Skip to main content

Our house - some random shots

{apt un chambre}

I thought that it was about time I took a photo of the old gun cabinet that I purchased a while back. While I had the camera out, I took some photos of the apartment, that we have hung it in.

This is the old gun cabinet that came complete with the same wallpaper that we have used in the bedroom, hence I thought that it was meant for us.
We now need to make a few more shelves inside which I will paper and then display old perfume bottles on. Note the WE, as opposed to I. It is another job for Mr FF's evergrowing list.




Close up of the bed, wish that I was there right now.....



Looking from the bedroom through to the bathroom.....




Tapestry in the living area of the apartment.

I have a thing about French tapestries and have a lovely one coming in a few days which depicts the vendange/grape harvest.



Dining area, complete with antique "desserte", another French item that I adore and have a few stashed in our garage.




This is a tableau that I bought in a local shop that is not old but has been distressed to give ut that aged look. Love the marcarons on it.....very yummy.

Wishing you all a fabulous Wednesday, for some reason I lost a day and thought that yesterday was Wednesday....

Bisous, L

Comments

  1. Thank you Leeann for your apartment tour.
    It's all lovely - I especially like the wall tapestry and my daughter is very keen to get one for her old stone house in France.

    Thank you for sharing.
    a bientot
    S xox

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love le tour de l'apartement, Leeann!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that dresser. And the wallpaper. Beautiful apartment.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How absolutely divine - such a pleasure to get a peek into a home in the one place I would love to live myself!
    Merci!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Certainly pleasent to the eyes! Have a great day ~Ashley

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can't wait to see your display of perfume bottles paired with that gun cabinet. What an unexpected and exciting idea! Enjoyed so much the lovely tour and is that a stone wall in the dining area? What an absolutely gorgeous place! ~Lili

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Leeann,

    Thanks for giving us the tour of your home, you have a wonderful place.

    Happy Wednesday
    Hugs
    Carolyn

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your blog...look forward to following :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Bonjour Leeann

    I wish I were there with my hubby(sigh~) He get to be there without me (Big sigh~). I love that gorgeous bed and everything else(smile)

    Julie xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Leeann - everything in your house is gorgeous .... French and very fabulous! The gun cabinet is so unsual and such a great find. Leigh

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

French food Friday...Honey Lavender Icecream

I first tried this in Provence and loved the combination of the lavender and the honey.

For those of you that have seen the movie it's complicated you will recall that Merryl Streep made it for Steve Martin and it really looked great.


By using honey as opposed to sugar you end up with icecream that is deliciously creamy and the smoothest ice cream you've ever tasted.


Be warned, though - there is a caveat...this ice cream will not freeze as well as homemade ice cream usually does. For those of you who like your ice cream hard freeze the ice cream overnight to make it scoopable, instead of the standard two to three hours after churning



Ingredients:


1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup dried lavender
4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream

Method:

1. Bring the milk, cream, honey, and lavender to a gentle boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Remove from the heat and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and let cool a bit.

3.In a separate medium bowl, beat the egg yolks, then gradually add som…

a good idea..

{fabulous shop in St Emilion, photo taken by moi}
Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

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.

Last weekend we bought a lot of wine cases as we thought that they would make good storage, as shown in the photo above.

I particularly liked the idea of making a set of drawers with them or perhaps even a serving tray like this.

{photo from here}
We have quite a few boxes and wine box ends so any ideas that you have would be gratefully received...
Mille mercis et bonne semaine a tous.....

Leeann x

French Food Friday.....

This week we are taking a break from the skinny theme, and indulging in some healthy pears with some also very healthy chocolate....


About Poires Belle Hélène

This classic French recipe were invented Paris in the 19th century and were named after an opera by Offenbach. What a romantic introduction for this French dessert par excellence, a true classic, found in at least half of the restaurants of the Hexagone. It only takes a few minutes to assemble this dish if you use ready-made ingredients; it is actually not much longer to prepare half of them from scratch (the poached pears and the melted chocolate). You can even make crème Chantilly and toasted flaked almonds for a deluxe version on very special occasions.

About Poires William liqueur

A pear flavoured liqueur. Liqueur is a class of spirit that is usually sweet and often served after dinner. It is produced by either mixing or redistilling spirits with natural ingredients such as fruits, plants, flowers, or chocolate. Sugar must be at…