Saturday, July 16, 2016

French country summer

As many of you know, I split my time between Dallas and country France.  I have been doing this for 18 years.  It seems like yesterday that I bought my house.

One of the prettiest villages is Brantome and the lovely Hotel Moulin d'Abbey is the perfect place to stay.

My favorite thing to do is going to the market in Brantome.  There is a food market every weekend and a Brocante (flea market) a couple of times a year.

I shop the brocantes for all the treasures I have on my web sites.  Here are a few of the newest additions.

There is so much more to see by going to or

I hope you find something you love.  I buy everything in France and ship it from Dallas so all your orders are filled in Dallas which is more convenient for you.

Merci beaucoup.

A Bientôt

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Fabulous French Flea Markets

I am about to return to France and am really looking forward to going to the flea markets.  It's Springtime so for me that means more brocantes, flea markets and vide greniers.

The Fabulous French Flea Markets

I start my day with the usual croissant and cafe creme and then I am good to go. I try to go to as many brocantes as I can on Sunday which is the day most of them are open.

I start at the Porte de Vanves flea market and have a few things in mind to get there. Different flea markets are known for different things.  This one has tons of silver, dishes and small things for the home.

L'ile sur la Sorgue is better at the furniture.  It is gorgeous and if you are looking for some piece in particular, there is a strong possibility they will have it.

Here are a few things I got from recent brocantes in Southwest France. You can click on the link and get more information about any of the items listed here.  Of course there are hundreds more on the web and
I would love for you to check it out.


If you have any questions about the flea markets in France, please be in touch and I will help you all I can.  Or, you can go to and find out where there is a flea market near you in France.

Happy Shopping!!!!

A Bientôt

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Living in a high rise in Dallas

I love living in a high rise condo with all the amenities.  There were, however, a few things that I had to find solutions for. 
I have a fifteen year old Maltese that cannot make it through the night anymore so I hated the thought of taking the elevator down in the middle of the night so she could go out.
Lo and behold I found this..... just click on the blue link if this would solve the same problem for you.
I put the box on the terrace and Skye took to it immediately as it is real grass.

At the suggestion of several of my friends with the same problem, I am posting this today.  I hope this is helpful for you.

Happy 2016
A bientôt

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Je Suis Paris

My heart and prayers are with you my dear, dear Parisian friends.  

There are no words for this horrendous act of terror.

We mourn for the many lives lost and injured.

We must stay strong

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Onion Boards

Onion Board

For those of you who love these onion boards and are always keeping me out of stock on them, I thought I would mention that I now have two in stock.

They are very rare and highly collectible and for you collectors, here is your favorite one.  It is vintage and in fabulous condition.

Just click on the blue letters above and it will take you to the page where you can see them.

They are great for serving breakfast and are often called breakfast boards.  Just place coffee, a croissant plus a flower or two, and bring to someone you love.


A Bientôt

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Paris Flea Markets

The flea market at Chatou

As many of you enjoy going to Paris, I thought I would write about the fabulous flea markets there.  Don't miss the opportunity to go and see the lovely treasures they are selling.

I would be happy to let you know my favorites, just drop me an email and I will give you a short list of which I think are the best ones.

I go to flea markets every Sunday, all over France,  to stock my web sites.  Until you go for yourself, you might want to check out my web sites. and

You will see what I am up to and how diversified the items are.

About once a month I put out a newsletter showing some of my most recent purchases.  

If you are interested, please go to and join our mailing list.  You will then automatically get the newsletter.  It is chock full of ideas, recipes and flea market purchases.  I think you will like it.

A la prochaine fois........

Thursday, August 6, 2015

California dreaming

My fabulous summer vacation is quickly coming to an end.  The time was spent with my large and beautiful family at the gorgeous Malibu beach house.
Next stop Dallas and shortly thereafter that I will return to France.

I hope you all had a joyous summer as well.