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week-end tresor?!

Bonjour from a very sunny SW France,

Looks like we are in for a week of sunshine so it will great to get a few outdoor type jobs done such as painting, cleaning windows etc.

For some reason or another yesterday, French boyfriend bet me to most of the treasure hence it was he that found the fabulous chandelier, stunning late 18th century fire dogs and fabulous Napoleon III style mannequin with the wasp style waist.

As you can see from the photos, the fabric  that covers her torso is beyond saving so I am  tossing up between finding someone that can recover her in a similar fabric or hoping that the newspapers that lie underneath the fabric and the wool lining are in good enough condition to save and expose or add a few pieces should they have deteriorated with age.

Should anyone out there be a dab hand in recovering mannequins and feel like giving me a hand, please drop me a line....

On Saturday we went to visit a friend that is selling their chateau hence I came home with a couple of treasures including an 18th century silk lined object which French Boyfriend thinks would have been used to hold sewing items as it is too fancy to be a rubbish bin. 

Looking inside you can really see how gorgeous the fabric is....

and lastly a close up of the side detail.....

Another treasure from the same place was this Napoleon III ornate frame containing a lovely portrait....for me this is fabulously French and it was love at first sight or as the French say coupe de foudre.

Love the detail of the frame......it really is stunning!

And on that note, I am off to do some work.

très bonne semaine à tous, Leeann x