I live in a small bucolic town in Central California where I am submerged in beauty. I have two sweet cats, Pip and Otis who are ever so helpful. They are loving known at home as 'the assistants'! You'll see more of them as time goes by. 

Five years ago I was spurred on by the thought that unlike Mother Hubbard my cupboards weren't bare, as a matter of fact they were overflowing and I had lots to share!

That thought led to the opening of my store on Etsy, the beginning of a wonderful adventure. Starting that store and all that is entailed has inspired me and rekindled my love affair with France, time worn treasures & kindred spirits. This website, my blog and French antiques shop are my exciting new undertaking!  
I hope you will follow along and enjoy all that you find here.

I wish you inspired days ahead! 

 
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Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.
— PAPYRUS
 

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