Friday, January 2, 2015

MIA - I am on Instagram

bonjour world.
its been a while . 
I am on Instagram these days. 

Come & Check it out please!

julie xx

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paris is always a good idea

I left Paris a week ago to come home.
My French House is located about 230 km from Paris.
I took a train to Paris .
I met Mr. Bernard from the train station, He drove me to the Airport.
He was very kind to drove me arounf the Paris landmarks.

beautiful Paris Sunset before take off.

I am going back to finish the renovation in September.
It is good to be home but can't wait to go back to my French House.

Julie xx

Monday, June 30, 2014

Finally, we can see the front of the house

It's been 3 months and 2 weeks , I am finally back home in Melbourne. It's cold and raining , normal winter day. 

My french house has so many trees every where, the previous owner didn't like to trim the trees and the house was empty for almost 6 years before we purchased.

The renovation started from last year November. 
The house is getting total make over at the moment.

There was a two tree in front of the house which impossible to see the front of the house.
My hubby and I decided to cut the trees so we could have more light in the living room and dining room. It was a good decision as a matter of fact.

This is the old photos of the house . the photo must be taken a long time ago.

This is the photos of over grown trees in front of the house.
Mr. Vincent, our care taker for the garden, is cutting the trees.

One down and one more to go

We had to use heavy machinery to dig out the huge roots.

It's much better without the tree. 

Now, I can clearly see the house from the garden.

I am going back to France in September to finish the renovation. It is good to be home but Can't wait to go back. I miss my house in France.

Have a wonderful day where ever you are 

Julie xx

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shopping Therapy in France

It's been a very very long I went shopping . I love all thing about French especially old object's.
I now discovered a few antique shops around my house. I also met lovely Karen who is the owner of amazing French Shabby chic shop. She is just amazing. I doodle of everything in her shop.

Just look at the shop ( not so very good photo , sorry Karen . I will take better one next time ) 

She is in the Antique mall kind of setting . 

I bought a few items from Joel , owner of the Antique shop, but I do not have the photos. They will be delivered to my house sometime next week. Meantime, I do need to do more cleaning up. ( sigh~ ) 

Here is the some items I purchased from other shop.

Now, I have collected 3 original French vintage Mannequin.. ( hooray ~ ) but am still look out for more.

Tomorrow is a big shopping day with Fabien ( Temoprary French assistant ).

A bientot 
Julie xx

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Missing in Action in France

Again .. MIA in France.
I arrived in France 4 weeks ago , its been so crazy here and no internet connection yet. 
Full renovation has started and it will be a very very long before we see anything changed at my old French house.

just random photo of the renovation 

it does not look like antyhing at the moment but hopefully soon . I can show the world something beautiful. 

I wish for a nice tea party with friends at my garden.

Julie xx

Friday, February 14, 2014

French Antique Shopping

French Antique is something I am very passionate about. I don't know why I am love old, not perfect and previously loved objects.

I don't know what's around my little french village yet but found some antique shop near the village.

I wish I could buy whole store but just have to look at them and admire them for a while.

Have a good day wherever you are.

Julie x

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Little French village near my house

Wow, it's already February.
I will be leaving to France middle of next month.

I left my heart in France, no wonder I am not doing well (lol)

I love the architecture of Maison de Maitre (Master's House ) , most of this kind of house is in the centre of the village. We were lucky to find our house in a quite setting.  My house is sort of middle of nowhere that's why we love it more.

Here is the village where I buy my baguette and butter.
This little village has everything I need.

I can't wait to pay a visit.

Bonne Journee.

Julie xx

Yes, there is a spa.

 This is where I get my coffee.

Pharmacy,  and supper market. bank.

There are two Boulanger, but this one is the famous one.

I like this one, they make really good sandwitch

Yes, Pizzeria

This is the town hall. the most beautiful building in the village, I think.