Saturday, 30 April 2011

the weekend...


{photo from here}

I am planning on riding my bike today, inbetween jobs around the house. How are you planning on spending your weekend?

Je vous souhaite à tous et toutes un très bon week-end !!!


Leeann x

Friday, 29 April 2011

Today..

My plan for today is to put on a pretty dress.......and spend most of the morning watching the wedding of the gorgeous Kate (Catherine) to the very handsome William.

We will toast the couple with Champagne and then enjoy a celebratory lunch.



Wishing this lovely couple a lifetime of happiness and fun...



Leeann x

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

looking for a new home...


I am a little bit shabby but a lot chic, I am French bien sur and am looking for a new home.





I cost 130 euros + postage.

Please contact my owner for further information.

Monday, 25 April 2011

the weekend....


{photo from here}


Wish that I could say that we spent most of the weekend like the couple in the photo above, but alas no we spent most of the weekend working.

I have put a table and chairs, similar to the one above, on the terrace at our other house along with some fabulous antique pots which I have yet to buy some plants for.

Merci beaucoup to all of you that suggested plants which do not like a lot of water, I will bear these in mind when we are shopping this week.

Managed to fit in a vide grenier at the weekend and returned with a few items including an antique mannequin, which I will photograph and show you later in the week.

For lunch today the plan was to have a picnic by the river and all was going well until a few drops of liquid sunshine appeared!



How was your weekend? Was yours a lazy or a busy one? Dites-moi...

Leeann x

Friday, 22 April 2011

friday flowers/earth day....




.......wow what a busy day it is today, not only is it Good Friday but it is also Earth day. We are planning on spending the day spring cleaning at my other house which is currently for sale. I have bought a fabulous antique garden table and chairs and some antique pots which I am going to fill with plants. Note any ideas on hardy plants that do not need a lot of water would be appreciated......


Wishing you all a fabulous Easter and a very Happy Earth day.


******


Je vous souhaite à tous une fabuleuse de Pâques et une journée de la Terre très heureux.

Leeann x

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

a sweet treat...


{photo taken by moi at the local boulangerie}


.......just what I need, something sticky and sweet!

A demain mes amies, Leeann x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The best nana a girl could wish for...


{our darling nana}


As I write this post, I am only too aware of the fact that my family are preparing to attend the funeral of my darling nana who passed away last week, in New Zealand.

I have mixed emotions; sadness that I have lost my nan but at the same time happy to have had such a great Nana.

A Nana ,who never judged but I know at times, would have liked to give me a good telling off, a nana who encouraged me to travel ( almost 1/2 my lifetime) and always told me to do what I wanted to do.


For all of these reasons and so many more, I am eternally grateful.





{darling nana with my dear sister, Donna and I}

I am also grateful to my angel of a sister- Donna, who did so much for my nana in the last months of her life, right up to organising the arrangements for today's funeral. I realise how hard it has been for you and mum helplessly watching dear nana fade away.

Although it will never make up for being there in person, I am there in spirit.


all my love, Leeann x

Monday, 18 April 2011

For Nana...


Today's post is dedicated to my darling Nana who passed away last week.


If tears could build a stairway,

And memories a lane,

I’d walk right up to heaven

And bring you home again.



All my love, Leeann x



p.s. Merci to my dear friend Kees, for the fabulous photo.

Friday, 15 April 2011

vendredi fleurs...


We were on the way to a friends house when I saw this house. It was all closed up, in typical French fashion, but there was something magical about the garden. So fabulously untouched.


So a couple of days later, I returned and took these photos...



Love the front gate and the way that it is slightly hidden, if I was the owner, I would leave it like this....a perfect weekend hideaway!



This photo was taken from the side of the house, think that we would have to cut the lawn a little....


But this is my favourite photo, I adore the idea of finding a house with a secret garden and love the fact that it is slightly wild and overgrown ...



Je vous souhaite à tous un vendredi et un week-end fabuleux très heureux, Leeann x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

so simple...


{photo from here}


So simple and yet so effective. What is not to love about this bathroom. I am about to start work on a new design project and this is just what I had in mind for the bathroom......c'est parfait.
Leeann x

Monday, 11 April 2011

for all of you that asked...


{photo taken this morning, in my wee showroom}
For all of you that have come into my showroom and asked about the "Louis" style panel/curtain, I am happy to announce that we have 3 in stock and more on the way. Please email me for further details.

....bon début de semaine a tous.... Leeann x

Friday, 8 April 2011

vendredi fleurs...


This weeks photo was taken in our village. There is something about wisteria or glycine as it is known in France, that is timeless and it has a certain allure.


The hot weather is set to continue here in SW France until next Thursday so I have been spending the week painting my shutters/volets and in the evenings we have been have lakeside picnic suppers.


Last night it was especially warm late in the evening and it made me think of lovely tropical evenings in Queensland, Australia - well a girl can dream can't she? Enough dreaming, it is back to the painting for me.



Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, hope that the sun is shining where you are...


Je vous souhaite à tous un fabuleux week-end, j'espère que le soleil brille où vous êtes...


Leeann x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

I love anything that...


{photo from here}

......has French writing on it. I especially love this range from dejeuner sur l'herbe.


....Bonne journée à tout le monde et bon soleil, Leeann x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

a petite project...


{easter decorations in my wee boutique}

Well it has been a hot couple of days here in SW France and we made the best of the sunshine whilst it lasted. Today was a little or should I say very grey and a little rainy so I have spent some time making a couple of decorations for the Fabulously French Showroom.

To make these pots look a little more eastery I placed some fresh moss inside and then arranged a few plastic speckled eggs which I found on ebay.



The second project was a little more complicated and took a little more time.I used a twig structure that I previously used as a decoration for Christmas, as a base. I hung more of the wee speckled eggs on the structure then covered it with fresh moss.



I then placed it on top of a vintage champagne bucket and it is now standing in my showroom window.



.....the finished result....

Well mes amies, I am tres fatigue after all this hard? work on a very calm and still grey dimanche and are now off for a wee siesta....

A tres bientot, Leeann x

Friday, 1 April 2011

vendredi fleurs...


{flowers on my kitchen table, bought at the market yesterday}

Bonjour from a very sunny SW France. The weather forecast is for a high of 24 degrees today and 25 degrees for tomorrow. So the plan is to spend today exploring some new places.


Note in typical "me" fashion I realised that the battery for my camera was flat so am just waiting for it to complete charging.It is times like these when I realise that I need to buy a spare....


Wishing you all a fabulous weekend/Je vous souhaite à tous un fabuleux week-end,


Leeann x