Skip to main content

week-end tresors...

photo from here

Bonjour from a very sunny SW France,

I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend and that you found time to relax....

Yesterday we managed to get out for a spot of treasure hunting albeit there was not a lot of treasure to be had.

I bought a fabulous buffet which we delivered to our shop and I have not had a chance to photograph it but will do so tomorrow as the shop is open tomorrow. It really is a lovely piece and you could even use it has a shop counter if you wanted to.

Other treasures included two stunning baguette baskets very similar to those shown in the photo above. You will find more details here.

A fabulous morroccan style platter which would be perfect for serving tea etc.

 A close up of the gorgeous detail.......

A favourite find was this whiter than white damsk table cloth which is immaculate and it is rare to find one like this, the monogramme is stunning as is the detail on the table cloth.

It measures 220 cms x 150 cms and is perfect for a rectangular shaped table. You will find details here.

I am off to buy some flowers.....

à très bientot, Leeann x



  1. Wow, wish my initials were MB. Beautiful, Leeann!

  2. What totally gorgeous finds I adore the monogramme too
    Lynn xx

  3. Your treasure hunting sounds the most perfect sort of day to me. Happy days Leeann.
    Amanda x

  4. Lovely finds, Leeann, especially the tablecloth...:)

  5. Oh, what a stunning blog! I adore your style Leanne. I am currently embarking of a new adventure of renovating our mater bedroom. It's in the early design phase, but will certainly find inspiration on your blog!

  6. J'adore baguette baskets ...
    your pictures and your week end tresore are always a dream.
    Have a great August 15th ...
    Bisou, Babi


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


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


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…