29-05-12

So nostalgic...

These wood display boxes used to store the block lettering caugth my attention. They reflect theinimitable savoir-faire of these print artists we have almost forgotten now, with our computersand portable printers.. A little golden coloured frame, a nice old thermos with its large cork, a nice crystal inkwel...   and a nice pure linen kitchen towel, my discoveries at the last flea market delighted me ! What about a little touch of blue with these little plates which can be used as wine coasters ?That would help... [Lire la suite]
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04-05-12

Lily of my valley

Symbol of happiness and chance, the Lily of the valley is offered on 1st of May (labour day).This is a nice period to make charming bouquets, invite friends and enjoy good food and conviviality ! You can marry it with Lilac or small fowers from the gardens, making compositions simpleas possible. These electric blue plates  "Wild rose" from Choisy le Roi fit well that old linen tablecloth Idyed in purple. Happiness, love and friendship to you !  
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23-04-12

Boule de neige

I found this week-end a nice plate engraved with a delicate floral pattern and arabesques. I havebeen looking for it for so long. The pattern is named "Boule de neige" (viburnum) from SaintAmand Hamage. The blue is very luminous and goes very nicely with that little blueberries and marigolds that comefrom the market. You can find here, between leeks and spinach, small and simple bouquets. They have nothing to envy to fleurists' compositions and they cost so much less...  It's fun to take old objects and... [Lire la suite]
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02-06-11

Hydrangeas

For me, Hydreangeas are definitely linked to holidays on the west coast of France, in the verypreserved area of Morbihan (little sea in Breton). A wild nature, many islands to discover, littles boats, plenty of birds... without forgetting thedelicious crêpes and cider, for a recoverry after an entire day cycling around the gulf.A soft life in summer with a wonderful weather, and when the tourists have gone, anharder winter, rain and deserted villages - rainwear compulsory - but such romantic places... To welcome... [Lire la suite]
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11-04-11

Lily of the Valley does not wait

Three drops of rain, some heat, and hop ! Three weeks before May 1st Lily of the Valley is spreading out nicely between irises, roses and muscaris… that's South of France ! On May 1, 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm. He decidedto offer a lily of the valley each year to the ladies of the court. At the beginning of the 20th century,it became custom to give a sprig of lily of the valley, a symbol of springtime, on May 1. The government permits individuals to sell them... [Lire la suite]
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