Friday, September 8, 2017

Table for Two Gift Box French vintage


Table for Two

Set the mood.


This TABLE FOR TWO GIFT BOX has been specially curated for a romantic evening for two, directly from the Brocantes in Paris, Provence and Southwest France - the land of lavender and sunflowers.

It includes two vintage French plates, two vintage French wine glasses. two French oversized hand monogrammed antique napkins, cutlery for two and a votive candle. It's the perfect way to set the mood, whether it's a special anniversary or a romantic weeknight dinner.

It's also an ideal gift for Weddings, Bridal showers, Christmas, Valentines day, Birthdays or anytime. 

I have been collecting plates for years; they are one of my favorite finds. Only six plates have been photographed to show you the quality and style of what will be included in your box. Because I usually have just two of each plate, I am asking you to trust my taste and reputation to select just the right ones for you.
They will be in wonderful condition with no chips or cracks.

As you can see by the pictures, the recipient will open the box and see the beautiful rose petals. I will match the tissue and rose petals to the plates in the box. It will be a fabulous surprise when it is opened.

I have a limited number of these boxes. If you are interested in buying this box as a Christmas gift but don't want it now, just let me know. I will be able to hold it for you with a small PayPal deposit and ship it when you want me to. 

This is a most unique and fabulous gift.

Monday, August 7, 2017

French antique sheet giveaway

Once again I am having a drawing for one of these beautiful French Antique Linen Sheets.  

The drawing will be held September 4, 2017.

All you have to do is email me at (audreyfriedman1@gmail.com) with your name and email address and I will put your name in the "hat" for the drawing.

If you have a friend that might be interested in the next giveaway, please send me their name and email address as well.  They will not be included in this drawing but will in the next.

Merci Beaucoup


Please check out my website for more treasures from the French countryside.
French Vintage Home

A Bientot.........

Monday, May 1, 2017

Returning to France


I have returned to France after being gone a few months due to surgery .
I am doing great and my new knee works perfectly. Thanks to all of you for your
 warm get well wishes, they worked.

The first place I went was to the Dordogne.  This is the view out the front door.The flowers are all in bloom and the gentle rain has turned everything green.  It is lovely.
Then I spent awhile in Paris where my friend and I had tea at the Ritz. 
 How about this pastry?




From there I went to St. Remy de Provence which was fabulous.
All but the weather, I expected it to be warm but it was quite chilly. 
 
My first day I went to Villeneuve-Les-Avignon Flea Market which was a real 
adventure.  It was huge and I walked for what seemed like forever. 
I was successful in finding so many things for my web sites.

Here are just a couple of new things that you will see:

These six beautiful lavender transferware dessert plates.



Beautiful hand crocheted French antique table runner



If you want to see more, just go to either of my web sites.  
www.frenchvintagehome.com or 
etsy.com/store/frenchvintagehome.

So much more is coming, I am trying to get as much photographed and 
uploaded as I possibly can. 

 Every month I send out a newsy newsletter about France.
Places to go, places to see, places to eat and more.

I include recipes and more product from French Vintage Home. 
 
I would love it if you would sign on for my newsletter.
You can do it by going to: 
 www.frenchvintagehome.com and join my mailing list or
just send me your email.

Merci Beaucoup
 
A Bientôt Audrey









Monday, January 9, 2017

Paris, I miss you......

It has been a very busy time for me and I have not been back to France for a few months. Not the least of which was a new great grandson born just before Christmas.

As soon as I have my knee surgery next week, I will hope for a quick recovery so I can go back soon.

In the meantime, these lovely pictures keep Paris on my mind.

Wishing you all get to go this year too. The magic awaits.  

For a lovely authentic French lunch at a reasonable price go to L'Orillon in the 11th arrondisment.  Typical and delicious French food. 

Something unique which I haven't tried yet but will one day soon is Sunday lunch at Jimmy Haynes.  Google him and check it out, if you go let me know.  As I haven't been yet. It could be great, or not, just different... he says
"Every week for the past 30 years, I've hosted a Sunday dinner in my home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. I hold the salon in my atelier, which used to be a sculpture studio. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and we can overflow into the garden. 
Every Sunday a different friend prepares a feast. Last week it was a philosophy student from Lisbon, and next week a dear friend from London will cook."  
 





Bisous to all..... Merci Beaucoup

Be sure to check out my web sites... lots of new things   www.frenchvintagehome.com and
www.etsy.com/shop/frenchvintagehome

Friday, October 21, 2016

Liiving in Country France

This morning was the Friday Market in Riberac, France.  It is held every Friday rain or shine.  Not only is it the place to buy the most wonderful fruits and vegetables but it is a wonderful place to meet up with friends for a coffee.....



The market is full of lucious offerings, I am afraid I always buy too much.

 s.

Here are a few new things I hope you like that are on my web sites. There is so much more so I hope you will find a moment to look at them.

www.frenchvintagehome.com    and
www.etsy.com/shop/frenchvintagehome

This is a brass pediment from a piece of 18th century French furniture.  I am sure you will find many uses for it.  I like it on a wall over a picture frame or mirror but anywhere you put it, it will look lovely.

CLICK HERE Antique brass pediment






CLICK HERE for wreath brass pediment


CLICK HERE for French vintage horn handled knives


CLICK HERE for French antique Linen Napkins


CLICK HERE for Seasons and Suppers recipe for maple pecan hasselback cut squash


Merci Beaucoup

A Bientôt

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Where did all the glamour go?

                       Beauty on Parade by Rolf Armstrong  1930's

 I seem to see people totally relaxing about the way they dress.  I remember the time when we wore our best clothes on the airplane and today not at all.

It does take a little extra effort but it is so worth it.  As I live in two countries, the difference is obvious to me.  Here in America we seem to think shorts and tee shirts can go anywhere, not in France.  Oh the good old days.

                     Marcel Fromenti fashion drawings from Lady Magazine 1953

                           Lady in Tweed from Tumblr




If you remember any of these looks, please send me an email. I would love to know that I am not alone on this issue.

I travel a lot and usually wear black, a nice sweater and good fitting pants makes for a comfortable and pretty outfit. Don't forget adding a shawl or scarf.  It looks good and is practical on a plane that might be too cold. 

If you have a friend who might be interested in reading about my American French life, please let me know.  I would love to share my thoughts with your friends. 

I hope you like the images I have selected for you.

Great cafes you may not have been to yet....I have tried them all and thoroughly enjoyed them.  I hope you do too.

La Bossue  Montmartre    in the 18th arrondissment

Le Valentin Salon de The   Opera   in the 9th arrondissment

Fragments Paris   Marais  in the 3rd arrondissment


Merci Beaucoup,
Audrey

audreyfriedman1@gmail.com
www.frenchvintagehome.com

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 www.frenchvintagehome.com or www.etsy.com/shop/frenchvintagehome

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