Le Jardin de La Maisonnette

• 25 August 2009




















































One of the many valuable tips Rachel gave me when she visited was to create a little eating area in this private nook. At first it seemed like one more thing to add to the massive "to-do" list in the garden (it seems large to me for a cottage this size), but once things started moving along, I had the energy to take on this project. The addition of a pretty robin's egg blue cafe set from my in-laws' old apartment in Paris (thanks Nana Becca & Grandpere) transformed the space instantly. I added a mini-topiary and voila...it's time for tea.

p.s. that's the Dordogne River through those trees...during the autumn and winter you can see the river in full view and it's stunning.

11 comments:

  1. I'm just in awe of this whole project! It's absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to see the finished project! You have such a great eye for this simple french style.

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  2. A perfect addition...I would sit there all morning or afternoon long!

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  3. What a lovely project! Looks stunning!

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  4. This is darling - I love watching it all come together! I've put your place on our official holiday idea list - we'd love to just drive down for a vacation!

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  5. I've only just realized (after reading a book entitled "French Country Homes") how vital an outdoor dining room is. Yours is exactly right.

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  6. it was definitely the right thing to do.

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  7. This looks beautiful Steph!

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  8. very, very cozy. Love the color. My personal favorite!

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  9. Looks absolutely lovely.

    Just one tiny little thing: isn't it le jardin de la maisonnette? I've learnt in my French class that it's du only with le (de le -> du). Please correct me if I'm wrong so I can learn something new.

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  10. yep.. Curious.. you're correct.. but bless her heart for putting it out there with all the french she can muster while we're doing the renovation!

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