Tag Archives: South

Faïence in France – Tile Style- Getting it just right

http://www.faience-ponchon.com/ http://www.homeceramics.com.tn/Content/Pages/Faience-gres.html   There are some gorgeous kitchen tiles available right now, and I was very tempted by these mixed designs- above- for a while, and they may well have worked Chez Nous, but as ever I am drawn back to … Continue reading

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Compati-pillow-bility

  Here’s a debate..pick a side. After far too many years of property restoration in the South of France, Trev has announced that he hates French (i.e square) pillows. What took him so long? Well, partly because he is a … Continue reading

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Stone Love – A little village in the South of France

Renovation, Restoration, Triangulation Ok, so here we have the village of Campagne-sur-Aude. Unique in it’s central 11th century fort, housing the church, the Templar Knights’ quarters, Masters House, smithy, armoury and stables. Around this circular structure, what is now the … 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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Why buy in the Languedoc Roussillon?- Part two,living by the sea

Ten true reasons why we bought a little piece of seaside life in the Pyrenées Orientales in Southern France. 1) Because the dramatic mix of snow topped mountains, lush greenery, turquoise sea and sunshine  never fails to make us smile. … Continue reading

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Why buy in the Languedoc Roussillon? Part one-country village life?

Ten true reasons why we bought a village house here in the Aude region of Southern France 1) For a small price we can live in an ancient village steeped in history and local culture 2) We can live simply … Continue reading

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Episode 91- In which I wrestle with renovation & restoration related guilt

Renovation, restoration, reflection…. So,  I found this old photo of Trev with signs of his original brown hair colour  still evident and realised that, in just seven years of double property renovation & restoration projects  in the south of France, … Continue reading

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