Friday, 15 August 2014

Summer Linen and TROUVAIS "French summer market" in Santa Barbara

 Lovely blue-striped antique linen/hemp 
from the Basque and Béarn region, South-West of France

Cloths.... towels.... table cloths...napkins....
bath towels...hammams...diapers...

...perfect for the sea side, around the pool....
.....setting a "summer table",
or creating a French/Swedish atmosphere...or...


Basque and Béarn linen with its tradition dating back to the mists of time....

....elegantly, hard wearing.....

and of high quality.


"Old linen and lavender...."

French 19th century hemp sheets, dyed....


"old" faded Swedish blue....

Antique French hemp sheets, dyed...


During hot summer nights....

....nothing more comfortable and pleasing...

...than sleeping under an old French pure linen sheet....

Pure linen...."green" - eco-friendly...
and...simply COOL!

19th century French Chemises - night shirts, in finest linen/batiste



It's Summer time...'s pool time...'s summer linen time.



The French Summer Market…

You are cordially invited to attend
The French Summer Market
to be held in beautiful Santa Barbara
on August 15th & 16th
at the Home & Gardens of
French Kissed

Trish from the fabulous blog TROUVAIS:

"....It’s the perfect way to get to meet you in person and to visit
over our shared passion for creating the curated home and garden...."

antique textiles

"there will be many “Trouvais” style items…lavender sachets and dyed linens 
and antique 17th -18th century textiles. 
My best sachets are made with 18th c silks."

"A press of the sachet and the scent of...

.... Trouvais Lavender Hill 2014 crop lavender will infuse the air."

 "....Italian Brocade...mid 18th... silver and gold threads, 
18th moire and silver trim, 
and a pillow made from a mid 18th c English quilted petticoat...
two beautiful the most beautiful robin's egg blue. 
 The little sachet is a late 18th French silver and gold woven brocade 
with roses and blue trellising,
even has tiny sequins hand sewn on.." 


"....I’ve got Carolyn Quartermaine pillows and textiles, 
architectural salvage pieces, copious amounts of Bella Notte bedding, 
c. 1920 feathers and trims and ribbons.....

...and well various and sundry French flea market items."


Trish has also some of the lovely blue-striped summer linen for sale:

Please contact Trish via her blog   here
or Jermaine  here

 "Happy hunting".....

 Happy Summer!

A bientôt....

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

In August - Wheat and "straw and order"

Around La Pouyette:



* sculptures on the fields....





* childhood memories backed onto wheat and harvested fields....




I simply love it!

Referring to my previous post:
 Vincent van Gogh 

"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments
when nature is so beautiful.
I am no longer sure of myself,
and the paintings appear as in a dream."

 Sheaves of Wheat, 1890
 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas


 Harvest in Provence, June 1888,
Israel Museum


 Wheat Fields or Wheat Fields with Sheaves, June 1888
Honolulu, Honolulu Museum of Art


View from the Wheat Fields 
(Wheat Field with Sheaves and Arles in the Background), June 1888
 Musée Rodin, Paris, France


 Wheat Fields with Stacks 1888 
Private collection


Wheat Stacks with Reaper, 1890 
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio


Heaves of Wheat in a Field, July–August 1885 
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands


and gilded bronze vase by Albert Marionnet (1852-1910)


 "Blessed be the Harvest,
Blessed be the Corn Mother,
Blessed be the Grain God,
For together they nourish both body and soul.
Many blessings I have been given,
I count them now by this bread.
Guardian of the East, I pray for your indulgence.
Hear me now as I request your aid in the cycle of life.
As your winds blow through fields of ripened grain,
Carry loosened seeds upon your back
That they may fall amidst the soil
That is our Mother Earth."

  Lammas Ritual  

A bientôt....