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Lets go away....

{Image from here}

The story goes a bit like this..........
Girl says "how do you fancy a night away near the coast?" Boy says "what have you bought this time?"

This is part of the coversation that Mr FF and I had last night. I have bought a few pieces of furniture which are in a place that is a five hour drive from where we live.

So I commenced my search for somewhere to stay. This was by no means an easy task as I could not find anything that I liked, not that I am fussy!

We also will be taking a trailer which means that we really do need parking so this narrowed down by search as a lot of the places that I loved were in the middle of villages.

I finally found what looks to be a fabulous place in the country and we are booked in for next Thursday night. I promise to take lots of photos and tell you all about it....

I had better get back to my painting, work is progressing well on my wee shop and I have finished the walls and am now onto painting furniture with some fabulous farrow and ball colours.

Will tell you more about this tomorrow!
A demain

L x


  1. Sounds like a very fun journey ahead...can't wait to hear and see more!

  2. Here for the first time, you've a very nice blog .
    A bientôt

  3. don't forget the Louis Vuitton luggage. Sorry it's not Toulouse!! I soooo remember having the same conversations with the man about the house here... After it is, "what are you going to do with that??" Have a great time!

  4. Sounds like an exciting and interesting little trip you have planned, Leeann. In the meantime, have fun with your Farrow and Ball paints!

  5. I'm so envious - a perfect way to spend a few days. Enjoy. Leigh

  6. Am painting three rooms at the moment, in Farrow and Ball. Slipper Satin, Pointing and Off-White with a little touch of Pavilion Grey in one room. I can't wait to see what colours you have chosen. I find it difficult to choose as they have such wonderful colours.
    Happy furniture hunting and I can't wait to see the photos. XXXX

  7. How lucky you are that Mr FF is so willing to travel with you at a momnts notice!

  8. Enjoy your travels Leeann and I can't wait to see your shop when it is finished....xv

  9. Can't wait to see the pictures of th "wee" shop when it opens!!!!Welcome to the world of peddling antiques, logistically demanding but to me it gives a shop personality.....

  10. Oh Leeann...I wish I could take a trip! What a lovely idea!
    I have been working on the makings of a trip to your beautiful country...I want so much to visit and see all things I hold dear to my heart.
    I can't wait for you to open your "wee" little shop!
    All the photos you've shared thus far have been so charming...nothing so captivating here in the states.
    Have a blissful

  11. sounds like an exciting adventure...can't wait to hear all about it!

  12. How exciting! Good luck with the painting!

  13. Where was your trip ? We want to know


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Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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