bureaucratic issue with the move. Don’t ask. You really don’t want to know. So, sometimes stepping away from a trying situation is the best policy. As … Continue reading

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Episode 153 part 2- needful things

Many of you are au fait with the contents of my head and my idea of what is important. So, here are the contents of the latest boxes packed today. Remember these items are what I deem to be needful for … Continue reading

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Good Friday French Property P**n

Joyeuses Pâques! For no reason other than that I need a French Fix. I am currently in quicksand             http://www.zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com/ http://www.terresetdemeuresdefrance.com/ Not France, actually Amsterdam, but for the colour palette and painted ceiling http://www.peterkorver.com/ By … Continue reading

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A few French antique textiles for your delectation

Look at this link sent to me by Blog-buddy Lynda.  lovely stuff! Hope Lori from Humble Quilts ( as above) is OK with me posting this link. I can’t find anything on her site that discourages it; but, as ever, … Continue reading

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Small steps and hot French finds

Little bits done this week. Finished laying terre cuite hearth in salon, edging next. Also finally decided on floor finish for wet/cooker wall in kitchen. Whilst loading said option, I spotted this chaux (lime) based natural paint in Brico-Depot in … Continue reading

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Episode 152- To Hull And Back

Most of my biggest decisions are taken on a Thursday. I was born on a Thursday so maybe it’s connected? Anyway, I had a high pressure, high preparation, contentious and stressful work commitment in Hull on Wednesday. I have nothing … Continue reading

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Mixing materials

I am fascinated by the gorgeous mix of materials and colours in this one French house found on http://www.cotemaison.fr I like the change in colour on the stair risers at the door way. And the raw wood panelling on the … Continue reading

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