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changing the clocks


On Sunday the clocks went forward which meant that we lost an hours sleep.

End result when we arrived at the first vide-grenier of the day, there was not a lot of action as most of the would be sellers were just getting out of bed.

Despite this fact, we found a few tresors, some of which have already been added to the shop.

This Louis XVI style frame caught my eye and the fact that it contained a photo of an adorable baby is a plus.


It is now Tuesday morning and all of the clocks have been changed in the house.  They will stay untouched until October when we change them again....is this really neccessary I ask myself?

très bon semaine à tous, Leeann

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{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

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