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)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Thrill of What You Already Have - June
I had difficulties, for the first time, in finding a version of the vintage Saint Andrews poster online - the only ones I found (see in my sidebar) lacked the vibrant peacock blues and oranges of the poster in my calendar. So here are some of those colours, reproduced in a plate previously on the kitchen wall, and in honeysuckle, rose and Californian poppy petals from our garden:
And here's the full arrangement, with a glimpse of the calendar inspiration in the background!
The 'vase' is something I already have which, frankly, has never thrilled me. It's a lovely big water jug from BHS, which I thought would be just the thing last year for meals in the garden - it holds lots of water, which we need in the heat, but is light enough for the boys to pick up and pour, because it's plastic. Minor drawback - the handle fell off when I washed it in hot water! I suppose the price was too good to be true... But now I suppose I have a really handy vase...