I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 17 and 19, and as a family we moved to France eleven years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of an English speaking church in Lyon. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Something old, something new(ish), something useful, most of it blue...
Well, that describes a typical charity shop haul for me! I had a quick trip into the shop yesterday whilst dropping off a bag of stuff for donation (always lethal...) and came out very satisfied, with vintage teatowels and traycloths,
sweet blue gingham with French ribbon,
the useful bit - a steamer which allows you to cook your veg in the same pan as the potatoes,
and the old and blue:
such a sweet vintage tin mirror.
It must be a souvenir from somewhere - does anyone recognise the churches? I feel I half-remember them...Oh yes, the nearly new - some sports trousers for Son 1.
How could I have forgotten to photograph those?
Total spent - just under 10€.
Don't forget the giveaway and swap on my side bar!