"When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place.", Josephine Baker
'The Heneage Jewel' [locket] Also called 'The Armada Jewel' -- 1595 -- Painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I is said to have given this jewel to Sir Thomas Heneage, a Privy Counsellor the Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household. Via The Victoria Albert Museum.
Home of Leopoldina Haynes in the Clapham area of London. Leopoldina has a long history in dealing antiques, and she sourced most of the furniture for her home from Sweden and France. The walls are painted in Dulux Chalky Downs, using all the shades from light to dark. Notice that the woodwork is always darker than the walls. The kitchen has just been refurbished- the cooker is La Cornue and the cabinets were handmade in England by a company called Charlie Kingham Cabinetry.