Tag Archives: silk

slub silk – dupion v shantung

OK, this post is a bit “niche”, but I had to share the thrill of unpacking more bargain buys from French ebay. These vintage curtains are made from silk dupion (dupioni) in a typically subtle ivory cream with cream and … Continue reading

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Bedroom rugs- Indian and Indiennes motifs

Following the installation of the window seat storage in the terrace bedroom, I have unwrapped another of the rugs that have been sitting in the workshop for eons. This one was hand made in India. The short looped ground is … Continue reading

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Rideaux de porte- door curtains

I though you might like to see my  “new” door curtains. You may recall that we have a “Jack & Jill” shower room on the second floor at the French village house. We now have functional locks on the access … Continue reading

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The Terrace Bedroom- La Chambre Terrasse

Never let anyone tell you that you can do nothing with a room 2.3 metres wide and five metres long, except perhaps turning it into a bathroom. Remember this painted door from an earlier post? That’s on the other side … Continue reading

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Friday French Property P**n- Des tissus antiques

3 days late FFPP!….This photo made me smile. Not just the fabulous fabric, door surround and floor, but the big lean on that wall to the left. I have a wall like that in every room of the French house. … 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 Wednesday One- Selfie with Footstool

It’s been a Trying Week and it’s only Wednesday! I won’t tempt cruel fate by postulating that the only way is up, but I really need a boost today. So. we picked up a repro mahogany demi-lune table for a … Continue reading

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