Tuesday, June 23, 2009

une porte clôture des autres s'ouvre

Helen Keller once said, when one door closes,
another opens, but if we spend too much time
concentrating on the closed door we don't
notice the open one.

Louisville Antique Mall announced yesterday
they are closing after 26 years.
That leaves 200 dealers without a space
contemplating their next move.
Do you remain in the business
or call it quits?

We would like for you to consider coming to
Shelbyville Antique Market. We are still looking
for good dealers and our rates are the best around.
If your interested call Jane at 502-633-3221

OR if you prefer to sell online, your timing is
impeccable! We are close to launching
"Louisville Antiques" a virtual community of
antique dealers. A user friendly site with
a minimal fee.
If your interested contact Carl at 502.592.9826

Have a great day everyone and hope to see
you at the Decorators's Estate Sale!

Monday, June 22, 2009

c'est bon

Central Station in Antwerp
scroll to the bottom and pause my
playlist before playing

What the world needs now,
do re mi fa sol la ti ...
Have a great evening!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

*Decorator's Sale*

Photo via Agatha Latzensprung

Twenty years from now we will be more
disappointed by the things we didn't do
rather than the ones we did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

My friend is moving on.
While she is sailing on, I will be sale-ing.

We have been pricing all week, readying for
I've posted some more photos of her home,
to give you an idea of what we have.
All items are priced to sell!
Some examples are:
The sofa, covered in a quilted damask is $175.
The French antique corner chair is $100

The wing back chairs covered in a historical toile,
that she purchased in Arles are $200 each.
The framed and signed original oil is $200

The French iron birdcage chandelier is $500.
Decorator pillows run from $5-$25, she has
lots of pillows!

This antique hand-made quilt, with rod is $150.
The handpainted French antique chest from
Alsace is $400.

She has over 50 pcs. of majolica. Most plates are $50.
There is Staffordshire, Creamware, Quimper and
Transferware. (She had a plate fetish too)

Everything is being sold from the chandeliers
to the carpets!

The Scoop:
Friday & Saturday, June 26, 27th

Sunday, June 28th


Private Residence
306 W. Main Street
LaGrange, Ky. 40031

LaGrange is about 20 minutes northeast of
Louisville, directly off I-71.

Lots of French, English and American primitive pieces.
More photographs can be viewed HERE
(at the top right hand corner next to view,
click the box with the four square to view
I hope to see you there and feel free to email
with any questions.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Faire du lèche-vitrine

Want to go window shopping avec moi?
Don't know that I will be able to make it
to High Point this fall, but if so, this is
the first place on the list, YH Antiques.
I love antiques with stripped, weathered
surfaces. This massive antique carved
Spanish table belongs in my dining room...
or the shop :)
Definitely would test my self-discipline.

What a fabulous collection of Swedish and
European antiques! If you go, YH is located
at 430 N. Wrenn St., in the Yorkshire House.
Sorry, no website.

Can a person have too many beautiful
leather bound antique books?
Do you prefer gold,

Parchment with the look of old vellum,

or antique script?
These are available wholesale to the trade from
E. Lawrence
If you are not a dealer, contact me.

Need to re-upholster an antique chair in
in scripted fabric? This is available in yardage
or ready made curtains from Design Legacy.

They are in to the art of typography,

regardless of form.

All sorts of Naturalia too.

Design Legacy also carries some
unique one-of-a-kind antiques and
vintage pieces like this French santon.
I think I found a new vendor!

If you like the rustic charm of zinc and
galvanized pieces, visit Homart.
Fun pieces with great price points!
The French bistro sign is from Creative Coop
Love architectural elements? Me too!
Nothing sets off a wall grouping better than
a three dimensional piece.
Fabulous cast pieces and your choice of
finish. A want a collection in old stone and
white for the wall in my staircase.

Looking for juggling pins or the vintage look
lady forms? GoHome has a great selection
in their Vintage Farmhouse collection.
I will add these vendors to my Trade Links
in the sidebar in case you would like to
reference them later.
Feel free to contact me if you need to
purchase retail and if your looking for
French Antiques..you know where to come.
Hope you enjoyed the shopping!

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!