Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ode to linen

Oh linen. One of the items that’s frequently on sale at the aforementioned vide-greniers is antique linen. As the value of this is well known, and the lighter weights are difficult to find, the prices may be higher than the … Continue reading

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One man’s junque

Most weekends, after checking the “Loisirs” (pass-times) section of your local paper, you’ll find dotted around the countryside various vide-greniers. Vide-grenier literally means something akin to “empty your attic,” and that’s exactly what people do—pulling out everything from unwanted heirloom … Continue reading

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The importance of blue

As summer draws to a close, I try hard to photograph with my mind’s eye all the textures and colors that I love so much here in Burgundy. It doesn’t take long to realize that the sheer uniformity of palette, … Continue reading

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