21 May 2010

If We Hurry We Can Just Make It :) Auction in Provence This Weekend

When I lived in France, I was always on the lookout for fabulous things. One treasured house in the Gard region of Provence is holding one of their auctions this Sunday..shall we hop on over? Book us on the Air France into Marseilles tout de suite, and hope le volcano stays quiet for little while longer. We don't want to miss this Provence auction.

Look at some of the fantastic objets we can bring home! Are you in?

yellow tole chinoiserie pagoda double birdcages, XXeme

pair of corner cabinets in red with gold detail, XVIIIeme...stunning with those sculpted edges!

quirky and enchanting signed bronze by Christian MAAS, XXeme...LOVE this!

six mahogany chairs, Restauration XIXeme..these could do nicely!

important trumeau mirror in green lacquered wood, epoque Louis XVI..
every chic home should have one!

stone and polychrome sculpture of St. Peter, XIVeme...for a hint
of the religious antiquities in the home

bust of Mme Recamiere in marble, XIXeme..isn't she utterly elegant?

pair of Chinese porcelain urns in the favorite blue and white
pagoda village design...calling Beth Connolly (aka Chinoiserie Chic)!

confiturier in silver, antique..would be just the elegant little
sculptural touch in a simple, clean-lined interior

console in creme lacquer and faux marble, XVIIIeme..gorgeous
in your hallway, perhaps, Madame?

gorgeous collection of opaline glassware that would
look fabulous in a modern, white interior scheme

the faun of Pompeii bronze statue...just so we remember just
who we are and what we love!

stunning table from late XVIIeme...move over Vicente Wolf!!


our destination!

how we'll get there

what we'll eat there!

Eh bien, if we miss this auction, there will be another, and I will happily arrange a trip and tour, including helping you shop at the auction and flea markets and ship your things home, and a wonderful tour of the Provence region tailor made for you by me and my sister-in-law. What are you waiting for? We will have a fantastic time...allons!


in 2010, it's:

Kit Golson Design

for elegant, sustainable and pragmatic

Chic Provence Interior Design


  1. Seriously? I'd love to!
    The opaline glass and yellow chinoiserie birdcages make me swoon!!!!!

  2. Hi Dolfina...we could make the next one I think! I know the opaline is gorgeous, and those birdcages..I told Beth we'd be fighting over those!!

    thanks for stopping!



  3. Oh my gosh - my bags are packed! Love the mahogany chairs and trumeau mirror! : )

  4. Hi Lisaroy, email me for details!

    thanks for visiting



  5. I'm so ready for travel...love the bird cages too.

  6. I want the yellow birdcages and the Chinese urns. Allons-y!

  7. Tres jolie!
    I'll just fire up the private jet, and get the huge pile of Euros I stash under the bed just for this purpose.
    xo xo

  8. I love all of these! This is such a great post! Happy weekend!

  9. I am so there! In spirit this time, but who knows about next time! I love those bird cages and the chinese urns!

  10. have a fabulous time! hugs, M.

  11. Hi all, a trip right about now would be perfect! we can always plan a little ahead and go in the fall! September is wonderful in that part of the world..

    ..and Valorie, we'll just use your jet..that'll keep costs down a bit!

    a bientot!


  12. Lets go! We can design later around the finds!

  13. love the console and the Recamiere in marble! these are great pieces of art you picked. have a great weekend!

  14. How bout YOU go and I'll be one of those anonomous phone bidders????????I want almost half of those I love the bronzes, the bust, the Trumeau, and the birdcages......Adorable!!!!!O heck, I'll go.....It was the picture of the croissants that sealed the deal....Maryanne :)xo

  15. Wow.....those red corner cabinets took my breath away. I'm in!!!



  16. all i want is a big bite out of the croissant... (just kidding) when do we leave? xx

  17. Count me in - sounds like a wonderful little shopping trip. The blue and white Chinese porcelain urns are calling my name.

  18. Oh, I'd love to go, right now please... The bust of Mme Recamiere is absolutely beautiful and would be my first choice... Hope you had a great weekend. Love from London x

  19. That bird cage just made me all verklempt. My sweet yellow linnie died this morning. I can only imagine her in this cage.

  20. I didn't have time to go . But Hotel du palais auctions are my favorites . I have some new other spots to share also.
    I hope I will meet you during your tour !

  21. Anonymous28 May, 2010

    Bonjour ... il est très agréable de parcourir les pages de ton blog.
    Bonne journée et à bientôt

  22. I am looking for something similar to the Chinese birdcage, do you sell the yellow/gold Chinese pagoda birdcage? Do you what where or what site I can order from?
    Thank you,



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