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Big Barn By Faulkner Architects

Located in Glen Ellen, California, this inspiring barn house has been designed by Faulkner Architects. Description North of San Francisco, in ...

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Barcelona-based Startup Gets Unconventional Digs

A Barcelona-based startup gets a new, non-conventional office space complete with plants. ...

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Exclusive: Trestle Bowl By Zoe Mowat For Othr

Get your early edition of the Trestle Bowl by Zoë Mowat for OTHR. ...

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the french country look - part 1 - the fireplace

Few labels can be as freely used as \'french country\' ... not that I am very well placed to say anything, but ahem ... well, this is  my blog and ...

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how do you like to entertain"

As I sat upstairs at my desk this morning, I  heard my youngest son come home, laughing and chatting with friends.It is the school holidays here, a ...

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country antique fairs and remembering young soldiers

As the temperatures drop, the brocante season winds down and makes way for low key relaxed country fairs, put together for a weekend in a château or ...

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brocante kitchen storage - like/unlike"

Came across these pictures in a French magazine recently, I think it was Maison de Campagne, but can\'t be sure.Many people today are looking for an a ...

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autumn, a new camera and subscribing to the blog

Could not resist stopping the car this afternoon as I drove down this beautiful forest road - seemingly alone in the world!So yes, these shots are ...

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manicures for Parisians on the go

There is a fun little pink van to be seen on the streets of Paris ,bright pink, and wearing eyelashes Le Boudoir des Cocottes has been dreamt up by ...

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the french country look - window frames and hardware

Windows are the eyes to the facade of a house, their shape, size and style gives immediate character to a building, so how are the typical french coun ...

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discipline for dogs .... in my dreams!

Gibson and Ghetto continue to drive us mad  enhance our daily lives, and in particular with their clever schemes and tricks for ... running away.Th ...

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alone in the world in Brittany - maison for sale

Here is a lovely property for you to dream about, mull over and generally long for this weekend.  A rugged stone home, on its own spit of land on t ...

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the - very rare - guest blog - my daughter takes the reins!

This is a guest post - unusual in several ways.  Firstly because I don\'t normally do guest posts on MFCH, and secondly because the author today i ...

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Styling magazine - a november issue all about brides

Fresh off the press!   Coty has done it again, this month she brings us 200 pages of beautiful pictures on the wedding theme.  Pop over to en ...

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a rainy day in Paris and a bloggers lunch

The first of November arrived with buckets of rain, but it didn\'t bother me one bit!I had a lunch date with Vicki Archer, and I was looking forward t ...

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Learning to cook in Paris

As a family that just loves to sit down to a good home-cooked meal together, it is inevitable that we have several shelves full of cook books.  Som ...

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welcome to the new blog and a special giveaway

 Welcome to my new blog!!I so hope you like it!The layout is a little lighter and fresher looking; the archives are easier to negotiate; there are ...

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goodbye to the dahlias

We are nearly at the end of October, and here in Normandy waaay overdue for the first frosts.  When the cold finally arrives, it will be time to sa ...

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feeling distracted ....

If you are one of the people waiting for an email reply from me then I owe you an apology .... I have been a little distracted of late, and maybe conc ...

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autumn mood boards

Same daysame gardensame seasontwo totally different palettesno wonder we love the autumn ...

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pumpkin soup

The wonderful thing about winter soups is that they are so easy to make, and you can be so free with the ingredients!Our pumpkins are all ripe here, a ...

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selfies - will you show yours"!

One of the wonderful thing about taking pictures with a phone is that \'Slightly-Out-Of-Focus\' can not only be interpreted as \'Interestingly Artisti ...

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butternut squash soup

I don\'t know why it took me so very long, but I only recently discovered that I don\'t have to peel a pumpkin or a squash when making soup.   T ...

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French market shopping

Shopping at our local market can be a dangerous thingI may well arrive with a list of things I need, there are too many other temptations and I invari ...

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french chateaux with chequered walls

 One of my very favourite features of the older châteaux and  manor houses in Normandy, is their traditional chequered walls.Don\'t you think i ...

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can't leave home without it!

Yesterday afternoon my camera died ....  I\'m not crying, there are no boxes of kleenex required, but it chose to \'pass\' just as I arrived at an ...

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the impossible chocolate mousse!

Now I love to make desserts.  We entertain a lot here, and while my husband generally cooks the main courses  (he is a great cook!), I am unfail ...

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chic french chickens

If there is someone in your life who is dotty about chickens and who loves all things French, then you have no choice but to get them this beautiful b ...