Saturday, March 2, 2019

Entertaining...French




Entertaining...love entertaining French style..always love to use antiques when dining...entertaining family & friends...the French entertain simply & beautifully in the countryside...which is my fave when visiting France...we dined with a dear French friend...on our last buying trip...the food was delicious...the butter or beurre in France is like no other as is the local French cheese & wines...beautiful ambiance always in France with attention to detail in a very relaxed & charming way...Last week...back on the west coast, I entertained using one of my fave French antiques, a French faience Cow as the centerpiece...we had Mimi Thorisson's fabulous creme fraiche chicken with French crepes for dessert...Mimi's recipe is delicious...we had a wonderful evening...This is a busy time of year at Rue 27 Maison...many antique markets right now...several new shipments from France...working on several exciting (French) projects...A small glimpse into my last few weeks entertaining...French style!


















Cheers...Until next time 💙

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Collected...

Happy New Year... I hope 2019 has started off wonderful for all...the Holidays were special & memorable this year...Always love the month of January...a busy time for Rue 27 Maison...shopped at several wonderful antique markets in the last few weeks & a few estate home clearings...working on several projects...sourcing antiques for a couple of clients who love collected European country (my fave)...both are collectors...wanting to add a few key pieces to complete their homes "Collected" I love that word...always love a collected home...curated...where each room flows into another...a designer told me years ago...a collected home...tells us a story of those who reside within...family photos...fave colors & architecture...collected & passed down family antiques...treasures from world travels...all weave together to create an ambiance that makes us want to linger...to savor the look & feel of unique personalized design...I have been a collector of antiques..mainly French for many years...antique silver...furniture...Aubusson tapestries...altar candlesticks...just a few of my faves I'm always hunting for to add to my collection...Sharing with you a few of my fave collected looks...Enjoy!


Love to collect vintage & antique champagnes...

Collecting bleu & white...

Collecting for entertaining...
Collecting antique furniture...

Collecting European mirrors...

Collecting monogram vintage Trophy cups...

Collecting French antiques...

Collecting for dining...

Collecting antique altar Candlesticks...

Collecting antique silver...

Cheers...until next time! 💙

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

C'est Noel...

C'est Noel...the most wonderful time of the year...Christmas...beautiful..magical...memorable...A season that goes by way too quickly...A season that stays in our hearts...hopes & lives throughout the year...A season for family & dear friends...A season for giving & celebrating...I hope each of you find the joy in Christmas...Sharing with you a glimpse of my home ready for the Christmas season...Merry Christmas!













Until next time...Merry Christmas...Joyeux Noel!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving...



Thanksgiving...I love everything about this holiday...the preparation...baking & cooking...setting the table...dining with family & friends...feeling very thankful this year especially...Beautiful weather here this week...the trees are golden...gorgeous autumn sunsets...the Holiday spirit is everywhere...Fall festivals & gatherings each weekend...I wish time would slow & we could savor this beautiful season of Thanksgiving...Sharing with you a glimpse into my last few weeks...Happy Thanksgiving!














Cheers...Until next time! 💛

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Autumn...


Autumn...that golden...beautiful time of year...my fave season...golden leaves...blue clear skies & a burnt orange sunset almost every day here on the west coast...we're having cool evenings & warm afternoons...love visiting the local farmers & flower markets...brought home fall mums of every color & lots of pumpkins...sourced French antiques for several projects...the fall antique markets are full of fresh finds...Love this time of year...love to entertain always...especially in the fall...last week we had a celebratory dinner for family & friends with the most delicious Caramel cake & Roasted cornish hens...Sharing with you a glimpse into the last few weeks...Happy fall!














Cheers to the season!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Farm to table...

Summer on the west coast is stunningly beautiful...golden warm days with cool nights...fresh fruits & vegetables are in abundance all year here...especially now we have the most delicious local grown sweet corn...turnips & much more...I hosted a farm to table dinner this week...cooking many Southern specialties with the gorgeous produce from local farms...I had several tomato plants this year in my herb garden...the first tomatoes were ripe last week & were really delicious...Southern cornbread with chive butter...turnips...sweet potatoes...peas..butter beans & southern smothered pork chops were on the menu...Ina Garten's chocolate cake with ganache & lemon icebox pie were the desserts...everyone came back for seconds...which always pleases me...a wonderful evening...Lots of antiquing the last few weeks...several shipments from France & wonderful vintage garden finds...Sharing with you a quick glimpse into my Farm to table entertaining!














Cheers until next time 💙