Friday, November 14, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The 2014 Fall Brocanting Tour to France: Paris to Normandy was a huge success. The weather was unseasonably warm and we had abundant sunshine for most of the time. The ladies and I had lots of fun shopping and we enjoyed our time with tour hosts, Cat and Alain from Sunday Brocantes.
Here is an overview of the first 5 days of the trip.
Day 1: We arrived in Paris and had a lovely driving tour of the city before stopping to eat at a quaint café near the Jardin du Luxembourg.
In the afternoon, on our way to Normandie, we were lucky enough to stop at Bord de Scène, home and shop to the charming Christelle.
See some beautiful photos of her place in this article:
Day 2: We enjoyed a beautiful morning at the brocante and market in Deauville then on to the picturesque town of Honfleur for an afternoon of shopping.
Three American gals living in Paris joined us for this fun-filled day.
Day 3: An exciting morning was spent at an outdoor “vide grenier” in a neighboring town. It basically ran through the whole town! There were lots of hidden treasures here.
We spent the afternoon at a French auction house and participated in the exciting auction of some awesome French antiques. It was a privilege indeed!
Day 4: After the excitement of the previous days, this was our “free day” to do some relaxing. A leisurely stroll through Honfleur was the perfect choice.
We pampered ourselves by ending the day in the spa at the manior!
Day 5: Halfway through the tour we had a very informative day of sightseeing at a grand chateau where we studied French furniture styles and periods.
We ended every evening at our lovely home away from home….a majestic Norman manior overlooking the port at Le Havre.
Stay tuned for an overview of our last 5 days of the Fall Brocanting Tour to France!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I’m headed to France tomorrow for our annual Brocanting Tour in Normandy and Paris. Some lovely ladies will be joining me for a week long shopping spree for French antiques. Cat, from Sunday Brocantes is a wonderful tour provider and I look forward to seeing her again and visiting her beautiful home, Rabbit Hill. I’m especially excited to see her newly finished “barn room” this year.
Here is a photo of an upstairs hallway in the gorgeous manior that will become our home away from home for the week.
I can’t wait to stroll through the charming port town of Honfleur.
I will be posting pictures daily on Instagram so you can follow me there.
Some of you may know that I just joined the Thoroughbred Antique Gallery in Lexington and have a gallery space offering French Country antiques and décor. I have been so busy that I haven’t had time to post the progress, but I will do better when I return!
Hopefully, I’ll find a lot more treasures in France to bring home for clients like these Empire sconces.
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for some French inspiration.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Where will your next journey take you? Do you dare to dream with your eyes open? Follow your heart and see where it leads you. NOW is the time to do something you’ve always wanted to do.
It’s 4 weeks until the Brocanting Tour to France: Normandie & Paris and there’s still time if you want to join our group for an exciting week of brocanting for French treasures! With one spot still left, be daring and snatch it up for yourself!
Normandie is one of my favorite destinations in France with it’s quaint seaside villages and beautiful countryside.
Centuries old buildings and cobblestoned streets offer lots of inspiration for those of us who love all things French.
Stopping for a crêpe is always a must-do for me.
Leisurely strolls in lovely towns will awaken all your senses.
So much beautiful architecture to study. We will spend lots of time discussing decorating tips, identifying French furniture styles, and how to achieve the French Country look in your own home.
Market days are always fun. The sights and sounds are amazing.
Do you love the many different shades of French blue as much as I do?
Hidden treasures await us every day…searching is half the fun!
And let’s not forget about our special hosted dinner at Rabbit Hill, the beautiful home of our tour hosts, Cat and Alain from Sunday Brocantes.
Can you picture yourself with us?
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