Wednesday, 28 September 2011

What an amazing week.......

My Jeanne d'Arc Living arrived from Camel and Yak

    Filled with amazing ideas, and suggestions I never get bored with it...................
                                                      Gorgeous lighting.................
ideas for colour palettes and furniture treatments...............

I'm starting making my Christmas crackers and presents........Inspired by my classes with Jessie Chorley
just can't wait to do her work shop November.......

I found this at the car boot Tuesday, meter's of fabulous French fabric in two shades of the same pattern
must have been huge curtains.....

The sun is shining I have tucked a blanket and some sandwiches into a small bag with my sewing and my lovely new magazine Jeanne d' Arc Living and I am heading for a soft mossy spot in the park near the river. The decorators are in at home finishing painting our repaired  flooded back kitchen so all is well with the world, well just for today.. but then its only today that really matters isn't...............
I hope your today is the best it can be
Lynn xxxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

A new book on the doorstep...................






I am probably the last person in Blog land to know about this amazing book it arrive yesterday from Amazon and I am in heaven...glorious....fabulous....amazing.....vintagey  heaven........I don't need to say any more except if you can, get a copy............................I also went walking on the beach..it was so beautiful windswept and barren almost like a Winter-scape it left me tingling and tasting salt on my lips, and feeling like life was really OK .....Lynn xxxx



Friday, 16 September 2011

Headlines 'Husband gets it right'.....................


Enter my husband............



Rothay Manor Ambleside.............

Lots of cakes.....

                                                                   Tons of deliciousness







my own vegetarian platter..............


I just have to share my amazing afternoon...what a surprise for me....an amazing Afternoon Tea....looking over the Lakes on a perfect autumn day, with I might say a perfect husband......
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Lynn xxxx 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

I wanted to share some lovely ideas..................

Vintage wool embroidery

Make your own wallpaper.......


A jam jar of flowers........


I just wanted to share a few ideas with you because they will cost nearly nothing and look amazing.
1, Embroider buttons as flowers round the cuff of an older jumper, one cuff will do or add them to a wool scarf, or fill in the moth holes of your favourite jumper......
2, Make your own wallpaper like this one in Anthropologie..... you just need a roll of wallpaper lining and some pretty photocopy's, there are so many inexpensive downloads on etsy mix them with a few doily's and postcards or keep it simple like the Perfume Labels or silhouettes of your family or pets  just make one piece and tape it up for a new look....
3, Take a simple jam jar tie a pretty velvet vintage ribbon round and fill with Autumn flowers hips and  berry's
pop a brown paper label on with some nice script and give it to a friend. 
Tomorrow it is going to be sunny get your vitamin D while you can
Lynn xxxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

A French Vacation......................


Pennys fabulous French garden, full of figs and apples and walnuts and peaches and somewhere shady to sit and read my book.



A beautiful 10th Century Pilgrims Church on a cobbled bridge........

Some fabulous Flea market finds...I must say Penny knows the places to go to.....
Lovely French bills of purchase from all sorts of shops.. I shall scan them in and print them onto fabrics.



The Churches are full of the most amazing and beautiful relics...


Can you see the enamelled Crypt Heart in white they are everywhere and so gorgeous and shabby and I loved them....I must figure out how I can sew similar..... You can see at fabulous article on these hearts on thisgorgeous  blog here Petite Michelle Louise




This was my afternoon pitch out of the sun, feeling bohemian and decadent lazing with my mint tea  in this lovely spot under the eaves.


I bought the most lovely clothes the blouse in the piture is hand sewn and embroidered and I bought beautiful nightdresses in fine linens to wear as dresses ...it was fabulous.

I had the most amazing time with my lovely friend Penny at her fabulous house in France... it is near the village where I took the picture of the  enamel heart and not far from La Reole Abbey on the pilgrims route to St Jacques d'compostella northern Spain.
Penny asked me to go and have a holiday with her in her lovely home in France We have been writing for years and I have been buying all my lovely linens from her since I was at University 8 years ago. Penny has a super Etsy shop here called penelopeslinenloft.
Well  I don't know what I enjoyed the most......I think my favourite was the vide grenier we went to at Villandraut we scooped up the bargins and ate lovely French do nuts..... for break fast ha ha I was in seventh Heaven what a holiday thank you Penny xxxxxx