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belated Thursday Three and a sad goodbye to some textile treasures

It’s  always hard to part with pieces that I have collected over the years , but our French renovation project is all about paring back  and downsizing and living simply and economically with less stuff. 111 more words

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Episode 111 Bowled over - Les lavabos Part 1

Although we are still a way off, I thought you might like to see some bathroom fittings. I loathe the basin in our shower room and can’t wait to get rid… 166 more words

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The Thursday Three- Antique Indian cushion covers

So,  I’m looking for just two more large 25″ x 25″ cushions for the sofas and another smaller one to set off all that off white ground vintage linen with Jacobean embroidery  which is being sewn onto plain cushion covers (eventually) – 133 more words

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Episode 110- The squirrel made me do it....

I have finally found the critical nearly white and neutrals for ceilings, walls, panelling and  painted furniture at the French village house.

It has only taken several years to source this.The kitchen/diner has so many nearly white paint samples, tried and rejected, that I could just join them up and call it a style statement. 225 more words

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Episode 109- Grotty French wallpapers I have had to to strip off...

Careful with that punctuation Eugene..Only five layers in the dining area (formerly bedroom 3!) as only converted from barn about seventy years ago.

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Episode 108- at last, some clues to support my ideas on paint effects and the answer to a vexatious question

Have a look at this link, number four “French country decor for walls”- http://www.dreamhomedecorating.com/french-country-decor.html

I have seen this decorative paint treatment before, generally in French country interiors and specifically at… 337 more words

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'Ere be ( French) dragons.........

My grandson has lent me this carefully selected dragon “so if I am ever lonely or sad or frightened” I can look at it and think of him. 229 more words

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