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.

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


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


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 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

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 ( 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.........