Sunday, April 15, 2018

Re-discovering old favorites






In the 1980's I was a big fan of Norma Kamali and shopped her store on 56th Street in Manhattan regularly.  I have re-discovered this incredible designer and want to share some of her best new looks.















I always have an eye out for something great to travel in and then wear when I get to my destination.  I think these pants and this top fit the bill.  What do you think?

Once you get to your destination and have a lovely evening planned........




If you've always wanted something "Camo" and couldn't find the right thing, here it is



Thanks for walking down memory lane with me.  I hope you like my choices.

Merci Beaucoup

Audrey

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Life in Contrasts

My life is unique.  The life I live in Dallas could not be more different than the life I live in France

Dallas is about family, friends, eating out, driving with the top down and shopping.

Azaleas are in bloom in Dallas right now.


France is about taking it easy, eating at friends houses and for me, the flea markets.



There are so many flea markets to go to so I thought I would mention the ones I like so very much.  In Paris, I go to several but the one I always find what I am looking for is the Marche Aux Puces de La Porte de Vanves.  I love antique silver and this is just one of the stands that has it.

Most Americans are directed to the  Clignancourt flea market | It is large and I find it expensive.  I avoid it as I find too many dealers willing to pay their high prices.  It is fun though so if you are not looking to buy lots of things, do go there.  You will see everything.


If you are in Provence, go to my favorite one there.  It is in Avignon and called Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Flea Market.


If you are in Bordeaux, I would recommend Quincones but it is only open at specific times, not every week.


In the Dordogne, on any given Sunday, there is a flea market somewhere.  Check out this web site and it will give you the names of what is happening while you are there. www.brocabrac.fr


Enjoy every day, I try to do it and it seems to be working.

Please come visit me at my new web site www.frenchvintagehome.com


You will see all the treasures I shop for when in France.  Merci Beaucoup!!!!


Sending love to all.Audrey



Saturday, March 10, 2018

My Parisian Day



Before I start my adventures for the day I must stop and have my croissant and cafe creme.  There is always somewhere close by and I like to try as many places as I can.

If you haven't seen enough of Paris, this could be very interesting.  I haven't done it but did read about it in Time Out Paris and think it would be a fun time, especially if you are new to Paris.


Hop on board the Bustronome, the fine dining experience on a double decker bus, with dishes created by former Topchef contestants (the French version of Masterchef) and a route covering the city’s finest historic monuments. The bus never goes faster than 10km/h and the table is set with magnetic placemats and small holder for your glass of wine if things get a bit rocky. Between courses, there are discussions and historic explanations, all accompanied by hits from Francoise Hardy and Charles Aznavour. Being a tourist has never tasted so good. http://www.bustronome.com/

Walking is what you do in Paris and to be able to find a shoe that looks good and more comfortable than you can imagine, I always turn to Bernie Mev


Most comfortable shoes

I like to carry a bag with a long strap so I can wear it across my body and leave my hands free for shopping. This one is very comfortable for wearing all day long.

Cross body bag

Stop for lunch at my new favorite restaurant  Spring.  It is a French restaurant with an American chef.
I had a wonderful meal there. It's special. Just google it for details.


I love this carry on bag by the wonderful luggage maker Victorinox.  It is on sale now, at a fraction of the original price,  so scoop it up as you will love it.  We are always looking for a carry on bag that holds our computrer and lots of other things, this is the one.

Victorinox carry on bag ON SALE NOW


Enjoy your trip to Paris  and Bon Voyage.

A Bientôt  Audrey

Sunday, February 25, 2018

GIVEAWAY- French Vintage Home

photo by Rachel Evans, Verteillac France

I am so excited to tell you that we have done a new website for French Vintage Home 

Lots of new things have been added so you will see things you haven't seen before.


We will be having a GIVEAWAY on March 2 of four vintage champagne glasses and four vintage linen cocktail napkins. 



   

If you would like to "throw your hat" into the ring, please do these two simple things:


1) Follow us on Instagram... click on the icon above or #french_vintage_home


2) Go to our new website  FrenchVintageHome  and click on CONTACT at the top. 

In the message box, please include 3 names and email addresses of friends or family that you think would like to follow us and receive our news.

If you are using a mobile phone just click on the 3 lines under the logo to find the CONTACT page. 

I hope you will check out all the new listings and let me know what you think of our new website.   I would love your comments.


Thank you so much for your continued support of what I do.


Merci beaucoup   A Bientôt


Audrey

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Paris just before Christmas 2017


I am here in Paris for a few weeks and took a long walk down the Boulevard Raspail today.  The sights were so beautiful.  Not the least of which were the very well dressed men on the Rue de Sevres.  They were there with Cartier umbrellas to help on a very rainy day.


Sitting at the Cafe having my Noisette and watching all the beautiful people shopping these last few days before Christmas.

The shop windows are incredible just before Christmas.


Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy New Year.....

Joyeux Noel..........

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Connections


What could possibly be better than a connection with  someone you love.  

As we get older we understand that nothing compares to the connection we have for the ones we love.

We must take the time and give the time and it will come back greater than it was given.

French Vintage Home has the perfect gift for a loved one. Just go to French Vintage Home to see the Table for Two


Go ahead and make that phone call, visit that person you haven't seen in a long time.  You won't regret it.




To visit the other connections posts at the Daily Plate of Crazy

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween will be here soon

                            Shelterness photo

By Invitation Only is back and what a fun time this is with Halloween just around the corner.

If you have or have had small children you know what fun it can be dressing up and eating candy.

Here is a great and easy Halloween recipe.....

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake


For many years I had a home in country France and have seen the holiday slowly develop over those years.  Twenty years ago Halloween was not celebrated in France and I remember going to the famous "Drugstore" in Paris to get decorations.  No place else had them. 

Halloween is still considered a foreign holiday in France and there aren't many trick or treaters but to a small degree there are parties.

Here KevinandAmanda.com show us some Halloween macaroons......


Anytime is a good time to shop for French treasures on my web site.  Here's the link....

Merci Beaucoup