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I am very excited as the showroom for my wee online shop Fabulously French opens tomorrow. I am going to be open every Thursday morning from 10h to 13h as this is market day in our village and will also be open on request.

Thought that you may like to see some photos.....

This is the armoire that I collected from Perpignan last week. I have waxed it and lined the shelves with vintage grain sacks. This is going to be the home for the petit coterie cushions that I have ordered from the lovely Michelle.

As you know I adore cushions and tiebacks so have plenty in store.......

I have another of these chairs but do not have room for both in the showroom as the armoire turned out to take up a lot more room than I thought it would!

I finally have somewhere to put the blue and white china. Note this is a small selection, I have much, much more.

And my mannequin no longer has to stay in the hall, she has a new home. Note the wall in the corner looks a little bare but will not be after tonight as Mr FF is going to hang my new tapestry there when he returns from work.

And taking pride of place above the mantle is my antique grain stack which has been carefully framed. This matches the tea towels that we have for sale in the shop.

I currently have only one antique grain sack in store but have more on the way should anyone be looking for some.

Well, I had better get back to work....

A tres bientot,
L x


  1. Congratulations!!! It looks fabulously french!!!!

  2. love your blog .. and your style ... awesome settings ..


  3. Congratulation! Just visited your on-line store.
    Your photos are beautiful and I'm sure you'll have great success!

  4. Congratulations my friend! Your show-room looks fantastic! I can recognize something familiar in your fifth photo!!! I'd like to visit your shop...may be one day I'll come to visit you!
    Good luck! But I'm sure it'll be a success!

  5. Congratulations on the new shop and much success!

  6. Have fun with the new shop! Congrats!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. Oh how exciting for you I wish you all the best. I'm going to check out your burlap bags you mentioned. Have a great day, T

  8. Congratulations! How do we, from the U.S. purchase your beautiful french products? Will you ship in California? They are all so desirable to me :)

  9. Good luck with the opening Leeann...the shop is gorgeous, xv.

  10. Loved the framed grainsack...stunning! Congratulations on your opening. :)

  11. First timers but LOVED everything!!!! Come visit us sometime!

  12. Congratulations and much success to you!

  13. I wish you much success, and your shop looks sensational....I want that framed grain sack !!!!...All the best and I'm off to look at your shop. XXXX

  14. Well done Missy! Great job and lots of hard work can only result in your success!! Can't wait to see it in a couple of weeks. Bisous

  15. Oh, how exiting for you. Showrooms are very useful when you have on-line sale.

    I wish you all the best of luck!


  16. It all looks soo pretty!
    Good luck!

  17. Wow! All my best wishes for your new store! Everything looks fabulous!

  18. All the best,your taste is will do well!! Chrissy

  19. Congrats on your opening!!! Thank you for giving us a peek...everything is stunning and oh so beautiful!!! I'm quite sure you will be a big success!!

    :) T

  20. Congratulations, your new show room looks marvelous, good luck with your new venture, will certainly be keeping an eye out to see how you go! How exciting for you

  21. Fabulously beautiful. I'm only sad I cannot shop your wonderful store,

  22. Congratulations and good luck with your new venture. I am sure with all your passion and energy it will be a huge success.

  23. Your "wee" show room looks simply fantastic! Congratulations on your shop opening, Leeann - so many wonderful things!

  24. Hpe all goes well - it looks totally gorgeous - bonne chance!

  25. Congratulations on your opening. I wish you all the best, that you will sell out very quickly. Hugs, Cindy S.

  26. Lee this is SO SO special ~ congratulations ~ I hope one day to shop here & buy everything...

  27. Hi Leeann

    The shop looks fabulous - congratulations and very best of luck with this beautiful adventure. Leigh

  28. Bonjour Leeann,

    Congratulations on your wonderful shop ~ I love it and all the merchandise.

    Bonne chance!


  29. Hi Leeann,
    I'm a first timer to your blog and I love italready. It is indeed so FABULOUSLY FRENCH and with that certain charm that only the French can have!!!
    Congrats on the opening of your shop. From the fab pics you've posted with all that stunning merchandise so beautifully diplayed I can tell you'll certainly have a great success. And bet you must be really excited. Again, the best of luck!

  30. What a gorgeous shop. I especially love the china cabinet.

  31. Hi LeeAnn!
    Congratulations on your shop opening! I know when I opened mine I was both happy and anxious. I know you will do well. You have a great appreciation for nice things and a talent for putting them together. Bon Chance!

  32. Congratulations! It all looks divine. Wish I could visit. xo Lidy


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