jeudi 25 juin 2015

Gin and lavender....

Provence is always wonderful! It`s 34 degrees and I am ensconced on a cushioned lounger by the pool surrounded by lavender, lemon trees, olive trees and the call of the cicadas. Gin and tonic with ice? Oh yes please don`t mind if I do.

We did some truffling on the way down here and there is the most divine rose bedecked bed canopy in the car and I will try and photograph it later. I have some very pretty textiles and some quirky finds already, so today I can relax.

Another?....yes please with ice again.... merci.

I am looking forward to the weekend markets and last year I found some stunning 19th century printed cottons and a host of velvet millinery corsages. I always find the textiles are so pretty here ...hoping I can truffle some this year.

Another gin and tonic? I shouldn`t...but go on then I am on holiday.

Did I tell you about the bed canopy in the car?

Last night we sat out at 10pm in the still warm air on the village square...another gin...yup...I serperse it will be fine. Itsh very impertant to be hydrated in the sun.

In the cur there is a bid gallopy that I will fertogert tonight when the sun gers dooningtons.

Anuffer gin? Why nurt

Soooooo I arm ooon my ollidays in the serf of France. Did I menshun I ard a bid canoopart in the cur? Can you `ere the shicardders shinging? Thart limon tree is larning a bit to the larft...


mercredi 17 juin 2015

About who?

A good friend recently emailed me to ask me to check the "About me" page of an Etsy seller.

When I looked I couldn`t believe it!! She had copied my "about me " page from my last website word for word! It was so bizarre I didn`t know whether to be insulted or flattered.

Why on earth would someone want to do that? How can I be her or she be me?!! How can we have lived the same life of truffling for 30 years. She even copied my archive and my early years.

Surely she would want to show her own flair and style?

Perhaps I have become a twin without knowing it? 

I emailed her and asked her politely to remove it and she simply left it the same just changing the odd word here and there.

Well Madame...believe do not want to be me. Or if you feel you absolutely do... please head on up to the chateau....there is a heap of ironing, monogrammed sheets to be laundered, photographs to be taken and listings to be done!

Perhaps we should stage a duel to decide if she is "me"or if I am "me"?

Stepping from my soapbox as we speak...........

Tomorrow we will start filling up the Etsy shop with recent attic clearance items. It really all does have to go as my studio is totally out of control . We are going to list it all - everything from 19th century silk ribbon bows to Paris department store brochures. 

Next week we take our holiday to Provence. I say "holiday" but it`s really a trip of early morning truffling with afternoons spent lounging by the swimming pool in a tiny sleepy village. 

I shall post photographs of the truffling as we go.

But I do hope that Etsy lady has not got there already and taken my sunbed!!!

A la prochaine mes belles