05/02/2015

Plastic dishes : melamine plates are dish washer safe !

These melamine dishes will go from the patio to your dinning room as they look and feel like real ceramic ! Plus they are dishwasher safe ! Perfect to entertain , near a pool or on a boat as well...DSCN5613 [1280x768].JPG

Benidorm pattern on Mimosa yellow tablecloth

DSCN5614 [1280x768].JPGMix and match : Benidorm pattern and Provence solid blue

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DSCN5615 [1280x768].JPGProvence solid blue , yellow and Benidorm bowl

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DSCN5634 [1280x768].JPGMalaga red pattern mixed with Provence solid yellow, clear glasses, Fayence yellow tablecloth

 

 

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03/28/2015

Easter inspirations...

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02/20/2015

The good maners at the table ...in french on plastic plates ...best way to learn !

DSCN4927 [800x600].jpgNew Designs , bowls and mugs for boys and girls !

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12/28/2014

Olive harvest in Provence

I have to share these photos of my family in Provence in the village of Nyons ....where the famous olive oil is produced .  My cousins Alain and Regine own and operate the family  olive farm just like in the old days ( It is the 6th generation and  they make the most delicious organic first cold pressed olive oil I know ). Yes it is Christmas and it is also the season to pick up the olives . The day after Christmas everybody is giving them a hand  !

http://fermebres.fr/index.html

 

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My little cousin Lou-Anne

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My cousin Regine

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Processing all the olives by hand as always .

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Nyons is a cute little town in "Drome Provencale" the northern part of Provence at the foothills of the lavender fields ( we get our lavender oil from there ) . The olives are legendary and driving east and north of Nyons is just marvelous ... our very favorite area to go to ...unspoiled tiny roads and villages . ..worth exploring if you go to Provence ! 

 

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12/27/2014

Happy Holidays !

Joyeux Noel from all of us !

Marielle, Yvonne , Alice , Plemmie , Pascal who took the photo and Chimo !!

We can't get enough of Yvonne's  sweet sweet puppy ....

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12/09/2014

Christmas in Mission Hills !

This Holiday Season is all about crystal and faux fur !

We just finished decorating the shop and Pascal's mum old bike .

Now we are ready to celebrate and welcome happy shoppers .

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Pascal / master "creche" maker with at least 40 years experience is setting up our nativity display . Growing up in Provence both of us have been perpetuating this old tradition and still do it here every year DSCN0107 - Copy (Large).JPG

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Final touch before our Holiday Open House coming up this Saturday .

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