Monthly Archives: November 2015


Having a Swedish grandmother, every year I invite my friends, guests and other B&B hosts for the traditional Swedish festival of lights, the “Saint Lucie” here to La Forge with my antique dealer friend, Janine. This year we’ve moved our private sale of linens plus some wonderful extra goodies to the darling bastide of Sauveterre de Guyenne, a little further to the south east here in Entre Deux Mers.

Not only has Janine brought her linens but she’s also found wonderful table appointments: antique and vintage dishes, glasses, silverware, salts and decanters…everything to make your holiday table special. They also make perfect gifts for the your friends and family! The Comptoir de la Bastide is on my usual list for local antiquing, but I only now discovered their wonderfully restored and vaulted underground room that Janine has transformed with her holiday magic.

If you’re in the area be sure to come by on Saturday December 5th…there will be Christmas tea, coffee and cakes ! I’ll be there on all day with Janine from 10AM to 6PM

Janine will also be there every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 6PM and Sundays from 9AM to 1PM through the end of the year.

Le Comptoir de la Bastide, 4 place de la République, 33540 Sauveterre de Guyenne

Carol: 06 31 85 65 20   Janine: 06 41 98 01 84





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So many of you have sent e-mails and Facebook comments after last Fridays events…merci. La France est résistante !…like so many other people and places in the world that have been targeted over the past years by the usurpers of the world’s religions….New York, Bayreuth, Bamako… all of Syria and more.

For me the best way to react is to share our love and share our lives and homes with others…to share the joy and the beauty that surrounds us and that is expressed in all Human Kind.

I’d like to share the very moving letter of Antoine Leiris:


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