Monday, October 28, 2019

Autumn joys...




Autumn arrived a few weeks ago here on the west coast...beautiful golden trees...gorgeous sunsets...warm afternoons & cool nights...Everything is golden here now...we have a long fall season that lasts until the first of December...Many weekly markets...Antique...flower...Food & garden...Wine festivals at all our many wineries...Hot air balloons seem to be everywhere...a very fun..exciting time here...We had several family celebrations recently & entertaining with family & friends...Always antiquing for my special clients...a new European shipment next week & a late November buying trip & the European Christmas Markets...A small glimpse into my last few weeks...



Family celebrations...



Fall mums from local flower market...

Morning view of my garden & the mountains...


My French garden angel.....




Cheers...until next time! 🎃

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Table...


Hello...this Summer has gone very quickly...beautiful here right now...warm afternoons & cool evenings on the West Coast...its hard to believe September is only a few weeks away...lots of antiquing this last month...finished up several large projects...just received a large French shipment...I love to unpack & see all my finds...this shipment had many items for clients for the upcoming holidays...entertaining...vintage & antique objects for the table...decanters...French silver...antique stemware...serving trays...Astier de Villante pieces...baguette baskets...cheese & bread boards...French linens & much more...Sharing with you a glimpse of my last few weeks...💛

























Cheers!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Flowers...fleurs & gatherings...

Flowers....fleurs & gatherings...May is always beautiful...a month that gives us gorgeous weather here on the west coast & an abundance of flowers...several small gatherings with friends & family and many weekend antique markets this month...Summer is flirting with us...our days are much longer with warm afternoons & truly brilliant sunsets...Several French shipments from our last buying trip arrived last week...unpacking is always a fun & exciting...Sharing with you...fleurs...French finds...gatherings at my home...a small glimpse of the last few week...Enjoy!



















Cheers...Until next time!

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!