Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Most of us that enjoy decorating would agree that
( there are 12 by the way and two garden areas). My goal
Fetch yourself a tender buttery croissant,
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I love owning my own shop. One of life's greatest
pleasures is being able to pursue your passions.
I always feel as though I'm on the right path when
people tell me, they "love my stuff."
My stuff, happens to be all things country french.
A three day excursion to France from London
in 1997, landed me in the small ancient village
of Senlis, France. Senlis lies just a bit north
of Paris, but has escaped modernization. If
you care to take a promenade, visit the
website at http://www.ville-senlis.fr
My promenade literally changed my life.
Every bend in the rues de pavé rond,
guarding windows to protect the occupant"s
Since that day I've imported 42 containers
Monday, May 14, 2007
As a rule, I travel to France two to four times a year in search of all those goodies that catch my eye. I've been told by many of my customers that I have a wonderful eye, or that they like my eye. I tend to think also, that I have a "Good Eye" or as the French would say, "avoir le coup d'oeil."
I don't quite know how I acquired good eyes. What I do know is that I feel through my eyes.
When I gaze into an 18th century mirror, I tend to see more than the image it reflects.
That silver coated glass seems to morph into the silver screen and reveal unto me, great stories.You know the cliché, "the eye is the window to the soul."
Mirrors have peered into a great many souls, played an important part in history, (In 1919 the First World War officially ended when Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors) and let's not even talk about the power they possess over people, only capable of seeing the faults with the immediate image.
I much prefer referring to mirrors as "looking glasses." I wonder why we ever stopped calling them that? Oh well, someday I'll look into that. If anyone knows, feel free to post!
So the next time you gaze into the looking glass, look not just at the eye, but into it.
In the meantime, reflect on some of my favorites...Enjoy