Friday, June 05, 2009

coucou mes ami's

I have missed you guys and many thanks for
your emails!
No excuses, just been pre-occupied !

I've had my "nose to the grindstone" and will
be filling you in over time.
First things first.....

Have to share these wonderful antique Louis XVI French bergere chairs with you that I just got
back from the upholsterer.
I picked these up in Avignon.

They are a wonderful sage green color with gilt
detailing. Luscious don't you think?
Mark your calendar for the weekend of
June 26th!!
I have a client that may be moving to France,
so I am liquidating her house. It's a great
opportunity to get some nice French and English
antiques, especially if you are a dealer!!
For my readers, you get 1st dibs!

This is a great walnut farm table with a
breadboard top. It is 73" long x 34" wide.
Everything in the house will be sold, so if
you see something else your interested in,
feel free to send me an email or call.

French Louis XV style oak sideboard, dates from
early 1900's. Measures 78" wide x 19" deep x
40.5" tall.

This is a nice hand painted French chest.
It measures 59" wide x 22" deep.

This table isn't French, it's American, but still
nice. Actually, a mercantile table from the early
1900's. At 90" long x 24" deep x 30" tall,
you can see it makes a nice desk.

One of my favorites, this original painted
armoire/cupboard came from a shop also.
Measures 54" wide x 13" deep x 68.5" tall.

Lots of antique French glazed pottery and confits.
Are you beginning to get the idea its French Country?

Lots of upholstered pieces too, like this little
Louis XV bergere.

And this tulip is hand painted on the fabric.

Even the chandeliers go and every cabinet will be emptied and sold. This is a six arm, French
black iron birdcage chandelier from the 20's.

A hand painted trunk from the Alsace region
of France.
I am going to show the farm table to a client
this evening, so I plan to get more photos.
I'll post more info about the sale as the date
gets closer.
This is a 2600 sq. ft. farmhouse full.
Everything must go!!
Contact me if you see anything that interests
I have another client whose home is going
to be in the "Parade of Homes" next week
in Evansville, Indiana.
8629 Coppercreek Drive
I can't wait to show you photos of Anne's
home. It is gorgeous and oh so Country French!!

On a more personal note.....
My daughter-in-law was crowned Mrs. Kentucky
last week-end, so she will be competing in the
Mrs. America pageant this fall!!

Congratulations Christy!!!!!

Bisou mes ami's and have a wonderful weekend!


Juju said...

A. I'm a new follower and just love your blog.
B. I ADORE the first picture.
C. Congrats to your family! Mrs. Kentucky! What an honor!

Kenza said...

Hello Shawn, I'm happy to see you come back!!
J'aime beaucoup toutes ces belles antiquités que tu nous présentes aujourd'hui et plus particulièrement les potiches vertes ainsi que le très beau coffre d'Alsace!!
Toutes mes félicitations à Christy et à très bientôt!
Bisous de France

Blue Muse said...

Hi Shawn!! I've been thinking about you a lot lately -- have your ears been ringing?! *hugs*

I love how your chairs came out! I want them :)

How fun to be liquidating a house and how lucky for us and generous of you to give us 1st dibs! I love that armoire. Dreamy! I have to tell you that my "desk" is that same table your client is using - mine's not as wide, but it's the same and was tagged 1904 when I bought it.

Glad to see you and thanks for the delicious eye candy.
Happy Weekend, dear one!
xo Isa

Mrs. Wright said...

So happy to know you are busy! My husband and I are visiting Kentucky this summer and your antique salon is first on my list...I am looking forward to the trip. Congrates to your beautiful daughter-in-law...she will represent Kentucky and your family well.

nicolette said...

What an elegant house! It's fairly cozy. I love it


gatherings home said...

Okay Shawn...your back (don't ever do that again;). We have missed you so terribly and we were worried. So glad to see you are back in the saddle and still busy to boot. So now I get to savor your newest post (I do go back over them, over and over again...don't want to miss a thing!) And hopefully catch up on you and your life. Take care and welcome home.

TheCountrypolitan said...

Why, just yesterday I had gone to your retail website looking to see where you had been since you haven't been around for awhile... nice to see you back.

Miss Kris said...

Hi Shawn!

Welcome Back, I have missed YOU!!! Being busy is always a nice blessing! Your new French bergere chairs are all the gilt, truly beautiful!

Lastly, congratulations to your daughter-in-law, HOW very exciting and she is beautiful! May you have a LOVELY weekend! Miss Kris

Shelly Beson said...

Hot damn she's purdy!! I've missed you. Glad your back.


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Hi Shawn,
Oh so lovely -you were very missed- glad all is well with you. I was worried. Lovely things. I'll be dreaming of the the Bergere chairs!

time-worn interiors said...

Glad your back Shawn! Congrats to Christy!

Jojo said...

So glad to hear from you and will be waiting for more posts about the sale!!

anythinggoeshere said...

What a great sale that will be. I hope my friends down your way get to the sale. xo Joan

donna baker said...

Oh, the chairs, and everything else. Who painted the chair? Wish I didn't live so far away.

home before dark said...

So glad all is well and busy.

alice said...

Glad to hear all is well! You've been missed!

Chrissy said...

Welcome back!! Don't do that again little missy!! All the best,Chrissy

shicat said...

missed you glad you are back. Love the new french chair.

Petit Coterie said...

I so enjoy those Louis chairs! especially the one with the hand painted tulip!! What great pieces you have!

Mélanie said...

Heyhawn, I haven't realized you were back on the blogosphere. We missed you a lot. The Avignon's armchair is gorgeous , our ways may have crossed , I sell in Avignon's fair .I hope next time you come to France ,we will meet.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful antiques with us.

Tracey McBride said...

Good Morning Shawn!! Lovely to hear from you via this blog!! It is always an inspiring adventure to read your charming stories and view the photos you choose for your posts!! My philosophy is that there are no apologies needed for blog absences...ever. Real life MUST come first or blogs have nothing of substance on them and become moot. It's just so nice when you're able share the bits and pieces of your life with's always so fun to view things from your point of view. Thank you.

P.S. Love your "nose to the grindstone" photo and comment...hilarious!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Glad you are back. Loved the posts. Congrats to your DIL on her Mrs. Kentucky win.

TheDecoDetective said...

Dear Shawn,

Glad you're back + safe and sound! I can see in the first photo that your nose has been on the grindstone =D
I love the tulip chair...
Congrats to your daughter-in-law!
Have a great weekend Shawn!

YSLGuy said...

Mrs. Kentucky? That's awesome!! Congrats

Carrie said...


I just love you blog and could move into any of you pictures. In you latest post you have a picture of a French Bistro Sign. Do you know where I could purchase on the these.....

carolyn peeler said...

So nice to have you blogging again. I always feel so inspired by the images you post.

Congratulations to your daughter-in-law and enjoy the rest of your week!

Olga Granda-Scott said...

What a treat, I came home from Paris to find that you are back. Hurray!
I really was worried, you know you become part of our lives and routines and you just can't drop off the face of the earth like that!
Much affection,