27 May 2014

The Charming Vendeuse of Avignon

On Tuesdays in Avignon there appears the most charming and small of brocantesjust in the square in front of les Halles. There we met Maria Teuch, who is as beautiful as her wares, and she graciously let me photograph her and her things. And a good thing too, for France TV3 contacted me for these photos to use in a story about Maria and her stand at this little brocante! {the series, called "Jour de Brocante" airs event Sunday on France 3 at 1:40 pm} Come see her gorgeous things as we did on the Chic Provence Design Tour 2014!

holding up a gorgeous cutwork and embroidered table cloth is Maria Teuch at her stand in Avignon

stunning silver tureen and cutwork cloth

you MUST have these to serve your springtime asparagus, cherie!

a beautiful collection of silver spoons and coffee & tea service

lovely embroidered monogram linen serviettes (napkins)

close up of hand stitched "boutis", classic Provençal method of quilting

more serviceable old linen and cotton tea towels

these would add a dash of cheer to the kitchen, non?

pretty serviettes in jacquard linen with hand embroidered monograms...can you find your initials?

so many beautiful things...the coffee & tea set is stunning!

Come with us next time on our Chic Provence Design Tour! You will see markets such as this and have many wonderful experiences! Our Tour this year was an outstanding success so begin to think about joining us next spring!

19 May 2014

A Scouting Day for Chic Provence Design Tour 2014

A quick post from the magical land that is Provence. I want to share some of the simple and simply beautiful sights we saw while scouting in St. Remy and Tarascon last week! What can I say...wish you were here!

11 May 2014

Spotted at Market Today: l'Isle sur la Sorgue

We're having a great time scouting the Chic Provence Design Tour and here are a few lovely and colourful things we spotted at the market Sunday as we dashed through!

silk thread bobbins in jewel tones so gorgeous!

the very expected linens with stripes and embroidered initials...

incredibly charming handmade santons with impeccable detailing...

a turquoise drops chandelier to die for, non? ...

Tolix, anyone?...
little detail of hand painted screen...

really pretty coffee and hot chocolate set...for your morning breakfast table when
you have company..or just for you?

a clock the size of your living room wall?

beautiful ruby crystal ware...

lots to explore against a pretty blue backdrop...

or what about this wall colour in "Bengali Red" from Ressource?

I fell hard for this Murano glass chandelier from the 40's...

the expected way to buy antique French bed and other linens...

the new way to buy antique French bed linens... in gorgeous hues!

Wish you were here! There's so much more to see... stay tuned!!

10 May 2014

Hello Provence!

...it's good to be back! Thank you for your beautiful sunshine and wonderful scents! And your lovely colors...I've only just arrived but already sensing that color is creeping back into interiors in Provence... not that the gorgeous taupes, grays, stones and linens are going away... but visiting the shop of my lovely friend Odile Bouscarat and her daughter the amazing artist Aurelie Alvarez, I was overjoyed to see the vibrant hues lifting spirits of everyone who entered Odile's chic shop, La Petite Curieuse. Aurelie's paintings are sold all over the world, and she is a favorite of former Anthropologie buyer Keith Johnson of Man Shops Globe on Sundance channel. 

Come see with me!

and meet Odile, left and Aurelie, right... a perfect mother-daughter
portrait in time for Mother's Day!


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