Saturday, 30 October 2010

Octoberfest day 29 and 30

 Here's my attempt on Autumn decorating.
 I'm really not into Halloween. All that "scarying" and  reveling in ugliness and darkness doesn't make me happy, although I might just carve a lantern out of the beautiful pumpkin I found!

 A pretty lacey type of lantern..... 

               And my favourite tea of the moment from " Ladurée" one of my preferred Patisseries and places :)


Thursday, 28 October 2010

Octoberfest day 28

Look at these lovelies! Made by two sisters at who made it
Great for keeping jewlery on a pretty dressing table or bathroom :)   J'AIME!!

Each one is unique, a piece of art really.


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Octoberfest day 26 and 27!

Yesterday I was in Paris with my husband and a couple of freinds grabbing ideas for our new concept coffe shop we are planning on opening shortly ( more on that later).

It was a beautiful and perfect October day in Paris just how I love it.  

 No train strikes so the metro was working perfectly :) We ate breakfast on the Champs Elysée, lunch in the Latin quarter near the Sorbonne , stopped for tea at my favourite boutique for childrenswear Bonpoint and took the TGV back home.

 The perfect day. 


Monday, 25 October 2010

Octoberfest day 25

Here are a few photos of a order I completed over the week-end.

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Octoberfest day 23 and 24!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week-end!


Friday, 22 October 2010

Octoberfest day 22

After being inspired by the tutorial on "My French Country home" I finally did it and made this exquisite Tarte Tatin. It's not as beautiful as hers but it was yummy! Try it you wont be dissapointed and it's really easy!      Click here for one of my favourite songs.         


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Octoberfest day 21

 Jouyful mess in the Atelier de Beaumont alias my workshop!
 The strong october sun has braved the bitter cold to shine through my windows.
What a difference that makes. Who else likes sunshine in the cold autumn?


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Octoberfest day 20

These cookies are yummy! If you like buttery, "melt in the mouth" biscuits these are for you. On the other hand if you are watching your weight or alllergique to butter , better stay away!  

Here's the simplisme recipe.

 Just add all ingredients and mix with your hands to create a moist and soft ball.  

1 cup of muesli
1cup of sugar
,                                 1cup of plain flour                         
I egg
180g real butter (salted or un-salted)
1tsp vanilla essence
Once you have obtained a large ball divide into small balls and place on a baking tray and bake in moderate, pre-heated oven for@10 minutes!

Ready when golden. Voila c'est tout! 


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Octoberfest day 19

Time for a last outdoor party?


Monday, 18 October 2010

Octoberfest day 18

Ok , voila in black!  This is just one coat of black needs another. I do like it with colourful cushions or other chairs in wild colours. I don't know if it really has changed that much? I'm still not sure, so I'm going to leave it for now and see what in looks like in situ. Maybe grey?


Octoberfest day 17

I've done it again I've managed to skip a day!! Here is a photo of a couch we picked up on saturday for our coffee/smoothie shop we've been working on for quite a while now!! Our house is slowly becoming a furinture depot. Anyway more on that later.

 I wanted your advice about this because although I like the leather and the 'capitonnage' I'm not fond of the woodwork at least the colour which to my taste is old fashioned.
What I would like for you to do is to give me your advice on the colour I should paint the wood? I am pondering between black or some funky colour like fushia or turquoise  to "modernise" it.

Please let me know your opinion, Im looking forward to hearing from you!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Octoberfest day 16

Here are a couple of photos of a travel blanket I recently completed for a customer.

The blanket is folded and enveloped in itself by a pocket on the back-side making it a pillow. Nifty gift!


Friday, 15 October 2010

Octoberfest day 15

Ok! So it's not a pumpkin as you were expecting! You know october = pumpkin. Well it does have the same colour really, and it's my "pumpkin" alias Zachary, my eldest, who rides it every day.

We're talking pumpkin power here!  


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Octoberfest day 14

We've got the cosy blankie now we need a good coffee and as my husband would say "we've got the best coffee in town!"

The proof is in the tasting. Wishing you all a warm and cosy autumn evening by the fire!

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Octoberfest day 13

What happened to me yesterday , you may well ask!  Wednesday is a day off ,that means kids activities!!! That means I put my taxi driver hat on and I stay in the car most of the day!!! :(   Well it's all for them and I guess I'll be sad the day when they don't "need" me any more.

So today I'm putting up 2 posts......... I hope you'll take another look later on today. The 14th!

Today (I mean for yesterday) I wanted to talk about these charming granny square blankets or as some of you call them-- Afghans. 

I found these in a flea market here in France and I do come across them quite frequently as for French these delightful things do not represent "Granny chic" but Granny old fashioned!  The pastel coloured one has found a home in Spain but you can still grab the colourful one in my shop . 
They'll keep you snug as a bug in a rug!


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Octoberfest day 12

 When it gets cool outside my children start getting creative..........inside by the fire.

 Nice and warm our wood fire takes the chill away although when it gets really cold the central heating needs to be on!

Last night we even roasted the chestnuts collected the other day on the top of the wood stove! Yummy. My favourite treat on walks in town is to stop at the street chestnut roaster and grab a little paper bag full. They taste great and pealing them warms up those frozen fingers!!  

My son John says they taste like potatoe and hazlenuts and banana and chocoolate all rolled into one. Interesting.

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Monday, 11 October 2010

Octoberfest day 11

In October I'm being attracted to these earthy warm tones. Images of Abigail Ahern's beautiful London home.

Elle decor 2006Unknown!

Martha Stewart.