Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Some recent stock items

Just a few items sold or up for sale recently - hope you like them!

A gorgeous pair of metal handles, decorated with lions, but unusually silver coloured, not the normal bronze. Sold

A  nice little French fur muff to keep nice little hands warm - and the original box- Sold

 A couple of pairs of pinze-nez, and with cases both sold

Such a pretty candlestick, in white porcelain from Porcelain de Paris, decorated with the sweetest roses and forget-me-nots...

And from Limoges, a beautifully simple asparagus serving dish and drainer - but you'll have to be quick as the season is so short! Sold

An olive oil pot from Provence, glazed interior, for the rustic kitchen, or on display in the garden - Sold

A large terrine dish, in the shape of the cutest rabbit, with the text 'Terrine du Chef' decorated in blue and green sold

A wonderful cookery book - all the flavours of the Med  - from Marseille, with an authentic and traditional recipe for bouillabaisse

For anyone interested, deeply interested, in trees of the British Isles: this is volume I of a must-have set -Sold

A French book on the Chateau of Chambord - there is a huge brocante in the grounds of the chateau in the next few days...I would love to go, but there is so much going on right now at home - including welcoming our newest arrivals - two ferrets!  - sorry, book is sold.

If you would like any more information or enquire to buy, just send me a message.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring bulbs

Very pleased with this pot of bulbs - there is another identical pot on the other side of the door, but to get the picture, I had to take FIVE like this one:

The trouble with our animals, they are all so nosy and always want to see what I'm pointing the camera at!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Picnic area at Chateau d'Eveque

We had to drive down into the Dordogne this week - to Perigeux in fact.  Because OH can't always get the food he needs (type2 diabetes) we sometakes take sarnies/yoghurts/fruit etc when going on a little drive.

En route, we saw this little picnic area, just off the main road and stopped to eat.  It was a gorgeous little haven, with a running stream - clear as a bell as you can see.  It is lovely to be able to stop in such a pretty and clean area - although in this part of France, the countryside is just glorious and it's always neat and pretty - but sort of always taken for granted.  This area has been provided as a picnic stop and also for camper vans to sort out their, ahem, arrangements

We had to stop at the level crossing to let a train pass - unusual to actually see a train for us - and although I didn't get a shot of it, here is the ticket office, which shows the name of the village nearby.

 The translation of Chateau d'Eveque is Bishop's Palace, and next time we are down that way, we'll investigate the village. 


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