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)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A nice day's Troc'ing - with a little bit of teaching thrown in...
I had a lovely day teaching in different parts of Toulouse today - in a chateau this morning (now part of a modern business) and in a second French company this afternoon. In between the two lie various Troc Shops... It seemed to be vintage china day. These pleasant pheasants have been used as a sugar bowl - there is still sugar inside!!! It's soaking in the sink now...
This is an art deco-type shallow bowl with a small pedestal -
here's a bit more detail!
This is a copy of a vintage American milk bottle - frankly, I've just always wanted one and it was 1€...
A tile from the owner's parents' home in the mountains, I'm told...
This beautiful stand was very cheap, because the base is sadly crumbling. I think I'll be able to use it with care, though.