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The way we like to live, in a green valley deep in the beautiful Normandy countryside. Brocante,.. good food, French interiors, horses, gardens and family life.

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The on line brocante store attached to My French Country Home. Walk on in and tour our range of.. vintage linens, and home decor items.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • welcome to the new blog and a special giveaway
    on Nov 20, 2013
     Welcome to my new blog!!I so hope you like it!The layout is a little lighter and fresher looking; the archives are easier to negotiate; there are share buttons to ... well, share with; and many different ways of following the blog.The blog ro...
  • autumn, a new camera and subscribing to the blog
    on Nov 19, 2013
    Could not resist stopping the car this afternoon as I drove down this beautiful forest road - seemingly alone in the world!So yes, these shots are taken with a new camera ..... and no, I'm not entirely sure it was the right choice. &nb...
  • butternut squash soup
    on Nov 18, 2013 in recipes
    I don't know why it took me so very long, but I only recently discovered that I don't have to peel a pumpkin or a squash when making soup.   This discovery has changed my life.... well OK not my life, but my soup making habits certainly!Her...
  • alone in the world in Brittany - maison for sale
    on Nov 16, 2013 in house for sale
    Here is a lovely property for you to dream about, mull over and generally long for this weekend.  A rugged stone home, on its own spit of land on the beautiful coast of Brittany.This is a holiday home to a friend of mine, whose children are now...
  • can't leave home without it!
    on Nov 14, 2013
    Yesterday afternoon my camera died ....  I'm not crying, there are no boxes of kleenex required, but it chose to 'pass' just as I arrived at an appointment to take pictures of a house, and yes ... I felt pretty foolish.I have never had a really...
  • Styling magazine - a november issue all about brides
    on Nov 14, 2013 in styling magazine
    Fresh off the press!   Coty has done it again, this month she brings us 200 pages of beautiful pictures on the wedding theme.  Pop over to enjoy the beauty and read the amusing accounts of bloggers weddings, for real or in their dreams...
  • chic french chickens
    on Nov 13, 2013
    If there is someone in your life who is dotty about chickens and who loves all things French, then you have no choice but to get them this beautiful book for Christmas!Poules so Chic is a beautiful volume of photos of thirty different breeds of chick...
  • Learning to cook in Paris
    on Nov 12, 2013 in French food
    As a family that just loves to sit down to a good home-cooked meal together, it is inevitable that we have several shelves full of cook books.  Some are hardly ever opened, some are turned to just for a specific favourite recipe, and then there...
  • country antique fairs and remembering young soldiers
    on Nov 11, 2013
    As the temperatures drop, the brocante season winds down and makes way for low key relaxed country fairs, put together for a weekend in a ch√Ęteau or a little store lost in the middle of Normandy.A weekend that brought me country style furniture ...
  • autumn mood boards
    on Nov 9, 2013
    Same daysame gardensame seasontwo totally different palettesno wonder we love the autumn...
  • the french country look - window frames and hardware
    on Nov 7, 2013 in french architecture
    Windows are the eyes to the facade of a house, their shape, size and style gives immediate character to a building, so how are the typical french country windows?The first thing to know is that French windows open in to the room, not out to the garde...
  • French market shopping
    on Nov 6, 2013
    Shopping at our local market can be a dangerous thingI may well arrive with a list of things I need, there are too many other temptations and I invariably leave with a basket weighed down with unexpected goodies.The care that is taken to arrange and...
  • the - very rare - guest blog - my daughter takes the reins!
    on Nov 5, 2013
    This is a guest post - unusual in several ways.  Firstly because I don't normally do guest posts on MFCH, and secondly because the author today is one Ella Santoni, yup .. we are related!Ella is one of my daughters.  At the very outset of h...
  • the impossible chocolate mousse!
    on Nov 4, 2013 in recipes
    Now I love to make desserts.  We entertain a lot here, and while my husband generally cooks the main courses  (he is a great cook!), I am unfailingly responsible for bringing up the rear end of any meal.I am happy to turn my hand to pastrie...
  • a rainy day in Paris and a bloggers lunch
    on Nov 2, 2013 in blogging paris
    The first of November arrived with buckets of rain, but it didn't bother me one bit!I had a lunch date with Vicki Archer, and I was looking forward to being tucked away in a little Parisian bistrot ... good food, good company, good location:   a...
  • how do you like to entertain?As I sat upstairs at my desk this morning, I  heard my youngest son come home, laughing and chatting with friends.It is the school holidays here, and they are making the most if it!  Places to go, people to see, you know how it is .  Y...
  • feeling distracted ....
    on Oct 30, 2013 in blogging chatting with you
    If you are one of the people waiting for an email reply from me then I owe you an apology .... I have been a little distracted of late, and maybe concentrating less than I should.  I try to keep up with mails each day, but I'm pretty sure that a...
  • brocante kitchen storage - like/unlike?
    on Oct 29, 2013 in brocante style french living
    Came across these pictures in a French magazine recently, I think it was Maison de Campagne, but can't be sure.Many people today are looking for an alternative to the squeaky clean fitted kitchen, preferring free standing pieces and a more simple, co...
  • selfies - will you show yours?!
    on Oct 29, 2013 in chatting with you
    One of the wonderful thing about taking pictures with a phone is that 'Slightly-Out-Of-Focus' can not only be interpreted as 'Interestingly Artistic', it also  hides all manner of things, which is why I have tried a Selfie.  I am told they...
  • discipline for dogs .... in my dreams!
    on Oct 27, 2013 in dogs
    Gibson and Ghetto continue to drive us mad  enhance our daily lives, and in particular with their clever schemes and tricks for ... running away.They have turned Running Away into an art form, and us into paranoid dog owners with a constant eye...