'Following My Bliss'
Having been a "collector" all my life, it seemed only natural to listen to my inner muse and open an antique and vintage shop. Early on, I found a kindred spirit in the French sensibilities and ways of living thus specializing in French antiques and vintage French decor is simply 'de rigeur' (essential).
I must have inherited the genetic disposition for loving everything old from my mother and grandfather, who were avid antique collectors with a vibrant love of France. At the age of 5 they would take me along on their weekend antique adventures. My mother, an excellent storyteller would weave the history of what we saw through lively stories recounting the 'life' of each piece, feeding my imagination while creating a love of history, art, and everything old.
Antiques, museum quality to well loved and worn flea market treasures have always been a 'gravitational' pull in my life. I appreciate the time and expertise that each artisan has spent to create their vision. Whether antique linens, decorative arts, paintings, vintage religious medals, furniture or other objects of ardor, they all are works of art.
The Greatest Treasures of All
The greatest treasures of all have been the people I have met along the way. It has been the camaraderie and stories shared with shop owners, flea market vendors and other collectors that has added a lovely patina to my life.
To that I can now add a grateful and heartfelt
'Merci Beaucoup' to my wonderful customers, one and all for your support as my dream comes to fruition!
As you stroll through the pages of my French antique shop I hope you feel as if you are at a flea market in Paris, a brocante in the French countryside, or simply transported back in time.
Bien a vous,
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They may not be used without express permission - Merci Beaucoup!