Tag Archives: embroidery

The Thursday Three – velvet and verdigris

I will miss aspects of the cottage in the UK. Although the cheap white walls and dark brown carpet upstairs are not my choice, they are an OK backdrop for photos. As you might know, I have been sourcing curtains, … Continue reading

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Friday French Fix- Quelques idées pour les petites pièces

On the basis  that size isn’t everything (there’s a talking point) here’s some small French rooms. http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bedrooms/10-creative-headboard-ideas-from-rate-my-space-pictures The textiles are a bit twee here for moi, but the palette is great and SOMEONE here has had the chutzpah to rock … Continue reading

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Les couleurs pâles, poussiéreuses et fanées- Pale, Dusty, Faded

These subtle colours, in French they’re called “Les couleurs pâles, poussiéreuses et fanées”. My favourite shades, that faded, dirty, dusty,”washed “palette. Greyed pastels, warmed neutrals. They work so well Chez Nous The word “couleur” is feminine in French, suprisingly, I thought … Continue reading

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An early Thursday Three – a marriage made in heaven

        So we picked up this mirror , purchased on ebay, on Sunday. Look at those feet! Beautiful carving, I’ll post better photos soon I promise. On Monday a very nice man GAVE us this cabinet below … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Broderie & Brexit

I have spent another week editing our lives on every level. The pile of boxes, books, pictures and mirrors in our UK garage has been rigorously sorted and tidied and the stuff destined for France edited down to what I … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – woolly thinking and a new apprentice

How do they meet this price point? I thought Primark had moved away from sweat shops? I don’t know, this cushion was made in India, in a wool like fabric with faux patent leather piping. It’s quite spectacular and would … Continue reading

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The Thursday One – Happy Christmas to me

This is one of my Christmas presents to myself. It is not one of my 99p bargains or from a charity shop or troc. But, when something is perfect for a space I have to have it. I even know … Continue reading

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