Antique crosses, especially those fashioned as crucifixes, are common throughout Europe, most notably in Roman Catholic countries. Whether they are made of stone, wood or metal they have a varied history, as well as special names wherever they are found. Named for their purpose, placement or their specific function, each has a history, rich and […]
Here’s some more of the wonderful things we got a few months ago during our last French Flea Tour… The Cottage is brimming with new and unique items handpicked with our discriminating patrons in mind. Stop in and check out the long-anticipated goodies that just arrived!
It’s been a long wait but it sure was worth it! The things we shipped home from our last Flea Market Tour arrived and now grace the Cottage. We’ve brought you big and small items, all with the rich history and lux of fine French antiques and vintage finds…a real feast for your senses!
We love these antique French iron crosses circa the 1800’s! They are rare, heavy, and beautifully ornate made of solid cast iron. These crosses were commonly seen in the countryside of France, where they were used in small churches to mark graves, along roads, or as silent guardians of vineyards. They make a stunning addition to any garden, equally lovely […]
French beading technique of the early 1900’s is famous for its intricate patters made with small glass beads and thin wire. This method was used to produce flowers to display singly or in bouquets, specially in winter when live flowers were unavailable. There was also a custom of creating elaborate beaded wreaths for special occasions, […]
Our annual French Flea Market Tour is the ultimate adventure, so say all who have participated so far! Amazing shopping, sumptuous dining, beautiful locations for sightseeing… One of the lovely items I found in Provence is this antique bobbin lace loom. These looms produced the delicate and exquisite lace well loved by the discriminating […]
In honor of Bastille Day, the French holiday celebrated July 14, everything French in the shop is 15% off today and tomorrow! In 1789 troops and revolutionaries stormed the formidable medieval Bastille fortress, then in use to hold political prisoners. Though only seven prisoners were there when the Bastille was stormed, its existence was […]
NEW ANTIQUES AND FRENCH IMPORTS We went South on a couple of shopping trips in January. Now we are having fun refreshing the Cottage and incorporating our newly imported French “finds”. The living room is brighter and more open. The arched shutter over the buffet is the new focal point and really puts our […]