Monday, 25 August 2014

A little stroll through a French Garden in late August


A garden, created with passion
  by our dear French friends Isabelle and Robert,
 located just around the corner of La Pouyette.

We were invited yesterday for "un petit aperetif"
 to end a summer Sunday in a relaxing atmosphere.
 

a few simple snap shots of
 
"Le Jardin d'Isabelle"


Legumes ... Fruits... Fleurs...


...Structure and Shapes...


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An espalier of fruit-trees....



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Pears and apples....


...in harmony with....


pumpkins and....


Fenchel - Fenouille - Fennel

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Flowers and Structure.....


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Legumes - Vegetables...


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a pyramid of green beans

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Wirsing - Savoy cabbage.... 


... red cabbage


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- my all time favorites!....




... "accompanied"....


 ...by different varieties of tomatoes


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Tomatoes "en grappe"
 

Pepperonis 


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Wine...


 ...and...
...wasps  ;)

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A bientôt....


Friday, 15 August 2014

Summer Linen and TROUVAIS "French summer market" in Santa Barbara




 Lovely blue-striped antique linen/hemp 
from the Basque and Béarn region, South-West of France




Cloths.... towels.... table cloths...napkins....
bath towels...hammams...diapers...


...perfect for the sea side, around the pool....
.....setting a "summer table",
or creating a French/Swedish atmosphere...or...




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Basque and Béarn linen with its tradition dating back to the mists of time....





....elegantly, hard wearing.....


  
and of high quality.


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"Old linen and lavender...."



French 19th century hemp sheets, dyed....


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"old" faded Swedish blue....

Antique French hemp sheets, dyed...

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During hot summer nights....



....nothing more comfortable and pleasing...

...than sleeping under an old French pure linen sheet....



Pure linen...."green" - eco-friendly...
and...simply COOL!


19th century French Chemises - night shirts, in finest linen/batiste

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It's Summer time...


 ...it's pool time...


...it's summer linen time.

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TROUVAIS

The French Summer Market…
here




You are cordially invited to attend
The French Summer Market
to be held in beautiful Santa Barbara
on August 15th & 16th
at the Home & Gardens of
French Kissed

Trish from the fabulous blog TROUVAIS:
here

"....It’s the perfect way to get to meet you in person and to visit
over our shared passion for creating the curated home and garden...."

antique textiles


"there will be many “Trouvais” style items…lavender sachets and dyed linens 
and antique 17th -18th century textiles. 
My best sachets are made with 18th c silks."

"A press of the sachet and the scent of...
 

.... Trouvais Lavender Hill 2014 crop lavender will infuse the air."


 "....Italian Brocade...mid 18th... silver and gold threads, 
18th moire and silver trim, 
and a pillow made from a mid 18th c English quilted petticoat...
two beautiful flowers...in the most beautiful robin's egg blue. 
 The little sachet is a late 18th French silver and gold woven brocade 
with roses and blue trellising,
even has tiny sequins hand sewn on.." 

 

"....I’ve got Carolyn Quartermaine pillows and textiles, 
architectural salvage pieces, copious amounts of Bella Notte bedding, 
c. 1920 feathers and trims and ribbons.....

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.....as well various and sundry French flea market items."

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Trish has also some of the lovely blue-striped summer linen for sale:



Please contact Trish via her blog   here
or Jermaine  here

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 "Happy hunting".....
 

 Happy Summer!



A bientôt....