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Travel

Shopping in Provence

The magical French Larkspur tour of Provence included a lot of shopping.  Antique shopping.  Which it is no secret that I think this is one

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Travel

Provence with French Larkspur

I am back reminiscing about my travels to Provence during a bit of a winter blues funk. My travel partner, Jenn, kept saying during the trip that the memories would help to get us through a long winter, and as always she was right.

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Projects

French linen Shopping

One of my favorite parts to my business is shopping/hunting/scouring the world for antique French linens. Here is a little back story on how it all began…In 2015 I tackled my first upholstery project, it was chair that I purchased off of craiglist for $5. Being inspired by pictures of chairs with grain sack material, this is what I wanted to attempt. And that was the beginning. I had very little kids at the time and did very little shopping, most especially at antique shops. I intially thought that I could just run to my local antique mall and grab some grain sacks. Nope. It is not out of the question that your local antique mall carries a couple, but I quickly found out mine did not, and finding the right vintage fabric was a process. A process I really enjoy, but there is some work involved. I was lucky enough to find a lovely grain sack from a seller on ebay, and the outcome was good. I wanted another project. So next I found a vintage French style sofa on craiglist. It had beautiful lines. I had committed to buying it, when the seller got a higher offer and threw me to curb. I was sad, I had grown attached already. But it finally ended up being mine when the other buyer never showed to pick it up. It had a lot of potential, but needed a complete overhaul. My vision was to upholster it using antique hemp linen sheets. So now I had to get my hands on some…That brought me to here:

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DIY

Quickish Gallery Wall

A couple of weeks ago I was tidying my house because I had a couple of close friends coming to lunch. In the off chance that they wanted a complete house tour, my goal was to get every room presentable. My house has really missed having company and getting a good full, top to bottom clean. But inevitably my expectations for a magazine appearing house outweigh my ability and there is total panic in the last minutes leading up to their arrival. Anyway…this is how my gallery wall came to be. Not in the last moments of panic but during the clean up process.

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