summer trip 2017 // 2

Oops, time's slipping away once again. Here comes the second batch of photos from our summer trip. These photos were taken in the lovely little town of Salers.

Where to start about Salers ? We love its (sometimes dark) grey stone houses & buildings !

So much caracter & charm !!

We also love its biscuits, really thin butter shortbread squares.

We usually go to a favorite restaurant, Le Bailliage. The food is local & incredible, but the wait is horrendous. We always try to eat outdoors, it's so much nicer, specially in summer !

And lastly, what we like about Salers, is all the little shops of artisans. Of course, I have a soft spot for ceramics, so that's what I took photos of (and what I brought back home too !) These snapshots were taken in the little shop of ceramist Zurutuza Florence, with her permission. I bought a mug & a pair of earrings. I could have easily bought everything but well, you know it's impossible, ahah ! - She doesn't have a website, she sells only in her shop, for the moment.

That's all for today ! I hope you enjoyed ! See you soon, well, sort of. You get the idea. Be well, everyone !



black matte beauty

I love handmade ceramics. I can't deny. New or thrifted, I love them ! I have already made a blog post about Sun Tree Studio (the brand of the talented Nata Pestune), based in Hamburg (Germany) back in January 2016.

Last week she updated her online shop, and I couldn't resist this gorgeous, matte black porcelain beauty that you can see all over my blog post. Look at that texture & that shape ! I tried to take a close up to let you appreciate the texture !

I'm looking forward to using this beautiful cup. In the meantime, if you want to get a similar one, or a different one, you can visit her shop  here !

You can also follow her on ★ Instagram or  Facebook.



in the chaos, something pleasant to look at

Although I'm not frantically filling up boxes (we're still a little over two months away from moving !), I've packed 20 of them already, and I have been sorting so many, so many things. Moving to a smaller house is a wonderful thing, it really is (or at least that's what I think), because it forces you to get to the essential (or sort of), but boy oh boy it is hard work. I know my work (which basically is invisible to everyone BUT me, even here at home, and even though boxes that are piling up are rather visible !) will be rewarded (well, for my own satisfaction, as you guess ...) once we'll have moved in.

Although I was obliged to make my creative space disappear (for making room for ... boxes), I have NOT packed (all) my fabrics & anything else I could use for doing something creative. These two months could be long, and I just might get inspiration when I expect it the less. Anyway.

I felt the need to get myself a little bouquet of peonies (5 euros / 5,60$ , to be honest), for having, at least one pleasant corner of our place to look at. I could not resist taking photos & sharing them with you.

The blue ceramic vase was handmade by monks in Burgundy. I love it.

School is now out. On Thursday we're being delivered a new sofa (we've been sofa-less for a month), and on Friday new beds for the boys. Also this Friday will be my eldest's 14th birthday ... tempus fugit ... oh dear.

Just for a moment
I'm looking at the peonies
Nothing's eternal ..

That was my haiku for today. You're welcome.