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At last........

Hope that you all had a great weekend. We spent Saturday working on maison No. 20 - more about this in a minute and yesterday at a vide grenier in our village which was not as good as others that we have been to. The reason was that there were a lot of professional sellers hence the prices were very high and the items that they were selling were all very similar.

The best ones are those where the little old ladies empty their attics (vide grenier = empty attic in english)and the objects they are selling come complete with dust and cobwebs - very authentic.

Over the weekend we managed to finally get both bedrooms completed so I thought that I would share a couple of photos with you.

Chambre 1, Maison No. 20

The room is lacking curtains at present as these are away being altered as they came up a little short so my lovely curtain lady, Maureen is currently hard at work putting a black stripe near the top of the curtain and also on the bottom so that they should just touch the floor.

This afternoon I am lime washing the beams in the dining room and painting the walls. Once that is complete we will start on the floor which has lovely old wide planks which need to be sanded and oiled.Then it will be the part that I!
I have bought a fab tapestry for one of the walls and also a lovely antique table and chairs so I am looking forward to seeing it all in the room.

Bon semaine, L x

p.s. Ness I have not forgotten about posting a photo of the antique mirror that I discovered last week - it is currently wrapped downstairs so when I get a spare minute I will haul it out and photograph it :-)


  1. That looks awesome. I love everything you did with this room.
    Happy late Pink Saturday as well.

  2. All your hard work has paid off in spades - the room looks very elegant & very beautiful.

  3. I agree - elegant and beautiful - wow!
    Simone :)

  4. I am loving this black & simplicity! Are the pillows from Ness? Beautiful job on these chambre's. Those attic sales sound so fun! I wish I were there~~

  5. The room looks FAB!
    Sounds like a lovely weekend... how about a lovely Monday too... I believe I have something that belongs to YOU on my site!

  6. Happy I made your day.. please email moi your address sooooo I can mail your winning painting to you!

  7. Le chambre is perfectly done! Luv it!

  8. Beautiful bedroom ~ you must be feeling happy to have all the hard work behind you now.


  9. Hello L

    Oh. How lovely..
    You are so talented.. yes.. you are..
    can't wait to see more of your interior decor and the furnitures.. Don't work too hard, stop and have some tea.(smile)
    x Julie

  10. Looks so chic & stylish Leann, just as I imagined it would! I'm sure you'll be inundated with bookings once you're ready. Just watch us Aussies, you know we can be somewhat exuberant(read as loud & noisy!) guests!
    Millie ^_^

  11. Great work yo made! The room is very nice...elegant and charming decorated!
    Have a nice day!

  12. I love it, when I come to stay can I sleep in this room.
    x Cate

  13. Love what you're doing, Laura. Someday I'll come back to France and come stay chez toi.

  14. Janet, the cushions did not come from Ness - they came from a local store for the pricely sum of 7 euros each. They were in a big bin with lots of others so I had to rummage around a bit to find a pair. I have a lot that I bought in Dubai but I am not sure exactly which box they are in so thought that it was quicker to buy a pair of new ones!
    A bientot, L xx


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