Tag Archives: textiles

A few French antique textiles for your delectation

Look at this link sent to me by Blog-buddy Lynda.  lovely stuff! Hope Lori from Humble Quilts ( as above) is OK with me posting this link. I can’t find anything on her site that discourages it; but, as ever, … 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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Episode 145- A retrospective. Renovation, restoration and reconstruction in the Aude

I think it’s time to look back and take stock. Quite a few new folk have started following this  epic saga of ours and must be wondering what kind of blog they have stumbled onto here. Some art, some antiques, … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Shake your boutis, baby

Most French textile fans will know what I mean by a “boutis”. The word “boutis”is generally used as a blanket (haha gedit?!) term for French cotton quilts , particularly those hailing from or in the spirit of Provence. Sources differ … Continue reading

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Episode 75- Papier peint, oui ou non? to wallpaper or not to wallpaper

I had absolutely no intention of using any wallpaper anywhere when we bought the French house. Almost all my recent decorative treatments have been paint based. I liked what was left of the wallpaper in the  tulip bedroom, but it … Continue reading

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