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Hope that you all had a great weekend.
We had a very busy one and even managed to find some fabulous items for the shop including another gorgeous chandelier.

Now all we need is to get the shop finished...I am painting (again) and Mr FF is working on the electrics and everything else :-)

A demain

L x


  1. I'm looking forward to see your new shop!!!!
    Good work!

  2. WE're about to move to a larger shop, so I am getting geared up for all of the painting and arranging and everything else involved in that. You have great taste and beautiful things, so I can't wait to see pictures of your shop!

  3. How exciting that you're nearly ready to open your gorgeous shop - can't wait to see it. Leigh

  4. I wish I could visit your lovely shop.
    Can't wait to see when you all finish.
    Your little something is on the way..(smile)

    Julie xx

  5. I know how exciting it is to open a shop of your own...I wish you the very best of luck! I look forward to the photos when you have them to share...have a great day!

  6. What a beautiful serene. I bet the new chandelier is gorgeous.....and I see you've got Mr.FF working hard !!!! XXXX

  7. Happy painting, Leeann. Just don't strain your neck whatever you do, like I did. Make sure to ask Mr. FF to give your painting muscles a nice massage.

  8. Beautiful painting and picture! I just found you through another blog I was just reading....when I really should be working on a story I just shot. thanks for the perfect break!

  9. Hi Leeann! I just have to tell you, I adore your beautiful blog!!! Can't wait to see the finished shop! Hope you are having a lovely week!

    :) T

  10. Hi Leeann,

    I just spent some time looking at all the photos of Maison No. 20--I hadn't seen it since everything was finished. Everything looks amazing! You did a wonderful job as it all looks so beautiful, inviting and comfortable.



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