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Housekeeping 365. Again.

You have been asking me for a simple way to embrace all that I have to teach in The Salon. You have said that you want to start incorporating my routines and rituals but that you don't know where to start. You have said that you feel a little overwhelmed and would like me to hold your hand a little tighter as we set off along the road to a life less ordinary together. And I heard you.[...]

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Earning Our Lives

I had a thought today. Or perhaps more a joining of the dots than a thought? A kind of awakening where before there was only drowsy acceptance that sleepwalking through our own lives is the only possibility. It struck me you see that each and very day we are bargaining with the promise of tomorrow and that I for one am striking up something of a rubbish deal. What if, I thought, we ha[...]

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My Word of the Year: Consolidation

Perhaps you have noticed the changes around here and wondered what is happening. Perhaps you have noticed that the site has a cleaner, simpler look and that the shop is no longer a muddle of random little somethings I have taken a liking to? Maybe you have noticed the consistency with which I have been issuing the loveliest of prompts in the Brocantehome Living Room and have enjoyed the c[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

My washing machine heard a rumour, just before Christmas, that washing machines of its ilk were setting themselves on fire and so being an obedient little thing, she duly did as she was told and two days after the machines were recalled she started to smoulder, apparently in sheer worry about being left out of the fire-starting posse. #FOMO And so I find myself knee deep in laundry bec[...]

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The BrocanteHome Yearbook

Its a New Year at BrocanteHome, and that means that I am back at my desk ready to continue on my mission to streamline my Salon offerings and create quite the loveliest, most inspirational homemaking membership online in 2020... And so today I bring you, my Salon and VIP members, The Brocantehome Yearbook: a new product in your library destined to be a month-by-month guide to a life l[...]

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