At the beginning of the 20th century many British stately homes became run down
due to the dwindling fortunes of their owners and the furnishings became old, faded
and worn leading to origin of the term ‘Shabby Chic’ – courtesy of Koehlerhomedecor.com
Yes, you heard me, this old girl is getting ready to throw open her doors and welcome visitors. After being primped and preened for the past 3 years, she is ready to share her treasures with you. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday around the pool or looking for a bolt hole to enjoy the region, I can promise you won't be disappointed.
The listing has only been 'live' for a couple of weeks and already we have been inundated with enquiries so if you fancy a trip to this fabulous corner of the world we would love to welcome you. Click on the photograph below to find out more and perhaps you too can be sitting on the terrace coffee in one hand, croissant in the other .......
Good morning, can you believe we are now in May, we had glorious weather yesterday and took the tribe for a wander through the hills taking in fabulous array of lavendar, gorse and pine that have flourished with the incredible amount of rain we have had recently.
Of course I completely forgot to put sunblock on and we are all a little pink this morning!
Over the past week I've hinted at big changes ahead and I'm here today to spill the beans!
The last year has seen massive changes for me. TeenieB went off to boarding school as she was not getting along with the local school here at all and although I never dreamed that one of my children would leave home before university, I had to listen to her request. I mean, what teenager would ask to leave home to attend a more academic school if there wasn't a real problem? That my friends was a hard call and a position I never thought I would be in.
Then, DH after spending 3 years in Nigeria, has been moved to London (yay, I can hear you shouting) and has been living there since January. You probably think, like we did, that instead of a trip home every 6 weeks for a long weekend, we would see him several times a month right? Well, let me tell you that is not working out well at all, so a decision has been made and here we go again .....
The french schools are still on half term and we didn't need much encouragement to get the kids out of the house today. Together with another family, we headed down to the river in Tanneron and found this absolutely gorgeous spot.
Welcome to my vintage life where I am living my dream renovating an old stone villa in the hills of Grasse, spending my time scouring the local flea-markets finding all things old, vintage and shabby to give this little old house a soul.
Here is a snap shop of my garden where I have big plans to grow as much home grown produce as possible, a place where the children can learn and experience hand's on where their food is coming from and I can learn to live with the land.