Vintage bridal crowns

Traditional French “globe de mariee” displays were for couples to preserve wedding souvenirs and tell the story of their romance, wedding and life together. These were often placed in a prominent part of the home, often in the formal dining room. They held the bridal tiara or crown, and items the bride and groom chose […]

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Decorating with windows, doors and shutters

These screen doors flanking a window with a salvaged architectural piece on top make a colorful and eye-catching vignette. And because they are not permanently afixed can be re-arranged for countless different display options. (below left) Another lovely arrangement using tall skinny windows and shutters. (below right)                   […]

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Preparing for a wonderful holiday season

The season we all love is here again. The air is crisp, the autumn skies and leaves are ablaze with color, and we begin looking forward to our favorite Holidays. We may start planning get-togethers with friends and family, special meals and fun decorations…   Always a holiday favorite, scented candles have as special way of making […]

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We want you to join us!

Airline tickets to France are at lower than ever right now. Why not take advantage of this and join us on our Flea Market Tour to Provence next month? Our Flea Market Tour is an amazing way to experience France… to make friends and memories for a lifetime! Discover and set your inner French Girl […]

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Visions of the Past

We have many French postcards dating from the early 1900’s for sale at the Cottage. Of special interest were these of some of the beautiful structures and places in Saint-Nazaire. It is very likely these areas were destroyed during WWII as I could find nothing about them in my research indicating they still exist. The […]

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New in the Garden

A grand gazebo went up this weekend, real skill and a couple of ladders made it amazingly fast work. Once it was up we were inspired to take some pictures in the garden.  Here’s what else beckoned a photo.     These vintage French bee skeps are transformed into garden art.  

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