Skip to main content

Another Friday has arrived......

{fabulous and oh so French mix of geraniums and chippy paint}

Another busy week for moi! Was it as busy for you?

Mr FF continued with laying the tiles in the new kitchen last night and I started to list some more items on Fabulously French including some fabulous antique fashion prints.

I will be listing more items later today, including some more napkins, a couple of candelabras and something that I think would make a fabulous bed crown.

What are your plans for the weekend? Tomorrow we are hopefully going to collect the new kitchen cupboards and I will continue with working on what is going where. Sound familar? As most of you know I am a bit of a magpie so came hope with two fabulous shelves the other day so now need to decide where to put them as at present they are in the hall and I must move them before our guests arrive later today. They are old but fabulous carving, I will take a photo of them later.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, I hope that the sun is shining where you are as we have had a gray week and at last have some gorgeous sun shining down on us today in SW France

Je vous souhaite un fabuleux week-end et j'espère que le soleil brille où vous êtes...

L x


  1. Happy Friday! I do like the sound of your shelves - I look forward to seeing a pic. Have fun doing the kitchen over the weekend!

  2. Oh Leeann,
    What a wonderful photograph. It really does say 'France'.
    I love the sound of your shelves. I look forward to seeing them.
    Have a great weekend. XXXX

  3. Leeann,

    Love those geraniums!!! Nothing screams paris more than a window box of red geraniums!!! I love your blog!!

    Lesley : )

  4. Sounds like you're making great progress with the kitchen Leeann. All that cake baking must be working it's magic! Love the photo. Have a happy weekend. Amanda xx

  5. Another busy week for you Leeann - so love that photograph and look forwad to seeing more things for the shop online soon - bon weekend. x

  6. I love geraniums...the perfect thing to brighten up a grey day. Have a fab weekend lovely...cant wait to see the kitchen all decked out. x

  7. I love the contrast of the red geraniums against the grey of the wall and the peeling paint is oh so quaint!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs from the Hostess

  8. I have to run 7 miles tomorrow am then I'm home free all weekend!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. I love everything French as well and therefore love the is fabulous! Good luck with all the work on your kitchen....can't wait for a photo of the end result!

  10. I've always loved geraniums and never having been to France I didn't realize about their popularity there. Now I know what I will be buying more of in the future!! It sounds so exciting all the progress you are making, and I have things everywhere too when I get busy, sometimes it seems that's when I find my most favorite things, when I'm too busy to put them where they belong. Happy weekend to you! ~Lili

  11. Have a great weekend Leeann, sounds like another busy one for you. Cant wait to see the end result, post lots of shots so we can see the before and sure it will be great. Im in the garden for most of the weekend trying to get things to bed for the winter months; oh and going to the barn for gnochi that Chloe and Phil are cooking...cant wait. Take care Mandax


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…