Pennys fabulous French garden, full of figs and apples and walnuts and peaches and somewhere shady to sit and read my book.
A beautiful 10th Century Pilgrims Church on a cobbled bridge........
Some fabulous Flea market finds...I must say Penny knows the places to go to.....
Lovely French bills of purchase from all sorts of shops.. I shall scan them in and print them onto fabrics.
The Churches are full of the most amazing and beautiful relics...
Can you see the enamelled Crypt Heart in white they are everywhere and so gorgeous and shabby and I loved them....I must figure out how I can sew similar..... You can see at fabulous article on these hearts on thisgorgeous blog here Petite Michelle Louise
This was my afternoon pitch out of the sun, feeling bohemian and decadent lazing with my mint tea in this lovely spot under the eaves.
I bought the most lovely clothes the blouse in the piture is hand sewn and embroidered and I bought beautiful nightdresses in fine linens to wear as dresses ...it was fabulous.
I had the most amazing time with my lovely friend Penny at her fabulous house in France... it is near the village where I took the picture of the enamel heart and not far from La Reole Abbey on the pilgrims route to St Jacques d'compostella northern Spain.
Penny asked me to go and have a holiday with her in her lovely home in France We have been writing for years and I have been buying all my lovely linens from her since I was at University 8 years ago. Penny has a super Etsy shop here called penelopeslinenloft.
Well I don't know what I enjoyed the most......I think my favourite was the vide grenier we went to at Villandraut we scooped up the bargins and ate lovely French do nuts..... for break fast ha ha I was in seventh Heaven what a holiday thank you Penny xxxxxx