Tag Archives: painting

More Friday French Property P**n- How to hang

I have around 100 pictures, paintings, prints & mirrors to hang at the French village house. Not all are huge, though some are almost wall-filling….. So I think about how to group and where to hang these a lot. To … Continue reading

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Episode 149- Perceptions and the interception dance

I have been loathe to invite anyone into the French house whilst my vision for the whole place remains less than blindingly obvious in most areas. This couldn’t go on, so on our last trip we allowed in some curious … Continue reading

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An enigmatic Spanish lady

Is she Spanish? I can’t say for certain, but that’s my feeling. Painted in gouache in a frame that suggests it’s original because it is of the same vintage as her dress. Properly made gilt frame with the red underpainting … Continue reading

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Episode 141- French property P*** again!

Whatever the climate, politically, creatively, economically or meteorologically I still need a French Property P**n Fix today. Left-From this handcrafted life via Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/541909767644586378/     Right- from paintingsilove.com Link seems to have disappeared That is a PAINTING! Look at … Continue reading

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Flipping Furniture Finds with Fabulous French Finishes

I have posted about Trevor being bored since taking redundancy last year. “What” I asked him “do you want to do with yourself now, apart from driving me to distraction?” “Something completely different from what I was doing before; with … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – hand knitted throw, Edwardian picture, vintage fabric

I know, I know, my Thursday Three posts have taken a serious back seat recently. Too many things going on, only one me. This picture came to me free. I was looking at a couple of pieces of furniture in … Continue reading

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Episode 124- Pest Control Chez Nous

Inspired by some new FFRs (Fellow French Renovators) I decided that a post about bugs and their management was long overdue. Hanging light voiles and lace at the windows to keep the big summer bugs out (yes WBFM, there IS … Continue reading

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