A trip into my world of buying and selling vintage textiles and all things beautiful
Friday, September 24, 2010
Hi, sorry for the break in activity.... mum's been staying... cat disappeared....
Hi ladies, hope this finds you all well. I've had my mum to stay for a week's holiday. The weather was lovely, thankfully, so we spent a fair bit of time just sitting in the garden, drinking tea, eating cake, those little pleasures we girls like to pass our time with. We'd pop into town have a wander around the shops, pick Holly up from school, but generally it was fairly low key and relaxed. It was her 78th birthday (sshhh don't tell I told you all) while she was with us, so we went to Hautefort. Unfortunately it had to choose that day to be grey and drizzly, but nonetheless we had a very pleasant walk around a very pretty little town with this huge chateau at it's centre.
We then drove back nearer to home and went to lunch in our favourite restaurant where the food is as brilliant at lunchtime as it is in the evening. Always lovely white damask tablecloths, silver plated cutlery and a lady who sweeps the crumbs off the table between each course. Mum isn't such a big eater, but she ate all her starter, terrine with crusty bread and salad, main course, filet of fish in beautiful citrus sauce with fresh tagliatelle and beautifully prepared little vegetables, then pudding too, tarte aux pommes on a lovely thin layer of flakey pastry and carefully sliced apples.
The little silk brocade screen above I bought very recently, a little shabby chic but still gorgeous.
This beautiful shell button with a very elegant lady in the centre, just the one unfortunately, but I couldn't leave it behind could I??
Then there was this toleware crumb tray and matching brush, all from the same little shop - lucky me.
Mum has gone to stay with my sister now and returns home to the UK tomorrow. Even when you're 45 you still miss your mum when she goes home don't you?
I have lived in France for 7 years with my husband and 2 children. We have always been in the antiques trade and what a glorious place to be in the search for all things vintage and lovely. We live in a semi-converted barn on the top of a hill, work ongoing, with 3 chickens, Daisy, Twinkle and Honey, 3 ducks and the new addition to the family Lilypuss the cat.
Beautiful vintage treasures Monogrammed linens Toile de jouy fabric Old floral fabrics Buttons and braids Old fabric covered boxes Vintage teddies and toys Cherubs Chocolate Muffins - just now and again for a treat!