Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Art of Doing Stuff

If you don’t know Karen‘s wickedly witty and funny blog, here’s a treat for you – a double treat because Karen and I are doing a Rough Linen giveaway, using her wisdom and social outreach and my introverted backroom skills, … Continue reading

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Not the Way

Oh dear… For years now I have monogrammed my tea towels – if you look closely you can see my initials at the bottom of the domestic incident above. I have my favorites of course, and the style varies but … Continue reading

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Ta-Da! Tidy!

The photo above represents triumph, and a lot of hard work over the past week. No longer is the dining room stacked high with rolls of fabric, nor the dining table covered in sewing machines. You can see the sideboard. … Continue reading

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Provencal Song

Could Kit Golson have chosen a better time to announce her May Provence tour? This is what we are like at the moment high tide, lashing rain, low sun. With the holiday season looming I can almost smell the pine … Continue reading

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What I want for Christmas

Danielle Boudrot has great discernment and an accurately named blog – also she is personally responsible for my favorite photo of all time – but for the moment I am hopelessly mesmerised by the fish mobile from Alexander Calder. I … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Time is moving faster and faster, and daylight saving hasn’t helped at all. I make an effort to witness dawn and sunset: dawn from my cosy bed, and sunset from the breakwater so the glow of the sky is reflected … Continue reading

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Lovely Things

I had the pleasure of visiting Gianetti Home in San Vicente Boulevard while I was in LA last week – Brooke had requested some samples and I wanted to see the shop. I enjoyed it so much, beautiful things beautifully … Continue reading

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