Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Magic Moments

This sweet girl was translating a children's french book for us in our apartment on Ile St Louis unaware how the light was striking her and the corner of the salon.  It reminded me so much of a Jan Vermeer or another northern European painter with the shafts of light falling through the centuries old color glass in the leaded window.  Magic!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Do you Dare Me?

This was just too much!  I am sorely tempted to run up and grab a fresh, still warm from the oven baguette but will have to just go into la Boulangerie and buy one and be a good girl! Can't you smell it now?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Seeing Red

Recently I am drawn to red.  I don't have one bit of it in my house but I am beginning to wear it.  What's that all about??!
We spot these at our flea markets and you know anything peely rusty shabby has our names all over it!
Enjoy your week.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


This made me wonder what you use to corral all the titbits of everyday life.  We all have some of these mementos passed down by a loving friend or relative and, if you're like me, they are stored away for safe keeping.  I like to use old french hotel porcelain dishes and saucers to hold my paraphernalia on my desk, guest soaps and as coasters throughout the house.
We always have a selection of vintage and newer finds in our shop.
I am curious what you use?