This is a first.
La première fois Louis Vuitton has aired a commercial.
Interesting too, there are only glimpses of the product.
I happen to like it, so I just couldn't pass on posting a copy.
Here is the You Tube Video
The agency is Ogilvy and it was shot in Shanghai.
The music is from Gustavo Santaolalla of Argentina.
Don't you love that music... I've got to get one of his CD's
To get the full effect go Louis Vuitton's website and watch the movie.
So, Where is Life taking you?
Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is a first.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I hope so!
I changed my blog header and the width of my blog this morning.
What an ordeal...for me anyway...but I hope you like it.
I know it is a little big..hubby says too big.
Same way with those French antique accessories, I love over sized
Mr. Google tells me only 5% of my readers have monitors
less than 1025, so I decided to go the max.
So this post is a test to see if I can post bigger pictures.
This is a copy of our Spring Flyer for the store
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Well I ventured 150 miles from home this past weekend,
but at times...felt I was on the other side of the pond.
I went to Nashville to visit with some friends and check
out the Antique & Garden Show.
Just want to share some inspiring photo's with you today.
Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge.
This is the Italian Garden at the entrance of the show.
It definitely gave me Spring Fever! Even though I walked
away empty handed it was a nice show.
I tried to buy some Staffordshire Spill Vases with King Charles
Spaniels, but the dealer would not budge on her price.
Oh well, gives me a reason to continue my hunt.
And this would be the reason I collect Spaniels.
Zoe, our baby, in her stroller. She loves to travel.
This is a photo of The Iron Gate in Franklin.
If you are ever in Nashville, I would pay these gals a visit.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
In the early 90's, I purchased an old building
(pre 1860) in the Highlands of Louisville with the
anticipation that someday, I would open my own
antique store there. I fondly refer to her as my
Shabby Chateau since she does strut a turret!
Needless to say with older buildings there is
always lots of work. It just takes time & money!
Well that day arrived in October 2006 when
I moved into my Shabby Chateau full time
and took the entire building. (Long story prior
Anyway, hubby and I have taken out drop
ceilings, cut new openings and continue to paint,
paint, and paint some more.
My point being...what used to be the front
apartment upstairs is screaming for attention!
The lady above will be my inspiration.
I absolutely love her couleurs.
I call them the Putty Couleurs of the Côte d’Azur.
I find myself strolling the back passages
of Nice in search of that fabulous antique,
roaming the hills of Antible sneaking peaks
of Secret Jardins, and sipping wine on the
boardwalk while lost at sea and ...
I want to be there!!!!
That is what design is all about for me!
To create an Ambiance that just simply
makes you feel good and in the hands
of France..I am Putty!
You can click on any photos to enlarge.
The photo above shows an old apothocary
cabinet. I couldn't resist her color. I added
the enamel numbers. Behind it is actually
an old wooden gate that I transformed into
a room divider.
Below is an old farmhouse that my friends
are renovating in France. He keeps me supplied
with stripped pine shutters. The colors are
amazing. The plaque is on an old water pump
from Lyon. These are actually great as
props in Gardens. There are also some stone
chateau windows (wouldn't they be great
incorporated in an outside stone wall)!
And..an old sign.
This is a Louis XVI original painted Dining room set I had.
It is sold..sorry..but my store is full of this stuff!
I used fresh legumes for these urns...
I also like bamboo, especially when it is upholstered in
Well, I'm off to select some paint couleurs!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
This is just a never-ending job.
Thought I would give you some sneak-peaks
of the shop as Spring arrives.
Plus..I need a break!
I found these great little pliable grapevines
that are quickly turning into an obsession.
I've started looking for multiples in the shop
that I can tie together.
Paper bound books! I just can't get enough
of them !
I used a zinc roof finial to hold hydrangea's.
I kind of like that wild look.
I have a real weak spot for ZINC !
Zinc window frames, urns, garden pots, roof finials,
trim, architectural pieces, etc.
In an earlier post I wrote an article about
Zinc. You can access it here
I'll take anything that is covered in moss,
A 19th century Louis XVI Trumeau,
a gilt demi-lune table and a 19th century
Italian candlestick with partial gilt
Thursday, February 07, 2008
As I flow along in this stream of life, my canoe is
constantly being bumped.
Sometimes I encounter others who want me to
stop midstream and struggle with them,
against the current.
Then there are others who say, "let's ride"!
Let's ride with the current, just see where it
takes us, and appreciate the beauty along the way.
Seems I have entered this place called the
"Blogosphere", where there is an inordinate
amount of others saying,
One woman, riding with the current, is Corey Amaro.
What a wonderful outlook this woman has on life.
I want to ride along side her downstream and be
splashed with her essence! I think you will too!
She has a beautiful way of blending the duality of the physical
and the spiritual.
In Corey's words, there is a thin line between
heaven and earth.
Corey's description of this photo:
When the ground was rocky, dry, barren, and uneven.
She bent down and tied a velvet ribbon on her ankle.
"There!" she said, "That's better."
Knowing where to focus can make a world of difference.
You can visit Corey's blog, Tongue and Cheek at
http://willows95988.typepad.com/ to share
in her Good Vibrations.
Photo's above courtesy of Corey Amaro.
If you would like to know more about riding
the stream with the current or just want a
little motivation you can watch Esther Hicks
on You tube at
Friday, February 01, 2008
Mark your calendars for February 15, 16, & 17th.
There is a lot going on in Nashville !
If you have never been to the Antique & Garden
Show you are missing a spectacular event !
The florals and landscaping are a must see !
For more information you can visit the website
The same weekend is the
Country Home Antiquing Festival
Visit their website at
And now for the best part :)
If you happen to be going, Louisville is only a 2 hour
drive from Nashville. My store is 2 miles
from I-65. We would love to meet some bloggers,
so if your in the area, stop by for a glass of
Have a Wonderful weekend and
Happy Chandeleur Day!