My very good friend, Sue, always gets the French house ready for us before we arrive. It is such luxury not to have to unpeel all the plastic wrapping off the furniture, remove bags from lampshades and kitchen utensils and put things in order. She airs the house and fills it with flowers.
This time I thought she surpassed herself with the arrangement of blue and purple hydrangeas to match the blue and purple throws covering the old sofas in the room we grandly call the ‘library’ – a room which has two book cases.
Blue and purple are such a wonderful combination. Must remember this when planning the next quilt.