Tag Archives: chic

Lots of small things that make a big difference

I know I haven’t posted much re progress on the village house for a while, but Trev has certainly been working hard on a whole host of small but critical projects. This storage cupboard, left , was created from part … 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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Moroccan tables- tables marocaines

These are rather festive, a saturated red. Basically they are Annie Sloan Emperor’s silk over an ochre-ish base. The top has been rollered, which on this surface gives a slightly, dimpled finish; ideal for rubbing antique wax into. Layered with  … Continue reading

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Buying Property in France- A cautionary tale

Just to let you know, I now take requests.See “Taste of France” blog- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37172339/posts/1025435832 The area around Puivert is mentioned. Very pretty, has a chateau & museum, too cold for me. It took a while for us to find out … Continue reading

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Painting furniture, paint recipes?

So what paint is best? well it depends of course on the purpose and position wood,metal, inside, outside, used daily etc etc These get left outside on the terrace for most of the summer and are going to need a … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- satin and dragons

How about these chic oriental lounging pyjamas and fluffy trimmed slippers? All in silk satin with dragon embroidery; and they pack away into a little satin suitcase! I would happily wear these if I could get into them, obviously designed … Continue reading

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Episode 93- Hidden historic details #1-Terrazzo finishes

OK, our Maison  may not be as grand and glamourous as this one on  http://www.thisoldhouse.com , but  we have old terrazzo staircases and we have discovered that under layers of dust, dirt and caked on cement, we do have some … Continue reading

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