White Wednesday

Some favourite whites to share with you........

I found four of these vintage frames at a local flea market - a bargain at only $50 
They were originally a very bright, tacky gold.......they are much happier now with their white paint.


Vintage linen chemise from France. Love the hand crocheted neckline & petite cap sleeves........

Beautifully embroidered monogram......

Linked up with White Wednesday over at Faded Charm 

Enjoy your day, 

Ornate Heart Clay Tags

I spent some time in the winter sunshine working on my new heart shaped clay tags.....here is the first one!

A large heart shaped clay tag with a flourish from a fabulous 
book of vintage ornamental designs that I have been slowly 
going through to incorporate into my work.  

The design is transferred onto the clay using a unique techinque
that I have develped and is exlusive to French & Sparrow...

My clay tags are available through my etsy store - French & Sparrow

Linking this to Blogger's Bodega

Cabbages & Roses Giveaway

Thought I would share with you a fabulous giveaway Tracey is holding over at French Larkspur

Three yards of beautiful Cabbages & Roses new MODA Northcote fabric line.
A collection that will soon be available in the United States......


Simply pop over to Tracey's gorgeous blog & leave a comment stating what you would create if you were lucky enough to win!

Now as you may have guessed I love grey & white......so I am really excited about this giveaway and also the fact that some of Cabbages & Roses beautiful  fabrics will be available in the 
States a bit closer for us girls in Australia!

Good luck everyone!

Kitchen Favourites

I'm joining Sarah at Modern Country Style for a Kitchen Favourites Link Party.........
First of all I will be wearing this gorgeous vintage dress. I know it is very fancy
for a kitchen party but I couldn't resist!

Adore Vintage

If things get too messy I will cover up with this beautiful linen apron........

Aina's Charme

Now onto my favourite things........
This fabulous cookbook, filled with lots of delicious classic French recipes and photographs.....

Almond & chocolate macarons freshly baked by my daughter Kate........

Cheese knives, white linen napkins, eggs from our chickens & freshly picked herbs.......
& my favourite wire basket

Chalky grey shelf brackets, pewter & enamelware, kitchen scales & Damien Pignolet's French cookbook.....

Hope you have enjoyed a peak into my kitchen.......

Bon appetit!

Bedlinen Clay Tags

There’s nothing like the joy of having an organised linen cupboard or armoire! 
Freshly laundered linen smelling of lavender & sunshine at your fingertips. 

More often though mine tends to become a clutter of musty mayhem, especially with three young adult children plus one son-in-law currently living with us. Single sheet after single sheet when all you want is a double, a queen or a king! 

I spent the weekend creating these petite bedlinen clay tags.

French & Sparrow
Simple grey text, scented with pure lavender essential oil and tied with pale taupe string. Simply tie your sheet sets together after laundering! No more searching through a pile of mismatched sheets.

French & Sparrow
I am linking in with Show & Tell Friday and also White Wednesday over at Faded Charm
Please stop by & have a look for some fabulous ideas!

Grey & Taupe

A palette of soft chalky colours - neutrals of grey & taupe. A classic & elegant combination.

French & Sparrow

Cabbages & Roses
Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Parisian Chic

Some gorgeous inspirational images for you from Parisian Chic......love this classic style!

Parisian Chic written by Ines De La Fressange, features chic ways to wear everyday basics.
The Parisian Chic Style Guide features pictures shot in a street style manner with similar items worn by both Ines, now in her early fifties, and her sixteen year old daughter Nine. I can't think of a better way to show that classic pieces can form the basis of your wardrobe, no matter what your age.

Have a wonderful day,

Table Settings

A variety of soft chalky linens to dress up your dining table........
simple & elegant with touches of greenery fresh from the garden

Crellini linen - Whiteport
Cote Bastide
Rough Linen
Dear Inspiration

Loving this central wooden board with white linen & crockery.....
a simple way to add a rustic element to your dining table

Why not use timber from old wine & fruit boxes.........Here they are repurposed as flooring but wouldn't they look good, just a plank or two, on your table as well?

Its Designed

Weekend Escape

With the chilly wind and rain of a Melbourne winter upon us, hubby and I took a long overdue escape to the sunny north coast of New South Wales. 

A weekend full of flea market treasure hunting in the quaint inland town of Bangalow.......

basketware, galvanised tin & wide verandahs

Bangalow shops, gorgeous outfits & display

Plus afternoon walks on the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay & Ballina.......

A fabulous weekend escape......highly recommended!  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend too!

Slate Chalkboard Cushion

Loving this new cushion to my store- a perfect grey slate background with a variety of elegant
cream script.....reminiscent of old school chalk & slate writing boards.

Here with a collection of my other cushion designs - 
Vintage French Songbird & Cream Linen Ruffle

Together with 'Napoleon Blue' & 'Grey Linen Ruffle'