All you have to do to be in the draw, is leave me a comment and I will announce a winner next Wednesday.
For lots of love pink please visit Beverley's blog for a list of this weeks pink participants.
A Panel from Les Nympheas at the Orangerie in Paris
The gardens also house a small museum, exotic glasshouse, bamboo garden, lake and Japanese bridge.
Over 90 per cent of the hardy water lilies in existence in the world at the end of the 19th century were created in this landscaped haven of peace and quiet which covers some 2.5 hectares.
There is also a fabulous restaurant with a lovely view of the gardens, where they serve my favourite Foie gras du Sud Ouest, served with baguette toasts and cranberry sauce and other local delicacies, that this part of France is so famous for.
For more about the gardens and also the relationship bewteen Claude Monet and the founder of the gardens, Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac, please visit the Jardin des Nénuphars Latour-Marliac website.
On Saturday I am participating in Paink Saturday and will also be announcing details of my giveaway, pink of course!
The bichon is on the far right of the photo, resembling a oversize powder puff! I love this photo, they all look so cute, not sure how long it would have taken the photographer to capture this shot but have a feeling that it may have taken a few goes....
ps I have a new project.....yes it requires painting but is quite small......will tell you more about it tomorrow :-)
Photo: Squint Limited
This louis corbeille bed has been given a fabulous new lease of life, and definitely has the "wow" factor.
Photo: Squint Limited
And this couch gives a whole new meaning to the word "patchwork"!
Now all I need to find is someone that can reupholster, anyone want to come over and give me some lessons? in return you would get free accommodation is a a very lovely and unspoilt part of France.
All photos: Flickr.com
I feel that it needs a little greenery so will try and find something suitable.........any suggestions would be most welcome!
I am supposed to be translating the guest house manual for Maison No. 20 so had better go as I have Alex, my lovely french teacher coming to check it in a little over an hour.
This is what I wish that I was doing this weekend....but have a feeling that I will be doing something that involves.......a paintbrush - skirting this time!
And after that some of this.......
Photo: Rodney Smith
Have a fabulous weekend, we along with the rest of France are getting ready to party as it is France's Fête Nationale (bastille day)on Tuesday which will be one big party in our village complete with fireworks display.
I just love hortensias or hydrangeas as they are known in english. I love all the colours:
My favourite colour is pink althought I do love the white, the flowers look so pure and untouched.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments re the painting photos. For those of you that asked how they were rehung, poor Mr FF had to carry them through the house and then balance on the windowsill - not an easy task and I was holding my breath while he did it. Fortunately we colour coded each set with wire as each pair varies slightly in size :-)
I cheated a little yesterday as Mr FF has not had time to complete making the new shutters for the ground floor windows so I just gave the old ones a quick coat of paint as we have guests arriving on Sunday and I want the house to look good.
I had to smile as while I was doing it all the locals kept coming up to me and telling me what a good job I was doing. I explained to them that they were only temporary which puzzled them as the french have a habit of just painting over everything and do not bother with sanding etc so you could say that je suis très francaise:-)
We are now hard at work on the hall entrance so hope to post some photos by the end of the week.
He is also going to make some volets for the dormer windows in the attic but they need a little work before that can happen.
This is our new front door.......
Well this painting girl is all painted out and off for a nice soak in the bath!
à très bientôt
recipe and photo from here Bonjour from a sunny SW France, Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been busy looking after our guest...