Well I just wanted to stop by and say hello and thank you for your enthusiasm for the store.I just cant even believe It is my 15th time to France. It is Sunday, and I have arrived in Washington, D.C. and will be boarding soon for Paris. I am going to try to live blog each day in celebration of well just to celebrate and I hope you will join along the way. Xxoo Amy
I am so lucky I get to go to France and shop for you all and then it gets all delivered to my house for you to enjoy.(That is after I wrap it and pack it and fill out custom forms and go to the post office in France then here and unwrap it and price it.)I am just saying I do a little work for you all. I would not want you to think I lay around in Shirley girls house all day and eat chocolates. Only sometimes.
I just love some french pitchers. Add flowers or twigs and you have something really beautiful to enjoy. Two if these are enamel and two are zinc. Both are dreamy shades of grey.
And these old hooks from the butchers shop are the bees knees. The go flat against a wall. They are perfect to hand on a ledge with some baskets.
I never get tired if these jewelry stands They say cute things like Girard Paris. That makes me happy. Like really happy.
Anything with a crown is ok by me. These little unused French menus await for your soirée. Or just sit and look at them. I do,and they never talk back.
And everyone needs a place to hang there hat.Why do we Americans not were hats enough? That needs to change. A scarf or coat looks good too! Look at that shape.same time tomorrow my friends for another peak. We are getting close.
Wells loves, we are getting down to the wire with four days left to show you all of the delights that await you at Charlottes Brocante. But, I am willing to try..... I absolutley adore this little hand holding this letter. I have one that holds my my recipe book open. And I ask, "can you really ever go wrong with giant stamps"?Non is right.
I was delighted to find these grain sacks. It's been a couple of years since I last had them. I love to look at them hanging by the row and when you come it will be time for them to go.(not the rhyming thing:) how about some chairs covered in them? Or hang them as art in a frame. That what my boy Nolan is doing.
I got the most wonderful towels this trip they must be 3-4 feet long. I thought they were precious hanging from these old bronze handles I found.
Le Chic Parisienne Buttons. They just sit around and look good.They just make me so happy.
Did I mention there will be documents ?Of course I did and they are divine and old (kinda like me;)
And a few little bottles sitting on a socle. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving the little things of France along with me. I do so look forward to seeing you all, but I am not gonna lie you scare me........But only in a good kind if way.Maybe that's how shirley girly feels when I come a visit. Until tomorrow.
I feel this little pliante could come in handy for many reasons. 1) you could sit on it while you launder your nightshirts (see below) 2) you could rest your documents on it to enjoy them and sit on the ground whilst you do your laundry. ( I vote for this idea.) I love that it folds up and has a little handle on the side for carrying. They were originally used for fishing.
Will there be documents at Charlottes Brocante? Is that even a real question I question? If I confused you the answer is yes. I think laying a antique chateau curtain pull on the document is the answer for beautiful decor. Voila(it is done)
And you know some panniers are in order. One of them is for escargot. So tiny and precious. Couldn't you just imagine going out to the garden and picking up all the snails you could find and then going into your house to make dinner? Me either but the basket is fabu.
How about rows and rows of heavy chanvre linen night gowns. Hang them on the back if your bathroom door make a pillow , purse or runner. A family Christmas photo would be nice too.
After they are soiled from the day you can get out your batterie(wooden planche) and beat up your laundry. I like them as is in a row. I have seen my
Shirley in action with one and they work really good.
ONE WEEK ONE WEEK ONE WEEK I WILL SEE YOU MONDAY FOR MORE SNEAK PEAKS!!!!
I am a sucker for anything that says Paris. These little drawers are just beat up enough to be charlottes brocante ready.
How about an aged brass sign announcing were to get glances(ice cream ) on a hot summer day.
These don't say Paris in letters but they do with there looks. As in Paris bistro Paris cafe and Paris brasserie. All have these to put they bottles on after they are empty. Talk about beautiful recycling. See you tomorrow for the last sneak peek of the week. Gros bisous
I am a Christian woman saved by Grace living in a fallen world. I am trying to grow and be shaped into our Loving Fathers image but that is not always easy...that is were the Mercy and Grace comes in.I have four wonderful children and the most loving husband you could ever ask for. I went to France for the first time on my 40th Birthday and have been 6 times now and have recently started a small flea market out of an outbuilding on our property .We live in a 1886 Victorian on a few acres outside of Portland Oregon.