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French interiors- four alternatives to white walls

          Celebrating interesting old walls in small spaces. Above left-above right and right Or,if you have the space & the ceiling height-below-why not celebrate those cracks too?                                              http://www.hemis.fr/?idPageWeb=95&afficherVignetteDuSujet=519&nouvelleRecherchePhoto=1   http://thebridescafe.tumblr.com/tagged/Home/page/7 http://thepoetryofmaterialthings.tumblr.com/Continue reading

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FPPF – French Property Porn Fix of the day

For absolutely no other reason, apart from the fact that it’s Friday and I am losing the will to live, I present for your delectation some beautiful French or French flavoured interiors.           What have these … Continue reading

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More French interiors , feast after famine

After years of looking for French interiors that would suit our village house I have suddenly dropped on a whole visual feast of photos  to inspire me. below- a masterclass in picture display               … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Passementerie

Now you all know how much I love my textiles, and I love the complementary fine art of passementerie too. “Passement” comes from a French word and is generally taken to mean decorative trimmings, tassels and edgings made from silk … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- “un peu tôt”

There  is an interesting “rapport réciproque” or mutually beneficial exchange of antique and vintage pieces between the UK and France that is enjoying another surge in popularity right now. Nostalgic fabrics, textiles and homewares with a vintage French feel are … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Light fittings and Lions (GGRRHH)

The annual vide-grenier in our French village has thrown up some real gems over the last few years. I purchased a pair of these Empire style  appliques (wall lights) from our Mayor. If he ever comes round for an aperitif, … Continue reading

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