Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monsieur Louboutin

The look is unmistakable.  Watching a woman walk past and seeing a shine of red on the soles of her shoes makes us smile!  That fortunate lady has a pair of the coveted shoes from Mr. Louboutin.
Duchess & I have a thing for shoes too but the days of 6" heels are past.   We console ourselves with any cute shoes we spy!

Merci Beaucoup Christian Louboutin!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Melancoly Sunday

I can imagine myself soaking in a steaming bathtub filled with the faint scent of lavender  gazing out this window to watch the world outside- divine!
Hope you are cozy this Sunday.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Story of La Petite Matches

Duchess and I have been selling these matches  since we opened our shop.  We remember fondly when our mothers had dinner parties in the 1960's.  Every place setting included a small ashtray with these matches or a set that included a small urn to hold the cigs and a match cover to slip these into.  They were all the rage!

The matches have struck a cord with many of our customers.  They have gone to London for an inherited Tiffany silver cover, an entire boxful (16 little boxes) were a birthday gift to a customer's sister because their mother always had them on the table as well and another gentleman in Washington D.C. wants the tradition to continue!  We love knowing we have a shared memory of the bygone era.

We have added vintage covers and a set of match cover, ashtray and cig holder in our shop- so fun!  Can use the holders for posies, candles  or  mints.

A Bientot~ Duchess & Bird