Tuesday, 23 April 2013

For Linen Lovers....


.....please visit Marie Claude's wonderful blog


Image by Marie Claude - L'Almanach désuet

A friend who's not only sharing my passion 
for old peasant's linen and hemp,

 here
 also each one of her posts is full of inspiration!

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Spring has sprung....finally....


....and I'm occupied up to my head....


...with laundry....


...washing all my recent finds 
of hemp and linen bath/guest towels

and...


....dying old linen and hemp sheets....


experimenting....mixing colors to get the "perfect" grey....

and - of course - with garden work!


Pruning - digging - weeding - tiding up..... 
...paying attention not to cut into Oskar's paws... ;-(  !
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Just took a little break from all for a quick and short post....
not much time for the blog world - 
please forgive me!


Therefore...
Thank you all so much for still visiting my blog 
and for your kind comments!

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 Back to work now....A bientôt
 

23 comments:

  1. Dear Karin, Love all your photos but the one of your linens on a clotheline is my favorite. Brings back wonderful memories. And on a good day I still hang out my linens. Oskar doesn't look too worried. Happy week to you and Mr R and Oskar.
    ox, Gina

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    1. Dear Gina, I was sure that you'll like the clotheline and thought about you!!!!

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  2. Your photos are lovely and it's always good to see some blue sky. Oskar's twin is here ... she has just delivered a mouse to me!! Off to check out Marie-Claude's blog ...

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    1. Will go to check Oskar's "twin"...remembering her from month ago! Be proud about the mouse :)

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  3. Your Linen stuff is great Karin ! But it's maintenance must be a little trying, isn't it ? I constantly follow your blog because of its quality and particularity. No need to thank us...
    Gros bisous !
    Olympia

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    1. Efxaristo Olympia. But it's a need for me to say "thanks" - just here and there...or every so often...
      xxxk

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  4. Bonjour Karin,
    Beautiful! Nothing beats antique and vintage linen. Your collection is fabulous. And hello to Oskar :) At first I didn't see him hiding between the lavender plants. BTW, my lavenders are finally coming back. After every winter, they look really awful. Never sure if they will come back.
    Take care,
    Loi

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    1. Loi, Lavender requires/loves a very well drained and rather poor soil and calcaire/lime!
      So, try to add a bit of chalk to the earth around your lavenders, it might help.

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  5. Bonsoir Karin,
    Je suis sous le charme des couleurs de vos teintures, les nuances de gris lavande sont si subtiles...et si difficiles à obtenir.
    Le lin qui claque au vent est une belle façon de présenter ces tissages ...Merci...et bonne chine à Bordeaux!
    M.Claude

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    1. Re-merci Marie Claude! Merci pour un post excellent avec beaucoup de soleil :)

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  6. Forgiven!
    :-)

    Lovely linen!

    Have a wonderful spring!

    ♥ Franka

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  7. Hello Karin

    The joys of Spring, gardening and working with linen. It does not get much better. Hugs to Oskar and wishing happy hunting and basking in the sunshine.

    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks from Oskar and me, dear Helen! Oskar is sending a big purr-purr to a lovely painter!

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  8. Karin the fabrics are so wonderful. I adore the blue/grey shade. It would be a perfect table runner or cloth.
    PS I am having a Paris Book Giveaway.
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. You're absolutely right, Karen, perfect for table runners, sets and cloths. Will pop-over to your blog to see the Giveaway :)

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  9. This is a wonderful time of year, when everything comes alive in the garden - even the weeds. The linens are gorgeous hanging on the line.

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    1. Yes Lorrie, it is one of the best time of the year! But please don't let's talk about the weeds!!!! Driving me mad, although some of them can be rather useful....:)

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  10. Hi Karin....Oh so nice to see all the linens drying in the sun ! A perfect time to enjoy some gardening and fresh air. I had a look at Marie Clauds blog..very nice ! Good to see Oskar enjoying some sun too ...my cats follow me around the garden wherever I am working...they are my shadows !! Have fun ...Gail x

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  11. The textures and composition of these images are gorgeous (and Oskar is always handsome).
    It's lovely to be able potter in the garden and observe its rapid changes during the Spring. I often wonder what I'll find in our garden when I return to France this year. I wish our houses were closer so we could meet in person - perhaps one day? Warm regards, Elizabeth

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