happy monday! i’m just hitting the reset button and doing some research for the updated app. i want it to include markets and brocantes in and around paris as well as the outskirts, heck let’s face it, all over france.
i couldn’t help but stop to share this upcoming event. you know the story, one minute it’s humdrum work and with just one click and you’re in another world. click the link above to be transported for a minute and you’ll see what i mean. i won’t be in france in may but if you happen to be there may first, check out the fabulous goings on at CHÂTEAU-DE-CHAMBORD!
this looks like a show not to be missed…definitely a goal for next year! 450 dealers in this insane setting…click the link below for more eye candy.
ok back to work. have a great week!
allo! how’s your wednesday going?
i’m taking a tech break to go through some images before getting back to working on an excel sheet.
i never get tired of poring over these engravings from the past and thought i’d share them with you today. i hope you get a kick out of them.
not sure what it was about the summer of ’77…the summer of 1777 that is…
i think we romanticize 18th century life, the delicate clothing, detail and traditions…
but what never ceases to amaze me is the imagination that this generation had, how they made it up as they went along and seemed to have, in a very dark time, found a way to enjoy life by being playful with their appearance, and in today’s case, specifically, their hair.
lord knows what i would do without my curling iron, i’d be a hot mess pretty much every single day.
thank god for the patience of hairdressers.
anyway at a point it becomes hard to tell if these women were really spending this much time on their hair or these are exaggerations.
when i go to the salon it takes awhile even in this day and age.
how were they achieving these great heights?
as a jersey girl maybe i’m particularly fascinated
and in jersey we laugh at ourselves.
so finding the satire engravings was the piece de resistance on this little image adventure.
even the men weren’t immune to either the trends or being targets to parody the style
young and old, they were all on the big hair bandwagon.
such silly fun!
well i gotta run, hope you enjoyed this little diversion. have a bonne journee!
good morning dear friends
another brand new day with all the hope for the future.
there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty
also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.
your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.
so what’s today about?
well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.
well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.
seems shopping never goes out of style…
i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun
in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.
i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!
and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!
please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.
well, that’s about it for me today,
hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.
better run, don’t want to miss my ride!
ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!