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All the way from Afrique du Sud...

I simply had to share these photos with you. They were sent to me by a very special friend, who just so happens to also be a client of mine and lives in South Africa.

I love everything in this photo
butterfly collection(where did she get this? chez moi of course),
piles and piles of fabulous books,
wonderful domes,
petite vase,
ribbon detail....

Toutes sont belles.....j'aime beaucoup!

A demain,
L x


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these images-the butterfly is gorgeous and your friend has such a gift for the art of display. Some shelves in my home are due for a makeover and I shall use this as inspiration!

    ~jermaine~ aka French-Kissed

  2. The vintage leather bound books are so sumptuous...and I love the way they are placed on the shelf...hither, thither and yon...effortless and natural, although I am sure they were placed there just so. Tied with string or raffia too.
    I might look for some olde books....

  3. You got the butterfly for her and DIDN'T SHOW IT TO ME FIRST??? What a beautiful colour!!

  4. Agree, they are beautiful! Something to aspire too!

  5. hello, how do i receive your blog via email?
    thank you, denise

  6. Ohh my... I have just stumbled across your blog & I am so glad I did!

    Those pictures are just so amazing.. I LOVE old books & am trying to collect some myself - I love how they add some historic interest & grandeur even in a modern setting!

    I'm just about to become your latest follower! :)

  7. always lovely and full of inspiration... hope you had a great weekend... xx

  8. Of course they came from you! You have the best style! Those books are gorgeous! Love the vignette! ~lulu

  9. Oh those gorgeous old books and that blue butterfly, what a gorgeous collection!! I love them, thanks for sharing Leeann. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

  10. Hi Leeann
    Great images.. there is something about old books that make me feel at home.. perhaps all that history and and knowledge in one small bundle .. love that butterfly paperweight.. it's a beauty!!! Thanks for your lovely comments over my way... xx Julie

  11. Hello Denise, I have now added a subscribe link under the followers section. Something that I should have done ages ago...

    Merci beaucoup

    L x

  12. the whole way it is put together - the leather bound books are so beautiful too...

  13. What a beautiful pictures! Wonderful to have friends who send you these pictures! The old books are so charming!

  14. I tagged you on my blog!! You're a socialite. xoxo

  15. I have book and butterfly envy

  16. Fabuleux! This shot makes me weak in the knees. I've saved this for future inspiration. Now I just need to find some old string...... Vanna


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